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Robyn Z
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I have been learning while trying to trade with people. that an equal assumption of a game is ignored.

What is the best place to find the estimated value of games?

I really could care less about the value just want to trade games i do not like for games i do. Seems a lot of people do not actually play the games in his or her collection, they just enjoy collecting.
 
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Ultimately value is very subjective but the best tools for finding the actual market value of a game are:

For new, in shrink, in print titles:
http://www.boardgameprices.com/

For used and out of print titles:
http://www.spielboy.com/
http://www.ebay.com/ (after searching for the game click on "sold listings" under "show only" on the left side of the page)

The two links above will show you actual selling prices for the game in question in various conditions.

Keep in mind that BGG marketplace and Amazon 3rd party listings can be grossly inflated and not reflect what people are actually paying for a game, whereas ebay and spielboy sold listings give you a factual view of actual market value.

That said, always pay attention to the most recent sales as valuation can rise and fall sharply based on availability, and you generally want to ignore the outliers. (highest/lowest sale prices)

On spielboy always hover over those colored diamond data points to see the selling notes. Sometimes a low price is only a parts or damaged game, and very high ones can be post-auction listings that were a bundle of other titles listed together.
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In my opinion after trying to make trade offers for a while that although you might have something that has a high market value it doesn't necessarily mean that the person you're trading it with is willing to pay that price or is valuing your game at that price.

In my experience trading via math trade has done very well. You get better value for your games and you get to pick and choose what games you want.
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I hear you Timothy, and I'm also a big fan of Math Trading.

That said you can be very successful finding one-on-one trades here on BGG as long as you keep a few things in mind:
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/16137679#16137679
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Also to the OP although you may not care about the value of your games the other person may. When you offer a trade it is easy to offend someone else when you offer something of very low value for something of theirs that is higher.
 
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yeah one person said that he gets a lot of office for stuff that is of lower value. the trade i offered was equal but he was telling me he gets insulted when people do.

I have been looking forward to a math trade but none have popped up yet in my area
 
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there's always the forum...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/22/boardgamegeek/game-val...
which is labeled in the site forum list as... "Post here if you are looking to find the value of your game."
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