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#13369006 Accepting Paypal friends & family/gifting payments on CAG. (Updated 6/15/...

Posted by htz on 15 June 2016 - 07:36 PM

@Htz:
 
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?
 
Just wondering.


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.




#13368972 Trading/Feedback Rules/Guidelines - ALL CAGs MUST READ - UPDATED 6/15/2016

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.




#13368302 Scam, Do Not Buy from vpganarchy!

Posted by htz on 15 June 2016 - 04:23 AM

This is my first transaction on this site and I was scammed by the user vpganarchy. I bought from him an Until Dawn DLC code. He never sent the code and did not respond to any messages after I paid. I waited a few days, then opened a PayPal dispute. He then claimed he had been in the hospital but the code was mailed out June 1. I asked him why he didn't just send the code electronically, and what address he sent it to, since he never asked for my address. He never responded. After I told him if he doesn't reply to my PayPal dispute messages, I will escalate the case to PayPal support. After that, he issued me a refund. However, he apparently does not have sufficient funds in his bank as the refund keeps getting declined, and he refuses to respond to emails or messages, so I still have not gotten my money back and do not have the code.

Do not conduct trades with CAG Newbies in the future. They can't post in the trading forum for a reason. It appears you tried to circumvent that restriction by posting your trade thread in the non-gaming deals forum, too.




#13368292 Twitch Stream Notification Not Working

Posted by htz on 15 June 2016 - 04:07 AM

Rise from your gwave...
 
I searched but did not find an answer: What's the trick to getting a live Twitch stream to show up on the CAG homepage?

https://www.cheapass...usercp&tab=core

 

I think you just need to add your twitch username from the settings page.




#13366509 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (2016)

Posted by htz on 14 June 2016 - 03:53 AM

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#13314832 Official Xbox Marketplace Trade Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THRE...

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.




#13314194 Official Xbox Marketplace Trade Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THRE...

Posted by htz on 03 May 2016 - 04:43 PM

Jesus Christ people

The mods don't give a Fuck 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.




#13299889 Do not post Alpha/Beta keys for trading or selling in the trading forum

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.

 

https://www.cheapass...dated-10212015/




#13283422 Steam/Origin/Desura etc Buy/Sell/Trade Thread! - READ THE OP! ONE POS...

Posted by htz on 08 April 2016 - 10:32 PM

It has been brought to our attention that many here don't follow the one post every 3 days rule. It isn't fair to those that do so we will be suspending trading forum privileges for those that choose to continue to post more than once every 3 days.




#13280872 Trading Timeout - Rule Violation

Posted by htz on 06 April 2016 - 11:48 PM

I removed the rule violation.




#13225255 Lenovo G70-80 17.3" Laptop + $50 Best Buy Gift Card + Xbox One 500GB...

Posted by htz on 28 February 2016 - 06:16 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...999262000050002

 

I think this has to be some sort of price mistake...




#13223793 H: Layers of Fear (PC/Steam), PvZ Garden Warfare 2(Xb1) W: Dyling Light, A...

Posted by htz on 27 February 2016 - 02:53 AM

Gotcha. Reported myself to mods for deletion.

I have merged all your threads into one. You just need to edit the title. Go to the first post, click "edit", and then "use full editor".




#13200513 $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40 - Email delivery (eBay Daily Deal)

Posted by htz on 12 February 2016 - 04:12 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...y-/262286178048




#13196897 Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4) $20, Tales of Zestiria (PS3) $20, LEGO Ju...

Posted by htz on 10 February 2016 - 12:48 PM

http://sellout.woot....es-on-the-cheap

 

Flat $5 shipping for entire order. Limit 3 games per customer.




#13195363 Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle + 12 months Xbox Live Gold $350 - eBay Daily...

Posted by htz on 09 February 2016 - 04:27 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...rd/301868381196