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Has trading died?

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm
by oldtimer
Looking at the recent trading threads , it seems that trading has died a death ? as the lack of replies for goodies shows, including one of mine asking for a ballpark figure which was never replied too.

Whats happened?

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:16 pm
by jdanddiet
Facebook trading I'd guess...

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:40 pm
by dste
It's because it's in the wrong section, should be back in Off topic... :P

jdanddiet wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Facebook trading I'd guess...
Most likely this and that people on here will pretty much have everything they want now in regards to retro. The stuff that comes up I tend to already own or don't own the system. I've also started using Facebook groups to widen the customer base, especially local groups where I can arrange collection or delivery saving the hassle of posting.

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:26 pm
by Antiriad2097
The recent user bans won't have helped matters.

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:33 am
by stvd
New threads have been created but not replied to as oldtimer says.
It was a great addition to the forum and proved to be very popular.
As Antiriad says, a lot of the 'top' traders have gone. :(

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:20 am
by RetroBob
Trading, i.e. swaps or do you mean selling to other members? I've not heard of anyone straight up swapping in yonks, but I have bought recently, maybe it was on RetroCollect.

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:16 pm
by Black Ridge
I think I'm at a point where I have most of what I set out to get. Not only that, the rise in prices EVERYWHERE make buying up dupes as trade fodder less frequent. CEX now take a lot of retro stuff and give a pretty decent price for a lot of it. I took a yellowed Snes and Saturn, both unboxed, to them and had £115 store credit. Trade prices have come down a tad in the past few weeks, but still, fairly painless transaction

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:15 pm
by Big Shoes
I would agree, 90% of the stuff i buy from car boot sales gets taken to CEX. I always get store credit and then buy something for my collection, it works out great, no hassle and I get the item I want cheap.

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:34 am
by RetroBob
Black Ridge wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:16 pm
I think I'm at a point where I have most of what I set out to get. Not only that, the rise in prices EVERYWHERE make buying up dupes as trade fodder less frequent. CEX now take a lot of retro stuff and give a pretty decent price for a lot of it. I took a yellowed Snes and Saturn, both unboxed, to them and had £115 store credit. Trade prices have come down a tad in the past few weeks, but still, fairly painless transaction
I am exactly the same - perfectly happy with the games I have, don't really need anymore and even if I did, some asking prices are so stupid, especially given the quality, that it's pointless. I'm more interested in playing games, reading about them (thanks RG) and stuff like game music (like the excellent stuff that Data Discs have put out).

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:58 pm
by oldtimer
Trading ,buying ,swop or sell , i miss that aspect of the forum, im not really one for buying off ebay although obviously i have done in the past, but as you say . wrong section and top traders having left or been banned hasnt helped in the slightest,
Cant we have the trading corner back in the original section ???
Cmon guys seriously!!!!

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:09 pm
by Negative Creep
I've put mine on hold because I just have other priorities and sold/donated everything I didn't use before I moved last year. I still want to expand my collection of boxed SNES games, but it will just have to wait.

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:28 pm
by Shinobi
I also miss the RG trading, as I had some brilliant deals from people off here. Problem is now if I want anything it's EBay only and all the shysters like Spence overcharging

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:30 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I've moved this back to off topic. Sorry it took so long.

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:05 pm
by oldtimer
Yayyy.
Well done Darran, bring on the trades!!!

Re: Has trading died?

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:25 am
by dste
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:30 am
I've moved this back to off topic. Sorry it took so long.
Huzzah :D