I am legitimately curious at this point whether the mods sell on Gameflip or not. As of recently we have been getting absolutely screwed by fees. Not only are we paying for subscriptions to get lower commission (Alas still paying commission), but now with Paypal gone we are forced to use Skill or Payoneer. After long amounts of research I decided I trusted Payoneer more and setup an account. Well to my surprise, my first deposit a whopping $10 was taken by the time it reached Payoneer let alone my bank account. If you are going to charge us for lower commission fees and to withdrawal, at least display the correct fees ect. Withdrawing from Gameflip said that I would be charged $7 to withdraw which is already egregious, however when I checked my Payoneer they snagged an extra $3 in the process. I am then charged another $1.50 to withdraw to my bank account. As cool as it is getting slammed with at least 10-15% commissions and fees, this is getting out of hand. This site is in a consistent state of beta mode and things are constantly changing for the better or worse. We are now forced to use the mobile app to update our online status. This is a pain because the Gameflip app doesn’t load half the time. Even if it does load I can rarely check my listings or comments.
I’m super frustrated paying for multiple memberships costing $1, $4 and $15, then paying a direct 8% commission, paying an extra 1%+$1, and paying $1.50. At the end of the day I have to up-charge my customers a huge percent simply to break even. This has driven traffic way down.
Is there a new subscription we could think about for large sellers that’s not $15 a month and still 8% commission. This discourages me from selling more than $550 a month. With everything else changing on Gameflip I believe it is about time this dated subscription is revamped. Paying $15 a month for 8% commission seems a bit ridiculous when casual sellers sell at a 10% commission. I believe if you are selling over $550 a month you should be rewarded rather than punished. I’m not asking for a 2% commission, but it doesn’t make sense that the more you sell the higher your commission is. I’m sure the mods paycheck comes from our commission, but keeping the rate a consistent 4-6% would be respectable and help the site out a lot.
I’m not trying to be malicious and I respect the platform we have before us, I just don’t think it’s a good idea to stick your top sellers between a rock and a hard place.