Portland (OR) / Vancouver (WA) No-ship Math Trade (October 5 2014)
- Kevin B. Smith(peakhope)United States
The GameStorm folks are running a free Game Day, at the Vancouver Hilton on October 5, 2014. This Math Trade will have an in-person exchange of games at 1pm at the event. You can just drop in for the trade, or you can come earlier or stay later to play games.Recommend
The timing of this trade is to allow 3 weeks to add your items, 1 week to submit your wants, and then 1 week to work out any side deals or to make alternative delivery arrangements. Please don't wait until the last minute! Family life, work stuff, and technical glitches all tend to pop up right before trade deadlines.
What is a Math Trade?
It is a way to trade games, and you don't have to do any math! Local no-ship math trades are especially nice because you don't have to pay for shipping. If you have never participated in a math trade before, you should probably read the BGG wiki page on math trades: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/math_trades or this geeklist: A 'Math Trade'? WTF is that?. Once you have a sense of what a math trade is, you might take a look at the Math Trade Video Tutorials to see what you actually have to do to participate.
Rules for THIS Math Trade
You agree to attend the actual in-person trade, or else make other arrangements that are acceptable to the person you are trading with. See below for ideas.
Here is the Discussion Thread, and it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you subscribe, as there may be important announcements. If you don't subscribe, at least check the thread a couple times in the day before each deadline.
You may list any number of boardgames or expansions (or bundles of boardgames and/or expansions), new or used. You must list the CONDITION (of box and components), LANGUAGE, and EDITION of each game. Additional details are always helpful.
If you need to change your item listing: First, if you want to withdraw the item, you can simply edit it to note that it has been withdrawn, and then be sure to submit a blank wants list for it. If you want to add "sweeteners" or clarify the description in ways that make the item BETTER, feel free to do so. However, if you need to clarify the description in a way that anyone might feel makes it WORSE, withdraw the item instead, and re-add it as a new item with the correct description. NOTE: In this trade, it is OK to delete items from the geeklist. If you do so, however, please post a note in the discussion thread saying you did so, to avoid confusion.
You may list up to 3 non-boardgame items (e.g. accessories, DVD's, video games, etc.). These may be freely added as sweeteners to boardgame items if you wish.
and Geek Gold(see update) are not allowed in this trade (unless the GameStorm folks tell me it's OK with them). UPDATE: Geek Gold is now allowed as an item or as a sweetener, since an earlier GameStorm math trade allowed it. (Thanks to Andrew Rice for pointing that out.)
If you are listing a non-game item (including Geek Gold), or an incomplete game, please use the special BGG game entry named "Outside the scope of BGG". Then describe what you are offering. If you are offering a bundle of multiple games, you can either list it under one of the game titles (with other games as "sweetners"), or use "Outside the scope" and list the games you are offering as this single package.
It is also STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you subscribe to any items you add to the geeklist, to be aware if people post questions. Also, please check your geekmail regularly, in case the moderator or another trader has questions for you.
You must use the OLWLG ( http://bgg.activityclub.org/olwlg/ ) to submit your want lists. Note that if you have previously submitted items to a different math trade, or if your BGG collection is up to date with Trade Condition text, the OLWLG allows you to easily post those items to this trade (but double-check that the description is complete and accurate!).
8pm PDT on Saturday September 20 is the deadline for adding your items that you want to trade. Keep in mind that adding items to the geeklist does not obligate you in any way. Please try to review your items on Tuesday in case there are any last-minute questions
8pm PDT on Saturday, September 27 is the deadline for submitting your want lists. Submitting want lists DOES obligate you to go through with whatever trades the system comes up with (from among the ones you agreed to in your want lists).
1pm PDT on Sunday, October 5 at the GameStorm Free Game Day is the official in-person trade. You must attend, or make other arrangements. See below for details
After the results are published, please wait for them to be declared "official". They will become official unless the moderator made a serious error, or if there are items in the trade that violate the rules above. Once the results are official, you are obligated to follow through with the trades that you agreed to, even if you made a mistake and don't want to do so.
The Official Trade Event
We will meet Sunday October 5, between 1pm and 2pm at the GameStorm Free Game Day event at the Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. 6th St, Vancouver WA. I'll figure out the details of exactly where we'll meet and how we'll identify each other.
If you can't make it on that Sunday, you can have someone attend in your place, to make the exchange. Or you are free to exchange your games at any other time or place, as long both people involved in that link of the trade agree to it. Note that you will probably be giving a game to one person and receiving the corresponding game from someone else, so you'll have to make arrangements on both sides (or else just attend the in-person trade).
If you have some spare GeekGold, some folks wish to tip those who made the math trade possible. In this case, I would prefer that you not tip me, and instead direct any GG toward either JeffyJeff (who wrote and maintains the OLWLG) or cokasaki (who revolutionized math trades by writing TradeMaximizer, the software that actually calculates the trade chains).
Software: Trademax 1.4
#! METRIC: Users-Trading
Deadline-Offers: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 08:00 PM PDT
Deadline-Wants: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 08:00 PM PDT
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