30 in 30: High Traffic Times
30 in 30 is a series of 30 investing and trading tips, 1 posted each day over the course of September leading up to the FIFA 21 release in October. Below is a list of the tips we have seen already.
- TOTW Investing
- OOP TOTW Golds
- SBC Gems
- Perfect Positions
- Frequent Acronyms
- EA Tax
- ROI Potential
- MM Investing
- High Traffic Times
Certain times of day lend themselves to more profitable sniping and bidding opportunities. I have found that 6-9PM UK time is the best time to find good deals. There are 3 reasons for this:
1. The most FIFA traffic comes from 6-9PM UK time.
A majority of the FIFA community comes from Europe. They play after work or after school. Typically, the transfer market will have the most players listed at this time as a result. That means there are that many more opportunities to snatch up a good deal.
2. SBCs are typically released at 6PM UK time.
New SBCs mean requirements that lead to cards rapidly increasing in price. However, players often don’t realize their cards have increased value. They will re-list their players for previously unsold values or cash out early for far less coins than they could have received – another reason why you can grab snipes more easily.
3. Packs are typically released at 6PM UK time.
Packs mean supply, and supply means more likelihood for mis-listings or general selling for below market value.
Keep in mind that new promotions (TOTY, TOTS, OTW, Headliners, etc.) make for even higher traffic. EA often release new promos on Fridays.