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Aaron Gelb
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I'm not sure what a mathtrade is, and how does one determine trade value. Is there an actual concrete scale?

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asgelb wrote:

I'm not sure what a mathtrade is, and how does one determine trade value. Is there an actual concrete scale?

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A math trade is a trade in which many people participate. See this post for all the gritty details:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93555

Trade value is based off alot of factors so there is no concrete scale. You have to take into account condition, availablility, desireablity, and original price.

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Re: What are math trades, and exactly determines "trade valu
asgelb wrote:
how does one determine trade value. Is there an actual concrete scale?


How could there be?

Boardgames, like all collectible things, are only ever worth whatever someone else is willing to give for them. All kinds of things affect that relationship, rarity, condition, popularity, original cost, recent sales, etc, etc. Typically though, if you can fix a reasonable dollar cost, via online retailers, recent ebay auctions, etc, that's a good start.

Another really good benchmark is to check the game's listing page, and look at the number of copies offered for trade versus how many people want it. The higher the wanted/offered ratio is, the more likely you've got something worthwhile.
 
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Re: What are math trades, and exactly determines "trade valu
He might have thought you rate your wants according to a scale, so 10=definitely want and so on.

But in any case, Regai's link above should clear things up.
 
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Re: What are math trades, and exactly determines "trade valu
Regai wrote:
Trade value is based off alot of factors so there is no concrete scale. You have to take into account condition, availablility, desireablity, and original price.


Not so much original price as current price. Also, price online tends to be more important than MSRP. Also, historical price matters. For instance, Die Macher has reduced trade value after the Tanga sale because a lot of cheap copies got into the market.
 
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Re: What are math trades, and exactly determines "trade valu
asgelb wrote:
What ... exactly determines "trade value"


You and the person with whom you are trying to trade.
 
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