Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ok lemme explain it like this hahaha
Gameflip’s sole income right now is off of Sales Commission, which is 10% off of the total listing price. Listing is free, selling is not. If you sell a game for $5, we make $0.50. If you sell a console for $300, we make $30 etc etc. So we’re not doing all of this TOTALLY for free, we make some money that way, despite giving away so many Credits hahaha. So I hope that can clear some of the air! (if they Google tech start-ups – its common to create a great service for people, and then focus on being profitable later! some start-ups and apps can be unprofitable for YEARS and they can still run just fine )
Another way to convince your friends of the legitimacy of our app is to show them the download numbers and ratings on the App Store and Play Store! We’re around 3.8-4.5 stars between the two, and 50,000+ downloads on Android alone.
And it’s a common misconception that our app can scam for some reason OTL it’s because it’s so easy to scam on other marketplaces! Buy an item > Seller takes your money > Seller runs off with your money before you get your item in the mail. You can tell them about the Buy-Sell Flow. When you buy an item, the money goes into escrow – you do NOT pay the Seller right away. The only way for the Seller to get your money is when the item is delivered, you’ve examined it to verify that it is as described in the listing, and then you tap “Rate the Seller”.
Now how about if you’re trying to sell an item? What if a Buyer forgets to rate? No worries! That’s why we put SO much emphasis on inputting a tracking number or Gameflip Shipping is the default shipping option for games (by far the most popular category to buy and sell in). When Gameflip “sees” that the item has been delivered, it will give the Buyer 3 days to rate the seller. If the Buyer doesn’t rate by then, Gameflip will assume that the Buyer is happily playing the game and forgot to rate, and will therefore auto-rate the Seller and complete the transaction for them, followed by releasing payment.
If you think about it – it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to scam someone…unless the Seller tells you to tap “Rate the Seller” before you get the item. That’s the only situation! But just in case a newbie falls for that, we have a notification that pops up asking them something like “oh r u sure you got the item lols PLS DONT RATE UNTIL U GET THE ITEMS PLSSS ALL SALES FINALL”. You’d be surprised how many people still tap regardless BUT otherwise, it’s an airtight super safe marketplace!