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For example, say I have the Castle Ravenloft board game available for trade (which I do). Is there a way for me to click on something somewhere that will search everyone's "want" list matching that game and then compile what they have up for offer as a potential trade?

The current mechanism doesn't seem to support this. Instead it compares what I've tagged as a "want" up against what I am offering up as a "trade". This is great but it requires that I am explicit about what I want up front. My goal is to be able to window shop a bit more and simply see what my options may be.

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I follow ya, and this very feature you're looking for gets asked about every now and then. But nope, there ain't a way to window shop like that. Your only option is to look at everyone who has the game on their want list and see what they - individually - have for trade.
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Is there a way to see what others are willing to trade for a particular game?

even if the system as Samu indicated let you browse as you ask... do note that has no relationship to what they are will to trade for that particular game... that is only something the other person knows The system only as you said has folks having two lists... games wanted in trade and games up for trade, no way to specify (outside of a math trade) what one is actually will to trade for a specific game
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Thanks for the quick reply! I had a feeling this was the case but had hoped there was a link somewhere I just wasn't seeing.

It's a shame really as I think this feature would be quite popular. In addition, from a database query perspective it would be quite easy to achieve as it could simply do a group by and return a list of unique games matching the item up for offer. Clicking on that game could then show the pople offering it.

Do you know if there is a place to suggest a feature or make a wish for a feature? If so, I'd love to throw this out to BGG for consideration.
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
do note that has no relationship to what they are will to trade for that particular game... that is only something the other person knows


Quite true, but that's ultimately the case with any trade.

I personally try to match up what the current selling price is for the game I have vs. the game they have. If it's close or in the favor of the other party, I make the offer. I'd probably treat the "window shopping" feature the same way.

Thanks for your quick reply.
 
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btw, just in case you didn't know about them, there is also always...

Math Trades

easier for some of us than trying to negotiate a direct trade
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Under Bazaar tab at top go to trades. Once there, go to custom search. Under "Your Trades" click the game(s) that you want to trade and click search. This will search for games that you want that people are willing to trade for the game(s) chosen. So as long as it is in trade list you can do this and it will only show games that you want.
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Castle Ravenloft currently has 289 people wanting it. I think you can see that an open-ended list of what they have to offer would be IMMENSE.
 
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