Geert Vinaskov
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How can I propose a trade with an user who has no "want in trades"?

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I would try via GM.
Also, you can always send a trade, even if one (or both) of the sides of the items to trade is empty.
You can still put more information in one of the other fields.
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Geert Vinaskov wrote:
How can I propose a trade with an user who has no "want in trades"?

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Have patience and don't be surprised if they don't respond to any form of communication (PM, trade rec, etc).

You may need to be ready to purchase from them, if trading isn't there thing - so get your valuations ready.

 
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Check their user profile to make sure they've logged in recently. No point in GMing someone who hasn't signed on in a year.
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ah, a classic - gamers with 150 games in their "want in trade" list and only Risk and Monopoly in their "for trade" one.

My current way of working is that for me to even propose a trade there's 5 checks. Fail any of them and I'm not even going to bother.

- gamer has real games for trade
- gamer wants games from my list
- gamer logs in every day
- gamer has a good trade rating
- gamer lives close by for shipping purposes

Even with all those checks you only get about a 50% response rate to even an inquiry about a trade.
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eddy_sterckx wrote:
- gamer has real games for trade

What are real games?

The thing is, I'm interested in games that are "lower ranked" by BGG-standards.

Often, these are things like old school games, simple fillers, childrens games, ... I can use them as gifts-for-no-reason for friends or children in the family. I also like bad, unsuccesful, ugly games cause I'm interested in new and different game mechanics.

The problem is that it's very easy to put highprofile games in your want and for trade list, and find matches. I'm looking for someone to trade "piles of not-really games" with.
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