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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #25

BTW, I always mention this restriction every year because someone inevitably asks.

GenCon has to do this or the entire open air sections of the convention center would be full of Magic and other small item vendors who in addition to causing foot traffic issues would *not* be paying for a booth. That would make selling space inside difficult if not impossible which is bad for everyone *including* imo the vendors.

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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #26

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As far as I know, the training and GT runs have to be over early b/c we will need to clear the hall by 8:00. So 8:15ish would be a good time for some token trading to happen. Any monetary transactions can take place outside.

I plan on being there - I have a couple trades/deals to take place.
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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #27

Can someone see if Dave could be bribed to show up and run a quick token transmute then? I'd really like to get those rods safely stowed away before all the hustle and bustle starts.

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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #28

The entire ICC is actually private property, I do believe they can have you removed from that property, even if you do not have a badge. You couldn't go into a Walmart and start selling stuff to someone. Just follow the advice of the more experienced players and conclude your business outside :)

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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #29

henwy wrote: Can someone see if Dave could be bribed to show up and run a quick token transmute then? I'd really like to get those rods safely stowed away before all the hustle and bustle starts.

Do you know how long that line would be for him?
There Is no way in hell it would be a quick transmute.
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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #30

I dunno... A single transmute session for RODS ONLY would be a very short line, and make some folks very happy and relieved.

I'm not saying Dave would have the time for it... but I don't think it would take a long time.
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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #31

Raven wrote: I dunno... A single transmute session for RODS ONLY would be a very short line, and make some folks very happy and relieved.

I'm not saying Dave would have the time for it... but I don't think it would take a long time.


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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #32

Raven wrote: I dunno... A single transmute session for RODS ONLY would be a very short line, and make some folks very happy and relieved.

I'm not saying Dave would have the time for it... but I don't think it would take a long time.

If you open it up for that, then someone will want their relic/ legendary as well.
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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #33

Would this be a bit unfair to the people wanting relics/Legendarys yes, but it would limit his line on Thurs-Sunday, as there are quite a few people I know waiting until gencon to do the Rod Transmute.
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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #34

bpsymington wrote: Any monetary transactions can take place outside.


There are lots of reasons why the following couldn't or wouldn't be done, but GenCon is all about fantasy, so here's my dream:

TD sponsors a traders' guild. If two parties work out a deal that involves cash, they fill out a slip with their badge numbers on it, buyer takes it to the TD store who collects the cash (no credit cards) and validates the slip (ka-chunk). The buyer returns to the seller to trade the slip and any tokens that are part of the deal to the seller, and they swap.

The slip of course if full of legal mumbo jumbo saying TD is not responsible or liable in any way for Bad Stuff(tm) that may happen.

Later, the seller returns to the store and trades the slip for cash, less TD's vig of 5-10%(?) with a min of $1 (?) and a max of $10 (?)

Buyer can return the slip for a full refund in case the deal goes south at the last second.

OR - TD could create Platinum Dragons - gift certificate tokens in denominations of $1, $5, $10 and $100 or something. Available only at GenCon, TD sells them at face value and guarantees to buy them back for cash at 90 or 95%, or they can be used to buy stuff at the store or online. Same effect, maybe easier to deal with, but without the buyer money-back guarantee. (Yes, GP serve a lot of the same function, but there's not a quick and sure way to convert GP to cash, or for players to buy GP on-site for trading, except from vendors.)

Since all cash passes through an approved vendor the constables don't come down on anyone, and since TD gets a taste it helps compensate for the hassle of bringing on an extra volunteer to help run it, and it makes it safe for buyers and sellers to (effectively) swap cash on-site without risking their badges.

Third option - TD offers to just buy and sell GP at the store. Almost everyone will hate that one, and I just list it for the sake of completeness.

I would use either service, especially for smaller deals where I don't want to run across the street for a $5 deal. (The more I think about it, I like the second one best.)

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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #35

Brad Mortensen wrote: OR - TD could create Platinum Dragons - gift certificate tokens in denominations of $1, $5, $10 and $100 or something.


What if TD created something like a "TD Gold Piece" (actually a Silver piece) worth $5 ?

People could sell *ahem* trade their tokens for these Silver pieces, and the Silver could always be used at the TD desk for full value towards the purchase of any TD merchandise or tokens.

Oh wait - These already exist!
I'm kinda sad they aren't available for purchase at the TD merchandise desk any more :(

As a note: Anyone who wants to give me TD Silver Pieces instead of cash for any trade we're doing, I am totally cool with that!
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Re: Wednesday trading at GenCon 6 years 3 months ago #36

Raven wrote:

Brad Mortensen wrote: OR - TD could create Platinum Dragons - gift certificate tokens in denominations of $1, $5, $10 and $100 or something.


What if TD created something like a "TD Gold Piece" (actually a Silver piece) worth $5 ?

People could sell *ahem* trade their tokens for these Silver pieces, and the Silver could always be used at the TD desk for full value towards the purchase of any TD merchandise or tokens.

Oh wait - These already exist!
I'm kinda sad they aren't available for purchase at the TD merchandise desk any more :(

As a note: Anyone who wants to give me TD Silver Pieces instead of cash for any trade we're doing, I am totally cool with that!

I have 1 TD silver piece left and it is yours..for any future trading we do. Just give me credit towards it
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