Friday, July 25, 2014

Collector: Toys & Games

I have been contacted by an anonymous collector with a great interest in toys and games, from any era. Broker Offers accepted on items in this category before the end of Sunday may claim a bonus 50%.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Proposal: Collect Call

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Jul 2014 09:20:51 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Collectors”:-

As a weekly action, the Broker may make a blog post announcing that a private Collector is seeking a particular Category of Good; this Category shall be selected at random by the Broker. If such a post is made, then any Seller accepting an Offer from the Broker for a Good belonging to that Category, during the remainder of that week, may claim an additional bonus Profit equal to 50% of that Offer.

Proposal: Credit Limit

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Jul 2014 09:19:53 UTC

After “The Broker or any Seller may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds that he is willing to give for the Good.” in the rule “Flea Market”, add:-

A Seller’s Offer may not be more than £50 higher than their Profit, at the time the Offer is made.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Proposal: Death of the Offer

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan. Note that the ARPANET Interface Message Processor is now arguably lost in limbo as its buyer did not claim it before this rule enacted.

Adminned at 24 Jul 2014 11:32:37 UTC

To the rule “Flea Market”, replace “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer must then reduce their own profit by the number of Pounds equal to the Offer, to gain the relevant Good into their possession.” with:-

If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the post must then reduce the profit of whoever made the Offer by a number of Pounds equal to the Offer, and add the relevant Good into the Offer-maker’s possession.

And add a new paragraph:-

A Flea Market post becomes closed immediately after an Offer within it is accepted. If no Offers have been made to a Flea Market post in the previous 48 hours, and if the post is more than 48 hours old, then any Seller may announce that that post is now closed, in a comment to that post. When a Flea Market post becomes closed, it is no longer considered to be a Flea Market post.

Fixing the problem that a Seller “must then” pay for and gain a Good, even if they are asleep at the time, and adding a time-out for unwanted goods.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Proposal: Because You’re Such a Good Customer

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Jul 2014 13:49:44 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Still My Final Offer” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

To the second paragraph of “Flea Market”, replace the sentence beginning “Once the Broker has calculated an Offer…” with the following:

Once the Broker has calculated an Offer for a Good, he will use the same Offer if the same Seller takes the same Good (or another Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance as it) to the Flea Market at a later point.

This gives people a reason to trade goods with one another. Just because the Broker’s made a low offer doesn’t mean that you couldn’t get a higher one… if you’re willing to run the risk of buying a Forgery.

Flea Market: Memorabilia

It’s…a…memorabilia…(10.21.49)

I couldn’t think of anything else to call it

Flea Market: ARPANET Interface Message Processor (11,18,74)

This is one of the original packet-switching nodes used to connect networks to the ARPANET (the forerunner of the Internet) from the late 1960s to 1989. A venerable piece of Internet history. One previous owner.

Category 11 Computers/Tablets & Networking (typical price £22), Subcategory 18 Other Computing & Networking, Significance 74. Any takers?

Proposal: Still My Final Offer

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Jul 2014 13:47:39 UTC

To the second paragraph of “Flea Market”, add:-

Once the Broker has calculated an Offer for a Good, he will use the same Offer if the same Good (or another Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance as it) is taken to the Flea Market at a later point.

This change was wiped out when PvP Haggling enacted.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Proposal: Dine and Dash

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jul 2014 20:13:31 UTC

If the proposal “PvP Haggling” is not passed, this proposal has no effect.
Otherwise, change “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer may then reduce their own profit” to read “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer must then reduce their own profit”

The fix necessary

Proposal: You and what Money?

Failed 5 votes to 1. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jul 2014 20:14:16 UTC

If the proposal “PvP Haggling” is not passed, this proposal has no effect.
Otherwise, modify “The Broker or any Seller may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds that he is willing to give for the Good.” to read “The Broker or any Seller with a positive Profit may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds up to and including their current Profit that they are willing to give for the Good.”

Grammars, and making it so you can’t go broker than broke. Remember when we used e to represent the arbitrary gender pronoun?

Flea Market: Big ol Crate

Might be handy to store other goods in? It looks like you’re going to be dealing with an influx of goods. 19.25.71, for reference, which puts its Typical Price at $9.

Proposal: PvP Haggling

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jul 2014 09:27:48 UTC

In Rule 2.4, Replace the paragraph beginning “The Broker may respond…” with:

The Broker or any Seller may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds that he is willing to give for the Good. Offers made by the Broker are equal to the Market Price of the Good divided by 100, then multiplied by a random number between 25 and 175 (generated without using the GNDT, and rounding down), then reduced by 5 (to a minimum of zero).

Replace the paragraph beginning “Within 24 hours…” with:

Within 24 hours of an Offer being posted on an Flea Market post, the Seller who made the post may Accept the Offer in a comment to the Flea Market post, then may remove the relevant Good from their possession to gain a number of Pounds equal to the Offer. If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer may then reduce their own profit by the number of Pounds equal to the Offer, to gain the relevant Good into their possession. No more than one Offer can be Accepted for any one Flea Market post.

Let’s give Sellers the ability to buy and sell goods from one another.

Flea Market: Bassett-Lowke 0-gauge Flying Scotsman in original box

The Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam train in the world. This 0-gauge 20-inch model train is a collectors’ item, with only 350 in existence. 12-14 volts DC motor with custom revised gear; suitable for 2 and 3 rail operation (switch located in the cab). Category 10, Subcategory 42, Significance 96. What am I bid?

Proposal: My Final Offer

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jul 2014 09:26:49 UTC

To the second paragraph of “Flea Market”, add:-

Once an Offer has been made for a Good, if the same Good (or another Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance as it) is taken to the Flea Market, it will receive the same Offer instead of an Offer being randomly generated.

If any Offers were accepted which differed from earlier duplicate Offers on the same Goods (or other Goods with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance), the Pounds gained from accepting each such Offer shall be deducted from its Seller’s Profit.

Discouraging people from bringing the same item back a few times to try to get a better offer (or sound out the chances of it being Rare or Forged). The maths of the ideal selling point under that system is a bit interesting, but the spam isn’t.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Proposal: Unwanted Gold

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 Jul 2014 08:20:38 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Flea Market”:-

A Seller may take a Good to the Flea Market by reducing their own profit by £2 and posting a blog entry with the title “Flea Market:” followed by the name of the Good, or a string similar to its name. This is known as a Flea Market post. A Seller may not make a Flea Market post if they already have one to which the Broker has not responded.

The Broker may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds that he is willing to give for the Good. This is equal to the Market Price of the Good divided by 100, then multiplied by a random number between 25 and 175 (generated without using the GNDT, and rounding down), then reduced by 5 (to a minimum of zero).

Within 24 hours of an Offer being posted on an Flea Market post, the Seller who made the post may remove the relevant Good from their possession to gain a number of Pounds equal to the Offer.

Innacuracies

I think the Typical Prices of the categories 16, 18, and 19 on the Second-hand goods page are wrong. They are listed as $15, $22, and $27, respectively, when 250/20, 250/9, and 250/27 come out to $12, $27, and $9, respectively. Anything I missed?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Proposal: Radioactive Potato

Failed with more against votes than quorum, 1 vote to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 Jul 2014 08:20:16 UTC

Add a new rule, “Winning” that reads as follows:

A Seller achieves victory upon gaining 3 or more Rare Goods, and no Forgeries. The Seller is to be notified by the Broker of the Seller’s fulfillment of the victory conditions, and is then afforded the opportunity to create a Declaration of Victory

I prefer getting a win condition in early which can be tweaked as we go along. Arrow if you get the reference!