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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mafia Wars New Pawn Shop "Trader Goh's" & Tutorial Video

Here we go, the Pawn shop to get rid of unwanted loot you have is starting to roll out to everyone over the next few days. Some people have it already so you will be getting it soon. 

It called "Trader Goh's" but it isn't really a place to trade but more like a store unfortunately. You can trade your stuff but then to get another item not only do you have to give them the items but they also want you to pay reward points with the trade. So it is more like you are buying the item.

This is not what was promised to us and I do hope they change this very fast or they will find out very fast that this was a failed feature as most knowledgeable players wont use it. But it is gonna be in the marketplace so I guess we should of figured this would cost us. 

Wanna see what Mafia Wars put out on it well I reprinted it below but you can also visit it by clicking here.

Trader Goh's Pawn Shop 411 and FAQ

Updated 01/06/2011 05:54 PM

A new way to trade and earn items has finally arrived! Trader Goh's Pawn Shop is the latest addition to the marketplace and allows users to trade in unwanted inventory for more useful items. The time is now to review your inventory and visit Trader Goh and see what his Pawn Shop has to offer!

The Trader Goh Pawn Shop can be located in the Marketplace. Upon first entry be sure to allow Trader Goh to walk you through at least one trade to gain an understanding of how this feature works. The '?' icon in the upper right hand corner can always be selected for additional instructions on how the pawnshop functions.


Pawnshop Items can be purchased from Trader Goh with a combination of reward points and different amounts of items (common, uncommon, rare, and superior) or directly with reward points. Trader Goh has a strict policy so be sure to review the items being traded away before selecting 'Make the Trade.' A trade transaction can always be canceled by selecting 'X' in the upper right hand of the trade window.

Here is an outline of the requirements for an example trade:


Name of Item with Stats: Example Item (Superior) 72 Attack, 49 Defense
Required Items to trade to Trader Goh:
- 1 Common Items
-3 Uncommon Items
-2 Rare Items
-3 Reward Points

Once the appropriate items have been selected from a player's inventory, initiate the trade with Trader Goh by selecting 'Make the Trade.' When this has been completed a second confirmation will be prompted. Confirming the trade will permanently remove your selected from your inventory and add the new item.


Where is Trader Goh's Pawnshop?
The Trader Goh Pawnshop can be located under the marketplace tab

Why do I not have access to Trader Goh's Pawnshop?
The Pawnshop becomes accessible when a player reaches level 20. In addition to the level 20 requirement, the Pawnshop will be gradually released to all players. For a short period of time a small group of randomly selected users may not have access to this feature.

Are trades reversible?
Trader Goh offers two levels of confirmation before completing a trade thus all trades with Trader Goh are final.

Can traded items be gifted?
Items earned through trading cannot be gifted

Is there a trade limit?
There is no trade limit. An unlimited amount of trades can be completed with Trader Goh

Here Is the Tutorial Video that will guide you through this new feature.


  1. ...this is Shit, FAIL Zynga!!!

  2. I'm not using this especially with reward points and not being able to gift the traded item. Maybe I want to help out a fellow family member!

  3. Count me out, good items but having to pay with reward points puts me off

  4. What the Heck, im tired of being ripped off and no help from zynga, im about ready tio quit playiu=ing all together

  5. Zynga, you SUCK!!! I am getting ready to give up MW since you want rp for everthing you do and nothing is being improved to make it better for players, just Zynga. You need to find a better way to accept and return gifts, I am sorry, that would be good for the players, not Zynga, shame on me.

  6. The RP cost is just another way for Zynga to make us pay money...get rid of that crap zynga ,and try to make something we actually enjoy


  7. Great innovation zynga!!!
    With that crap you lost an other MW player. Some of the Top-Mafia Players already left your formally thrilling game they turned into BS with all changes made.
    I can only hope many will follow us. Zynga ignores their customers, but only the intelligent will ignore Zynga ;)
    Wish you all the best and much tolerance if you decide to stay with this infantile nonsense:*

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