Welcome to BoardGameCo,
Whether you're stumbling upon our profile randomly, have been sent by a friend, or are an old customer just browsing again, here's a quick breakdown of who we are and what we do;
According to boardgamegeek, the average user spends roughly $500 a year on board games. What they don't say, is that the average user wants a lot more than $500 worth of board games each year but has to balance those wants with food, housing, school, or dozens of other things in their life.
At the same time, most users have another problem, they regularly get games that they either tire of, don't like after one play, or someone else in the group has a copy anyway, and their own copy just gathers dust on the shelf.
The end result is that we have two problems; a lack of financially being able to buy all the games you'd like, plus the problem of what to do with games that aren't justifying their place in your collection. There are a few ways to handle this problem, but none are ideal. You can run an auction on the geek or sell your games on ebay, but you'll usually wind up with far less cash back then you want, for a lot more effort then you thought. You can donate them to goodwill or the like, only to have them picked up by someone who doesn't appreciate what a designer board game is, and after 2 pages of rules it gets tossed in the trash. Or you can try to trade them with other users, but with nearly 90% of trades taking place consisting of one game for one game, it's simply not efficient. By the time you finally get ahold of someone willing to trade (no easy feat in itself, as most users tend to get frustrated by having most attempts to trade result in a lack of response at all, let alone a positive response), you wind up paying $10-$20 in shipping, plus giving up a game, all in order to get a single $30-$40 game in return.
That's where we come in. Since we trade as a business, we offer a HUGE overlap in wants and haves, all of which enable you to trade anywhere from 2-3 games, to as many as 20-30 all at one time. And we respond 100% of the time. We do ask for more game value in return for this service, but you'll walk away a whole lot better off then shipping a dozen different trades and paying for each one, as well as the savings in time and energy from just trying to make a trade happen.
We've helped thousands of users on the geek easily convert old and unused games for the latest hotness, in a quick an efficient manner that leaves everyone happy, and if you haven't traded with us yet, we'd love to welcome you to the club.
To make things even easier, we even offer you access to our shipping discount with fedex to cut down your costs even further! (the larger the package the bigger the savings...on packages under 10 lbs priority is sometimes cheaper)
We're looking forward to serving you and hope to provide the best possible service that we can!
With best regards,