Hi, my GF nickname is HiroX, and im an active buyer/seller (mostly buyer) on Gameflip for almost 4 years now.
I feel compelling on writing this post as a frendly advise to those who are new to this site or those who are active members like myself, due to recent problems that i had over the last few months.
First of all, a buy a lot, between 2,500-5,000 USD every month, so im no strange to issues with some sellers, that unfortunetly are shielded by an awful 3 days policy Gameflip gives to check, use and complete a purchase.
One of the most worriyng things i have noticed over the years is that SELLERS RATINGS means absolutly nothing, the problems that i have had this few months are all sellers with almost perfect scores (98%-99,99%), so you must check and double check before you trust your money to someone.
The bad thing about the 3 days policy, we sometimes do not use the codes right away, and many times, you check the code first and it seems all good, but then you try to redeem it on the fourth day for example, one day after the purchase was automatically completed, and you realize it is already redeemed or is it unredeemable (chargeback, stolen CC, seller used the code or resold it). This problem is the most common, and if this happens to you, you can kiss your money goodbye, gameflip does nothing to help you.
To make this short, i will list you just a few advices from my experience here on GF:
-My Amazon account got banned FOREVER because of a gift card bought here (then the seller blocked me), amazon will ban your account sooner or later if you redeem 3rd partys gift cards, just buy them from authorized sellers, all digital amazon gift cards bought on sites like this one are prohibited and at any given time you will LOOSE YOUR MONEY and amazon account, that is a fact.
-If it is too cheap to be true, dont buy it, i have had games and balance revoked, money lost.
-Seller rating means nothing, read the negative ratings, not the good ones.
-Try to buy from sellers who have been a long time here. Those are the most trust worthy in my opinion, and if you have a problem, it is more likely to have a solution from them.
-Sooner or later you WILL have a problem with a purchase, they are many scammers in here, be extra careful to whom you give your money.
Gameflip should give a look to the 3 days policy, maybe you should give more time to users who buy a lot or have been here for a long time, many scammers sellers check after the 3 days if the code they sold is used, and if it is not, they use it or resell it, and it is a win win situation for them, because there is no way we can get our money back.
Also you should give the possibility of contacting the seller or buyer directly after the 3 days, or at any time really, it is important to be able to contact them for questions or issues regarding their codes, as other sites do.
Unfortunately, they are many scammer buyers too, but it is easier to spot a scammer buyer than a seller.
Be safe, and take care of your money, specially in times like this.