Fire & Ice Convention 2020 - The Math Trade
2020 Fire & Ice convention (in Manitowoc, WI) is fast approaching, and our tradition - for 12 years now - is to have a no-ship math trade. Past years' trades have been hugely successful - last year we had over 800 items and almost 27% of those traded!
This is a no-ship math trade. That means you don't have to pay shipping costs. 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.
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.
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. There is also a video guide by boathouselooper here...
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Online Want List Generator use is required for creating your want lists. (please remember to tip JeffyJeff some GG for his support)Jeff MichaudUnited States
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Open for posting games: Wednesday, January 22nd, 10pm to Sunday, February 9th, 10pm.
Want list submission period: Sunday, February 9th, 10pm to Monday, February 17th at 10pm.
Want lists and results will be publicly posted shortly thereafter.
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 remember that this is a no-ship event. We will be meeting up on Saturday, February 22nd at 5pm 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 meet-up. 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.
OK - some simple rules - please take a few minutes to read them:
This is a no-shipping event. All exchanges are to be made at the Fire & Ice Con at 5pm on Saturday, February 22nd (or by alternate arrangements made ahead of time). Please try to not be late, and try not to sign up to play games at that time - it's not fair on everyone else if people have to go looking for you.
If you cannot attend in person, you can still participate but you must find someone who is willing to act as you proxy at the convention, taking your games there for you and picking up your "winnings".
Gift certificates (GC), Geekgold (GG), DVDs and other weird items are all permitted. Please remember that BGG policy is that the winner of a GC is expected to pay a 3% commission to BGG.
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.
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.
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.
Do not edit your entries in any way which reduces their value. If, for instance, you discover a problem with a game you've already offered, you can always add it again - as a new entry - with an updated description. If you need to do this, please contact me for directions.
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 1.4a 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.
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 the silver button on the following page 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, February 9th, 2020, 10:00 PM CST
Deadline-Wants: Monday, February 17th, 2020, 10:00 PM CST
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