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futhee wrote:
27%??? that's it???? how many lists are in?
Considering the number of games listed, that seems pretty fair. Close to 200 games changing hands so far, with a reasonable expectation that the number will increase?


There are many games that have uneven values. Expensive games tend to have very small want lists, so it's easy to not have matches found. Cheap games are often unpopular, so people list them knowing that the odds of finding a trade are slim. In both cases, it only takes one person to want the game to create a match though...

I wonder if gift certificates artificially boost the trade numbers though. Arbitrage makes it more likely that some of those items will "trade", even though they might be traded to the same person who offered them. So the real number of games changing hands might be somewhat smaller.
 
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Most importantly, the few users whose games I want have submitted their lists! I might actually get something this time!
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Will anyone be holding a 48 hr speed math trade once this is over?
 
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futhee wrote:
27%??? that's it???? how many lists are in?
uhh... 27% is very very high...
 
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futhee wrote:
27%??? that's it???? how many lists are in?
27% is a pretty reasonable overall percentage for games trading. Looks like about 2/3 of users have submitted, so it could/should get even higher.
When there was 50% of the users in we had a 23% trade rating.

At 66% we moved up to 27%.

I believe Ian might be right.
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The December trade moved 349 of 991 items (35.2%). Note that this is less than the 1017 items entered because items from users who don't submit want lists are ignored.
 
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Apologies to anyone interested in my items. I don't think I'm going to make it to this TABScon so I won't be trading.
 
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80% of want lists in.

35% of games traded...
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I've been in contact with Chu Chu, who I think just missed hitting the final submit button. I realize Jonny5 is most likely just going to leave his lists blank.

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We have 82.6% of lists in.

Right now there is a 36% trade score.
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Just submitted.. up at 90% lists in now.
 
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Good. Here's hoping I can nab some games and if not, certificates!

If I happen to get several certificates, can I combine them to make one big order? Never used them in an online store before.
 
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We have 82.6% of lists in.

Right now there is a 36% trade score.
That seems like an impressive trade rate... already beating the December results, although I think that fewer games were listed.
 
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Good. Here's hoping I can nab some games and if not, certificates!

If I happen to get several certificates, can I combine them to make one big order? Never used them in an online store before.
I don't work for an online store, nor do I represent one, but I'm sure that you'd be able to do just that.

 
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cRuShInAt0r wrote:
Just submitted.. up at 90% lists in now.
You created a lower percentage of trades!!! angry

Down to 35% of games traded. But over 250 games traded.
 
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cRuShInAt0r wrote:
Just submitted.. up at 90% lists in now.
You created a lower percentage of trades!!! :angry:

Is that possible? I thought the algorithm maximized the number of trades being made, ensuring that the number wouldn't go down as more want lists were included?

Maybe someone tightened up their want lists and resubmitted, causing a reduction in the total number of trades. Seems more likely from my (limited) understanding of how this works.
 
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Belash wrote:
cRuShInAt0r wrote:
Just submitted.. up at 90% lists in now.
You created a lower percentage of trades!!! angry

Down to 35% of games traded. But over 250 games traded.
Well that was my goal... *shrug*

I'd like some trades.. so maybe I need to loosen my wants...
 
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I had the same thought when it happened earlier as well.

But, I don't think it creates the highest percentage of trades, rather, just the highest amount of trades. So, our total amount of trades increased, but due to the high number of games Jay entered, it actually lowered the percentage.
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Well I loosened my wants anyways... re-submitted.
 
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I had the same thought when it happened earlier as well.

But, I don't think it creates the highest percentage of trades, rather, just the highest amount of trades. So, our total amount of trades increased, but due to the high number of games Jay entered, it actually lowered the percentage.
Ah! Good call. I didn't think about it that - but you're right.
 
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The December trade moved 349 of 991 items (35.2%). Note that this is less than the 1017 items entered because items from users who don't submit want lists are ignored.
Ah. Now I get it.
 
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Any computer guru out there want to make a piece of software that takes the want list, plus the results list, and creates a visual depiction of the trade network and the final trade loops that maximize it?

I ask simply because I think it would be cool to see it in all it's beauty, no other reason.

Something that vaguely looks like this...

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c'mon jayjonbeach, submit your list.
 
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Andrew...you're not actually sporting a Raptors badge, are you? First News Radio, and now the Raptors? My god...we need to have a talk! What's next? Oprah?
 
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Andrew...you're not actually sporting a Raptors badge, are you? First News Radio, and now the Raptors? My god...we need to have a talk! What's next? Oprah?
This is where I draw the line!

I even commissioned Andrew to create an updated Raptors Microbadge for me! Now I shall proudly wear it.

 
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