Someone requested an official 99Gamers thread so I've gone ahead and created one. My name is Brandon Kruzeniski and I'm the founder of 99Gamers.com, a new video game trading community. So far we had over 600 members, 450 completed trades, and 2300 games across 900 titles.
I've outlined some of the questions you probably have below. You can read the complete FAQ here and browse our game selection here.
What is 99Gamers?
99Gamers is a video game trading community. Members add their unwanted video games and sell them to other members for a virtual currency called 'coins'. You can then spend your coins on other games.
What Are Coins?
Coins are the virtual currency used to trade games on 99Gamers.
By having coins, members must actively participate in both buying and selling games. This fosters a community filled with people who continue to sell games they've bought so they can get more games.
How Does Shipping Work?
The seller pays the cost of shipping the game to the buyer. Once you sell a game, it is your responsibility to ship the game to the buyer. When you buy a game, you will not have to pay anything for shipping, so it all evens itself out in the end.
A while back I created this post on Reddit explaining how I wanted a video game trading community where we could get more value from our existing game collections. The post ended up making the front page and showed there was enough demand for something like this, so I went ahead with the idea. We've been in beta for the last little while, slowly letting more members in while we improve the trade process.
How We Are Different
I was familiar with Goozex and other similar trading sites but didn't like the idea of having to wait in a queue for games, which is where we differ from those type of sites. There is no queue based system, instead members set their own prices for each game and buyers choose which seller they would like to buy from; which works as a free market. There is a recommended price based on the games condition but members are able to ultimately price games for whatever they would like. This way you will be able to get games you actually want and you get them right away. As soon as you buy a game the seller has 48 hours to ship the game.
How to Get Started
We are now open to the public! You no longer have to be signed in to view the site. Non-members can now browse games, profiles and the forum. You'll also find the homepage now shows some of the latest trading activity going on.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you have. You can also reach me at [email protected].
Below you'll be able to watch one of our members review the site and a promo video I've created.
Review VideoPromo Video
Edited by bkruz11, 14 January 2013 - 08:23 PM.