Transfer Market Tips & Tricks
- Find a player who’s in-demand but cheap enough to buy en masse within your current budget – Our advice is Premier League or La Liga players and those who play in a rarely-filled position like left or right-back or center forward.
- Find their average buy-it-now price – It’s easier than eBay; just cycle through the card’s menus where it’s handily displayed for you. Then calculate the amount you’d need to buy it for if you were going to make a profit by selling it for the average buy-it-now price. How do you do that? Well, deduct the EA Tax (5 percent, so multiply the buy-it-now average by 0.95 to find the after-tax price) and then aim for a couple of hundred coins below it.
- Get bidding – Your aim now is to bid below the average buy-it-now price (with the EA tax factored in too), by just a couple of hundred coins difference at most. Remember, this is all about your profit margins; you’ll need to buy and then re-sell at least a couple of hundred coins’ profit each time. Head to at least the third or fourth page of the Transfer Market list for that player when you search, as you want to be the first to bid on an item, as you’re essentially hoping to catch the ones which slip through the net. It means you’ll need to place a lot of bids – you’ll probably get one in ten at best – but the upside is you can place a wave of bids on players, play a few games or head out to work or school, and come back to your market to see what you won.
- Sell sell sell – Assuming you got lucky and won a few cheapos, it’s time to flip them on the market immediately. If you’re staying with the game and want to re-invest your earnings right away, set the listing for one hour and the buy-it-now price as dead-on average. If you’re happy to wait, set it for four or more hours and a few hundred over the average (not too far over, though, or you won’t sell it and will waste your time).