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    Trading 101 / Etiquette / Tips

    The purpose of this guide is to educate the community on the appropriate trading procedures and / or the appropriate trade etiquette.

    Any resemblance to anyone is purely coincidental. No offence intended.

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    BUYERS:

    1) Buyers should always (and I mean ALWAYS) check iTrader before trading with anyone, regardless of how reputable they may be.

    • This is for precautionary measures.


    2) Buyers should know their prices.

    • Paying less than $2 / mil is unacceptable and against the rules. However, a seller can choose to sell for more than $2 / mil.


    3) Use a middleman / woman!



    4) Be clear.

    • Even if English is not your first language, do not type l1k3 th15 and expect the seller to know what you want. Some bad examples are shown below for your viewing pleasure. (Quote is obviously OVER exaggerated but you get the idea.)

    hey y0z, i wunt sum np.

    can yo dooo cheap3r? immmma br0.
    hey i need the babies pb and the roayl pb but i also want the daraik tansmsms potsions
    i want babey pb too
    5) Be polite at all times. (or try to at least)

    • No seller would entertain rude buyers. That being said, no buyer would also entertain rude sellers.


    6) Finally, leave iTrader after the deal has been completed.

    • Though it may be somewhat of a hassle, I'm sure the seller would appreciate it if you took like 5 seconds of your time to give them a little feedback to (maybe) help them improve in the future.


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    SELLERS:

    1) Be nice. It goes a long way.

    • Your customers (buyers) are what give you business and the opportunity to make money. Being nice to them may just make the like you better and perhaps, they may come back to you if they wanted to buy again.
    • They may recommend you to a friend too


    Essentially: MORE NICE = MORE BUSINESS = MORE MONEYZ

    2) Don't overprice your items.

    • Price them for a profit, or even just to break even.
    • Once again, the "no exceeding the $2 / mil rule applies." Same for the "no less than $2 / mil rule. "


    3) The customer is always right!

    • Even though you are pretty sure you are right, the customer is always right.
    • Try to entertain the customer as much as you can. That being said, know your own limit and know your customer's limit.


    4) Use a middleman / woman.

    • Read #3 of the buyer's guide, located above.


    5) Make your selling thread...presentable.

    • Add colors and format everything nicely.
    • Do NOT leave out any important details or things to note when selling. This is to avoid discrepancies.


    6) And finally, PATIENCE.

    • Don't expect to sell something in an hour.
    • Patience is a virtue and it usually pays off.



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    That's about it for now. Will add more when I feel like it

    Here's a watermelon (because potatoes are too mainstream):
    Last edited by paox3; 07-30-2012 at 11:17 AM. Reason: Fixed grammatical errors, edited some tips.

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    Nice guide pal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milly View Post
    Nice guide pal!

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    nice guide!


    there is no rule against selling for over 2$ per mil though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    nice guide!


    there is no rule against selling for over 2$ per mil though.
    As taken from your thread:


    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    $2 per mil FIRM for legit and illegit NP.

    Active NP has no cap, but if it seems too low, you will be contacted.
    So I'd assume that $2 / mil is both the minimum and maximum for illegit / legit NP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paox3 View Post
    As taken from your thread:




    So I'd assume that $2 / mil is both the minimum and maximum for illegit / legit NP.


    i guess that wasnt clear enough, thats just the lower limit. one would be hard pressed to sell for higher, but there is no rule against trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    i guess that wasnt clear enough, thats just the lower limit. one would be hard pressed to sell for higher, but there is no rule against trying.
    Oh right. You should probably edit that thread to avoid the confusion. XD

    Will edit mine now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paox3 View Post
    Oh right. You should probably edit that thread to avoid the confusion. XD

    Will edit mine now.
    just edited it. sorry about the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    just edited it. sorry about the confusion.
    Yeah, it's okay. Things like that happen XD

    We are all human, right?

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    Awesome thx for the help

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