2017 New Zealand Math Trade 2
- Luke WarmwaterNew Zealand
2017 New Zealand Math Trade 2
Got games you don't play anymore? Buy a game you thought you'd love but haven't played it since you opened it? Did you parents give you a game you didn't want for Christmas? Look no further, you can trade them here.
Refer to the wiki if you want any further information about what a Math Trade is.
The beauty of the Math Trade is that you can ensure you only get games you want.
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Results are now live!
Results are now finalised
Check out the OLWLG to see what traded
If you are receiving a cash amount, you must follow these instructions. Also KAndrew has posted a good example in the discussion forum.
If you are sending games, geekmail the user you are sending it to in order to get their address. Reminder - you must package your game properly when you post it. Bubble wrap or some other form of padding is strongly recommended as you cannot control how rough the transit will be.
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Last updated 6:06pm 19/09/17. Check back here for further updates.
You participate at your own risk in the math trade, and if something goes wrong, the responsibility lies with you. To protect all participants I reserve the right to exclude any user that I feel presents a risk to the integrity of the trade.
Rules and Instructions
I will regularly post updates. I recommend you check this header regularly and also subscribe to this discussion thread to keep informed.
Phase One – Adding Games to the Geeklist
The Math Trade is only open to BoardGameGeek members living in New Zealand.
Please describe the edition, language, and condition of the game. Select a picture that represents the version of the game you're offering. Provide the condition in detail; "good condition" is too vague. Count game components and confirm whether games are complete, and accurately list any components that are missing or damaged.
In order to make your items more appealing, you may want to add one or more "sweeteners" to the item listing such as an expansion, a related game, or a completely unrelated item that you think will make it a more desirable package.
Base games and expansions cannot be listed separately. If you have a game with an expansion that you want to trade - please add both as one item. Otherwise please only list the base game or only list the expansions. This rule is to encourage higher quality listings while still allowing people to list expansions they no longer need.
For the first week of the Math Trade, listings are restricted to only the top 2,000 ranked games on boardgamegeek. If your listing does not have a rating higher than 2,001 it will be removed. From 19 August this restriction will be dropped and lower rated games, expansions and cash listings will be allowed to be added. This rule is an attempt to give arguably better games better visibility on the list.
Cash listings will be allowed for this Math Trade (from 19 August). When adding these items, choose "Outside the Scope of BGG' as the item. Please note that trades of games for cash will incur a 3% commission fee payable by the person receiving the cash. If you are going to be listing a cash item or you decide to put a cash item on your want list, read this thread for instructions on what you need to do afterwards. Please also add an alternative name in the following format OLWLG can understand it:
+altname+ $40 Cash -altname-
Other (non-cash) listings outside the scope of BGG are not allowed.
Phase Two – Submitting Want Lists
Want lists must be submitted between Saturday 2 September and Friday 15 September.
Want lists are to be submitted through the Online Want List Generator here.
This is my first time using the OLWLG so I am probably not the best person to give instructions on how to use it. Thank you to those that have posted guides in the comments. If you are having problems figuring out what to do or how to do it, post in the comments of the geeklist or the discussion forum and someone will be able to help. But first, I suggest checking out these following guides:
Math Trade Walkthrough/FAQ for newbies
OLWLG page on the boardgamegeek wiki
Before you submit your want lists, you need to understand what duplicate protection is. You can choose not to use it if you want (if you want more than one copy of the same game). I suggest your checkout the section on duplicate protection in the FAQ to learn how it works and how to use it with the OLWLG.
Want lists for cash listings may not contain other traders' cash listings! If I see any lists where someone is trying to trade money for a larger quantity of money, I will nullify those lists. If you have added both game listings and cash listings, you can still trade away your game listings for cash.
Remember, if you add cash listings to your want lists, you will have to pay 3% to boardgamegeek.
If you have any questions, please post in the comments or message me directly.
Phase Three – Sending Games
Games will need to be posted between Saturday 16th of September and Friday 29th of September. Do not submit any games to this Math Trade if you will be unable to deliver them during this period.
All postage costs are the responsibility of the sender. You must ensure that the games you send are packed so that they will arrive at their destination in the same condition as they left. This means ensuring the game is packaged well enough that it can survive the delivery without damage to the game box. Games do not have to be posted - they can be dropped off instead - though it is still the sender's responsibility to get the game to the recipient. Also be prepared that each game you list could potentially have to be sent to a rural address across the cook strait.
Deadline-Offers: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 0:01 AM NZT
Deadline-Wants: Saturday, September 15th, 2017, 0:01 AM NZT
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