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FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Guide

The ABC's of the Transfer Market

The first thing you’ll notice on the Transfers screen in FUT is the extremely large number of auctions taking place. At any time you’ll see that number range from 700,000 to 1,200,000 auctions happening concurrently. This is what makes the Transfer market such a daunting challenge. However if you have a plan, you’ll be able to use it to your advantage

With the sheer amount of auctions happening at any time there could literally be hundreds of the card you are looking for up for sale. Never go into the auction house blind. If you just hop in, there is a pretty decent chance that you are going to end up with a bad deal.

Before jumping into the transfer market you’re going to want to go to a site like FUTHead.com to narrow down which player you want. On FUTHead, once you find that player you’ll be able to see the average price he has being going for recently. If you go in blind, you might see a card for 3,000 coins and think it's a great deal - only to find out that card is actually worth less than half that and there were 20 cards of the same player you could have gotten for cheaper if you just searched a little more.

In this years version of FIFA Ultimate Team you can search by name. This is a huge addition. In the past you could easily get tricked into buying an incorrect player just because you had a lapse of concentration for a second. It’s recommended that you almost exclusively search by name for the player you want.

Not only is using a site like FUTHead a great way to save time and money when searching for new cards for your squad, but it can also be useful for selling the cards you no longer need. By knowing a players average value you’ll be able to easily sell cards quickly by putting them up at prices around their value. Rather than having a Transfer List full of players that are mispriced, you’ll be able to quickly clear through them, and even know if it’s even worth trying to sell them. You’d be surprised how many cards rarely sell for more than their drop value.

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