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Posted by htz on 22 February 2017 - 07:17 PM
Posted by htz on 07 February 2017 - 08:10 PM
From time to time we get alerted to people not following the rules on this forum. A handful of CAGs have been placed in rule violation time outs for posting more than once every 3 days. Your trade forum posting privileges have been revoked for 1-2 weeks depending on if you have been suspended for the same reason in the past. Only trade related posts were counted including those that were removed.
Posted by htz on 27 November 2016 - 08:39 PM
Xbox One S 500GB BF1 Bundle $225 + Free $25 Gift Card (Newegg)
It's possible to add $5 for a 3 month XBL Gold subscription with your purchase now.
Stacks with the Amex offer where you spend $200, get $25 back. (Enrollment has been cut off already)
Posted by htz on 15 June 2016 - 07:36 PM
I've also seen people say in their tradelists that they "only accept Paypal F&F or you pay fees"
Could we possibly disallow the use of this kind of wording in tradelists as well?
Kind of "weasel words" for this sort of thing are "$xx.xx amount to me."
That is, as opposed to saying "This item is $40.00" (which would mean the buyer pays $40.00, and the seller gets that amount minus fees," the buyer is expected to pay an amount which results in the seller getting $40.00 - whether by doing Gift/Friends&Family, or by paying the fee on the amount.
Granted, the seller could just say the item is $41 (or whatever), and there wouldn't be anything inherently wrong with that.
But to list it as $40, with the expectation of getting $40, is to intend to work around the fees.
God, I'd have to report the last 20 people I've bought from on here...I'm so used to it that it doesn't even phase me anymore, I just check their feedback before I pay...
I wonder if it would even be any better if people just added the 2.39% or whatever the fee is for the total intended cost or if people would still look at that price as if "asking to pay the fees" unless it's rounded up nicely. I just imagine people would secretly scorn once they see it's obvious they added in the total.
I only see this stopping if people get very long trade bans for doing this, but I can't imagine most people report it.
Bump for relevance.
The new changes listed in the OP starting today should address some of these issues going forward.
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Posted by htz on 15 June 2016 - 07:00 PM
It was just informed to me by another member that preorders aren't allowed for trade anymore. I've done successful trades involving preorders in the past, so I just wanted to clarify. I'm assuming the rule was added because of a few different reasons, being Paypal's dispute time-limit and the retailer canceling preorders. Personally, I tend avoid Paypal anyways and make it clear to my buyers that this is the case. I also don't ask for payment until close to the release of the item, and lastly if the retailer cancels the item after payment was issued, I would refund myself right away (never happened before). Selling as a preorder as opposed to waiting until release has a few benefits for both me as a seller, and the buyer. I don't up-charge my preorders to eBay prices, which tend to surpass 100 or even 200% of the item's original cost, and in order to keep the item cost's down, my shipping costs are free with preorders. Also involving shipping, many times the free shipping is Release day shipping. If I received the item and then sent it out, chances are it could take an extra week and I would have to tack on an extra $10 for shipping (cheapest being $9 via USPS for small items).
I just wanted to double check before I removed my listing. I also wouldn't mind charging until after the item shipped if the buyer has enough feedback.
If it is within 7 days before launch date, you can list your pre-order for sale here. I have made adjustments to the OP with this info.
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Posted by htz on 15 June 2016 - 04:07 AM
Posted by htz on 14 June 2016 - 03:53 AM
Release Date: 11/29/2016
What do I have to do to qualify for this offer?
If you are an eligible My Best Buy member, pre-order your copy of any of the qualifying titles for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U or PC (platform availability varies by title). Not valid with any other offers. No dealers. No rain checks.
- Best Buy Stores: $5 deposit required to pre-order. Pre-order game by 5:00 p.m. CT on day before street date. Present member ID at time of pre-order and pickup. Purchase and pick up game within 7 days of street date.
- BestBuy.com — Ship to Store: Payment in full required to pre-order. Present member ID at time of pre-order. Pick up game within 7 days of street date.
- BestBuy.com — Ship to Home: Payment in full required to pre-order. Present member ID at time of pre-order. Purchase is processed and shipped on or about street date.
Please Note: If you are not a My Best Buy member or do not present your member ID at time of pre-order, street date and/or store pickup as described in these FAQs, this offer is void.
When will I receive my $10 reward certificate?
For each qualified purchase, you will receive 500 My Best Buy points (worth $10 in reward certificates) credited to your account approximately 20 days after street date or store pickup.
Can I pre-order and purchase multiple copies of a qualifying game and get multiple awards?
There is a limit of one (1) award per My Best Buy member per game title.
Missing bonus points? (Wait out the 15 days before contacting the Best Buy mods for help.)
- Make a best buy forum account and post a thread here.
Missing pre-order bonus? (Give them 48 hours to email you the pre-order bonus if it is digital content.)
- Follow the instructions listed here.
When you place an order online, Best Buy authorizes your credit card to make sure sufficient credit is available. A hold is placed on funds equal to your order total until the order is fulfilled.
Posted by htz on 03 May 2016 - 11:42 PM
Except these rules aren't enforced so why not stop pretending
And also, quit making up false info to go along with the nonsense you're already trying to spout, that's not how PayPal works
These aren't things that you guys can even patrol anyway, you can't tell us how to conduct PayPal transactions, all you can do is enforce what people list, and as I've already pointed out, one of the biggest "rules" was overturned (when the rules were even enforced anyway) because of how fucking dumb it was
And the ToU of Beta codes might be a legit claim of yours except it's just as hilariously unenforceable anyway. I admit to not knowing for sure but I'm also pretty sure you're not supposed to give away Beta Codes you've received in Code Drop threads but you don't see the bitching there. All you guys can do is monitor what people list, not what they trade. And the actual posts haven't been monitored in years
So either actually moderate or shut up and let people post whatever they want. 2 parties can choose to make a trade on whatever they want or a post can be ignored if you don't like it
There should be one rule:
-1 post every 3 days
It's not possible for us to enforce every aspect of this site due to the small moderation team we have. This doesn't mean the rules shouldn't be followed. We do take action when we see rule violations including those that are reported to us.
- Follow the rules and be able to use the trading forum
- Don't follow the rules and receive a trade ban
If you disagree with the rules, simply just stop using the trading forum.
Posted by htz on 03 May 2016 - 04:43 PM
Jesus Christ people
The mods don't give a about the rules anymore. Just ignore the shit.
Gifted PayPal is the only thing you should be using when trading with Paypal. Just ignorant to not use it. "Friends/Family," we're friends on this site aren't we? It's literally just wasting money if you don't choose this option....
And who cares if someone lists beta codes? If someone wants to "buy" it, so be it.......
The rule about trading previously free items was overturned because it was fucking stupid, BETA codes are no different. If you can't access the beta and you want to, let them be traded
How about you stop using CAG for trading if you have a problem with our rules? Instead of promoting others to break it.
We do not allow friends/family payment for a reason. Transactions conducted on CAG are at your own risk. Mods will not handle trade disputes. The only possible recourse to get your money back is from Paypal if you get scammed. Gifted payments do not offer Paypal buyer protection.
As for beta codes, we do not allow them to be sold/traded, and choose to enforce the TOS provided by the developers.
Posted by htz on 22 April 2016 - 12:43 AM
Alphas/Betas for games. Most TOS's/EULA's for the beta say that the beta discs can't be sold/given away, during the beta or after the beta has expired. Depends on the terms of the EULA/TOS for the beta, though if planning to sell/trade them on CAG, please provide a copy of the EULA/TOS that explains they can be sold. Without that proof, betas can't be sold.
Posted by htz on 08 April 2016 - 10:32 PM