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Calgary Cardboard Roundup No-Ship Math Trade I

In time for the long winter season ahead, I am launching the first Calgary-area (in Alberta, Canada) Cardboard Roundup no-ship math trade.
Round up those unused, unwanted, unloved or unplayed games and give them a new home!


Trade GeekList: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/49043
Request GeekList: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/49044

On-Line Want List Generator (OLWLG) will be required for this event.
Please remember to tip JeffyJeff & cokasaki some GG for their programs.

Key Dates & Times (MOUNTAIN TIME - Take Note of AM/PM):
Open for posting games: Immediately until Sunday, December 13 (6:00 PM)
Want list submission period: Sunday, December 13 (6:00 PM) until Wednesday, December 16 (6:00 PM)
Results shortly thereafter!

Rules:

d10-1 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 at the Brentwood Co-op in NW Calgary on Saturday, December 19th at 4pm to exchange games traded. You'll either need to be in attendance or have someone proxy (drop off and pick up) for you at the meetup. If you cannot make it, then you will be responsible for making suitable pickup/delivery arrangements (including shipping costs if required).

d10-2 Do not delete or remove items from your entries once you have submitted them!

If you trade/sell or for any other reason cannot trade the item as listed before the end of the Math Trade, edit the geeklist item and strike out the text (Example: EXAMPLE; to do this: [ - ] EXAMPLE [ / - ] minus the spaces), change the Game ID to 23953 (Outside the Scope of BGG) and add +altname+ Item Withdrawn/Relisted -altname- and submit a blank wantlist for the item.

You can add items to your entries as sweeteners once they have been listed; however, you may NOT then remove such sweeteners (as someone may have added the item to their list because of said sweetener).

d10-3 Gift certificates, Geekgold, and non Board Game/RPG items are all permitted. Gift certificate and GG arbitrage is NOT permitted. Cash offerings will NOT be permitted.

d10-4 Non-game entries (DVDs/CDs/GG/Gift Certificates etc) must be listed as Outside the Scope of BGG (Game ID: 23953), Miscellaneous Game Accessory (Game ID: 5985) or Miscellaneous Game Merchandise (Game ID: 22104) and must include the +altname+ brief description -altname- format in the description of your item. Use of the +altname+ brief description -altname- will only work if one of these is selected as the main item, and will NOT work for sweeteners.

Therefore, 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, you are required use "Miscellaneous Game Accessory" to help avoid confusion.

d10-5 In your entries you are required to describe the condition of the components & box as best as possible for all items you are trading (ie. You are required to describe the condition of games which are New (In Shrink) and any included Sweetners).

For games which have multiple languages and editions, you also required to specify the language and edition of your item.

For games which are not being sent in shrink you are required to inventory the components and list anything missing. Do not assume that the game is complete, even if you have never played the game and just removed the shrink. Please list if the game is coming from a smoke free environment or not.

If the game and/or expansion you are listing is a "Print & Play" you are required to make that clear in the description (give specifics what it was printed on, mounted on, etc).

If you are listing an expansion, and you would like to reference the base game in the description; be clear one way or the other if you are including the base game or not. Do not include a link to the base game unless you are including it (ie. if you include a link to the base game, you will be required to send the base game).

If you do not list a condition, missing components, edition or smoking details the game will be considered to be in excellent to mint condition, complete, English language and from a non-smoking home.

d10-6 Sweeteners are required to be listed using the GAMEID formatting (Example: Coloretto; to do this: [ G A M E I D = XXXX ] minus the spaces). To find the Game ID simply search the game and at the right hand side of the games page is listed the Game ID. For example, Coloretto's game id is 5782. If you don't use this format your sweeteners won't show up in the OLWLG properly.

Do NOT include links to other game's BGG page in your entry unless you are actually including them as a sweetener. Again, if you include a link to a game in your description you will be required to ship that game.

If you would like to include a link to a game you are NOT including; use www.tinyurl.com (or a similiar service) to create a link that will redirect to the game's page (Example: http://tinyurl.com/my4h67 instead of http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5782 or Coloretto), or use one of the pictures from the game's listing (Example: See Below, to do this: [ I m a g e I D = XXXX ] minus the spaces). To find the Image ID simply search the game, and find the picture you would like to link, at the left hand side of the image page is listed the Image ID. For example, the main image for Coloretto's Image ID is 149765. If you don't use this format your items will show up as sweeteners, and you will be required to ship that game.



d10-7 If you are offering a Pick X number of games from a list you are required to listed it as Outside the Scope of BGG (Game ID: 23953), Miscellaneous Game Accessory (Game ID: 5985) or Miscellaneous Game Merchandise (Game ID: 22104) and must include the +altname+ Pick X -altname- in the description. Use of the +altname+ brief description -altname- will only work if one of these is selected as the main item, and will not work for sweeteners. Therefore if you are allowing a person to pick from multiple sweeteners and are including a specific game; you are required to listed it as Outside the Scope of BGG (Game ID: 23953), Miscellaneous Game Accessory (Game ID: 5985) or Miscellaneous Game Merchandise (Game ID: 22104) and must include the +altname+ GAME NAME + Pick X -altname-.

d10-8 There is no list cap; therefore, you can submit an unlimited number of items. If there is something you really hope to see someone post; please list it in the Request GeekList.

d10-9 If you've been reported as a bad trader, you cannot participate. If you try to, I will remove your entries. If you see someone posting entries who is a bad trader, please let me know. I reserve the right to submit a blank want list on behalf of any items (though unlikely). If I do submit a blank want list on your behalf; I will notify you via GeekMail.

d10-1d10-0 You are NOT permitted to include links to where you are selling the item/game (example BGG Marketplace link/E-bay link). This makes your entry look like you are only trying to sell your game and not looking to trade it. As this is a Trade list, items here should be those you are looking to trade not advertise for sale.

d10-1d10-1 You will be required to periodically check your entries for Comments, and respond to them as appropriate. The OLWLG will let you know if any of your items have unanswered comments.

d10-1d10-2 You will be submitting your want list using the OLWLG.

It is best to work on your want list and submit it early, so you don't miss the deadline. If you need to make changes after it is submitted, you can make the necessary changes and then resubmit it any time during the submission period (this does not cause any extra work for me, so feel free to do this as often as needed).

If you will be unavailable during the want list submission period but still wish to participate, contact me directly and we can discuss alternatives.

Creating want lists is not the same as submitting them. To submit them you will need to click on the "Submit My Wants" button. If you're not sure how to find this, consult the documentation referenced above or ask in the discussion thread. When you submit your want lists, you will receive a confirming GeekMail. If you do not get one, your want lists have not been submitted. Your want lists in the GeekMail may be truncated - this is fine.

Other useful information:
OLWLG Guides: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/30011
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/32005 (Duplicate protection)
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/159648
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/OLWLG

Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.4 with duplicate protection. METRIC=USERS-TRADING

Note: Only errors by the moderator will invalidate the results.

Also in the case that there is a problem after the results are posted, at most it will only invalidate the affected trade chain(s) and not the entire results set. In addition if the problem can be resolved by the most directly affected party or parties, then that is perfectly acceptable.

If you've never used the OLWLG before:

1) Follow this link - http://bgg.activityclub.org/olwlg/bgglogin.cgi
2) Enter your BGG name and click on "Send Now".
3) You will receive a GeekMail containing your own personal link to the new OLWLG.
4) For assistance using the OLWLG please see the links provided above.
 
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Re: Calgary Cardboard Roundup No-Ship Math Trade I
The results are in:

http://bgg.activityclub.org/olwlg/trades-summary.cgi?format=...

Num trades = 13 of 60 items (21.7%)
Num groups = 3
Group sizes = 8 3 2

6 users out of 10 traded at least one item.

Thanks to everyone who participated. If you'd like to see another Calgary no-ship math trade in the future, please let me know. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
 
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Re: Calgary Cardboard Roundup No-Ship Math Trade I
The trade date & location are as follows:

Where: Brentwood Co-Op
4122 Brentwood Road NW
Calgary AB T2P 1J9

Brentwood Coop Auditorium. Enter through main doors, turn right, take another right at the bakery section and head downstairs to the auditorium.

When: Dec 19th at 4pm.

There is also a Meetup & Annual Christmas Game Exchange happening that day. See details below:

http://boardgames.meetup.com/33/calendar/11976151/?a=ce1p_gr...
 
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Hello Calgarians! This is my first time running a math trade, so any comments/feedback are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you in December!
 
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Finally. A no-ship math trade in Calgary. But I don't know if I can participate. I am a little concerned over rule 1:

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d10-1 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 at the Brentwood Co-op in NW Calgary on Saturday, December 19th at 4pm to exchange games traded. You'll either need to be in attendance or have someone proxy (drop off and pick up) for you at the meetup. If you cannot make it then you will be fully responsible for the shipping costs to deliver your games to/from their recipients.
I always work on Saturdays and I cannot make the meetup. Is there any way we can add stipulations to the listings such as "cannot make it to the meetup - must be willing to make other arrangements"? Or can anybody arrange a neutral drop off/pick up location, such as a game store?
 
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No problem, Fred. I've adjusted the rules accordingly. Enjoy the trade.
 
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I've extended the trade deadline one week to Sunday, December 13th to get some more games out. Tell your Calgary gamer friends!

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What time today?
 
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Results will be posted by 9pm.
 
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Awesome! Thanks very much!

Sharc wrote:
Results will be posted by 9pm.
 
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Thanks so much for organizing this Marc!
 
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