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Madden 13 Ultimate Team Auction House Tips and Strategy MUT

Updated on August 28, 2013


This is going to be a short guide about some tips and strategies to making a lot of money on the Auction House in a short period of time. Also talking about how to make the most out of the auction house.

Before I go any further please feel free to check out my twitter @johnrr631992 or ... On there i post the most recent guides I am throwing up, along with answering questions, and helping you as you need it.

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What is the Auction House

Well if you have been playing Madden 13, and using Ultimate team, then you should know what the auction house is.. If not basically it is the primary way within Ultimate Team of trading players that you do not want, or the primary way of making a decent amount of money.

When you want to sell a player on the auction house all you need to do is highlight that players card, then scroll down to list player, then from there you set the criteria for Auction, buy it now, and the time limit.

After that your player is listed, and when the time runs out you will receive what ever coins you have earned from people placing bids on your item, unless the item does not sell, or someone buys it now, and then you will receive your coins quicker. With that being said let me go to some of the tips for the auction house.


First off.. Research. It has even happened to me, BUT I get a lot of emails, messages, and tweets of people saying "I should have listed my card higher, because it instantly sold for my buy it now." If the card is a fantasy, a rare card, or a legendary card, then research the card to see what the card is worth prior to throwing it up on the auction house. This will prevent you from selling the card instantly, and losing out on a possible fortune that you could have made. So before you list a card it is best that you should go to the auction house, and that you should preview the card and see what others are selling for. This will let you accurately research the card, and look at what you should list the card for.

Tip 2.. Do NOT list the card for more than 24 hours. Unless you are selling a 100K card for 100 coins, DO NOT list him for more than 24 hours. There are so many cards on the auction, that your card will not show up until there is about 4 hours left, once again unless you are listing a very rare card. But normally players will not see your card until there are 3 hours or less left. With that being said the best time to list your card is when listing the card for less than 12 hours, but I will talk about more benefits of doing short term listing below when I talk about strategies for making good money on the ultimate team.

Tip 3.. Be realistic. You have 20 spots on the auction, so be realistic with these spots. Do not list cards for 1,000,000 cards if they are worth 100.. It does not make sense, and waste precious space that you could be making money with. Also the whole 11111 trick does not work, unless the person is really stupid, especially if you organize the list by price. You will clearly see it is not worth the deal. While I am sure it has worked in the past, this is also wasting space. The best way is to be realistic if you want to sell your cards in a timely fashion. This will guarantee that your cards sell, and you can make some money.

Tip 4. List your best cards first. While this may be a no brainer, some people will list coaches, and contract cards first, and run out of space to list players they were going to list. To prevent this you should start off initially right by listing any higher value players first, then use the coaches and contract cards as filler later on in the game.

Now lets move on to a strategy to make a lot of money.


So if you are trying to think of the best way to make profit with your cards then this is how it should go. If you are like me, when you are not using players I usually send them to reserves. I let them build up until I had around... lets say 500-600 cards. That was a lot, but I wasn't using them, and was trying to build my team, and to get my team in as many games as possible to make ym team that much better.

With that being said, the best way to make short money is as follows. You are going to sell your reserve cards. Do all your cards that are above a level 85, as they are usually worth auction wise minimum of 300 coins, and you will make at least 400.. Usually if you list 20 of these cards you will make around 15-20k. Next do 1-2 hour auctions. This will allow you to do more than 1 full auction a day, and to maximize profits. I have had days where I have made 125k, and enables me to make a decent amount of money, buy more packs, and get my team that much better off. So overall your focus should be on listing these players that are taking up space in the reserves bank. Not to mention if you like my team, and all your players are above 90, then when you send them from reserves to active playlist they will automatically show up at the far right of the list for easy auction listing.

If you do not have a large reserve bank of players, then you should still focus on 1-2 hour auctions. While this does not give you a lot of time, this is where your players get viewed the most, and have the best chance of getting bids. If you are going to bed, then plan for the auction to end before you wake up, BUT if it is during the day, then feel free to simply list the players for 1-2 hours, and they will most likely sell for decent money.

You should have no problem making a good amount of coins listing on short periods. The best method that you can use overall is to simply let the cards build up over time, and that will give you no problem in the future of listing cards.

IF you have no players in the reserves, then fall back to my older method of BUYING and SELLING gold packs of cards on the market. With the release of the fantasy players, you should be able to be making SOME money by selling every card on the auction.


So there are some basic tips and strategies to playing the auction house on Madden 13, Feel free to check out some of my other madden guides above, and to follow me on Twitter for the latest in gaming news, and guides, and to comment below for help. Thanks.


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      Gill 3 years ago

      What happens to the players that did sell

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      Ricky 4 years ago

      I posted a 2 star Steve Young for 150k on xbox and no one bought it even though it was the only one on the auction house, please help, thanks.

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      Zak 5 years ago

      THANK YOU! I was trying to sell my Deion Sanders and Troy Aikman and my were the lowest price but no one could ever see them because it became a habit to put it for 3 days. One last time THANK YOU.

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      adam 5 years ago

      this was a good one