I thought I had found a good site to get rid of gift cards I had received and didn’t want. Sold a Xbox store card just fine, and even turned around and bought a PSN card with the proceeds without issue.
I listed two Steam cards that I had as automatic delivery listings. I thought, “Cool, I can make back 80% of a card that I don’t need.” They both sold to different users, but were on hold for several days before being automatically canceled because “buyer could not complete.” I would really, really hope that they did not send the codes to these buyers, who have both closed accounts and are no longer visible on the site.
I actually removed both of the listings from active and redeemed one myself to be sure they still worked/to get a recent release on steam. That went smoothly, so I relisted the other code. It sold, but pretty much instantly there was a dispute that it was redeemed and unusable.
I didn’t realize this when using this site, but apparently showing a screenshot of an account that has not redeemed something is good enough to prove your claim. Ok? So what is to stop someone from buying the code and reselling it or giving it to a different account, then trying to redeem it and taking a screencap? Not sure, but I submitted “evidence” (and let’s face it - evidence of what? The scratched off game card? the redemptions of my steam account? What exactly proves that I gave them a code other than what they already have?) via the transaction listing as indicated.
Several days go by with a complaining buyer and no responses from the site or…well anything from the site. I check today and the transaction is canceled, the buyer refunded and a big “FU” to me. Sent in a ticket to support, contacted steam myself, etc to get the ball rolling on this. Frankly, if they had responded to my requests for updates, information, etc on what had happened I could have helped to make my case but nope. Even though this card was a gift, who likes loosing 100 bucks to some ■■■.
I had faith in the site from my two transactions that went perfectly but should have seen it coming I guess. I was told to start a post and notify @DunnBiscuit so here goes. It sure seems that it would be hard to keep scammers at bay but man I had hoped there was some way to talk to steam or something and keep this from happening. It really bums me out how humans are, honestly. Having gone into the BBB to see how things were with the site, I reaaaally should have looked before using Gameflip all.
So, long story short - there is no way for me to prove that I code I sold was unused. I can prove that I did not use it but that is about it. He said, she said sort of deal but I’m out a 100 dollar gift card for no reason.