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New Videogame Auction site

Post by The Kron » Fri May 27, 2005 10:25 am

I've been working on this over the past few months with someone I know to develop a self contained auction site that caters specifically for everything Videogames related and hopefully offer a service and level of knowledge that ebay can't compete with (ie no pirate or spam auctions).

Technically the site is still in beta but fully operational and we hope to have everything finalised at the end of next week.

If anyone would like to register please do, We plan to advertise the site this coming month on quite a few high profile websites and also in the national press and gaming media for the UK.

The site is open to users from anywhere in the world and when the site goes final the fee's and prices will be considerably cheaper than the usual auction sites. While the site is in the final stages of the beta period listing an item for sale is totally free and all charges applied will be voided so If anyone wants to list something it will cost you nothing (the only fee that is applicable is if you want the item featured on the homepage, every other option has no charge applied).

There are many things we plan to introduce such as competitions etc.

http://www.videogameauctions.com
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Post by pixel » Fri May 27, 2005 10:52 am

I like it, except it seems to be UK-only. If it's going to be international, I'd recommend dividing the auctions into regions and to be able to switch the listed currency.
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Post by Hawq » Fri May 27, 2005 2:10 pm

There be 2 pc engine cd's not in the pc engine bit, theyre in Other Classic Gaming instead, & a regular pc engine title also, still beta days yet
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Post by ETR » Fri May 27, 2005 9:31 pm

I don't like the fact I can't see everything available in the catagory at once, IE I click "Atari Jaguar" I want to see all games and hardware.
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Post by Code-Red » Fri May 27, 2005 9:46 pm

Wtf, you have Cyprus and Uzbekistan, but no Canada....for shame.
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Post by Wagh » Fri May 27, 2005 10:43 pm

Under the convert option it should list to combine both the shipping and price to convert. That's worded weird... The convert window should list both shipping and the curent bid. That way you know the total. Just an idea. Great site though. Good luck :D

Edit: it seems like you could make a killing reselling games from the states.
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Post by Nick » Fri May 27, 2005 11:04 pm

I registered, looks spiffy. If it gets off the ground, I think it will be pretty cool. I can help that out; this summer I'll have tons of Dreamcast stuff coming along.

Oh, and you might want to watch some of the things like "buyitnow" and stuff. eBay might have trademarked those.
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Post by The Kron » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:44 am

If anyone has a space for a banner/affiliate link and would like to help promote VGA please use this:

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Post by HomerCIDAL » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:40 am

Can someone post a list of good auction sites or just regular sites to visit to get some more games. Ebay is getting tiresome and I'm almost positive some of these jerks have friends bump up prices in the auctions to get more than they would normally. I have yet to get that "killer" deal on ebay.
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Post by zero » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:09 pm

Wow i like it, already registed, if i can remember my login info for my gcemulation site ill post your banner up on it (sure i dont really update it anymore but it still gets hits, and every little bit helps right?).

Anyways good look with the site, and i cant wait to start buying some games off it :mrgreen: .
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Post by Pablo » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:53 pm

I like it and will register later on tonight. Ebay is great and all, but as of late the people have really jacked up both shipping prices and whatnot.
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Post by The Kron » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:04 am

Thanks for your support guys.

Unlike ebay we actually listen to our users so anything that will improve the site and be of benefit will always be listened to.

If anyone has any ideas or recommendations please let me know as I'd appreciate people recommending the site via word of mouth initially before we start the main advertising for the site.

We already have 50+ updates planned for next week that will be implemented.
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Post by -Azathoth- » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:56 am

Wow, looking good kron!
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Post by Smurph » Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:25 pm

Indeed. registered.
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Post by Smiley » Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:52 pm

I'm gonna sign up. Ebay=Evil......
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Post by The Kron » Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:06 am

Just an update for the people who don't read through the news section of VGA...

1. The are NO listing or service fee's for the site currently, Every single aspect of the site is free.

2. New members who auction items for sale will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a full price game of their choice (any region).

If you read another messageboard who would appreciate the site and what it offers please spread the news.
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Post by Luriden » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:18 pm

I signed up, though I hope to see some ppl selling some games in the US at some point.
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Post by The Kron » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:01 pm

I hope to see that too, I'd really appreciate it if some of you guys in the US/Canada/South Americas would start listing a few items (even with reserves if you'd prefer) hopefully it'll start a snowball effect and make the US side more active.

Half of the sites registered members are US based so It would be great for people to start trying out the site and giving options.

Thanks if anyone would be kind enough :)
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Post by Sir Savant » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:45 pm

I will try. Maybe some gay snes games or something. Or some ps1 games on the cheap(sports) like for 3 bucks shipped.
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Post by Sir Savant » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:55 pm

The website is apporaching the slowness of ebay on my 56k connection. Perhaps an option to turn off some of the features that slow it down?
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