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I'm trying to get a couple of Tapu Lele GX but I'm thinking I'm not offering the right stuff for trade. Anyone have one or two they can part with and can tell me what they want in exchange? Thanks!

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Sakura150612

I don't have any for trade, but I can give you a price reference. Tapu Lele-GX is a rather expensive card still (there are more expensive cards out there but Lele is still somewhat hard for new players to obtain). You would have to cross reference with what people are asking for it in public trades, but Outcast's price guide has it listed at around 12 Lost Thunder packs (which seems about right to me). You can google search Outcast's guide for more references on price cards.

 

Just out of curiosity, what do you have available for trade? I still have a few packs left so I might me able to lower that price a little by giving you a couple (although I can't give a full Lele straight up right now; I really only have 7 LOT packs remaining and nothing more).

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RobRatt

I'm trying to get a couple of Tapu Lele GX but I'm thinking I'm not offering the right stuff for trade. Anyone have one or two they can part with and can tell me what they want in exchange? Thanks!

@Sakura gave you some good advice.  By looking at trading in the game, many players are "selling" theirs for about 12 value.  It's about the same for the one from Guardians Rising or the Promo.  Value-wise, that's either 12 Lost Thunder boosters, or maybe 10 of the new set, Team Up.  If you have booster packs from the last couple sets, you should be able to pick one up for slightly less by posting your own offer.

 

When you asked this request, it might have been smart to give others an idea of what "the right stuff for trade" might be.  What have you been offering?  If there's a problem there, you're in the right place for help and ideas.  But many users will ignore this type of request, because they don't know if the effort is worthwhile.

 

Tapu Lele GX is one of those cards that just about everybody wants one or two of.  You probably realize that.  This makes trading them kind of a "known commodity," which is usually done in booster packs (the game's currency).  It's hard to trade for them with other cards, unless those cards are also popular and playable.  You won't have much luck if you throw a bunch of random Rares or EX's in your offer.

 

In a way, you're lucky.  Tapu Lele GX is the cheapest it's ever been.  It's less than 1/2 price from where it was a year ago.

 

 

EDIT:  Lost Thunder is the set's name.  Need sleep.

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Sinkchicken

Thanks for the advice! Ok so yeah I've been not offering enough! I knew it was sought after but completely underestimated by a lot. I can't even remember what I was offering...maybe 3 or 4 packs plus a secret trainer or something.

 

Just to clarify: you said for older packs the cost would be less? As in if I offered several Burning Shadows or some mix of pre-Lost Thunder I might be looking at possibly 8 packs or so?

 

Thanks again for the help!

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Sakura150612

Thanks for the advice! Ok so yeah I've been not offering enough! I knew it was sought after but completely underestimated by a lot. I can't even remember what I was offering...maybe 3 or 4 packs plus a secret trainer or something.

 

Just to clarify: you said for older packs the cost would be less? As in if I offered several Burning Shadows or some mix of pre-Lost Thunder I might be looking at possibly 8 packs or so?

 

Thanks again for the help!

I'm not quite sure what Rob meant by offering older packs, so he'll have to clarify that when he gets to see this. Usually it's the other way around; save for exceptions, older packs tend to be worth less. Something like Plasma Freeze from the BW era is still worth a little over a standard pack (presumably because it contains a 90 pack SR Ultra Ball, so you can hit really big with some luck), and most of the packs that are really hard to obtain are also worth more than an average pack (namely, Double Crisis and Dragon Vault due to being special packs, and all of the HGSS era packs due to being almost entirely impossible to obtain a tradable HGSS pack since the removal of the Legacy events, although thankfully they did ad HGSS packs to the shop so you can at least obtain tradelocked HGSS cards).

 

Aside from those, all of the other packs in the game are usually valued less than the current standard pack, Lost Thunder. The newest expansion always starts out being worth a lot and then slowly decays, but if the expansion ends up being really good the value may remain high. For example, for a long time Guardians Rising was considered as the standard currency, but right now Lost Thunder has taken its place (I would presume it has something to do with Tapu Lele-GX not having a reprint so far, meaning that it will rotate out of Standard somewhere around June/July of this year [correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not certain of the exact date when the rotation happens]). The possibility that it does get a reprint exists, but it doesn't seem likely. The upcoming Dedenne-GX seems to be the next big consistency bench sitter EX/GX, in the same way that Shaymin-EX once was and Tapu Lele-GX currently is. This means that they might be getting ready to say bye-bye to Lele (although this is just speculation on my part). Dedenne-GX does come with a strict once-per-turn limitation, but it still (somewhat) fills the gap that will be left when Lele rotates.

 

Outcast's price guide has values listed for all of the packs as well. Do be aware that these prices are purely referential and that Outcast doesn't actually sell any of the things listed. I think he just trades a lot and builds the guide based on his experience in the market. Still though, even if it's not the be all end all of trading, it's always good as a quick reference for prices.

 

So anyway, I'd say around 12 LOT packs gets you a Lele, give or take a few packs. I can offer to give you 4 LOT packs, so you would only need 8 more to buy a Lele from someone else.

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RobRatt

Value-wise, that's either 12 Lost Thunder boosters, or maybe 10 of the new set, Team Up.  If you have booster packs from these last couple sets, you should be able to pick one up for slightly less by posting your own offer.

I'm sorry if there was some confusion.  I was groggy, and should have been sleeping instead of typing.  In that sentence, I think it becomes clearer when I correct "the" into "these."  The main point being, if you have extra time, don't automatically jump on someone's "selling" price.  Try making your own offers first, preferably with the latest packs, which are the most sought after.

 

I don't necessarily agree with the Ou7c4st price guide (google it) when it comes to booster packs.  In many cases, my own trading experience with the value of booster packs is much different.  I don't know if he's getting bad advice, or the one giving it, but he modifies and devalues some of them much too arbitrarily.  ...setting the standards instead of following them.  His opinion of which is better (on the older ones, this packs vs. that pack) is his own, and I think too many players forget that.

 

With that said, many others, if not most, do follow his guide, and there aren't a lot of other options for comparison.  It will give you an idea of the "currency exchange rate" that players are using for booster packs in this game.  Just don't get hung up on "exact value", which is a common problem with some of the traders.  Their worth is variable, just like it is with cards.  Use your own judgment, and experiment.

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Sakura150612

I'm sorry if there was some confusion.  I was groggy, and should have been sleeping instead of typing.  In that sentence, I think it becomes clearer when I correct "the" into "these."  The main point being, if you have extra time, don't automatically jump on someone's "selling" price.  Try making your own offers first, preferably with the latest packs, which are the most sought after.

 

I don't necessarily agree with Ou7c4st's price guide (google it) when it comes to booster packs.  In many cases, my own trading experience with the value of booster packs is much different.  I don't know if he's getting bad advice, or the one giving it, but he modifies and devalues some of them much too arbitrarily.  ...setting the standards instead of following them.  His opinion of which is better (on the older ones, this packs vs. that pack) is his own, and I think too many players forget that.

 

With that said, many others, if not most, do follow his guide, and there aren't a lot of other options for comparison.  It will give you an idea of the "currency exchange rate" that players are using for booster packs in this game.  Just don't get hung up on "exact value", which is a common problem with some of the traders.  Their worth is variable, just like it is with cards.  Use your own judgment and experiment.

Yeah, that's good advice. Take Outcast as a reference, but always cross reference with public trades. It's entirely possible you can get more value out of older packs than what's listed on the guide. I'm not sure what others think of the guide, but I'd agree that it's not good to get hung up on exact values (and I'm pretty sure that that wasn't Outcast's intention either). But, once more, it's a good reference so I always recommend it when new players are asking for prices.

 

For the most part I just take the guide's price and look for trades that are in the same range. For packs, I mostly just deal in either LOT packs or whatever happens to be the latest expansion (TUP right now), and when I do accumulate a few older packs (mostly from the post lvl16 KO challenge) I usually trade them 2 to 1 for LOT packs (whether people take that or not depends a lot on what exactly I'm offering).

 

On another note, setting up your own trades and offering slightly under the market value can pay off, but you need patience. Maybe if you offer something like 10 or 11 LOT for a Lele someone might take it, but it could take a few tries.

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Sinkchicken

Wow! Thanks for all the help everyone! This is getting much clearer! What would you want for those LOT packs Sakura? 

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Wow! Thanks for all the help everyone! This is getting much clearer! What would you want for those LOT packs Sakura? 

Nothing in particular, I was thinking of just giving them to you xd You still technically have to give me something in exchange, but that "something" can be a random common. Just have some commons tagged for trade and accept my friend request (I'm going to log in now to send the request). After you accept it I can send you a trade offer. Just think of it as a little welcome gift, so feel free to take them.

 

EDIT: Seems like they're doing maintenance right now. I'll log in later today to send you a friend request.

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Sakura150612

I sent you the friend request. Any time after you accept it I can send you the trade offer. Just remember to tag something for trade.

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Sinkchicken

I did not see the friend request perhaps I was too late and it expired? This is in game correct? I tried sending you one as well just now.

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Sakura150612

Do you have a different in-game name than your forum name? I received a friend request from "Crahnberry", and didn't seem to have any other pending requests.

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OfficerShane

Tapu Lele GX Trade Values:

Island Guardians Alternate Art -- 11 Team Up Boosters 13 Lost Thunder
Guardians Rising Tapu Lele GX RA -- 10 Team Up Boosters or 12 Lost Thunder

Guardians Rising Tapu Lele GX FA -- 12 team Up Boosters or 14 Lost Thunder

Guardians Rising Tapu Lele GX RR -- 15 Team Up Booster or 19 Lost Thunder

 

Cards like Pikachu Zekrom GX Tag Team, Zeraora GX, Dark Explorers Darkrai EX FA, SR Empoleon, and SR Blastoise are about equal trades. 

Professor Juniper FA, Volkner FA, Max Potion SR, Rare Candy SR, Choice Band SR, Escape Board SR, Fiery Flint SR, and Myterious Treasure SR are fair trades.

Anything else, be prepared to come with 2 or more rare cards and a few boosters for some padding. 

This is for reference only, some of these may or may not be in your best favor, just an answer to your question... 

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