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#2221 FEN1XD0WN

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

goozex has a ton of tales games....i just dunno if theyre complete editions :cry:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

goozex has a ton of tales games....i just dunno if theyre complete editions :cry:


i dont see one what are you talking about
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#2223 slidecage

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Yeah I'm going to have to start looking for an alternative as well.

For those looking to try something new, there is a grassroot movement within the goozex forums to start a new website. One of the veteran mods of goozex created a website and is looking to offer something like goozex of the past:

Thread on goozex (ironic if you ask me)
http://www.goozex.co...ms/t/71988.aspx

Website
http://www.vgfive.com/products

The website is still in a beta state at the moment (no trading yet) but will probably be up and running within a couple weeks.

I will probably trade in at least a couple of my games to support a good cause.


if they make it too much like goozex they will be sued and theres been goozex clones in the past before that failed in the first 6 months
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#2224 taintedzodiac

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

if they make it too much like goozex they will be sued and theres been goozex clones in the past before that failed in the first 6 months


Hi there. I'm actually the "veteran mod" that's developing the new site. I just wanted to comment on this since I'm aware that people might be thinking I'm simply making a Goozex clone.

While the core of the new site is the same basic idea as Goozex (trade games for credits, trade credits for games), I'm certainly not using any of their resources and have written my matching and pricing algorithms from the ground up. I've never had any access to their internal records (my "Goozex powers" have always been limited to the forums).

As far as I can tell, the only patent Goozex has ever applied for was abandoned: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS USING AUTOMATIC VIRTUAL CURRENCY

If anyone has any questions or concerns about the site, feel free to bring them up or just pm me here.

#2225 FEN1XD0WN

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

i dont see one what are you talking about

http://www.goozex.co...sp?fic=G&page=3

i didnt check each one to see if they were in stock, but they have a lot of them there

#2226 shieryda

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

Trades are down to 779. I went ahead and activated a bunch of DS games to thin out my bank of points.

I have 41 games active now with very little movement. Only 3 tokens left, so let's see how long it takes to clear those out.

#2227 slidecage

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

Hi there. I'm actually the "veteran mod" that's developing the new site. I just wanted to comment on this since I'm aware that people might be thinking I'm simply making a Goozex clone.

While the core of the new site is the same basic idea as Goozex (trade games for credits, trade credits for games), I'm certainly not using any of their resources and have written my matching and pricing algorithms from the ground up. I've never had any access to their internal records (my "Goozex powers" have always been limited to the forums).

As far as I can tell, the only patent Goozex has ever applied for was abandoned: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS USING AUTOMATIC VIRTUAL CURRENCY

If anyone has any questions or concerns about the site, feel free to bring them up or just pm me here.


good to hear .. i know there was one site cant think of the name that was around years ago that goozex forced to close
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#2228 taintedzodiac

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:01 AM

good to hear .. i know there was one site cant think of the name that was around years ago that goozex forced to close


I wonder if we're both remembering the same site. There was one that stole the template word-for-word at times and was a blatant ripoff. I still wonder if they actually copied it or stole the code somehow.

EDIT: Found the original thread about it. Apparently that site still exists. You can see various things stolen from Goozex just from the images.

Edited by taintedzodiac, 09 November 2012 - 12:24 AM.


#2229 Kerig

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

VGFive??? I thought it was going to be called Geezox!!

I'm down to 250 and one token, close enough to cashed out.

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#2230 Predator Ranger

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:16 AM

VGFive??? I thought it was going to be called Geezox!!


I laughed at this. And then I said it out loud, and laughed even harder.
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#2231 Tsel

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:41 AM

VGFive??? I thought it was going to be called Geezox!!

I'm down to 250 and one token, close enough to cashed out.


That's exactly what I'm at and what I've been at for several months now.

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#2232 Cage017

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

I liked Spec Ops: The Line and decided to try some of the Spec Ops titles on PS1. Didn't like them, but I'd rather lose 200 points on Goozex instead of $10 if I bought them on Playstation Network.

Man, my Goozex signature is going to look pretty bad unless some non-PS1 titles show up soon (next to arrive is WCW Mayhem).

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#2233 neocisco

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

Turok:Evo? Yeah, you're not kidding. :lol:

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#2234 Mr_hockey66

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:04 AM

Anyone use 99gamers? Is it worth it?
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#2235 shieryda

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Forgot that my DS can play GBA games. Activated a couple titles to burn some points.

#2236 Cage017

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

It took some waiting but sure enough I got matched up for some cool stuff. If they ship (one of the titles went through 5 people before someone actually accepted), my signature won't look so bad.

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#2237 shieryda

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

Received Dungeon Siege III. Down to 2 tokens, but still have over 5000 points.

#2238 camoor

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Hi there. I'm actually the "veteran mod" that's developing the new site. I just wanted to comment on this since I'm aware that people might be thinking I'm simply making a Goozex clone.

While the core of the new site is the same basic idea as Goozex (trade games for credits, trade credits for games), I'm certainly not using any of their resources and have written my matching and pricing algorithms from the ground up. I've never had any access to their internal records (my "Goozex powers" have always been limited to the forums).

As far as I can tell, the only patent Goozex has ever applied for was abandoned: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS USING AUTOMATIC VIRTUAL CURRENCY

If anyone has any questions or concerns about the site, feel free to bring them up or just pm me here.


First off, good luck.

Secondly - do you plan to sell tokens and virtual money, or just tokens?

And last - will the game value fluctuate automatically based on supply and demand, or will it be set manually.

If you have a link to a FAQ I'll just check that out...

#2239 eLefAdEr

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

First off, good luck.

Secondly - do you plan to sell tokens and virtual money, or just tokens?

And last - will the game value fluctuate automatically based on supply and demand, or will it be set manually.

If you have a link to a FAQ I'll just check that out...


No FAQ but your questions have been asked and answered in the forums: http://vgfive.com/forums

I can give you a quick summary. taintedzodiac plans to sell both credits (currency) and tokens for a very limited time, starting tomorrow on Friday. I get the impression that this is only to get the ball rolling and won't be offered long-term.

I believe the valuation algorithm will be much more fluid compared to Goozex. It should adjust to demand as well as how recent a specific game was released.

Again, there is far more detail in the forums as tainted has done a good job of addressing concerns directly. It makes more sense to discuss it there rather than here anyway.

Edited by eLefAdEr, 21 November 2012 - 07:40 PM.


#2240 taintedzodiac

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

First off, good luck.

Secondly - do you plan to sell tokens and virtual money, or just tokens?

And last - will the game value fluctuate automatically based on supply and demand, or will it be set manually.

If you have a link to a FAQ I'll just check that out...


Thanks. To answer your questions:

Just tokens will be sold in the long run. I am allowing the early adopters (you had to have an account by a couple of days ago) to get credits with token purchases in order to seed initial credits into the system. Beyond that, I have no plans to sell currency and deflate what already exists. There will be currency entering the system, but it will be controlled and not sold.

Game values will primarily be based on supply and demand. There is an initial price for popular new games that will be above the normal cap to spur early trading (you can get twice the normal value if you trade a game in the first month). Once the bonus period is over, supply and demand take control.

The FAQ will be coming soon. As elefader said, the forums on vgfive.com have lots of information that hasn't been properly organized yet.

Edited by taintedzodiac, 22 November 2012 - 01:41 PM.


#2241 elessar123

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Wtf?

#2242 AFRO insomniac

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

Lololololol

Annnnnd.... your banned.

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#2243 eLefAdEr

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

How fitting that the spammers have made their way into the Goozex thread on CAG. They post almost daily on the site's forums.

Anyway, it appears that the sale to Bay Acquisition Corp. has finally been completed.

From the owner:

Dear all,

It is with great satisfaction that Goozex announces the completion of the acquisition by Bay Acquisition Corp. Bay Acquisition Corp has acquired 100% ownership of Goozex Inc. and has completed the first round of fund-raising towards a total goal of $2 million.

You can read more in the news: http://finance.yahoo...-140000237.html

During the next few weeks Goozex and Bay Acquisition Corp will complete the transition process to the new management. In addition, we will craft the new operational plan intended to resume developing the Goozex system, to revitalize the Goozex community, and to introduce new opportunities to trade video games and movies.

This has been a long process and we certainly appreciate the patience and faith that all Goozex members have shown during the last several months. We have worked hard to find a financial partner (Baytree Capital, an investor in Bay Acquisition Corp) able to inject new resources into Goozex to help us grow the business. With your support we have kept the community active and the site alive.

Our work is not complete. This is just the start of what will be the new Goozex. We will announce as soon as possible the plans for the system's evolution, and we certainly welcome your feedback in this process.

Happy Trading!



#2244 Vinny

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

I can't find any useful information in this company. They've posted losses in 2008-2010 and there's no data for 2011 past their first quarter (where they posted their first ever profit... of $3000).

I don't get how this company still exists, or how it can raise capital without financial information. Then again, they're headquartered in India and is run by a family (based on what little info is available).

Not sure I want to get my hopes up...

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#2245 Mr_hockey66

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:45 AM

Hopefully it will turn around. The other sites aren't promising. I do like goozex and when it's rolling its great.
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#2246 dfg

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Someone should make a thread for the new site and link it in here. Too bad I missed out on early adoption, but I primarily used Goozex for older PC games, and I doubt the diehards who migrate over will have that supply or demand. I might move over there eventually, but wish you guys the best of luck as it gets started.
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#2247 Cage017

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

Nice to hear something. I figured January 1 was when things started moving along.

Down to 1900 points and 4 tokens.

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#2248 slidecage

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

How fitting that the spammers have made their way into the Goozex thread on CAG. They post almost daily on the site's forums.

Anyway, it appears that the sale to Bay Acquisition Corp. has finally been completed.

From the owner:


woo our first goal of getting 5 bucks is done

2nd goal only need the rest of the cash


dont see how people think this is so wonderful.. your going to look stupid if they go into a PAY to Trade plan

people who pay a monthly 4.95 or higher will be pushed up the trades faster then the normal FREE people (meaning you will never be matched if you dont join the monthly membership fees)
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#2249 slidecage

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

Hi there. I'm actually the "veteran mod" that's developing the new site. I just wanted to comment on this since I'm aware that people might be thinking I'm simply making a Goozex clone.

While the core of the new site is the same basic idea as Goozex (trade games for credits, trade credits for games), I'm certainly not using any of their resources and have written my matching and pricing algorithms from the ground up. I've never had any access to their internal records (my "Goozex powers" have always been limited to the forums).

As far as I can tell, the only patent Goozex has ever applied for was abandoned: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS USING AUTOMATIC VIRTUAL CURRENCY

If anyone has any questions or concerns about the site, feel free to bring them up or just pm me here.


looking at the site see games vaules seems off

puzzler world 3ds 500 credits
Street Fighter X Tekken vita 500 credits

pretty sure that first game is a 20 buck game while the other is 40

Posted it on your site as well but i think you made a major mistake with the thanksgiving thing...


I just made an account up (never knew you could did it before but o well)


So someone who joins today or when you first go LIVE


person B sticks up 8 games each with 500 credit vaule and ends up with 4000 credits


Person A who joined before thanksgiivng pays 40 bucks gets 50 tokens and 4000 credit

uses 8 tokens and all of their FREE CREDITS to take out all 8 games Person B put in


so now you have

person A who made out paying 40 bucks out of pocket for 8 games and still has 42 tokens
PERSON B has 4000 credits with nothing to spend them on

i doubt i will put many games up on this site cause you just made the trading unfair by giving free credits to some


it should of been 500 FREE CREDITS WiTH each completed trade or something like that at least games will go back into the system,

Edited by slidecage, 28 November 2012 - 12:28 AM.

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#2250 camoor

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

Thanks. To answer your questions:

Just tokens will be sold in the long run. I am allowing the early adopters (you had to have an account by a couple of days ago) to get credits with token purchases in order to seed initial credits into the system. Beyond that, I have no plans to sell currency and deflate what already exists. There will be currency entering the system, but it will be controlled and not sold.

Game values will primarily be based on supply and demand. There is an initial price for popular new games that will be above the normal cap to spur early trading (you can get twice the normal value if you trade a game in the first month). Once the bonus period is over, supply and demand take control.

The FAQ will be coming soon. As elefader said, the forums on vgfive.com have lots of information that hasn't been properly organized yet.


I joined your site - I really like the basic, clean look, but adding and requesting games is still a little clunky.

Anyway it looks like a nice site and will be even better when matching goes live.

It's going to be interesting to watch how the trading site wars go down, I'm thinking that the hourglass is running out on Goozex when there are two competing trading sites that have active, motivated, and professional mods and none of the inflation problems that Goozex has accrued.