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Fifa 11 Ultimate Team The Trading Game

Updated on December 1, 2010

I did a very similar hub to this last year but due to the same kind of questions still being asked this year i decided to do another,just letting people who have maybe not read my other hubs or have no idea about how to trade cards how to use this to their advantage to build a great team for them to show off with.I'm going to start out with what to do from the very start with no coins at all.It can be very frustrating at the beginning especially if you have no coins or Microsoft points to buy packs with,so i will give you some advice on how to start from nothing and work your way up to a few thousand with trading.

The Very Start

So You have started out and all you have is a rag tag team of rubbish bronze players,where do you go from here,well the first thing i do if i don't buy Microsoft points is i play maybe 2 matches and make sure i win,this usually generates around 1000 coins with which to play with,now usually within a few hours of the game being release you can pick up 75-79 rated gold players for around 300 coins,so this will buy you 3 players,from there you can either keep going like that or you can try and sell those players for around 500,be patient as they will sell.You can usually keep doing this until you have 2 or 3,000 coins it doesn't take long and from there the next best thing to do is buy a 3,000 player and sell them for around 4-5000 and you can see how easy it is to gain a foothold on the market.

Who To Buy?

This is still the main question i get asked on my comments sections and it still astounds me to this very day,i hate to sound obnoxious or pretentious but if you cant work out how to price a player it is because you are either clueless when it comes to supply and demand or just plain lazy.Well for those of you who fall into one of those categories above this is exactly how to price a player.Now you have either brought someone for a certain amount of money and want to know how to price them in which case that is simple,you simply price them at slightly more than you paid for them but beware you factor in the 5% that ea take from you for each transaction,ie if you sell for 1000 coins then ea take 50 coins.If you have won a player in a pack then it is slightly harder but there is still no need to ask me how much to price the player at,This is how i do it.Firstly lets say you opened a gold pack and you got Wayne Rooney,now assuming you don't want him and you want to sell then go to the market and put in your search options striker,gold player,premier league,man utd,simple,up he pops with about another 20 or so of him,just look at each one and select to watch,then in a few hours when they have all sold or not sold,see which ones did sell and how much for then price accordingly,don't be too greedy but don't be the cheapest.

Not Just Players

I have found recently that it is very hard to make a profit on the market by buying and selling players so i have moved my focus to formation cards and injury cards,now the best formation cards are definitely 4-1-2-1-2 and 4-3-3 and these can go for anywhere up to 10,000 at the time of release and these cards don't tend to fluctuate as much as the players do.The injury cards to go for are the heal all injury card and tends to start out at a low price and as the game is out for longer this price tends to jump.If you too are having trouble with the selling of players then give these cards a go but obviously check the prices first on the market before bidding.

Discarding

As the game has been out a while you can make money from discarding rubbish gold players,after some time people tend to sell gold players for between 200 and 300 coins but if you discard them you can get up to 400 so if you are clever and patient you can buy 10 players at 250-300 and discard for up to 400,its easy money but it can be touch and go if you make a profit,you need to check online really to see how much certain players go for. 

Trading With Friends

I have about 80 friends on xbox live that play fifa 11 ultimate team and i have traded with many of them as this is perhaps one of the best ways to make cash and or better players,there is always someone out there who doesn't want their Lampard or Rooney and will swap them for a slightly less well known star you may have who you are sick of,My best deal is on fifa 11 i swapped Lampard 87 for Vidic 87 and Nani 83 Plus 5000 cash now that's a bargain i couldn't refuse.Now you wont always get a good deal like that but say you had an all English team and you needed a walcott who is still fetching over 10000 coins but you had a few bit part players such as Albiol or defoe kicking around then just do a deal to upgrade your tram with the player you want and trade for the players you don't need or use.

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      WillWHU 

      7 years ago

      alright mate i just bought sneijder, i won the bid its taken the money and it has the tick but he hasn't lit up so i can put him in my team any suggestions or have i been done?

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      Azza101 

      7 years ago from Melbourne

      Awesome hub Warchild

      I have around 95k and looking to make some profit on big players, Xavi, Iniesta, you get the point

      But how much do they normally go for ? I have kinda had a look and i'd say 65k to 80k

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      7 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      @davewsc if that happens to me i just swap them out for one of my crap reserve players!!

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      Davewsc 

      7 years ago

      Great thread! One thing you haven't mentioned is to ensure you don't already have that player, and if you do, that your trade pile isn't maxed out at 30 players already before you click on a newly bought player. I make a LOT trading after becoming good at it in FIFA 10 but I still make this simple error! I bought a 50k Fabregas, thinking to sell at profit, clicked on him and realised I had no option but to discard him, costing me 50k! :( same had happened before with Arshavin & others, I never learn! :(

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      Liam101 

      7 years ago

      Hey Warchild. Are the xbbox and the ps3 markets merged? Just got J. mata for ps 3 for 1400. how much should i sell for. Thanks. Great hub again

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      7 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      @jason27 seems like u have th eluck with packs,it is a risky game though!!

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      Jason27 

      7 years ago

      and what players do you recommend to trade if you think i should trade?

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      Jason27 

      7 years ago

      I just discarded my whole squad got 10,000 bought a gold pack got arshavin sols for 20,000, bought more gold packs got nasri sold for 28,000, i now have 10 alright gold players, should i buy packs or trade (I have 30,672 coins)

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      lukeyboy112233 

      7 years ago

      lol i just clocked that its someone diffrent coz he is not a member and his l is in capital lttr i thought he hacked my account lol i was confused.

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      7 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      Yeah cool be good to give ya a game if i get on there,currently laying need for speed hot pursuit so havent had time.

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      Tomo67 

      7 years ago

      Quality info pal! Only had the pleasure of ultimate team in the last few days so im still getting to grips with it all...i too have the mrs and my little boy to keep me occupied most of the time but i still sneak the odd session in when i get the chance after work...i fully expect to get some right batterings until ive assembled my world beaters,but its all character building hey? I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya mate.

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      7 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      @lukey what u on about son!!!

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      lukeyboy112233 

      7 years ago

      plz block that ther lukeyboy coz it is like he is using my acoount!!!!!

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      7 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      @crolladder check the market for a player ua re thinking of bidding on and watch to see a few of them and how much they sell for,if they dont sell thier too expensive,look for he ones that do sell,if they sell for 2000 then try and buy one for 1200.

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      Ryan 

      7 years ago

      does anyone know why ultimaite team wont work

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      crolladder 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Great Hub.

      I never seem to get these guides,I don't know why but the question is-How can I get a bargain from a cheap player if I do not know what price he actually sells for?As i could end up buying a player BIN for 2000 or something and end up easily sold for like 400.That is what happens to me every time and I can't just record every players' prices down as I don't watch football much irl and do not know which players are really popular apart from Rooney etc.

      Any Tips?

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      Ryan 

      7 years ago

      you wanna trade silva i got him for 11000 and realized i dont want him ha

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      7 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      @moc jammy git!!

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      moc123 

      7 years ago

      yes warchild ! just got IF Messi, it is brilliant

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      lukeyboy112233 

      7 years ago

      i love this my freinds ask the same questions a great hub well done.

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      Fuller_legend 

      7 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

      Yet another quality piece warchild. I'm going to have a look what i can get for certain discarded items as some gold players you just can't seem to get rid of can you? Keep the brilliant hubs coming matey, aways superb advice in them. Clear and straight to the point. Nice one

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