FAQs

Game Tradar was created to save gamers money and for gamers to receive the best value for their games in an easy, straight-forward way. The app uses a unique matching system that allows gamers to discuss and arrange the trade, purchase or sale of video games.

List the games you own:

  • No need to take pictures, just click on the description that best matches your game and select if it has a case.

  • Any users that want your game can send you offers in games or cash.

  • Accept an offer and discuss details for collection.

  • Meet to check the games and complete the trade.

List the games you want:

  • Search for the game you want and select the distance your willing to travel.

  • Make an offer to be sent to all of the owners of the game.

  • Once a user accepts your offer you can discuss details for collection.

  • Meet to check the games and complete the trade.

We ask all users to respect each other and list games to the description that best matches their games. We also provide a system so users can rate their counterparts.

Game Tradar was proudly built and operates from Auckland, New Zealand. The app is currently available for use in New Zealand and Australia only.

Yes, the app is currently completely free to use.

If you recently purchased a new release which can cost in excess of $100 your likely to receive almost half in trade value in store, why not make an offer to local gamers that want to trade their new release and you both save money.

Firstly you must download our app via the ‘play store’ or ‘app store’ then follow the steps below:

  1. Click on ‘Create Account’

  2. Enter your Details including your Home address (This location will be used for game searches)

  3. Add all of the games you own.

  4. Select the distance your willing to travel and select the games you want.

  5. Make offers for the games, these can be in game trades or cash.

If you have an issue or maybe just a question, you can contact us by emailing admin@gametradar.com or calling us on +64 21 259 6494.

Note: When you first join Game Tradar this will be a part of the on boarding process.

  1. Click on your profile icon

  2. To add a game you OWN, click on ‘owned’ scroll to the bottom and click ‘add game’.

  3. You can now search for the game.

Note: When you first join Game Tradar this will be a part of the on boarding process.

  1. There are several ways to access the search screen to add a game you want.

    a) Click on the profile icon

    b) Click on ‘wanted’ scroll to the bottom and click add game.

    c) Click on the main search button

    d) Click on ‘games nearby’ on the home page

  2. Once on the search page adjust the distance your willing to travel, you can scroll down the page to find the games available within that distance.

    - If the game you want isn’t appearing, type the game you want in the search bar. Any offers you make will also be sent to future owners of the game.

  3. You can now offer a trade for the game.

Note - Users will receive each type of trade offer individually.

a) Single trade – Users will receive an offer of ‘Any ONE of the chosen games’ they can choose the game they want to accept.

b) Multiple trade – Users will receive an offer of ‘Any 2-5 of the chosen games’ they can choose the games they want to accept.

c) Cash trade – Users will receive a cash amount offer.

  1. Click on the profile icon

  2. To remove or edit a game you OWN, click on ‘owned’ and select the game.

  3. Make any adjustments needed here including removing the game.

NOTE – Once you complete a trade any games you included will automatically remove from your owned games.

  1. Click on the profile icon

  2. To remove or edit a game you WANT click on ‘wanted’ select the game.

  3. Make any adjustments needed here including removing the game.

NOTE – No adjustments can be made to the distance. To change this, you must click ‘remove from wanted list’ and start the process again.

No users at this time own the game you want. Increasing the distance you set can increase the possibility of the game being available.

Making an offer to new owners will ensure that any new owners receive your offer automatically.

A match is made when users both want each other’s games and have offered their game in a trade.

Your offer has been sent to the owners of the game within the distance you set. You can wait to see if any users accept your offer or have a look at what users have offered for your games.

  1. Click on the message icon

  2. Here you can view the offer they accepted and discuss further.

  1. On the home page click on the game you received an offer for.

  2. Click on the offer then click ‘Accept/Discuss’. This will allow you to message the user.

No, you’re not obligated to go through with the trade and can cancel if you want. Please communicate this with the user and treat everyone with respect.

We recommend to always follow the guidance from your local health authorities and the World Health Organization regarding how to stay healthy and help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) while buying and selling items.

Check and always follow local laws, also abide by any guidance that’s in place during this time.

When communicating with others we recommend not sharing your home address or personal information. Keep others well informed with any updates if you’re going to be late.

We recommend that you arrange a meeting in a public, well-lit place and always let your family and/or friends know where you’re going and what you’re doing.

If your friends or family are available ask them to come with you and always take a fully charged mobile phone.

We recommend always checking the condition of a game before completing a trade, therefore we don’t recommend posting games.

Yes

  1. Click on the message icon

  2. Now click on the offer that was accepted.

  3. On the messaging screen click ‘view offer’.

  4. Here you can cancel the trade.

Yes, only click on ‘complete trade’ once you have received the game. You will then be prompted to rate the user.

In the message screen click the then ‘contact support’.

Here you can provide us with the issue you have with the user.

  1. Click on Profile icon
  2. Then click on ‘edit profile’.
  3. Here you can edit your details.