Comment: Note (1/5/08): Seriously, sending me an offer to buy a game is a waste of time. Save your mouseclicks. My note from nearly two years (!) ago (below) is still quite true. Nothing like having kids and a job that will suck your freetime away! Note (1/11/06): I am not going to be buying ANY games in the near future. I have over 250 unplayed games on my shelves, and little time to play them, so please save yourself the time of sending me an offer for me to buy one of your games, as I'll just end up declining it anyway. Thanks!
Likes: My daughter and my wife
Dislikes: Anyone who messes with my daughter and my wife
I like Adventure Games and Role-Playing Games primarily, although I also enjoy some types of driving games. Just ask if you have something I don't have on my wanted list!
I'm willing to sell some games, please feel free to ask. I am not interested in buying any games right now -- I'd rather setup a trade if you have something I want.
Notes on my wanted list: Boxes
: Although I always prefer getting boxes, I am flexible on this. Manuals
: I'm a little less flexible on manuals (I really like getting the manuals for games, even if they are only a few pages), unless the full manual is on CD like some re-releases of games. Condition
: I have listed the conditions as a guideline only, and is primarily slated to the relative age of the game. In general, I think newer games would normally be in better overall shape than older ones. I'm pretty flexible on this rule, except for the fact that CD's must be in decent condition - I hate games where my PC has troubles reading the CD's because of bad scratches. However, I realize that all game CD's will have a few scratches, and that is perfectly normal.
In any case, feel free to propose a trade - I'm pretty flexible, and everything above is just a guideline. Box, manual, and conditions on my wanted list are just there for relative guidance, and are not set in stone!
Due to increased shipping costs, I will most likely be very reluctant to be shipping to Europe and/or Asia anymore. The costs have reached a point where a reasonable shipping speed costs ~ $12 to $15 per game (for complete games) - simply too expensive for used games. There are some select games that I may be willing to trade for overseas, and I may also be willing to entertain a trade if we can get a 2 to 3 game trade going (2 minimum, 3 preferred), so at least the shipping costs get averaged out. Don't be afraid to make an offer (I like getting offers), just don't be too upset if I turn it down because of this. Thanks. (Update 3/6/07: Sadly, I am pretty much extending this previous paragraph to any international trade. Even shipping to Canada is just getting too expensive at the moment for me. Understand that this is a combination of a lower immediate "desire" to get games on my list - I have a ton of unplayed games already, with nowhere near enough time to play - and the fact that my collection is becoming filled with older games, which lowers the overall value of any trade I'm making. Again, don't be afraid to send an offer, but don't be surprised/upset if I turn it down for this reason.)
Within the U.S., I HIGHLY prefer using media mail. Since the USPS has moved to a zoned-based system for priority mail, it has become prohibitively expensive to use Priority Mail. (It just cost me $8.00 to ship a 2 1/4 lb. game to Texas!)
People I won't trade with for any reason:
JPI - sent me multiple offers to buy games from him (over the course of time), and when I replied to the last one pointing out that I don't buy games (which is in my bio clearly) and I had told him several times, he called me a twit and told me to take the games off my wanted listing. I can only imagine how rude he would be with somebody if things aren't going his way, so I would avoid him like the plague.