Time to Bundle Up: a math trade
- David ThompsonUnited States
This is a math trade for people who are interested in trading a fair-sized bundle of games for another package of games, or who are looking to trade a high-value game for a similarly valued game (or bundle).
Request GeekList: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/47528
Discussion Thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/454711
Key dates (all times PACIFIC TIME):
Open for posting games: Thursday, October 22nd (8:00 am Pacific) until Friday, October 30th (8:00 am Pacific)
Want list submission period: Friday, October 30th (8:00 am Pacific) until Sunday, November 1st (7:00 pm Pacific) - no extensions!
Results posted: about an hour thereafter.
Since this is going to be an unorthodox math trade, please read the rules below.
Each entry to this math trade must have a value of at least $80 measured by the online retail price (for in-print games), or recent BGG Marketplace sales (for out-of-print games). GeekPrices can help you assess the value of your OOP games (please consider tipping spielboy for his support).
If an individual game is not valued above $80, it is highly recommended that entries be of either the "Pick n Games" variety (where the winner chooses n number of games from the ones listed in that entry), or of the "Pick n Points of Games" (where the winner selects games from a menu of options, and may select up to n points worth of games). See the first two entries of the geeklist for an example of each of these types. These offerings must be added as "Outside the Scope of BGG" (game id 23953) and must include the +altname+ brief description -altname- format in the description of your item.
Use of the On-Line Want List Generator (OLWLG) is required for this event (please remember to tip JeffyJeff some GG for his support).
Gift certificates are only permitted for online game stores and must be in a denomination greater than or equal to $80 (denominations smaller than $80 may be used as sweetener). Traders receiving a gift certificate at the end of the trade are asked to contribute $2 to BGG since gift certificates in trades circumvent the BGG Marketplace ($2.00 is approximately 3% of $65, the value of an $80 bundle minus shipping costs). Gift certificate arbitrage is not allowed.
Geekgold, cash and non-gaming items are NOT allowed in this trade.
In your listing, you are expected to describe the following as accurately as is reasonably possible: the condition of the box (even if it's in shrink), condition and completeness of components and rules, and the language and edition of your item. This includes sweeteners.
Clearly state your shipping restrictions and precisely how much of the shipping you will cover (minimum of $10). State your zip code so others can estimate additional costs.
All items in an offering are to be listed using either the GAMEID formatting (Hansa) or a link to the game's page (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/8989). 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.
If you've been reported as a bad trader, you cannot participate.
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.4 with duplicate protection.
SEED=1010101, ITERATIONS=101, METRIC=USERS-TRADING
Other notes: Please do not delete items or sweeteners once you have listed them. You can always submit a blank want list for an entry if you've traded it away before the deadline.
Only errors by the moderator will invalidate the results.
In the case of problems after the results are posted, they will at most invalidate only the affected trade chain(s) and not the entire result set. In addition if a problem can be resolved by the most directly affected party or parties, then that will be the preferred course of action.
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