North East Wisconsin (NEW) Gameapalooza- 2013 No-Ship Math Trade
- Brent GallmannUnited States
NorthEast Wisconsin Gameapalooza - NEW Game Convention
will be held the weekend of October 19-20th in Oshkosh, WI .
NEW is the replacement of the venerable Oshcon Convention. With the NEW changes to our Oshkosh convention, we’ve decided to include a No-SHIP Math Trade.
This is the first time this convention (and me) has run a Math trade. Therefore, please provide feedback on anything we should be doing to make this better in the future as we feel our way through it this first year.
What is a No-Ship Math Trade?
A Math Trade is a way to trade games with a large group of people, mathematically, to ensure maximum trades are executed for everyone involved.
A No-Ship Math Trade means you can trade a ton of games but don't have to pay any shipping costs (which are ridiculously expensive these days). It's a great way for you to trade with other local gamers, getting rid of those unwanted or underplayed games for other things you might want to try at no cost.
If you don't know how a math trade works, please feel free to contact me and I can talk you through the basics, or feel free to ask questions in the discussion thread. Demo Video: There is also a cool video guide by our very own boathouselooper here...
Even if you can't make it to the con, there are plenty of us who attend and we will be more than happy to be your proxy at the exchange - although it's always great to see you there.
Discussion Thread: Used to discuss all things related to this Math Trade
Request GeekList: Used to alert people of games you are really looking to trade for.
Trade List: Used to list all the games you are willing to trade in this Math Trade
Open for posting games: Now until October 6th, 10pm.
Want list submission period: Sunday, October 6th, 10pm to Saturday, October 12th at 12am (Friday midnight).
Want lists and results will be publicly posted shortly thereafter.
Online Want List Generator use is required for creating your want lists. (please remember to tip JeffyJeff some GG for his support)
Please note that errors made by you will not invalidate the results. You will be expected to honour your trades even if you made a mistake, so carefully review your lists before submitting them. You can make changes BEFORE the end of the submission period but not after it.
This event is open to anyone who wants to participate, but please note that this is a no-ship event. We will be meeting up on Saturday, October 19th at noon to exchange games traded and you'll either need to be in attendance or have someone proxy (drop off and pick up) for you at the convention. Please make sure that you're there or someone is there for you.
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.
This is a no-shipping event. All exchanges are your responsibility. If you have not made other arrangements, your games are expected to be at the NEW convention at noon.
Gift certificates, Geekgold (GG), DVDs and all other geeky stuff are all permitted.
Gift certificate and GG arbitrage are NOT allowed. (i.e. You cannot put someone else's gift certificate entry on the want lists for a gift certificate you are offering in an attempt to "trade up", the same is true for GG). Yon CAN swap GG for GCs and vice versa, and you can trade down in value with GCs.
Non-game entries must be added as "Outside the Scope of BGG" (game id 23953), Miscellaneous Game Merchandise (game id 22104) or "Miscellaneous Game Accessory" (game id 5985), and use the "altname" tags - if you don't know what those are, please ask.
If you are offering an expansion for which there is no entry in BGG (for instance expansion cards handed out at Essen) and NOT the base game, please use "Miscellaneous Game Accessory" to help avoid confusion.
You are expected to describe, as accurately as is reasonably possible, the condition (components and box), language and edition of your item in the description. This includes sweeteners if they are physical items (i.e. not GG).
For games not brand new (in shrink) you must inventory the game's components and list anything missing. Do not assume it's complete. Also, remember that just because something is "new in shrink" that doesn't mean that you shouldn't disclose any dings. It might not matter to you, but it matters to some people.
Finally - you are expected to periodically check during the item submission period, and preferably during the want list submission period, to see if anyone has commented on your entries. People often ask questions of items - most commonly because you have forgotten to state a version or language - and you should check in to address such questions in a timely manner should they arise, so that everyone then has the correct information available.
This is a very easy thing to do. Just click on "Subscribe" under each of your entries. If someone adds a comment, you will receive a notification and a link directly to that comment.
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.4 with duplicate protection. SEED=1234567, ITERATIONS=100, METRIC=USERS-TRADING
Please not that for this event, the order of the items on your want lists makes NO difference.
Want list submission
You can start creating your want lists any time after the start of the event.
Please note that it's best to work on your want lists and submit them early - you can always make changes and resubmit later. This will prevent you from being left out if you forget the deadline.
Submissions may be made at any time after the submission period begins.
Remember that you may have saved your want lists, but they have NOT been submitted until you press the green button in step 4 and received a confirming Geekmail.
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 - before you submit and at least once before the deadline - to correct any errors.
Please note: Sometimes real life intrudes on us unexpectedly. If I'm a little late posting something, please bear with me.
So enter lots of items and have fun!
Deadline-Offers: Sunday, October 6th, 2013, 10:00 PM CST
Deadline-Wants: Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 12:00 AM CST
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