Fifa 10 Ultimate Team "The Trading Game"
I have written quite a few guides on fifa ultimate team as i seem to do rather well at trading,but i have not denoted an entire hub to just trading so here it is,My other hub Fifa 10 ultimate team tips and strategies went into detail a little about how to use trading cards as a way to increase the amount of coins at your disposal,however when this one page is attracting 1000 hits a day you can imagine how many questions i was getting asked constantly and it was becoming a bit of a task replying to them all so i have made this guide for dummies so that hopefully all questions about trading and earning coins will be answered in the following paragraphs,the main question i got was "how much i should sell so and so for" well unfortunately i do not keep all these answers in my head,some i could answer and some i could not,but what follows if read and carried out properly will enable people without a clue to be able to make a profit from trading players on ultimate team.
Starting off at scratch!!!!
Now i think the best place to start would be from the absolute beginning,now obviously you will have a rag tag of a team assembled and you will need to go out and win a few matches to get some starting coins,i would say 1500-2000 coins should be perfectly adequate and you should only need to win say 4-5 matches to do this,so approximately an hour later you should have the required funds.The next thing you will need to do is make your first trade,and ladies and gentlemen this is where you need to get it right,i would suggest going for a player that you know well,perhaps one you have brought before and one that without looking you know what to pay for him and what sort of mark up you will make.If I'm making suggestions a good one will always be Stuart Downing,mainly because he is an 81 rated winger which if you look, is better than both Theo Walcott and Shaun Wright Phillips who are highly rated and can both go for way over 5000 coins.Obviously markets fluctuate but you can usually get Downing for less than a thousand coins and usually sell him for BIn for at least 1500,You will need to do this a couple of times to get a few more hundred coins in the bank.Next up how to choose the correct players to buy.....
Choosing The Correct Players To Sell
This is the part where most people fall down and end up either, making a loss or getting bored of not being able to sell their player and losing interest in trading at all.I get asked every day either through this site or on xbox live "how much should i sell so and so for", and you know what, unless I'm familiar with the player i don't know,just because i wrote two guides on player prices i am apparently supposed to know all the players price tags off by heart,well i am a self confessed UT guru but I'm not memory man!!!.No, this is how i do it and how i have never lost coins on a deal even if i don't know the player that well,this will work for everyone no matter how unknowlegable you are about trading or football players,listen up this is the important bit ladies and gentlemen.....
Right you want to buy a player and then sell him on for a profit,fine,think of a player!!! did you say Craig Bellamy? OK fine lets use him as an example,Now i don't know what he goes for but this is how i would make a profit from him. Firstly go to the market place and search for gold players playing in the premiership as a forward for man city.right up he comes with a few other players,now note that he is welsh and what position,come back out and do the same search but with the extra options of nationality and position added.right up he comes all on his own look.Now choose to watch the first 20 Craig Bellamy's,right go off and play a match or do something else for half hour or so,now when you come back most of them would of sold or finished their time,you need to look through them and see the ones that sold,note the lowest price they sold for and the highest price they sold for.say the highest was 6000 and the lowest was 4100,then armed with this knowledge i would go off and try and buy a Craig Bellamy for around 4-4500 and sell for 5-5500,do not be greedy,sometimes it works but on the whole it doesn't.Try to be cheap but not the cheapest out of all the ones you search through,and that's it,you need to do some research people before you buy,it works from Stuart Downing to Christiano Ronaldo trust me.
I traded my way to these coins in less than a day!!!
I have had a lot of questions also regarding bidding such as when should i bid and how to do it correctly so i don't end up paying to much for a player i will never sell.Well this is not the only way to do it but this is how i do it,Firstly i will only bid on a player that i have done a bit of research on, or one that i know off the top of my head what he sells for,so you will need to follow the above paragraphs first before you start bidding properly.Firstly i do a search for the player then i will only bid if the time allotted is less than 10 minutes,why? you may ask,well time is money and if i put in a bid on Rooney at 90,000 with 50 minutes to go,then i am down 90,000 coins for the next 50 minutes thus making it hard for me to bid on anyone else should i see a better deal.So bid with less than 10 minutes to go,i usually watch for a couple of minutes to try and gauge how many people are bidding then i will jump in with a minute left and make a bid.
Know Your Limit!!!!! know what the maximum you are willing to pay for the player to make a profit and stick to it,do not waiver.if the player is not worth more than 2000 do not pay 2400 just because some chump you have never met is bidding higher than you.With 14 seconds left i will make a slightly bigger bid,maybe upping the price by a few hundred just to try and shake up my opposition,then once I've made one bid i will make another one 50 coins higher immediately after and then again straight away after that so i have made 3 bids in less than 5 seconds.Why? because to my opposing bidders it looks like there are quite a few people bidding last minute which causes them to bail out.It does not always work but mostly it does.
Temptation comes in all forms in life but one of the biggest temptations is to spend all your hard earned coins on gold packs......DO NOT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trust me packs are just luck,sometimes your lucky and you get a good player sometimes you are not,the best i have done is getting Carlos Tevez in one pack and then in the next one i opened i got Theo Walcott,it happens but out of 100 packs i have opened that is as good as it gets.Again when you get to a certain amount of coins you may feel the need to hit the markets just to spend and improve your team,go ahead its worth it,if you buy say 88 rated Thierry Henry for 25000 you would be getting a good deal, if you spent 25000 on packs you would get 3 premium packs and would you get a player of his calibre in those 3 packs.??? highly unlikely,so spend away if you want just leave yourself with enough coins to start over again,i am now on my 5th time of starting from scratch but my team is improving all the time.Another good way of building your best squad is to do what i do,i will have say Berbatov up front and want to improve with all the coins i have made well i will just buy say hulk for instance at 16k then sell berbatov for 5k and at least i have made some of my coins back,it is surprising how many top class players you can get when you trade up like this.
Little tips i have learnt while on my fifa ultimate team journey, do not get a rubbish gold player and put him up for sale for 250 coins when you can just discard him and receive over 300 coins,also the shiny gold ones no matter how rubbish they are will get you 600 odd coins when discarded,remember that little fact people.Check what position the player is playing in before purchasing as you can make a mistake,i remember buying tevez for a bargain 12k but then looking down he was a Central Midfielder,and buying a card to convert him would of cost 4-5k so i had to put him up 5times before he sold,don't be caught out,secondly when bidding on certain players that are expensive such as David Villa or Fernando Torres,people will put in very similar players alongside that are worth nothing but put them up for the same kind of amount,ie they will be the same nationality or maybe even the same team so when flicking through it is hard to distinguish,don't be caught out buying a 79 rated player for 80,000 coins OK.
If your coin total was endless who would be the first player in your team?
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