2018 New Zealand Math Trade
- Luke WarmwaterNew Zealand
2018 New Zealand Math Trade
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 for new games for only the cost of shipping.
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 have been released!
The deadline for sending out your games is tomorrow (except if you have an agreement with the receiver to exchange it at a later date).
If you are having any difficulties with any of your trades, please let me know.
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Last updated 10:47 on 26/05/2018.
So, what's new or notable about this Math Trade?
* We'll be using the Online Want List Generator again this time
* The shipping window aligns with Board Games By The Bay and is close enough to Wellycon
* Cash listings won't be allowed (I like to rotate their inclusion)
* My cut-off for lower ranked games in the first week has been increased to 2,500
* Users will not be allowed more than 15 different listings
Keen? Then read on. Not sure what's going on? Try those links above on what a Math Trade is again. Hungry? Food can often be found in refrigerators.
You participate at your own risk in the math trade. If something goes wrong, unfortunately 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 or a related game. For other games with BGG listings, please ensure you add a geek link in the body of the listing so the OLWLG can pick it up.
I am limiting each user to a maximum of 15 listings each. The purpose of this rule is to encourage you to add only games which have a chance of trading. If you change your mind about which 15 you want to trade, feel free to delete ones you no longer want to trade. If you have more than 15 games you no longer want, I encourage you to add them as sweeteners to your listings.
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 2,500 ranked games on boardgamegeek. If your listing (or its base game if you are listing an expansion) does not have a rating higher than 2,501 it will be removed. From 29 April this restriction will be dropped and lower rated 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 not be allowed for this Math Trade. But don't worry - they'll be back again if I run another Math Trade this or next year.
Other listings outside the scope of BGG are not allowed.
Phase Two – Submitting Want Lists
Want lists must be submitted between Monday 7 May and Wednesday 16 May.
Want lists are to be submitted through the Online Want List Generator here. The Want List Generator will be available shortly after the start of the Math Trade for you to start putting together Want Lists. Should the OLWLG fail, I will update the instructions on how to submit Want Lists manually.
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.
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 Thursday 17th of May and Sunday 26th of May. Do not submit any games to this Math Trade if you will be unable to deliver them during this period.
This window was deliberately aligned with Board Games by the Bay in Auckland on the 19th and 20th. I encourage everyone who is within driving distance to attend and hopefully we can save some people some shipping costs. There is also WellyCon the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of June. If you and the other party will both be attending and you both agree, feel free to wait until then to exchange games.
You have two weekends to send your games. They do not have to arrive by the 26th but they do need to be sent. I am going to be a bit stricter on the shipping window this Math Trade. Unless you have a mutual agreement with the other party to meet up after the 26th, you may be asked not to participate in further Math Trades if you fail to send your games during the required 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.
The text below is for the OLWLG.
Deadline-Offers: Monday, May 7th, 2018, 0:01 AM NZT
Deadline-Wants: Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 0:01 AM NZT
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