Buying and Selling Game Contest #22 – 30 Hive to be won

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Hi Everyone,

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Welcome to the ‘Buying and Selling’ Game.


How to play?


The ‘Buying and Selling’ Game involves three simple steps.

  1. Choose one or more of six goods to buy.
  2. Choose the city, town, island or planet where you will be buying these goods.
  3. Choose the city, town, island or planet where you will be selling these goods.

All the information you need to know to play the game is provided in the question; i.e. no external research is required as all prices are hypothetical and locations are fictitious.

All entries must be made in the comments section of this post.

Each account is only permitted one entry.

Objectives of the game


The objective of the game is to make the highest profit from the sale of all the goods you have bought. If two participants make the exact same profit, the participant who entered first wins.

If nobody makes a profit (i.e. nobody enters the contest or if all participants make a loss), the prize of 30 Hive will be rolled over to the next contest. Therefore, the prize for the next contest will be 60 Hive.

Game assumptions


All goods of the same type are identical; for example, Good A bought in Town X is the same as Good A bought in Town Y.

There are zero transaction and transport costs.

All cities, towns, islands and planets use the same currency.

What information is provided?


  • All the cities, towns, islands and planets are provided.
  • All the goods that can be bought in the game are provided.
  • All the buying prices of the goods are provided.
  • None of the selling prices of the goods are provided. Instead, a possible range of prices is provided. This range is represented by maximum, minimum, and mode prices (i.e. most frequently occurring price). See diagram below.

Selling Price Distribution

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Note: Triangular Distribution

How are the results of the game determined?


A Microsoft Excel Model is used to determine the selling prices of each good in each city, town, island, or planet. These prices will be used to calculate the profits made by each participant. In the results post, the calculation of the selling price will be presented in a video. Below is the results post for Contest 20.

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Contest Prizes


The account with the winning entry will receive 30 Hive and the first 12 entries will be given upvotes. The most profitable buying and selling price combination is also calculated. If the winner adopts this strategy, he or she will receive an additional 5 Hive.

Let the contest begin


For Contest 22, we will be trading between islands. To celebrate the awesome Bull Run (ATH for both Hive and Bitcoin in October), we will be trading drinks. Since the Bull Run is still raging, we still need to remain stay sober. Therefore, all drinks are non-alcoholic.

For this contest, participants have been allocated $800 to buy 1 or more drinks from any of the 5 islands. These islands are as follows:

  • Hydrashon Island
  • Liqwid Isles
  • Moist City
  • Bev Ridge
  • Libation

See map below:

Map of Islands

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All types of drinks are available in all 5 islands. The available drinks are as follows:

  • Soda
  • Ice Tea
  • Milkshake
  • Iced Coffee
  • Fruit Juice
  • Water

Table 1 contains the prices of each type of drink for each island.

Table 1: Prices of drinks for each island

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Note: Drinks can only be bought as whole bottles. For example, a participant could only buy 347 Soda bottles from Liqwid Island, as there is insufficient money to buy the 348th Soda bottle.


After buying the drinks, the participant must then sell all the drinks he or she has bought in just one of the islands named in the question. Remember, the selling prices are revealed in the results post. These prices are determined using the information provided in Tables 2, 3, and 4.

Table 2: Minimum, maximum, and mode (Hydrashon Island & Liqwid Isles)

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Table 3: Minimum, maximum, and mode (Moist City & Bev Ridge)

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Table 4: Minimum, maximum, and mode (Libation)

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Entry format


For this contest, I expect to see entries made in the following format:

Buying
Name of Place:
Goods purchased:
Number purchased:
Amount spent on goods:

Selling
Name of Place:

Example of entry


Buying
Name of Place: Bev Ridge
Goods purchased: Milkshakes
Number purchased: 333
Amount spent on goods: $799.20

Selling
Name of Place: Moist City


The closing date and time for this contest is 6PM coordinated universal time (UTC) 28/10/2021. Responses after this time will not be accepted. The answers will be provided in the results post along with the video containing the generation of selling prices using the model.

I hope everyone has fun and enjoys this contest.

More information


If you want to know more about the ‘Buying and Selling’ Game, I suggest that you watch the following video:

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments section.


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Buying

Name of place: moist city
Goods purchased: fruit juice
Number purchased: 285
Amount spent on goods: $798

Selling

Name of place: libation

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Buying
Name of place: libation
Goods purchased: Milkshake
Number purchased: 380
Amount spent on goods: $798

Selling
Name of place: liqwid

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Buying
Name of place: hydrashon island
Goods purchased: fruit juice
Number of purchase: 320
Amount spent on goods: $800

Selling
Name of place: libation


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Buying
Name of place: Bev ridge
Goods purchased: ice tea
Number purchased: 400
Amount spent on Goods: $800

Selling
Name of place: moist city

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Buying
Name of place: Moist City
Goods purchased: iced coffee
Number of purchase: 363
Amount spent on goods: $798.60

Selling
Name of place: libation

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Seems interesting to try, unfortunately I only found out about this now 😌

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Why is that unfortunate?

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yeah maybe because I'm late, or something 😊

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What does that have to do with this contest?

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Isn't this a contest? and why don't you give me the way to that game, it's more comfortable when responding 😌

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Buying
Name of Place: Bev Ridge
Goods purchased:Soda
Number of purchased: 470
Amount spent on goods: $799.00

Selling:
Name of Place:Liqwid

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Name of Place: Liqwid Isles
Goods purchased: Ice Tea
Number purchased: 44
Amount spent on goods: $792

Selling
Name of Place: Libation

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