The "In demand" math trade geeklist
- Jack KUnited States
WisconsinTreasure those you love...
Who can participate?
This math trade is open to BGG members worldwide.
What is this GeekList?
This is where you post your offerings for trade. Entries posted after tbe deadline noted below will not be considered for this event.
For those of you not familiar with the process, a very useful guide to Math Trades is available here, courtesy of Lindsey Dubb.
We will be using TradeMaximizer 1.2c here with duplicate protection and linear prioritization, so the order of your want list will matter.
The OLWLG is available for this event (please remember to tip JeffyJeff some GG for his support). Use of this tool not required but highly recommended.
There are eight rules for this event listed below but I think they are all pretty simple...
1) Only games may be entered as your entry. Nothing that would require you to select "Outside the scope of BGG" or "Miscellaneous game accessory" is permitted as your entry. The only exception to this is laid out in rule #4.
2) All entries must have the number of users wanting greater than or equal to the number of users trading at the time of the entry. In addition, all entries must have at least one user wanting the item (so a ratio of 0/0 is not allowed). I realise that this will limit the number of entries and participants, but the intent is to improve the quality of the games listed.
3) All entries must include the ratio of users wanting to users trading as of the time of listing. If an entry falls below the requirement laid out in #2, but met it at the time of listing, it will be allowed. I reserve the right to be the final authority on such decisions, although I don't expect to have to exercise that right.
4) 4) By popular demand, the only exception to rules 2 and 3 above is that users are permitted one GG entry each. The minimum value of this entry is 200GG and in order to do this, the user must have at least two legal game entries. GG arbitrage is not permitted.
5) Those listing entries are responsible for at least a portion of the shipping. The excuse "well my box is bigger than most so you have to pay all the shipping" is not allowed. If you are not willing to cover 100% of the shipping worldwide, you are also required to clearly state how much you will cover. If you do not clearly state any shipping restrictions, it will be assumed that you are willing to accept full costs of shipping to anywhere in the world. Although it is not required to do so, it is recommended that you be willing to ship anywhere in the world. Please remember that agreeing to pay $10 to anywhere in the U.S. and $10 to anywhere in the world is really no different to you, but might actually make your item more attractive to others.
6) Sweeteners are allowed in this event and are not subject to rules #1 and #2. This means that GG, gift certificates, DVDs etc are allowed, but only as sweeteners to items that do meet rules 1 and 2.
7) You are expected to describe, as accurately as is reasonably possible, the condition of your item in the description. This includes sweeteners if they are physical items (i.e. not GG).
8) You are not permitted to list your own entries as wants in your want lists.
As the moderator, I reserve the right to make final judgement on all matters relating to this event. I don't anticipate having to exercise that authority, given the positive experiences I have had with most of you to date, but need to make the statement.
Other useful information
Discussion Thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/298795
Request Geeklist: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/29684
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.2c with duplicate protection and prioritization.
List Cap: None
Maximum Submissions Per User: Unlimited
Duplicates: The same game may be listed more than once, even by the same person if desired.
Users may not post more geekgold than they currently have. GG arbitrage is not permitted for this event. i.e. If you have listed as a main item, subject to the rules above, you are not permitted to have an entry on your want list which is another GG entry.
If you wish to request that an item be added to this math trade, Please enter the request in the request thread listed above.
Note: Use of the request list is optional. You can list games on Math Trade list even if they have not been requested.
Key dates (all times EST)
Open for posting games: Saturday, March 15th, 10am to Tuesday, March 18th, 9pm
Summary of games posted: Wednesday, March 19th, 9am
Want list submission period: Wednesday, March 19th, 9am to Friday, March 21st at 9am.
Deadline for want list corrections (typos only): Friday, March 21 at 10pm
Results posted: (by) Saturday, March 22nd at 10am
Results final: Saturday, March 22nd at 1pm
I will post my own want lists to this thread at that time, so as to protect the integrity of the event - everyone will be able to see that I have not changed my lists upon seeing everyone elses in an attempt to manipulate the results in my own favour.
Please note that some of these dates and times are during my normal working hours, so if I'm a little late with any of them, I ask you to be patient - you won't have to wait long.
Want list submission
Once the official summary of games is posted and the want list submission period begins, you can send your want lists in. Want lists should be sent to me (Anglotiger) in a single GeekMail, and use a subject line of "MATH TRADE WANT LIST". The summary that we post will use a combination of the item number and an abbreviated name to label entries in the summary, e.g. if entry 21 is Power Grid the summary entry might look like:
021-PGRID Power Grid
and the want list submitted by the owner of Bootleggers should look like
(Anglotiger) 018-BOOT : 021-PGRID 125-CELTQ
Note: Each want list begins with your username in ( ) followed by your item number/name followed by a colon. The username and colon are required.
If you have multiple items up for trade, you must submit one want list for each item, but you can combine them into a single Geekmail. When the results are announced, item winners should contact their current owners, but owners may feel free to contact the winners if they want.
Please note that 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 when they are posted publicly (see above dates), to correct any errors.
Here is an example of the preferred format for want lists, including the duplicate protection feature (see the link to Lindsey Dubb's excellent guide above).
(Anglotiger) %PGRID : 021-PGRID 033-PGRID 111-PGRID 207-PGRID
(Anglotiger) %VAR : 105-PRICO 176-LOUIS 199-TTRE
(Anglotiger) 018-BOOT : %PGRID %VAR 063-MRJK 125-CELTQ
(Anglotiger) 019-DRAC : %PGRID 063-MRJK 125-CELTQ 102-ARK
In the above example, notice the username at the begining of each want list, this should help reduce errors when the master want list file is created. Also notice the : after the item number.
The first line above is an example of duplicate protection. Suppose that there are 4 copies of Power Grid and I don't want to receive more than 1. If I put all 4 on each want list, I may get more than 1 copy. So, to protect against that, I create a "dummy item" in this case %PGRID. The name doesn't actually matter as long as it begins with a %. %PGRID is now treated as one item on each line of your want list.
If I then put %PGRID on multiple want lists I can only get 1 copy.
You can group any combination of items in a dummy item, they don't all need to be the same game. See the second dummy item (%VAR) above.
Please note that your want lists are case insensitive.
So enter lots of items and have fun!
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