Peer into the Veil

Peer into the Veil

Hey guys, welcome back to another Peer into the Veil. Kaijudo is still a growing game, and for tons of players, KMC’s are their first chance to trade cards with a bunch of people. However, no one wants to get home and realize that card they traded away is worth way more than the cards they got so in this article i’ll give you some pointers on what you can do to make sure that doesn’t happen and you always get right back what your cards are worth. That works the other way as well. If you’re more knowledgeable about card prices than the other person, don’t rip them off. Kaijudo is a small tightly knit community so let’s really help each other and always do fair trades.

Articles

Kaijudo 24/7 as well as a few other sites are always posting techs and decklists from KMC’s as well as articles about cards they think are strong. That doesn’t mean those cards are always worth a lot but it usually is a helpful indicator of what the players who are finding success are using. It tells you what cards are working and as a result what people are seeking. Also if you see something that you yourself want, it let’s you easier search through other player’s collections because you already know what you’re interested in. There’s nothing worse than scrambling at the last few minutes before a KMC starts and still not knowing what you even need.

Kaijudo Dojo Bazaar(Facebook)/Pojo Trading Section

Even if you’re not into online trading, you should still check out the trading section of various websites. Look for similarities in people’s wants. As important as it is to read articles for info, it’s even more important to get the real facts from some of the actual people you’ll be running into. General Finbarr is a perfect example. You might think to yourself, “Oh this is just a starter deck card, i’ll just trade this off for something small”, but General Finbarr is actually a powerful and sought after card despite his apparent ease to obtain. You may have cards you never even knew people were looking for. You can even organize your binder in such a way to spread out your good cards evenly to keep people interested in your trades. Also generally people offer trades that are more fair online because it’s easier for people to look up prices while they are on the computer. Scroll down a bit and see what players are offering one another. See what offers players accept and which they don’t.

Ebay/Store Websites

This is the biggest one. You know what cards are good and you know what people are looking for. Now you gotta see which of those sought after cards you have and get a concrete number on what it’s actually worth. When trading, the number one question you will be asked is, “What do you value that?”.  After you have some experience, you can probably do this on the fly and make educated guesses based on playability and rarity but even smartest traders (myself included) will want to have a definite answer because we can all make mistakes on values. Go drop by ebay and type in the name of the card. Look at the ones people are bidding on. Filter out the ones that are ending soonest to see what the bids have gone up to. To get the best information though, you must check out the completed listings. If the card sold, the price that it sold for will be highlighted in green. This is the most important information you can find because it tells you what people are actually paying for it. Remember learning mean, median, and mode in math class? This is where that comes in handy. Find repeating prices; find higher prices; if prices are kind of all over the place, grab a calculator and average a few of them out. Make sure you have a definite number for each of the cards that are important to you. Look up the cards you think you might be looking for and make sure you know what they’re worth as well so when your trade partner tells you a value, you don’t agree with, you’ll know you’re correct because you’ve got the facts to back it up. Check it card websites as well (like ours). Even if you’re not in the mood to purchase a card, you can check out what stores are selling their cards for. Some stores let you know how many of each card is in stock. Check out which ones are low or sold out. Now this doesn’t always tell you which cards are popular and which cards are not but it’s another useful place to obtain information. Sometimes people don’t like the work they have to do with ebay or the topsy turvy nature of some prices and just want a definite price to go by, so some people rather use websites and that’s totally fine.

Now i hope that this article has made you guys a little bit better at trading and these tools can be used for any card game you play. So next time, right before a KMC, go do your research and you will be well prepared to get out there and get the trades you really want. Thanks for reading guys, feel free to comment with any feedback or questions. See ya!

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