TabsCon No-Ship Math Trade (Dec. 2014)
- Sara VanderWal(SaraCV)Canada
TABS (Toronto Area Boardgaming Society). A $5 entry allows you to play games from 9am until 9pm.
Everyone is welcome to participate in this trade but you are obligated to deliver and pick-up your traded games at the convention (details posted below). There is no additional charge to participate in the trade, but participants must pay the $5 entry fee even if only coming to drop off trade items.
Please note that although TABS is graciously providing the space for this trade, they do not have any involvement with its management or take any responsibility for it. Any issues relating to the Math Trade must be taken up with the trade organizer, SaraCV, directly.
Please read through this entire post before participating in this Math Trade as there are some new rules!
......... Discussion Thread is located here.
......... Request Geeklist is located here.
Key dates (all times are EASTERN TIME):
Submissions Open: Sunday November 16
Submissions Close: Monday December 1 after 7 am
Want Lists Due: Wednesday December 3 at 11 pm
Results will be posted ASAP afterwards.
Trade Date & Location:
Where: TabsCon, Royal Canadian Legion Hall (Branch #11), 9 Dawes Road, Toronto, ON
When: Saturday December 6, 2014.
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm - receive submissions.
......... 12:30pm - 1:00pm - pick up new games.
***** The trade will be held in the upstairs room, which will not be accessible before 12pm. Please keep your trade items with you or place them out of the way on the stage when you arrive. *****
You must arrive upstairs before 12:30pm to submit your games or you will be responsible for hand delivering or shipping your traded game(s) and will not be permitted to pick up your games until that has been accomplished. Any games not picked up by 1pm will be considered abandoned.
Posting an Item
Boardgames, boardgame related items, Video Games, RPG items, Gift Certificates, GeekGold and non-gaming nerdy items are all permitted. There is no limit to the number of entries each person can have. Gift certificate and GeekGold arbitrage is NOT permitted.
Non-game entries must be added as "Outside the Scope of BGG", "Miscellaneous Game Merchandise" or "Miscellaneous Game Accessory".
NEW! Alternate names must be used if you are including an expansion or sweetener to ensure your item shows up properly in the OLWLG and the Results List. To do this, include the following text in your description: +altname+ brief description -altname-.
Condition of the item(s) must be described as accurately as possible. Game descriptions should include the condition of the box, the language and edition of the game, and if any components are missing and/or damaged. If it is not otherwise specified, the game must be complete, in like-new condition and be the most recent English edition.
Sweeteners must be listed using the "Insert Geek Link" dropdown or by manually inserting the GAMEID using BGG formatting to have them show up in the OLWLG properly.
The OLWLG is updated manually, so please allow 24 hours for submitted items to be visible on the OLWLG.
During the Math Trade
Edits must be clearly identified by striking out the replaced text or explaining the change with an "Edit:" note at the bottom of the post. Edits that may result in someone's interest in your item changing are not permitted.
Do NOT delete any entries or sweeteners after they have been listed. If you've traded an item away or decided to keep it, submit a blank want list for that entry.
You are required to periodically check your entries for comments and respond to them appropriately. The OLWLG will let you know if any of your items have unanswered comments.
Use of the OLWLG (On-Line Want List Generator) is required for this trade. If you have never used the OLWLG tool before, please read the wiki page and check out the following links. Please consider tipping JeffyJeff some GG for his ongoing support.
......... MATH TRADES for Dummies Thread
......... Math Trade Video Tutorials
Working on your want list early is advised. You can always make changes and resubmit anytime before the want list submission deadline.
Creating a reasonable want list is fairly difficult and might take a few trades to practice. You are more likely to make successful trades if you can properly value your games, and ensure the games you are putting on your want list are not a higher value than what you are offering. Generally, the lower the value you would accept in trade, the more likely you will make successful trades. Spielboy.com, which uses pricing information from sales on BGG, is a great utility for gauging the value of a particular game.
Creating want lists is not the same as submitting them. A GeekMail message will be sent when your want list is received. If you don't get one, your want lists haven't been submitted properly.
The results usually take about 10 minutes to run. A link to the results list will be posted in the discussion thread as soon as it is available on the OLWLG.
Questions, Comments, Concerns
Anyone who disregards these rules, or behaves disrespectfully, will have their comments deleted and/or will have a blank want list submitted on their behalf.
Please post in the discussion thread if you have any questions or comments. If you have any concerns about a particular item or situation, please send me a Geekmail message on BGG.
Have fun and good luck!
Deadline-Offers: Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00am EST
Deadline-Wants: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 11:00pm EST
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