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#61 Schade

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:00 AM

That must be very recent. I requested an envelope last Wednesday 7/13 and got $5.00 credit.

#62 bugeeker

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Couple of updates.

I (and a few friends) had new shipping credit again this month and again it converted to cash just fine. I suspect this was just an anomaly for some users last month. :applause:


I hope so! This makes shipping essentially free, which is great.

Has anyone requested games back from them yet? I am still curious if they charge you shipping when they send your games back.

Overall I am VERY happy with this service so far...


I've requested back a game and got it pretty quick, for free. I believe that the shipping costs you pay to ship to them cover the return shipping as well. That's what I like to think, at least.

The only holdup I had in requesting back a game was when I requested one I'd just sent in a week before. They said no, I couldn't get it back until it had been there a month. So keep that in mind; it's no huge deal, just don't be shipping them games you plan to take back in a week. I think they need some stability in their inventory and can't be yoinking things in and out all the time.

#63 bugeeker

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

Also, I just sent in some more games and it appears that they're no longer giving free rental credits. Makes sense I guess, I'd imagine they just did it to promote people sharing at first

I was still credited for my recent submissions on July 14th. You could check your account history to be sure you didn't get it, and it's always worth a shot writing customer service. They were quickly responsive when I wrote them a while back.

#64 auggie23

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:31 PM

I contacted their customer service and it turns out that they're no longer offering the free rental credits for sharing games. He said that there's the possibility that it'll be offered again in the future, or possibly some other perk will be offered.

I'm very, very impressed with their customer service department. They are extremely prompt with responses and actually give you the feeling that they're on your side. It's pretty refreshing

#65 bugeeker

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

I contacted their customer service and it turns out that they're no longer offering the free rental credits for sharing games. He said that there's the possibility that it'll be offered again in the future, or possibly some other perk will be offered.

I'm very, very impressed with their customer service department. They are extremely prompt with responses and actually give you the feeling that they're on your side. It's pretty refreshing


Thanks for confirming. That's too bad, but I guess the day had to come. I'll just have to be thoughtful about shipping my games to them 4 or 5 at a time to make it more worth it.

Also, I'm also impressed with their customer service. Always a good sign when their staff are fast and helpful.

#66 bugeeker

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:45 PM

Just a few more days till earnings reports come in... I've sent in a few more games yet again so hopefully mo' money fo' me!

Also, one cool thing is that I discovered a glitch in the site programming and let customer service know about it. They were thankful for my help so they credited 3 bucks to my account! They also quickly fixed the problem. Great customer support at GameHuddle continues to impress.

#67 JediJames2

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:22 PM

Just a few more days till earnings reports come in... I've sent in a few more games yet again so hopefully mo' money fo' me!

Also, one cool thing is that I discovered a glitch in the site programming and let customer service know about it. They were thankful for my help so they credited 3 bucks to my account! They also quickly fixed the problem. Great customer support at GameHuddle continues to impress.


Which glitch was it? I'm going to assume it was the one that let you share games that were on the Not Accepting part of your shelf (since I just tried it again and it won't work). Was wondering when someone would catch that.

#68 bugeeker

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:35 AM

Which glitch was it? I'm going to assume it was the one that let you share games that were on the Not Accepting part of your shelf (since I just tried it again and it won't work). Was wondering when someone would catch that.


Yeah, that's the one. As much as I love a good glitch, when I'm essentially in a partnership with a website to make both of us money, I want it to be solid. If you let too many games flood in, nobody gets any worthwile earnings. On a possibly related note, my earnings were crap this month. Last month I made $45.70 off of 36 games. This month I gave em more games to get it up to 41 games, and I earned a measley $30.96! And two of the new games were Socom 4, and Killzone 3; you'd think they'd earn a bit more. They were submitted part way into the month, so maybe that affects in. Either way, hope things turn around next month or I may have harsh words with... well... I'll just rant about it angrily on the internet.

#69 Schade

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:18 PM

Partial months for your games are definitely pro-rated as far as earnings are concerned so expect more next month for those. My earnings were down slightly this month as well but I attribute that somewhat to summer and the fact that some people actually go outside instead of play games. Not me mind you... but some people do.

#70 arc_vii

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:49 AM

any further updates on this service? :)

#71 bugeeker

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:19 PM

OK, what's going on, GameHuddle?? I now have 48 games lent out to GameHuddle, and my earnings for Septermber were... $2.94?!? Not $2.94 for one game, like I'd get previously, but $2.94 total! For 48 games!
Anyone else get totally crap earnings last month?

My only theory is that now that they've stopped giving out $5 thank-you rental credits when you share games, the amount of people actually paying money for rentals has dropped super drastically. I have a bad feeling that earnings will continue to be bad until their business really picks up. But all my initial thoughts were tainted by the artificial demand created by all that free rental credit floating around.

#72 bugeeker

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:23 PM

any further updates on this service? :)


To answer your question on updates:

It's still a great site to rent games, their rates are super reasonable and their availability seems pretty good.
If you want to make money lending out your own games, however, profitability seems to have gone down the toilet lately. I'll be keeping my eye on things and maybe as word spreads and more people rent, profitability on the lending side will go up. So: tell your friends!

Edited by bugeeker, 10 October 2011 - 01:13 AM.


#73 JediJames2

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

Looks like they just sent out an e-mail about the very low September earnings:

Hey Everyone,
As we're sure many of you have noticed, there was a dramatic decrease in the amount of money everyone earned last month from their shared games. First off, we'd like to apologize for this. We've gotten a lot of backlash from you guys and just wanted to give you some insight as to why this happened and how we plan to remedy the situation.
In September, there was a pretty substantial drop-off in the number of games that were rented on GameHuddle. Just as a side note, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the most rented games on GameHuddle are the more recent and/or popular titles. Our speculation is that because we're nearing the holiday season, the big name titles are starting to rear their heads and the trends have moved more towards people purchasing these games, instead of looking to rent them. We also ran a promotion for a few months of giving 5 free days of renting anytime someone shared games with us. This promotion ended at the end of July. There is strong statistical evidence that suggests this also has much to do with the recent drop in the number of rentals. The life's blood of GameHuddle resides in two crucial parts that need to exist in harmonious fashion: great folks like you who share their games with us and the people on the other side of the fence who rent those games.
Unfortunately, we have little control over how many games are rented on GameHuddle. We provide a platform that gives you the ability to monetize the games you love without having to give up ownership of them. The best way to counteract the ebbs and flows of the online video game rental market is to keep striving to make our product the best it can possibly be. There are some big changes coming to GameHuddle in the coming weeks, with our main goal being to arm you with the tools necessary to promote your games in the best way possible, whether they be old or new; popular or unpopular. One of the main reasons we created this service was to help spread the word about, then be able to share with others all the hidden gems in your collection that get glossed over by mainstream gaming media, in lieu of coverage on the massive amount of AAA titles that are released in this day and age.
Finally, as your partners in this service, we can offer up one invaluable suggestion: help spread the word. The more people that know about and use GameHuddle, the more we all benefit.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support of GameHuddle up until this point and in times yet to come. Our service couldn't possibly exist without your generosity and support. And keep the feedback coming. We welcomely accept all forms of it, whether it be positive or negative. It's a priceless tool in helping us make GameHuddle the best possible product it can be. Thanks again!
Best,
The GameHuddle Team


#74 cingpinn

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:24 AM

You don't need to 'share' your games in order to rent $1 per day right?

#75 bugeeker

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

You don't need to 'share' your games in order to rent $1 per day right?


No, you don't need to share in order to rent. You just need a credit card I think. Sharing games is just a another way to earn some credits that you can use for renting.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:05 AM

I just found GameHuddle, and I was googling around to see if it was legit and worth it to send in my games that I'm not playing. Really pleased to find a thread on CAG ... even more pleased that it's pretty active and you guys have been giving really helpful feedback on the site.

Still, I had a couple questions that hopefully you can answer before I start sharing my games.

1) For the games that you requested back ... what condition did they come back in?

2) Someone mentioned in the thread that the PS3 games weren't doing well for rentals ... is that still the case? I've only got PS3/Wii games, wondering if it's even worth my while.

Thanks guys!

#77 bugeeker

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

1) For the games that you requested back ... what condition did they come back in?

2) Someone mentioned in the thread that the PS3 games weren't doing well for rentals ... is that still the case? I've only got PS3/Wii games, wondering if it's even worth my while.


1) I've requested some games back, with no issues. My guess is it will vary from getting back a disc better than the one you sent (since my guess is they pool their disc inventory and don't track your specific disc, though I could be wrong) to ending up with something scuffed up but working. GameHuddle guarantees that you'll get back your game in working condition, so if you don't just holler and they'll fix it for you. Their customer service is pretty lightning fast in my experience.

2) I wouldn't say PS3 makes less than 360, it really just depends on how many copies are available vs. how many people want them, so you never know. Changes month to month. As to if it's worth your while... well, as mentioned in prior posts the profits have sunk significantly lately. If you have new games they may be worth it, if not your profits might not balance out the cost of shipping. If you do trade, be sure to send all games in one shipment to minimize your shipping costs.

I'll go ahead an post my earnings again next month on the 7th or 8th once they're calculated.

#78 bugeeker

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:05 PM

Below are my sad, sad earnings for October. September was even worse, actually, so I guess this is some progress. I have put in bold those dear, sweet few games that DIDN'T earn zero.

Amped 3 Xbox 360 $0.00
Assassin's Creed II PlayStation 3 $0.00
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Xbox 360 $0.00
Bakugan: Battle Brawlers PlayStation 3 $0.00
Bayonetta Xbox 360 $0.00
BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle Xbox 360 $0.00
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII PlayStation 3 $0.00
Brutal Legend PlayStation 3 $0.00
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 $0.00
Chromehounds Xbox 360 $0.00
Crackdown 2 Xbox 360 $0.00
Crysis 2 PlayStation 3 $1.24
Darksiders Xbox 360 $0.00
Darksiders PlayStation 3 $0.00
Dead Space 2 Xbox 360 $1.24
Fallout: New Vegas PlayStation 3 $0.00
FIFA Soccer 10 Xbox 360 $0.00
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 $0.00
Full Auto 2: Battlelines PlayStation 3 $0.00
God of War Collection PlayStation 3 $0.00
God of War Origins Collection PlayStation 3 $0.00
Hasbro Family Game Night (Retail Edition) Xbox 360 $0.00
Heavenly Sword PlayStation 3 $0.00
Heavy Rain PlayStation 3 $0.00
Homefront Xbox 360 $1.55
Katamari Forever PlayStation 3 $0.00
Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 $0.62
Kinect Adventures Xbox 360 $0.00
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom Xbox 360 $0.00
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360 $0.00
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Xbox 360 $0.31
MotorStorm PlayStation 3 $0.00
NCAA Football 09 Xbox 360 $0.00
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection PlayStation 3 $0.00
PlayStation Move Heroes PlayStation 3 $0.00
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction PlayStation 3 $0.00
Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3 $0.00
SBK: Superbike World Championship PlayStation 3 $0.00
SEGA Superstars Tennis Xbox 360 $0.00
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs PlayStation 3 $0.00
Soulcalibur IV PlayStation 3 $0.00
Split/Second Xbox 360 $0.00 Street Fighter IV Xbox 360 $0.00
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition) Xbox 360 $0.00
Tony Hawk's Project 8 Xbox 360 $0.00 Two Worlds II Xbox 360 $0.00
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom PlayStation 3 $0.00
WALL-E PlayStation 3 $0.00

Total for October 2011 $4.96



#79 arc_vii

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:04 PM

I also had a grand total of $0.00 for the month of October. Granted I only had 10 games in there, but I thought maybe I'll make at least $0.01 this time around :-#

#80 bugeeker

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

Well, back in the good ol' days, the minimum any game got was 30 cents, so back then you'd have made a sweet $3.00. It was several months before any of my games only earned zero. Now, obviously, it's the norm.
It's too bad, but I assume it's just a matter of the company looking at their numbers and realizing they can't be giving out money for games that aren't getting rented.

Oh, and my November earnings were: $3.00. Down from last month, for my 41 games. Time to recall some back and sell 'em off!

#81 arc_vii

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:34 PM

Seems like they "dont like any" of my games anymore. Even if I add a newly released game to see what would happen, they dont want it. :cry:

#82 iamthekiller

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Any updates on this service? I just discovered Gamehuddle and the a-la-carte rental service sounds really nice at $5 for the first 5 days and $0.40 for each day after that with no monthly fee. I found that I'd only rent one or two games per month with Gamefly so I was wasting money and had to cancel. However, the selection with Gamehuddle seems low.

The option to rent out your own games is cool but nobody has posted any earnings for this year yet. Is that part still worth it?