Fun in the Sun Math Trade
- Jack KUnited States
WisconsinTreasure those you love...
PLEASE NOTE: Due to my total inability to recognize that there's a difference between EST and EDT, I mistakenly said EST below. I have corrected this and apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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 scaled prioritization, so the order of your want lists will matter.
The On-Line Want List Generator (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.
We're keeping this simple...
1) Anything goes, as far as items are concerned. Gift certificates, Geekgold, DVDs etc are all permitted. The only restriction is that you must have at least one entry which is a game for each non-game entry that you put up.
2) Geekgold arbitrage is permitted.
3) Gift certificates must be for a specified location and for a specified amount.
4) Non-game entries must include the +altname+ brief desciption -altname- format in the description of your item.
5) 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).
6) Your shipping restrictions must be clearly stated. Any ambiguity will be interpreted as generosity on your part.
7) You are not permitted to list your own entries as wants in your want lists.
8) PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ENTRIES ONCE YOU HAVE ADDED THEM. If you don't want to trade an item you've listed, just submit a blank want list for it. Deleting the item will greatly inconvenience anyone who chooses to not use the OLWLG.
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/316663
Request Geeklist: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/31889
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.2c with duplicate protection and scaled 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.
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 EDT)
Open for posting games: Now to Monday, June 2nd, 11pm
Summary of games posted: (by) Tuesday, June 3rd, 10am
Want list submission period ends: Wednesday, June 4th at 11pm.
Results posted: (by) Thursday, June 5th at 10am
Results final: Thursday, June 5th at 3pm
I will post my own want lists to this thread at the time I post the summary or shortly thereafter, 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. My preference is that you use the OLWLG to submit your lists, but if you really don't want to then your want lists can be sent to me (Anglotiger) in a single GeekMail - use a subject line of "MATH TRADE WANT LIST".
For those who don't want to use the OLWLG
The summary that I 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:
0021-PGRID Power Grid
and the want list submitted by the owner of Bootleggers should look like
(Anglotiger) 0018-BOOT : 0021-PGRID 0125-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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