View Full Version : need advice on how and when to sell!
05-03-2003, 09:36 PM
Can someone please give me a basic breakdown about:
1. When to have my transfers finish? I'm in the U.S, eastern standard time.
2. How to go about setting a fair opening bid for my player? I want someone to bite, but don't want to set it so low that I get screwed.
3. explain to me exactly how things like leadership, form, and age affect the value of a player.
While I've done a great job of finding values on the market when buying, I've been having a bitch of a time selling my players. I want to unload some of my foreign players to avoid going into debt.
EDIT: and I've done a lot of searches around here to look for this info, I've had little success in finding what I'm looking for. :(
05-03-2003, 10:40 PM
1. List the player between 12pm and 4pm EST.
2. Low prices encourage bidding wars, but you can set a higher price that is the minimum you wish to receive. It's really just a seller's preference.
3. Leadership is only a factor if the player is popular. Form shouldn't make a difference, but having a higher HT value might look good to some people. Also people who need a play immediatly might be more prone to pay or pay more of the player. How much, if at all, really can't be said. Age: If the player is 17 and decent, of course he will go for more. I would say from from 20 to 25 I would say the same player would go for roughly the same price. Once the player starts nearing 30, he will go for less.
05-03-2003, 10:54 PM
succinctly(sp?) stated TP6.
Definaltely list when more people are going to be on like the evenings. I find that right after the transfers have hit the market is good. Late nights and saturday mornings for ending times are not as productive.
I think as far as selling it is your choice. In order to get an idea of what a player will go for I ususally do some research in Sweeden where the amount of players really has supply and demand set. You will rarely over or under pay there. I set my prices low if I need the money, and the player is good enough to draw interest. And will set a higher price for players who won't. Sort of a you bid you buy price, for the players that are in great supply.
I think experience is important for your captain, and the team. TP said the rest.
One drawback about foriegn players is that they keep getting raises if they are traded abroad, and a lot of times you are trying to sell a player who will cost you way more than he is worth in terms of salary. I think that makes him less desireable than some others. Good Luck CT.
05-03-2003, 11:07 PM
Leadership only matters if he has solid leadership, since almost every team has at least 1 solid leader. If he is popular/solid he is worth a lot, and if he is controversial/solid he will likely be worth less.
05-03-2003, 11:13 PM
Well I said 12pm to 4pm EST because that is when the most people are on (namely swedes). That's 6pm to 10pm Swedish time, so it should be prime time for the market. It's also a decent time for teams in this hemisphere.
05-04-2003, 06:36 AM
very much appreciated guys, this is exactly the type of info I've been looking for!
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