The Bring & Buy stall will be back by popular
demand. It will be held in the Gladstone room, which
on the map of a Federation starship below is the
wing in the top right corner.
Massive version of the above
You can ignore all the rest of the stuff
below as it refers to the 2021 event but I
am not expecting to make many changes to the 2022
After practically zero reflection, I have decided
to stick to the usual session times, which are
||Sellers bring their
games to the sale room
||Buyers are admitted (assuming
we have logged all the games for sale)
||Sellers can collect unsold
games and proceeds from sales if they are
not going to be around for the second
||Sellers bring their
games to the sale room or adjust the prices
of games that did not sell in the first
||Buyers are admitted
||Sellers collect unsold games
and proceeds from sales.
Let's make it entirely online, shall we?
I think it is time to retire the old Bring & Buy registration sheets
as practically no one used them last time.
The online games registration process can be
Giles Bennett has dragged the
Bring & Buy process into the 21st century by
making it an online process. Here's how it works.
The site for the Bring and
Buy has finished inhaling games from BoardGameGeek
(BGG), and with a modest 264,675 in its database, is
ready for sellers to create their listings.
So, head to
https://midcon.bringandbuy.io and the first thing to
do is to click on the Register link to create an
account. Then head to Seller Panel in the menu bar
at the top, and use the button to create a new
Use the search to find the
game, and then specify the version (if you can be
bothered, and if there is version data - if neither
of those apply, then choose the option "Unknown /
unspecified") and the condition, price and any notes
(perhaps if it comes with promos or something) and
click the Add Listing button. All being well, it
should add the listing.
Then, on the day of the sale,
come along at the relevant time and your games will
be checked in, and you'll be given a barcode to
affix on each (the barcodes are removable and don't
damage boxes). After the first sale session you can
change the price of your games, or retrieve them,
along with any sale proceeds for those which have
sold, and likewise after the second session you must
collect any unsold games.
Any questions, shout here or
firstname.lastname@example.org - as I say, the
platform's a bit dusty, so there may be a few
niggles here and there.
I've just had a quick butcher's at the site and a
lorra lorra people have already started inputting
games on there. So, don't delay; start loading your
games for sale now.
There will be a spare laptop in the Bring & Buy
room (in the Campbell Bannerman suite - this is a
joke; there is no suite in the hotel named after
this obscure British prime minister) for a
few additions to the database).
At the recent MidCon
committee meeting we resolved to buy at least one
more card reader so we can take card payments. We
haven't worked out how to pay out money to
the sellers yet but I am sure we will find some sort
of fudge involving wads of craisp fivers and
hernia-inducing bags of pound coins.