30 in 30: Price Ranges
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
- Promo Investing
- Icons and WL Rewards
- Quick Sell Values
- Live Cards
- Two Birds One Stone
- Chief’s Buy Price
- Listing for Lazies
- New Filters
- UCL MM
- Price Ranges
EA introduced Price Ranges in 2015. Their rationale for implementing PR’s was as follows:
- Help FUT gamers understand the value of the players in their Club.
- Make high-rated players more attainable for all FUT gamers and ensure a level playing field.
- Further restrict illegitimate coin transfers on the Transfer Market.
Prior to putting these in Ultimate Team, it was much easier for FIFA investors to manipulate and price fix certain players.
While this setback hindered traders, it did make for a new strategy when it comes to investing. EA isn’t perfect (no surprises there), and often they assign a price range that is too low for a certain card.
In the early stages of FIFA 20, gold Frenkie de Jong was EXTREMELY rare. He was in TOTW 1 and was OOP from September 18th to September 25th. In addition, he received a OTW card on September 27th and was OOP until October 9th, meaning there were only 2 days of supply of him for the first few weeks of the game.
Initially, Frenkie was assigned a PR of 10k. He was extinct at this price, and EA updated his price to 30k. He went extinct AGAIN at 30k, and his PR was updated to 100k. If you were able to snipe him at 10k and sell at 100k, you could have made a 85k profit.
Most EA price range mistakes aren’t quite this profitable, but what makes PR sniping and investing so enticing is their immediate return – rather than waiting days/weeks to collect your profits, it usually comes in a matter of hours.
When a new set of cards comes out (TOTW, Scream, OTW, etc.), take a look on FUTBIN at their price ranges. Spot players that seem undervalued/are extinct and try to snipe them. Then, when the new PR is updated, sell immediately. EA is inconsistent with when they update price ranges, so you need to stay alert.