*Of course, no money or blank tapes, which is a general rule in trading altogether.
*If there are major quality issues on any of the episodes I ask of, I would appreciate it if you would let me know of these if your collection doesn't already mention it.
*If it's not too much trouble, I'd like it if you were to try to put as much content on each disc as possible, and ask me about any leftover space.
*Please try to specify the episodes enough so that I know what I'm getting. Usually contestant names or air dates are enough.
*If you are proposing a trade to me, please send me your collection first so that I know how many hours I will want the trade to be.
*Please remind me when you send my stuff. I'll do the same.
*Trade ratios are not my thing.
*I now only accept DVDs, as it's been getting much harder for me to work with VHS tapes for various reasons.
*I'd also highly prefer SP quality, and please don't go lower than LP.
- Shows in blue are my most recent additions to the collection.
- Shows in red have been filtered in Sony Vegas to fix some issues (off A/V sync, color, tint, etc). Verify if you want this or the original copy when requesting these.
- Shows in purple have been ripped off YouTube, most of these cases being episodes that aren't available anywhere else. They are often filtered as much as possible.
- Shows in green are ones I only have VHS copies of at the moment. I still need to digitize a lot of them.
You got that? Well, then just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to arrange a trade.
And here's how I grade my shows:
A++ - first or sometimes second-gen DVD copy. Perfect quality.
A+ - DVD copy with notable compression or very high quality VHS copy.
A - Typical first or second generation VHS copies.
A- - Great quality, but might have one minor issue.
B+ - Good quality, probably has one somewhat distracting issue.
B - Decent quality with at least one minor issue or one notable issue.
B- - Acceptable quality. Has a major video issue or several smaller issues. These problems, although glaring, generally don't distract too much from the video.
C+ - Meh quality. Has glaring video issues that definitely get in the way of the video. May still be considered watchable.
C - Kind of bad quality. Its video issues seriously get in the way, and it's hardly worth watching if at all.
C- - Bad quality. I don't think I even need to describe it anymore.
And I don't have any shows that would be listed as a D or an F. I strive to have copies as good of quality as I can obtain.
I generally like to go for shows that I'm currently interested in, but here are my consistent preferences:
Types of Shows I'll More than Likely Take
*Copies of shows from 1983 or earlier that haven't re-aired since their original run (Art Fleming Jeopardy, Jack Clark's Crosswits, etc)
*A or A+ quality recordings from 1996 or earlier
*GSN airings of shows they've only ever aired once or twice.
*A sold pilot of a familiar game show (or unsold pilot based off one).
*Any foreign version of a show that was also run here.
*Any show or era of a show that is rare to the trading circuit in general.
*DVD-quality copies of shows from 1993 or earlier (the GSN credit crunch isn't generally a big deal for me)
Specific Shows I'll Most Likely Want
*Daytime Wheel of Fortune, especially pre-1984 and post-1987.
*Jeopardy! - Either major tournament ep.s or ones featuring especially memorable champions.
*Australian Sale of the Century
*Stump the Schwab
*Win Ben Stein's Money, especially seasons 4-6
*The Money List
*Break the Bank (both the 70s and 80s shows)
Shows I Most Likely Won't Want
*Any relationship shows (The Dating Game and the Newlywed Game, as some notable examples)
*Most recent game shows from 2014 on (most of the time I can just record them myself, though there will definitely be exceptions)
*The Price is Right from 2000 on (it got a little too 'same'y after that to be worth trading for, though again exceptions will exist)
*Fear Factor (not my type)
*Most panel shows from the '50s-'60s (they just don't really appeal to me)
*Any copy that is in vastly worse quality than it usually is in the trading circuit.