Trading Tips 101: Getting UT Coins
Here at FIFA Coin Trader we work closely with some of the best traders of the game. I will be discussing some of their tips here for your benefit. Firstly, let me cover some myths and no-no's about trading.
Auto-buyers and auto-bidders essentially try and do the hard work for you, there is a big misconception that these will get you millions quick. Not only is this wrong, chances are; any program you get your hands on, which asks for your EA account information, is just another malicious attempt to get all your hard earnt coins.
Sadly, games are filled with cheaters and these cheaters will first look for programs such as auto-buyers. Well, they won't stop there - they will continue to find evil ways to get coins, often leading to hacking or exploiting other peoples accounts. Don't be a fool.
FIFA Coin Generators
Again, don't be a fool. This is yet another attempt for a cheater to steal your hard earnt coins. Do you really think if you had a FIFA Coin Generator, that no-one else would? Dream on.
Rule #1: Patience
Earning coins takes a lot of patience, especially to begin with, so take it slow and you will accumulate coins over time. Generally, the more coins you have at your disposal, the more profit you are able to make. You will also need to study the market and understand what a "bargain" is, especially for the next method. A good resource for trading prices is UltimateTeam.nl.
59th Minute Method
By now, experienced FIFA Ultimate Team players will be sick of hearing about this as constantly as a money making method. The truth is, the 59th minute method is an incredibly useful way of making money in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team and can be done whether you have 100 coins or 1 million coins. It's a very basic concept and there's a lot of competition involved, but it's always worth it.
This involves going to the search page, setting your Max Buy Now Price to the amount of money you have, selecting gold players only, and scrolling up the page until you reach a page where the cards are all at around 59 minutes and 30+ seconds remaining, but less than 60 minutes. Here, you need to keep scrolling back and forth through the pages to "refresh" and be on the lookout for good bargains. It's too hard to say what price to buy which players for, as the prices are changing constantly. By just experimenting and seeing what works, you should get a pretty good idea of the market.
The reason this money making method is so effective is because unexperienced players who are either not familiar with the prices of certain players (especially obscure, rare players, read more about this in our 59th Minute Method detailed guide) or simply don't care enough to figure out the best price will sell players at silly prices. If they're that careless or unexperienced, they'll use the default auction time of one hour. You can take advantage of this by seeing these deals before anyone else and snapping up valuables for resale at a huge coin profit.
Monopolizing a Player
While many players seem to look down on this method, it's highly effective if you have enough coins to do it well. Otherwise known as price fixing, monopolizing a player involves completely dominating the market for a single player. You can take some relatively rare player with low volume and buy every version of him that isn't priced ridiculously.
Say you pick a player and there's 15 of them on the market. While 3 of them are priced at 20,000 coins or higher, his regular price seems to be at just around 7,000 coins and the remaining 12 are priced around there. You go ahead and buy all the regularly priced ones and put them back on the market for 15,000 coins each. You're still undercutting the 20,000 coin guys, so anytime someone goes to buy this player they'll think 15,000 is the going price and they'll buy it.
The key here is getting in and getting out quickly. Try to find a player that is in decent demand, but won't have people putting new versions of him up for sale every 5 minutes. It will take some practice to be able to determine which players will work best for this.
Arguably, the best money-making method on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team is to simply look for players who you can buy and resell quickly for a profit. It's common-sense, yes, but some people think the only way to amass a huge amount of coins in Ultimate Team is by using some intricate, hidden method. The truth is that most of the richest Ultimate Team players just do this in high volume. You can even try focusing on a single player and watching his price fluctuate to decide when you should buy and when to sell. Often times, certain players will sell for low at the beginning of the day but will rise towards the end of the day. Go by U.K. times as that's FIFA 13's biggest market.
Consumables are a bit of a unique market in that every Ultimate Team player will need them from time to time, and they'll need a lot if they're playing games frequently. Because these items are generally much cheaper than players, people are willing to pay a bit extra just to get them and not have to worry about them anymore. You can take advantage of this by targeting high use items such as Contract, Fitness, or Injury/Health cards and buying only the cheapest you can find. Sometimes this will require you to bid for items just before their time runs out, but ultimately if you can manage a 100 coin profit margin, you should be good.