High and Mighty X - A higher value math trade
- Jack KUnited States
WisconsinTreasure those you love...
Have we really been doing this for ten years now...?
Due to some more formal assistance this year, we're loosening the reins just a little.
First of all, a quick thank you to Matt and Nathan:Matt DUnited States
GeorgiaNathan Ehlers(sirgalin)United States
They are helping as admins of this event, and their word can be considered official in terms or rules or qualification of items.
My hope here is, as always, to draw out the rare and hard-to-find but not exclude people who don't have such items to trade...
Of course, we need a lower end cutoff here and so I choose:
ALL ITEMS/PACKAGES IN THIS EVENT MUST HAVE A MINIMUM VALUE OF $75 (U.S) - please note that MSRP will NOT be used.
How will "value" be determined? See rule #1 below.
Request GeekList: High and Mighty X - A higher value math trade - request list
Discussion Thread: High and Mighty X - A higher value math trade - discussion thread - results posted!
Use of the On-Line Want List Generator (OLWLG) is required for this event (please remember to tip JeffyJeff some GG for his support).
Key dates (all times are CENTRAL TIME)
Open for posting games: Now until Monday, July 1st (10pm)
Want list submission period: Monday, July 1st (10pm) until Monday, July 8th (10pm) - there will be no extensions, except in the case of BGG downtime.
Results will be posted shortly thereafter.
Please do not remove items or sweeteners once you have listed them. Just submit a blank want list for an entry if you've traded it away before the deadline.
The rules - please take a few minutes to read them:
Please do not just post a question in the discussion thread to have others do your research for you. While we don't mind helping out, you have access to the same tools as we do for determining value.
In the event of uncertainty, we will use the following mechanism to judge if an item can be included:
In print new games:
Do not use MSRP. Use the lowest available prices from the usual online vendors or the BGG Marketplace.
If you know that an item is only available somewhere else, please point that out in your entry.
In print used games or out of print games:
Use the BGG Marketplace history - sold items, not the prices for unsold items. The unsold item price may be used to see if your item does NOT qualify (i.e. if you can buy the same item, in similar condition, for under the threshold for this event, it doesn't qualify).
This site will show you the BGG Marketplace history for your game, plus any notes entered by the seller - items not sold in the past year in the Marketplace will be treated more leniently as their value has probably risen.
You can mouse over the sold item to sometimes see notes about version, condition etc.
Items outside the scope of BGG:
Before adding such an item, please consult with an admin privately, or post your question in the discussion thread. Provide all available information to support your belief that your item qualifies.
EBay should not be used when valuing games unless there is no other reasonably recent data available, and then you should check with us in the discussion thread first. Even then, only completed sales will even be considered - not asking prices of unsold listings.
The moderators of this event reserve the right to make all final decisions on whether or not an entry qualifies.
If you feel someone else's entry does not qualify, please let us know (including the reason). Thank you - even though there are three moderators, your help is appreciated!
Packaging games to get over the $75 value is OK, but each game in the package must be of at least $40 in value (as determined by the previously stated rules).
Exception - you may package expansions with a base game to meet or exceed the threshold (but either the base game alone, or one expansion, must be worth at least $40, and the $75 threshold for packages still applies)
Please note that any entry which does not qualify but for which a non-blank want list is submitted anyway will have its want list manually removed.
Geekgold may be used only as a sweetener and will not count towards the package value.
Gift certificates are allowed, but no GCs will be allowed below the value of $95. GCs used as sweeteners do NOT count towards your entry's qualifying value.
Please note that any Math Trader who accepts a cash value trade (either in the form of GC or actual cash) is conducting a direct sale through the site and is subject to the associated commission fee required by the Terms of Service just as with any other sale. For information on how to do this, please see
Cash Value Trades in Math Trades (and how to make a geek market listing for them)
The need to pay BGG commission for receiving a GC, and shipping costs for the items traded by the recipient, have been factored into the minimum GC value.
Gift certificate arbitrage is not allowed. However you may trade an entry that has a GC sweetener for another which also has a GC sweetener, provided that the other items offered in each entry are entirely different.
"Choose n of k items" or "choose x points of items" entries are going to be allowed this year, but will follow similar rules to bundling in that all choices must be at least $40 in value, taking condition into account.
As accurately as is reasonably possible, describe the condition (components and box), language and version (if there is more than one) of your item in the description. This includes sweeteners if they are physical items.
For games not brand new (in shrink) you must inventory the game's components and list anything missing. Do not assume that it's complete. Also, remember that just because something is "new in shrink" that doesn't mean that you shouldn't disclose any dings. It might not matter to you, but it may matter to others.
Accidents happen. Sometimes you notice a ding that you missed, or you've listed the wrong version. If the item submission period is still open, do not update your item but instead blank it out and create a new, corrected entry. If the want list submission period is under way, you should submit a blank want list for your item.
Clearly state your shipping policy in your listing.
You are required to fully cover the shipping cost within your own country. For U.S. residents, you are only required to cover shipping within the 48 contiguous states (however I strongly encourage you to at least offer to cover as much of the shipping cost to Hawaii and Alaska as you would pay to ship anywhere else in the U.S. - you're trading valuable items here, and it's often no more expensive, so it's worth it).
You are not required to ship outside of your own country (again, you could at least offer to cover a portion of the shipping elsewhere) but your shipping restrictions outside of your own country must be clearly stated and, if you are not covering full shipping elsewhere, then you must state precisely how much of the actual shipping cost you will cover.
Any ambiguity will be interpreted as generosity on your part. This means that if you don't include a shipping policy, then it is assumed that you will ship anywhere in the world for free!
If you've been reported to me as a bad trader, you cannot participate. If you try to, I will remove your entries.
Do NOT include links to other games in your entry unless you are actually including them as a sweetener, as this is displayed in a misleading manner by the OLWLG.
Subscribe to your entries and respond to questions during the item submission period.
People often ask questions of items - most commonly because you have forgotten to state a version, language or shipping policy. You will NOT be able to respond to comments in the GeekList once it is locked down and the want list submission period begins.
Other useful information
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.4a with duplicate protection. SEED=1234567, ITERATIONS=100, METRIC=USERS-TRADING
Want list submission
You can start creating your want lists any time after the start of the event.
Please note that it's best to work on your want lists and submit them early - you can always make changes and resubmit later. This will prevent you from being left out entirely if you forget the deadline.
Remember that you may have saved your want lists, but they have NOT been submitted until you press the green button in step 4 and received a confirming Geekmail.
You are not obliged to trade anything you put up for offer. If you offer a game, but see nothing that you are willing to accept for it in trade, you can submit a blank want list for it, or not submit one at all. If, however, you do submit a want list for a game, then it is expected that you will honour any trade that the TradeMaximizer comes up with. You will not receive anything you did not list as acceptable for the game(s) you have offered, so it is important to check your want lists carefully before submitting them to check for errors.
Please note: Sometimes real life intrudes on us unexpectedly. If I'm a little late posting something, please bear with me.
Thanks for reading to the bottom here - you may be in a minority.
So enter lots of items and have fun!
Deadline-Offers: Monday, July 1st, 2019, 10:00 PM CDT
Deadline-Wants: Monday, July 8th, 2019, 10:00 PM CDT
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