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#61 chris100185   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   144 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

chris100185

Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:43 PM

I was following the 99gamers subreddit, but apparently the subreddit has been set to private.  There aren't many outlets left to discuss what is happening right now.

Which is exactly what they want. It's almost like they think preventing people from discussing the problems will make the problems go away. All it does is the opposite. The mind blowing thing is that these guys used to go to Goozex. They saw Goozex implode using the same policies that they themselves are now enacting. 

 

The sad thing is that these guys seemed to have a good head on their shoulders when they first started and listened and interacted with the community. Ugh, TZ needs to come back and make a new site. 



#62 scaryice   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   170 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:16 AM

I was following the 99gamers subreddit, but apparently the subreddit has been set to private.  There aren't many outlets left to discuss what is happening right now.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/99gamers2/



#63 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10632 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:33 AM

I'll be following this. Forums are back up....

 

I'm going to keep the coins low for now. I still have a lot of saved replies from the long discussion on the forums about the most recent changes. 



#64 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6968 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:41 PM

I get the complaint that people who had purchased coins previous to the drop should get more, but as far as it throwing off the economy, have the prices gone up 25% on average?  I see the crazy Amiibo listings or random crazy prices in the "Everything Else" category but for the most part when browsing "Recently added" prices seem normal. 



#65 zekana  

Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:18 AM

I get the complaint that people who had purchased coins previous to the drop should get more, but as far as it throwing off the economy, have the prices gone up 25% on average?  I see the crazy Amiibo listings or random crazy prices in the "Everything Else" category but for the most part when browsing "Recently added" prices seem normal. 

ive noticed this too.  honestly, i think a lot of people haven't realized it or never bothered buying coins so they dont realize the value difference now.



#66 chris100185   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   144 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

chris100185

Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

And now the forums have been removed completely. 



#67 zekana  

Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:00 PM

And now the forums have been removed completely. 

ya...some flags started going off a week ago when i couldn't find a way to get to the forums through the site itself, had to go through history.  just sold 2 things putting me at over 50 coins so im probably gonna buy up a few games ive been eyeing for a while and not really mess with the site.  it just feels like its getting risky to do any business on there anymore.



#68 chris100185   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   144 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

chris100185

Posted 26 July 2015 - 04:58 AM

Eh,Trading on the site still seems to be active, and the actual customer service regarding trades still seems solid. I've looked at the other options as far as sites go, and none seem all too appealing. I'll still trade just at a significantly reduced capacity. At my height I had over 300 coins. I won't let it get that high again, that's for sure. 



#69 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10632 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

I had close to 250 coins at one time, I'll be keeping it around 50 from now on



#70 jrec15  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 04:31 AM

Really sad to see the forums go away. It was a nice little community I went to semi often. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth with the site that they would do that to us just to prevent us from talking about the sites issues. Anyway, this begs the question, is it at all possible for a site like this to stay economically stable? I suppose without some way for coins to come out of circulation, inflation is inevitable. I always saw that as not too big of a deal with 99gamers, you buy higher but you also sell your games for higher so no big deal. But i guess the ones taking the biggest hit are the makers of the site, hence why they freak out and take drastic actions. it's a bummer, I have really liked using 99gamers and thought the guys who started it were initially doing well to avoid all this. It aint over yet... But sure seems like we're heading that way

#71 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:49 PM

I had close to 250 coins at one time, I'll be keeping it around 50 from now on

have 300 right and now  and still up 



#72 gaypunk   Omni-Gellin CAGiversary!   144 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:17 PM

Ugh. I saw this coming when my polite but critical posts were removed from the site. Sad though, I liked the forums there. To be honest, I had no idea about the valuation shift. 



#73 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6968 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:04 PM

They really need some better buyer FAQ's.  So tired of people bitching at me about trying to scam them because the tracking number doesn't show anything after an hour.   I've gotten 3 messages in 3 days that all end "Did you even send it?!?"



#74 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:21 PM

They really need some better buyer FAQ's.  So tired of people bitching at me about trying to scam them because the tracking number doesn't show anything after an hour.   I've gotten 3 messages in 3 days that all end "Did you even send it?!?"

did you send it  :) 



#75 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6968 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2015 - 10:12 PM

did you send it   :)

I'd love to reply to them "No,  After 800 transactions on this site, I've decided that you are the one person I wanted to screw over by not shipping the item and giving a fake tracking number".  Instead, I just send them the Stamps transaction page showing the # is correct.



#76 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2015 - 11:45 PM

I'd love to reply to them "No,  After 800 transactions on this site, I've decided that you are the one person I wanted to screw over by not shipping the item and giving a fake tracking number".  Instead, I just send them the Stamps transaction page showing the # is correct.

i love it when the post office does not scan it  after getting it...

 

 

Shows as scanned in and then nothing for days   until the day its delivered.  They keep going. The scan isnt moving and im like   well go ask the  post office why , i have no freaking clue why they are not scanning it.   Im glad the price went down to ship but with 300 coins there is no reason to ship out anything 



#77 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:50 PM

hopefully all of the people who accept ships if so  getting

 

Puzzle and dragons back

Fire emblem  3ds

mario party 3ds

as smart as  vita (only gave 5)

 

down to  160   so getting closer to  if they fold i would not care point



#78 willster98   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

willster98

Posted 09 August 2015 - 11:48 PM

I can't speculate on why the forums closed but it has not impacted my trading at all.

 

Eric in Nebraska



#79 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4859 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:43 AM

Didn't realize 99Gamers wasn't doing so well. With all the categories they added, I thought it was doing better. I did wonder why it added a real money listing though.

 

I've only used the site to buy/sell 10 games and 80% of the time I had no issues.  I'm surprised to see people holding onto 50-200 coins. That's a lot of money to lose if the site folds the next day. All I have at 99gamers is 1 coin. The most I'm willing to gamble is $20 worth of currency (I lost around $25 with Goozex).

 

I switch between CAG, and Leaptrade (where I have $5 in credit and a good record in trades) so I'm not worried. 



#80 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2036 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2015 - 06:54 PM

Didn't realize 99Gamers wasn't doing so well. With all the categories they added, I thought it was doing better. I did wonder why it added a real money listing though.

 

I've only used the site to buy/sell 10 games and 80% of the time I had no issues.  I'm surprised to see people holding onto 50-200 coins. That's a lot of money to lose if the site folds the next day. All I have at 99gamers is 1 coin. The most I'm willing to gamble is $20 worth of currency (I lost around $25 with Goozex).

 

I switch between CAG, and Leaptrade (where I have $5 in credit and a good record in trades) so I'm not worried. 

Aside from people having worries, why do you say 99g isn't doing so well? I've seen an uptick in trades, and there is a lot of new stuff being added constantly. 
I will admit I'm taking a gamble, but I'm currently stockpiling coins to hopefully snag a PS4 or XBO



#81 eLefAdEr   All Systems Go CAGiversary!   1449 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:29 PM

I would be livid if this happened to me.  https://www.reddit.c...0_in_coins_and/



#82 Kaibaboy  

Posted 22 August 2015 - 08:50 PM

I would be livid if this happened to me.  https://www.reddit.c...0_in_coins_and/

Wow. So 99gamers will die before the end of the year? Lol.



#83 zekana  

Posted 24 August 2015 - 05:53 AM

damn.  really does suck at the constant de-valuing of coins.  at this point im pretty much going through all the steam games on there and buying up the ones im interested in.  there are a lot of 1-3 dollar  games so your coins can go a long way.



#84 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

dont know why people ever though a coin = 1 buck in the first place  trade wise..if you was stupid enought to pay for coins well that is your own fault 



#85 Smithers123  

Smithers123

Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:02 PM

Community has been pretty bad, where are you guys trading your games now? I'm trying to spend all my coins and move away from 99gamers!



#86 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10632 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:11 PM

Leaptrade or here

#87 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:52 PM

Leaptrade or here

i would not  even send a nes game to leaptrade



#88 willster98   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

willster98

Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:01 PM

I haven't used LeapTrade in a while, but it seems like there were never enough games listed. I also disliked the ability to use my own shipping label, we were forced to use an overpriced one printed from the site.

 

Eric in Nebraska



#89 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:13 PM

I haven't used LeapTrade in a while, but it seems like there were never enough games listed. I also disliked the ability to use my own shipping label, we were forced to use an overpriced one printed from the site.

 

Eric in Nebraska

i been sitting on 40 credit for the last 5+ months i think but still up 

 

traded in  shows how bad trade vaules drop

army for vita  30

little big  vita   25

young justice  3ds   25 lol

ace combat  3ds    15

my reader something ds   25

 

got

mlb 14 vita

mario tennis what i sold for 35 as soon as i got it what paid for almost everything i sent in

dragon crown

rag ace

tok. age of demons

 

wow looking at account last time i got something   OCT 14  2014

last time sent something   april 15  2015

 

so its been a year since i ever got matched 



#90 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2036 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:40 PM

I gave up on 99gamers. Sad to think 6-7 years ago Goozex was rocking, then we had the meltdown which brought VG5, then I switched over to 99g and wondered why I didn't use it sooner. Now it has crapped the bed too. I'm done doing online trading aside from this site, but I barely even do that anymore.