Lately, times have been tough at Goozex. The once leading game trading website was sold recently and new ownership stepped in to grab the reins of a wild bronco that had lost control. Thankfully, the new CEO at Goozex, who goes by TheGooz, appears to be a veteran cowboy who can tame the wild beast. The new Goozex is offering contests, promotions and increased the value of games. Will it be enough to get traders trading again?
99Gamers is officially dead. People are no longer able to list games and as
of yesterday (May 24th) the site is offline. Join one member of The Gamers
Lounge as he reflects back on the site and asks what went wrong? Was this
another Goozex? Why was 99Gamers so popular in the beginning?
Erik from The Gamers Lounge writes "It's been a little over a year since Goozex closed its doors. One of the greatest trading sites available on the Internet saw the site sputter and die as it tried to climb back to its former glory. The members of the Gamers Lounge takes time to reflect on the Goozex experience and what it meant then and now."
There is nothing wrong with Best Buy or Gamestop. Or for that matter any of the other brick and mortar stores that handle trade-ins of video games such as Walmart, Target, etc. The biggest issue is the amount of credit gamers get for their $60, 1-2 month old game they just bought. It could be $30 or less easily. There are other options. The recent demise of Goozex and VGFive has left some gamers looking for new places to trade games. With the demise of Goozex, The Gamer’s Lounge has a few suggestions money conscious gamers should investigate such as 99Gamers and LeapTrade.