A simple how-to on trading for new collectors or a quick update for the pros:
How does trading work on the website?
There are several ways to start trading on NeonMob: you can visit other collectors’ profile or collection pages; you can search for cards you need; and you can also start trading from within your own collection. The image below shows an example view of a collection on the website. For each series, you see the cards you own, while unowned cards have empty slots.
When you don’t own a card, hover your mouse over the empty slot and two buttons will appear: on the left is the “Owners” button, and on the right is the “Wishlist” button. When hovering over an unowned card, it will look like this:
Clicking on “Wishlist” will card this card to your your wishlist, letting potential trade partners know the cards you are actively seeking.
“Owners” pulls up a list of owners, along additional information about them. “Trader Grade” tells how responsive a trader is, “Owned” tells you how many cards a trader owns, and “Series Completion" tells you how much progress that person has made toward completing the series.
It is important, and sometimes challenging, to find an optimal trading partner. There are no hard rules about what works, but it helps to start with traders with high trader grades. These traders are less likely to allow a trade to expire, meaning you will get a response more quickly. Traders with duplicates (2x or more) are also more likely to part with one of their cards. Use the Message button to communicate with potential trade partners if you have any specific questions about their collection our what they might be looking for in exchange.
Once you select a trading partner, you can begin the process of assembling a trade offer by clicking on the “TRADE” button. The image below shows a trade window with the beginnings of a trade offer.
Your trading partner’s cards are listed on the left side of the screen; your cards are listed on the right side of the screen. To add cards to the trade, click on the “+ ADD” button on your side and select which card to include in your trade proposal. You can add up to 5 cards in a trade on both side … but remember that you will have more success if you make fair and balanced trades.
Once you have selected the cards you would like to trade, click the “OFFER TRADE” button in the bottom right corner of the window to submit your trade offer.
After submitting your offer, your trading partner has 48 hours to respond before the offer automatically expires. They may accept, decline, or counter-offer your trade. Likewise, you may withdraw or modify your trade offer.
How does trading work on the iOS app?
Trading on the iOS app can be easily initiated from any series collection. Go to Your Collection > Series > Unowned to see the cards you still need to collect in that particular series.
Scroll through the Unowned list and find the particular card you are seeking. Click on the “Trade for it” button to pull up the Owners list.
Just like the website, the Owners list shows the Trader Grade (“Grade”), Series Completion (“%”), and Number of Cards Owned (“#”) to help you find an optimal trading partner. Selecting any user will pull up the trade window.
Your trading partner’s card are on the top of this window; your cards are on the bottom of this window. Use the “+” symbols to add cards on each side. Once your cards are selected, click the “Offer Trade” button at the bottom of the window.
That’s it, your trade offer has been sent!