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US trading site now offers "SafeTrade" guarantee.

AUGUST 25, 2009 — NEW YORK, N.Y. —, The Gamers Marketplace, today launched SafeTrade, a new service guaranteeing peer-to-peer safety to its members when they trade video games and consoles.

SafeTrade brings the security of in-store purchasing to video game trading online. In a SafeTrade transaction, SwitchGames guarantees the full replacement value of a member's game in the event it's lost in the mail or stolen by a fraudulent trader. SafeTrade is a no-risk service that costs nothing up front. SafeTraders only pay the $5.95 fee if their SafeTrade offer is accepted.

In addition to security, the $5.95 fee delivers a pre-paid First Class U.S. Postal Service shipping label. SafeTrade also provides free online package tracking, which allows members to track shipping progress in real-time, from within the SwitchGames interface. In addition to SafeTrade, SwitchGames members will continue to benefit from our unique rating system which allows traders to evaluate another members trading history before making a transaction.

"Obviously, trading games with your friends delivers the best possible value," said SwitchGames Founder Jason Crawford. "Before SwitchGames, trading games with other people online was plagued by safety problems, poor trade values, and a lack of convenience. With SafeTrade, SwitchGames is complete, as the safest, easiest and quickest way for gamers to connect and trade with each other. For little more than the cost of postage alone, SwitchGames members now can make fast and secure trades with SafeTrade."

Gamers are invited to experience a new way to expand their game libraries. Save a lot of money by making safe, easy trades at SwitchGames will be showing SafeTrade to interested parties by appointment only during the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, WA from August 28 – 29, 2009. Interested parties are encouraged to email


with an appointment request.

About SwitchGames

SwitchGames® (, The Gamers Marketplace™, is an online community where members trade games, consoles and accessories with each other for free. Optional services make trading on SwitchGames safer, faster, and easier. Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur and game developer Jason Crawford, SwitchGames relaunched in 2009 as a social marketplace that connects and empowers gamers to receive fair market value for their gaming assets.


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