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AlexManectric

Welcome to the Online Trading Zone!

 

 

The Online Trading Zone is constantly buzzing with people looking to trade! I’m going to briefly explain what goes on here so you can make sure you're in the right place. It should also help you avoid getting in trouble for doing something you might not be allowed to :)

 

 


Am I in the right part of the Forum?

 

If you're here to organise a trade, search for a specific card or discuss the value of a card you're definitely in the right place! Please do not post trade requests in this thread - this is simply a guide! More details of what goes on here is below :)

 

If you wish to comment on the state of the trading system, suggest improvements or report any bugs or issues you're having with trading, you need to post in the 'Feedback and Bugs' section of the forums, where Moderators will see and deal with it much more quickly.

 

 


Price Guides

The Online Discussion Zone features a variety of Price Guides. Typically this involves one or more people collaborating to estimate the value of cards available within the game in terms of packs. I'm not going to endorse any here - but just mention that many different ones do exist. New players are strongly advised to have a read of these before trading to avoid being ripped off in game. These are Guides, and not definite values, but should give you a rough indication of what your cards are worth.

 

Anyone is welcome to create their own price thread, but be aware that this is a big responsibility. Prices vary, and if you're unable to update your prices regularly it could be misleading to other players. Of course, prices are entirely subjective - but attempts to scam or cheat other players out of their cards is strictly prohibited and if you are found doing so, you will be reported to the Moderators.

 

It is important to remember that if you wish to raise an objection to any information posted here - it should be done respectfully and with peaceful intentions. Verbally attacking other players will be heavily sanctioned by moderators.

 

 


Trade Threads

This part of the forums is where lots of people organise trades! The types of threads vary from one-off trades to Long-Term Traders who regularly use a single thread to organise a lot of trades. Any players are welcome to start their own threads - posting offers and requests either on these threads or by starting your own, but as before, trying to scam players is strictly prohibited. Moderators will block your account if you are found doing so.

 

Feel free to click through the threads to get an idea of what goes on - I won't be endorse any threads, but if you're after a card you're certainly going to be able to acquire it through here if you post about it! If you repeatedly come back here posting for trades - it might actually be easier to go back to your old thread and post a message there. It helps to minimise the number of new threads popping up, keeping the Forum concise and easy to navigate :)

 

 


Should I be doing this?

The following things are not permitted:

 

 

1) Offering Players Booster Codes in exchange for their cards. This is a common scamming mechanism - please be wary of it. Do not give away your cards for codes.

 

2) Giving away free codes via the Forums is not permitted. A surprising number of people weren't aware of this.

 

3) Selling accounts/codes/cards for money.

 

4) Creating multiple threads per day for trades. It's helpful for all if you try to minimise the number of threads you create so that other people's threads don't get pushed off the front page too quickly. If you've finished with one trade - try to use the same thread for the next trade, and give the thread a generic name such as "AlexManectric's Trade Needs," rather than making a new thread ever time.

 

 


Rules Worth Remembering

 

These should help you avoid a potentially difficult situation - and to help clarify the rules.

 

 

1) Posting external links - such as Trade Threads being run on 'other social media sites' is prohibited.

 

2) If things ever get out of hand and you see comments you're not comfortable with - there is a report button in the bottom right hand corner of every message you can use to get the moderator's attention to a thread/message.

 

3) Spamming and trolling (giving misleading information) is strictly forbidden. This includes creating duplicate threads.

 

4) TCGO is for fun - and arrogance and aggression, whilst it may be amusing to some, can offend others. Be respectful of other people's feelings when posting about a battle or giving an opinion. This game is for all ages.

 

 


 

 

If you have any questions, please post a message below and I will respond as quickly as possible. It's also useful to see that people are reading this thread - so post here if this thread has helped :)

 

 

You might also find more information at the main TCGO Unofficial Guide:http:// http://www.pokemontcg.com/forums/showthread.php?37527-Unofficial-Guide-amp-FAQ

 

 

Best Wishes!

 

TCGO Queen,

 

AlexManectric

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ImMrFlubaDub

Another well laid out guide Alex much like your pvp discussion one! This should help avoid threads made by people claiming scams - if they read here first they should know how to prevent them :) This should again be a great help to newer players in particular

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AlexManectric

Hey!

 

This is my second guide :) Feedback is definitely welcome - and if you think this should be a sticky thread, please post below as well! (or disagree - that's fine too!) :)

 

Alex x

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matthew69

Short, simple, useful guide for those who are new to the game.

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pkmnkingnik

This is awsome

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supernova51D

Sticky! sticky! for this one too:) this should be considered to be read first for all unsure/new players:)

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Rewdboy05

Pretty good idea. So many questions get asked on this forum that could easily have answers on a thread like this. Kudos.

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AlexManectric

Can a moderator please look over the above - I think it would be great if this was given sticky status. It fell off the front page so quickly!

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Calvin-Cool

This thread should be sticky.Great info.

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AlexManectric

I've made a few changes to this Guide - I'm sure Moderators will be looking over it soon, so I thought I'd tweak a few things and make it that little bit clearer.

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FreeSpirit87

Im surprised this has not been stickied yet

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rileyy

alex, you're the best! :D

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Battler077

need to stick this thread? here.

Jellicent(Stage 1)100 HP

Ability-Stickiness: The Retreat Cost of each of your opponent´s Pokémon is 1 energy more.

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AAA-Pikachu-AAA
need to stick this thread? here.

Jellicent(Stage 1)100 HP

Ability-Stickiness: The Retreat Cost of each of your opponent´s Pokémon is 1 energy more.

Really funny. Although Sticky Status should go to Beth's thread. It is more informative.

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AlexManectric
Really funny. Although Sticky Status should go to Beth's thread. It is more informative.

 

Bethany's Thread has already achieved Sticky Status - and is regarding the main game as apposed to the Forums. It can be found in the Help & Support section and I think you'd benefit from reading it :)

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makeamidget

Just noticed this, great thread. I would say that based on recent occurrences you should draw more attention to these two:

 

2) If things ever get out of hand and you see comments you're not comfortable with - there is a report button in the bottom right hand corner of every message you can use to get the moderator's attention to a thread/message.

 

is important to remember that if you wish to raise an objection to any information posted here - it should be done respectfully and with peaceful intentions. Verbally attacking other players will be heavily sanctioned by moderators.

 

As well as possibly add something about requesting threads deleted when they have run their course.

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AlexManectric

Thank you Moderators!

 

If anyone has any questions, just drop them below! :)

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wayne1997

Alex. There are some of those who do enjoy trading packs for cards, hence why I made a buylist. When I made it, everyone was looking for packs, and I was the only one who had lots to trade. There are still people out there wanting to trade their useless cards for packs. Many people trade packs for cards, so it is very hard to be preventable. If somehow it is against the law, or rules, then I will take my buylist down, but you have to give me scientifically proven evidence. In essence, having a buylist is necessary for those who want to acquire packs for their cards that they don't need.

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AlexManectric
Alex. There are some of those who do enjoy trading packs for cards, hence why I made a buylist. When I made it, everyone was looking for packs, and I was the only one who had lots to trade. There are still people out there wanting to trade their useless cards for packs. Many people trade packs for cards, so it is very hard to be preventable. If somehow it is against the law, or rules, then I will take my buylist down, but you have to give me scientifically proven evidence. In essence, having a buylist is necessary for those who want to acquire packs for their cards that they don't need.

 

I think you've mis-understood. I will make that clearer on Page 1 now :)

 

It is perfectly fine for you to trade packs for cards, or cards for packs etc. The issue I am addressing is people who trade the CODES (raw codes) for cards - as this is a prime scamming mechanism. People give away their cards and often don't receive the correct number of legitimate codes in return. Trading packs is perfectly fine though :)

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AlexManectric

I have made a few minor changes to help make things clearer - content is still pretty much the same, but I'm hoping the use of Bold Font and Red Colours might help a bit :)

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gravybeast

This is definitely the most in depth trading guide on the forums. The sticky status is well deserved. I'm sure you will continue to keep this up to date this as often as needed to reflect every aspect of trading and future updates that will change how players navigate the trade section. This guide is perfect for new players to trading and should be utilized not only to create trades, accept trades and deal with other traders but to efficiently minimize time, efforts and resources put into doing so. I'm glad you have been recognized for sticky status and I know you will fulfill the duties that go into keeping it that way.

 

Good Job Alex!

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wayne1997

Sorry Alex. Do you mean IRL or online for Raw codes for cards?

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AlexManectric
Sorry Alex. Do you mean IRL or online for Raw codes for cards?

 

I mean online :)

 

Trading raw codes for virtual cards is a common scamming mechanism, and is therefore banned.

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wayne1997

Ah ok.Thanks

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AlexManectric
Ah ok.Thanks

 

 

Never a problem :)

 

If anyone else has questions/suggestions for improving this thread, feel free to drop them below!

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