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Remove a Xat Reserve Block

Xat has added a new feature that allows frustrated users to remove their Xat reserve.

Xat reserve, according to the Xat wiki

…is a new xat feature to protect your xats, days and powers from other people who would try to scam them from you…

The problem, at least for some users, is that the block can sometimes limit their ability to transfer and trade with other users. Xat’s new tool allows, via phone verification, the ability to lift that block. Of course, with that also comes one small caveat, if you do happen to get scammed you’re on your own.

We’re told that you have only one shot to get it right, so do read through the instructions very carefully before trying it.

Briefly, you go to the new Xat reserve page, fill out the form with your ehem… “correct” information, and click the “Call me now” button. You will instantly, and we do mean “instantly”, scary instantly really, get a call back from an automated Xat bot (our caller ID said Compton for some reason) who will give you a 4 digit pin. Write that baby down and simply enter it into the Xat verification page.

remove xat reserve

If everything goes as planned you’ll get a “Reserve successfully reduced” message.

remove xat reserve

Just watch out for scammers!

New Xat Safe Trade 3.0 – Safer!

xat trade 3.0

Early this morning Xat rolled out a new, “safer” version of Safe Trade. We’ve tried it out and, so far, we haven’t seen any noticeable changes in the trading process or the interface; we’re assuming that something on the backend has been upgraded to help secure user transactions and to help thwart user theft/scamming.

xat trade 3.0

If we come across anything we’ll update this post.

Update 1:

Safe Trade 3.0 has implemented in it, among other things, this red alert box. If either party makes an adjustment to their original offer after anyone has already clicked on accept, the red box alerts both users to this change.

safe trade red box

XAT launches new Trade 2.0

Sometime between today and yesterday, XAT officially launched the new Safe Trade 2.0 trading module with a few notable upgrades.

We like the fact that XAT users now have the added ability of trading Powers with other users.

xat trade 2.0

In addition to that, those users who frequent the XAT Powers page will also have noticed that there are now two additional columns; one for “quantity” and another that says “or check”.

Quantity allows you to buy an unlimited quantities of each XAT power. If you want 5 NOPC’s, buy ‘em! You want 69 nameglows? No one’s there to stop you, buy them!

I think the idea, at least what we’re seeing in the Trade XAT, is that you buy in quantity and later sell at a small profit.