12th June 2007 - Online game exchange platform, www.TheGamePort.co.uk adds a new price comparison feature to its popular swap site. UK‘game swappers’ can now swap their unwanted games conveniently, securely and cheaply as well as finding any game for the cheapest available price on the net’.‘Consumer convenience has been the number one factor behind this new adventure. After our first 4 weeks since launch, we already have a 2000 member strong database.’
By launching this site, a new game 'exchange' experience is being delivered to UK swappers. Innovative Web technologies lie at the heart of the service and the technology is able to match complex swaps between thousands of members and form recommendations based on the member’s tastes and habits to ensure fairer distribution. The new price comparison feature also allows users to find any game at the cheapest available price with a click of a button.
John Ellen, Managing Director of TheGamePort, said, "For some time now I had been trying to get rid of my unwanted, played games. An avid gamer myself, I found the only way I could achieve this was by spending endless time listing them on eBay or online marketplaces such as Amazon, and then having to wait patiently for someone to come along and buy them. Once I had found a buyer, I would then have to wait days for payment to reach my bank account before I could actually send the requested game out. Great! So I had got rid of my unwanted games but now I needed to find somewhere to buy the games I wanted. After searching through online shopping portals I would find a game I wanted but would then have to wait a further 5 days for it to be delivered at my door! It was all too long winded and time consuming for me, which spurred me on to come up with a revolutionary online‘swapping’ platform.
Reflecting on why people love TheGamePort, John said: "Convenience is now very much at the top of the consumers’ priorities. Online swap sites, like TheGamePort.co.uk, are becoming serious rivals to auction sites such as eBay or internet retailers such as Play.com, but what we do is a little different. For a start, members always save money as there is no fee when sending games they have. If nobody is interested in a swap then there is nothing to pay unlike eBay’s listing fee. A buyer only has to pay 99p (1 trading token) per game when they receive a swap.
TheGamePort is a premier peer-to-peer trading destination for video games. We offer an alternative way to play all of the video games you want through an interactive swapping platform whereby members can legally swap video games with each other across a large, decentralized network, where each household in itself is a distribution centre. Along with our extensive catalogue of games, we offer a wide variety of other services to make your trading experience more enjoyable.
When you sign up at TheGamePort, you can...
- <*>Feel confident that you'll find everything you need and know that every trade is protected with TheGamePortShield. If there are any swap problems, TheGamePort fully insures members' potential losses!*> <*>Compare game prices across the internet. Due to our partnership with various content partners, e.g. Spong.com, our data is always up-to-date. Our platform offers a price comparison engine where can compare prices for every game across the internet to find the cheapest price. Once you have found a desired price we provide a direct link to that merchant.*> <*>Configure your own custom RSS GameFeeds from MyGamePort choosing the type of information you want everyday. Whether it's your appetite for new games or hot games, this feature gives you many options to choose from.*> <*>Share the love you have for video games with family and friends in the Forum*> <*>Explore the Most Wanted video games for your favourite system while staying updated on hottest titles that are coming soon.*> <*>Make your trading experience more personalized with TheGamePort Predictor which compares your video game ratings against others who have similar likes and dislikes.*> <*>Find the Hot 50 most highly traded video games on the TheGamePort network.*>
John Ellen, TheGamePort.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)870 803 1939