Total Con Summer Sizzler September 10, 2017 No-Ship Math Trade List
- Will PlanteUnited States
The Total Confusion Summer Sizzler 2017 is a one day gaming convention being held September 10, 2017, in Marlborough, MA.
This is a NO-SHIP math trade. You must be a registered attendee of the convention in order to participate.
BGG Guild: Total Confusion
For this math trade:
Total Con Summer Sizzler 2017 - Math Trade Discussion thread
Summer Sizzler 2017 Math Trade - Items Requested
Math trading, in general:
Math Trades wiki
MATH TRADES for Dummies
Math Trade Video Tutorials
Deadlines (all times EDT)
Deadlines may be subject to small changes.
Trade Offers Open - NOW
Trade Offers Closed - Wednesday, August 30, 8 PM
Want Lists Open - ASAP after closing offers list and confirming trade items
Want Lists Due - Sunday, September 3, 8 PM
Trade Results - Sunday, September 3, before 11 PM is my target. However; if I run into difficulties then I will post the results ASAP on the morning of Monday, September 4.
Many thanks to Sara VanderWal of TabsCon in Toronto, whose crystal clear Trade Rules and valuable advice on Want Lists were lifted almost verbatim for this list.
I also want to thank Chris M. for his help with running my first math trade! Chris will also be the man on the scene at the con because I will not be able to attend the event
This is a no-ship math trade with all delivery and pick-up to be made at the 2017 Total Con event by you or a designated proxy. The trade area is inside the con itself, where only registered attendees are allowed.
Boardgames, boardgame related items, Video Games, RPG items and non-gaming nerdy items are all permitted. There is no limit to the number of entries each person can have. NOTE: Total Con policy specifically excludes cash, gift certificates and GeekGold from the math trade.
Non-game entries must be added as "Outside the Scope of BGG", "Miscellaneous Game Merchandise" or "Miscellaneous Game Accessory" and must include the +altname+ brief description -altname- format in the description of your item to ensure they appear properly in the OLWLG.
You must describe, as accurately as possible, the condition of both the components and box, languageand editionof your item and any sweeteners. You must also inventory the game's components and list anything missing and/or damaged. If you do not, the game must be complete, in like-new condition and be the most recent English edition.
Sweeteners are to be listed using the "Insert Geek Link" dropdown or you can manually insert the GAMEID using BGG formatting to have them show up in the OLWLG properly.
Do NOT delete any entries or sweeteners after they have been listed. You can always submit a blank want list for an entry if you've traded it away before the deadline or decided to keep that item. If your plans have changed and you cannot attend the trade, please submit a blank want list so that we are not trying to frantically contact you at the last minute!
If you edit your item, you must include a note stating what was changed or added.
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.
If you have been reported as a bad trader or disregard any of the above rules, a blank want list will be submitted on your behalf.
Remember the more items in the math trade the better everyone's chances will be in making a trade!
Creating a reasonable want list is definitely the hardest part of this process 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.
It's best to work on your want list early since you can always make changes and resubmit your list anytime before the want list submission deadline.
Creating want lists is not the same as submitting them. You will receive a confirming GeekMail message when you submit your want lists (it may be truncated). If you don't get one, your want lists haven't been submitted properly.
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. Please consider tipping JeffyJeff some for his ongoing support.
TradeMaximizer 1.4 with duplicate protection. SEED=(will update), ITERATIONS=100, METRIC=USERS-TRADING, LINEAR-PRIORITIES
Delivery and Pick-UP
This is a no-ship trade. There will be an area set aside for delivery and pick-up of math trade items. Obviously, you will not be allowed to pick up games until you've dropped off those you are trading away.
The official trade time is to be determined, I will update this post as soon as that is determined. The location is to be determined somewhere within the con space. We do not have the facilities or the security to support drop-offs and pick-ups throughout the con, so we're going to need to be fairly strict about this time period. If you cannot make this time you should arrange for a proxy to act in your stead.
If you choose to make private arrangements with another trader (in the case of a one-to-one trade, for example) that is up to you, but please let me know so that I can keep my records up to date and my peace of mind intact.
I will also be posting an auction to take place the day of the event. I intentionally ended the math trade the week before the event so that if folks want they can take part in both the auction and math trade. The auction will be ending 5 days after the math trade, on Friday September 8.
Auction Link - Closed - Total Con Summer Sizzler September 10, 2017 No-Ship Auction List
Questions or Comments
Send me a geek mail about whatever, or post your question to the Math Trade Discussion thread.
I have taken part in over 35 math trades so please don't hesitate to take part even if this will be your first math trade; I am here to help!
Deadline-Offers: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
Deadline-Wants: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
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