Archives for February 2022

February 18, 2022 - No Comments!

New arrivals: top five gaming items

Happy Friday from the team at Paperclip HQ!

Here's a quick rundown of some of the fabulous new additions to our 'Games & Consoles' category. As mentioned in our last blog post, we've seen a massive 500% increase in gaming items added to the Paperclip marketplace over the last 12 months.

More than ever before, the gaming community are choosing to buy, sell and swap their preloved items online. With over 100 consoles, games and accessories added to marketplace in the last week (many at a fraction of the RRP) we thought we'd take a look at the our most viewed, and most favorited, gaming items from the last 7 days...

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Gaming Headset

We're kicking things off with a brand new listing from Paperclip Powerseller @clarissahope. This SteelSeries Gaming Headset features the IGN award-winning Arctis signature soundscape. Compatible with both Xbox One and PC, this headset features a detachable ClearCast noise cancelling microphone for Discord-certified natural sounding clarity. The adjustable headband is reinforced with real steel for a perfect fit and lasting durability.

This item comes used, but in great condition with all the original packaging and accessories. Listed at 50% of the RRP, this item really is a 'steal'!

Sega Mega Drive II

For gamers of a certain age, nothing will excite them more than the prospect unboxing a Sega Mega Drive for the second time. This seminal console was a real gamechanger when it was first released over 30 years ago. This item, from Paperclip user: @techtime, also includes all of the original control pads, cable and packaging. This listing includes two classic Sega games; 'Golden Axe' and the iconic "Streets of Rage".

For under £70, you can have all this delivered straight to your door!

PowerA Fusion Pro 2 controller

Listed on Tuesday by Paperclip seller @sjnewton1, this ergonomic wired controller, compatible with Xbox One/S-Series puts premium materials and pro-level gaming features at your fingertips. With a mappable Pro Pack containing customizable paddles and three-way trigger locks, this is a great option for seasoned gamers.

Featuring swappable faceplates and thumbsticks, dual rumble motors and magnetic impulse triggers, this really is one for the pros.

Simpsons Hit and Run

We couldn't quite believe it when we saw that this early 2000s classic appear on our marketplace. A firm favourite with Simpsons lovers and retro gamers, this item from @jamie_b has already been favorited over 20 times since it was added earlier this morning!

OK, so maybe the graphics don't stack up with new releases, but this Sierra Best Seller is a thoroughly enjoyable ride nonetheless. You pick up this little slice of nostalgia for less than a tenner!

Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse

Just added this morning by @cw3stern, this MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse really is something special. Optimized for precision and speed - you'll never miss a clock. The mouse features four interchangeable side plates with different button configurations.

With advanced 5G optical sensor and 19 programmable buttons, it's no wonder that the Razer Naga the award-winning industry leader. With over 30% off the RRP, it won't be here for long.

With new games, consoles and accessories added every single day, be sure to check back to our Games & Consoles section regularly.

Keep up with the latest news from Paperclip HQ. Follow us on Twitter.

Published by: Laurence in News, Trades

February 8, 2022 - No Comments!

Paperclip Levels-up!

With so many of us stuck at home over the last couple of years, it's no surprise that the video games industry has enjoyed a period of enormous growth. Since the end of 2019, an extra 3 million Brits have made their first foray into the world of gaming. In fact, the UK is now the leading video games market in Europe and the fifth largest worldwide! With video games becoming an increasingly popular pastime among players of all ages, the gaming industry is now the UK’s most lucrative, and fastest-growing, in the entertainment sector.

Here at Paperclip, we've seen a 500% increase in items added to our 'Games & Consoles' category in the last 12 months alone. Not only that, but we've witnessed a huge growth in new users opting to join our gamer's trading groups as well a spike in those requesting specific gaming items.

games, gaming, Paperclip
Some new editions to our 'Games & Consoles' category

With that in mind, we've decided to make some tweaks to our marketplace to help cater for the 36 million gamers in the UK - and the 1.4 billion worldwide...

Updates incoming!

The marketplace will focus on enabling our users to buy and sell gaming laptops, consoles, computers, components and accessories quickly and securely with our trusted trading community.

games, gaming, Paperclip
A sneak peak of our new-look gamer's platform

Our unique social inventory feature is positioned well as it mirrors the kind of inventory that a gamer would have in-game: we're bringing the in-game efficiency of resources to the real world!

We will be implementing changes to the way you add items and manage your listings - making it even quicker and easier to buy and sell your gaming essentials.

Also, our groups feature allows us to cater for the sub-communities and niches that world of gaming has to offer. Here users can interact with others in the Paperclip community with similar interests as well as giving users to option to buy, sell, swap and request items. We will be adding new gaming groups over the next few weeks and implementing a rewards system those users who start, and grow, their own communities on the platform.

More to come...

Over the next month we will be giving you more tips on how to maximise your chances of selling your stuff, more exclusive deals from our partners and more opportunities to win fabulous prizes. Stay tuned to our blog for what promises to be an exciting 2022.

Oh, and there's a special treat for gaming marketplace users is being discussed but it's secret for now...

Want to keep up to date with latest news from Paperclip HQ? Follow us on Twitter here.

Published by: Laurence in News, Perspective