12-18-2013 UPDATE - Alpha Strike Days Promotion
We are announcing a limited time special where we will trade the hottest next generation titles on both major platforms for a player's used games. For the next 30 days of the "Alpha Strike" promotion gamers can trade in their used games directly to LeapTrade and try out the site.
Here's how to participate in the promotion:
- Trade in your old games to other gamers for Leaptrade Credit.
- Use that credit to request brand new PS4 and Xbox One games..
- We ship you your new next gen games.
I’ve created this thread as a place to discuss game trading on leaptrade.com on CAG.
I’m one of the owners of the site, a group of three 30-somethings that have been playing games their whole lives. You can reach out to us anytime at email@example.com or shoot me a message on here.
Leaptrade came out of open beta in October of 2013, and we are now live and open to all. We’ve already been making updates and enhancements based on feedback from our initial users. I’ve answered some of the main questions here below, but you can check out our how it works page, see our full FAQ, and check out what games are available on Leaptrade right now.
What is Leaptrade?
Leaptrade is a video game trading website built around creating a community that can trade, play, and talk about games together. At its most basic, you trade your game for credit and use that credit to get the games you want. At its most advanced you can trade multiple games at a time with your friends.
How much does it cost?
When receiving a game there is no cost. When sending out a game you just need to pay for shipping.
How does shipping work?
We’ve fully integrated Leaptrade in the shipping process, you print shipping labels and track your games directly from your My Trades screen. Once you confirm a trade, simply print the shipping label, put it in the mail and you’re done.
Why is shipping purchased only through Leaptrade?
We thought long and hard about this, and eventually decided that to give the best possible trading experience, all shipping would have tracking and be purchased through Leaptrade. This makes shipping safer, reduces fraud, and allows us to integrate directly with USPS to update the status of trades and provide tracking directly on our site. It also allows us to guarantee all trades done through Leaptrade.
What makes Leaptrade different from other points/credits based trading sites?
We built Leaptrade to let you trade your way, and do it all in one place. We offer the flexibility to trade:
- Basic Trade - The queue based trading you are used to, trade a game for credit, use credit to trade for the game you want.
- Instant Trade - Trade a game for another game, no credit involved. We built this to help solve the problem of trading your new AAA title and not being able to get your hands on another game right away. With instant trade you can trade your AAA title for another AAA title all in one trade.
- Friend to Friend Trade - Trade with your friends, multiple games + credit all in one trade and one shipping package. There are no queues, and you can trade directly with those you know and trust.
You are never “on your own” or “out of luck” as Leaptrade backs every single trade on our site.
Leaptrade is all about building a community. Make friends with fellow traders through trades or in the forums. Check out your news feed to see what games your friends are playing, new games they added to their collection, posts on the forums, etc. Done with a new game you really enjoyed and ready to trade it? Pass it along to one of your friends. That’s the kind of interaction we are hoping to build here.
Is Leaptrade going to be around in 6 months?
Over the last 3 years we’ve spent thousands of hours between us coming up with ideas, creating graphics, and developing leaptrade.com. We are here to stay and fully committed to this community.
We’ve always felt that there are WAY too many people paying too much to enjoy their games and our goal is to help people find a better way. I know that’s what CAG is all about too. This is just the beginning for us, we have the financial backing to keep Leaptrade in the game for the long term and will work with the community to continue to roll out innovative new features.
We are also excited that we were named a 2013 Webby Official Honoree.
Our Philosophy - It’s all about the Community
We have been open to feedback from day one and we’d love for people to check out leaptrade.com, see what games are available, and let us know what you think. We’ve seen too many sites fail by ignoring their users. We are strong believers in open and honest communication to make the best site possible and continually adapt to the changing needs of the community. We’ve opened up our development process to our users and will continue to solicit feedback to tailor Leaptrade to suit their needs.