Card Swapping - New buy/sell prices, No more foils.
First of all, thank you for everyone for your feedback using our new service. This is quite a new adventure for us and definitely something we haven't dipped our toes in before. When we started, there were only a couple games to get cards from and it seemed like a quick and simple idea. There will be a lot more changes in the future, but while we're still testing these features and gathering your feedback, we decided to adjust pricing on some items in the hope this will help balance the system a little bit.
New Buying Prices
The bots will now always pay 90% of the price of any item sold to it, at all times. This will make it easier for everyone to plan their trades, instead of guesstimating what the % will be once they get in a trade. Additionally, this will ensure we can handle price drops without losing too much inventory while allowing us to build a larger inventory. While 90% may seem large, with rounding it's not as bad as it may seem: for example, a card that is worth 35 credits will still give you 32 credits, even when there are 25 in stock.
New Selling Prices
Low stock items are now 15% extra instead of the previous 1.5x. This is again to bring a better balance to the system. We realize a lot of items are currently in low stock and we're hoping with these few changes more cards will appear on our bots.
No more Foil Game Cards, for the moment
Foils are currently priced quite high, some new cards are worth over 2000 credits and drop by a large amount quickly - which means for every foil we got, 50 cards disappeared from our inventory, and then the price dropped, causing even more loss. This hurts our stock and until prices on Foil cards stabilize, we won't be accepting them. So grab the ones we have left in stock while you still can :)
Make sure your friends know about the service, invite them to the group. The more people are using the service, the more cards we'll have!
I hope these changes will help drive a better experience using our bots. Again, your feedback is welcomed -- Let us know what you think, or what you'd like to see in the future in the comments below!
To those who think we're greedy scumbags, let me give you a real-life example:
Someone traded a Triple Town Foil card worth 1600 credits 2 days ago. Nobody bought it. Today, this card is worth 493 credits. That is 1 card out of many. Who eats up the loss? We do. We designed a system where we pay you in advance for your cards and are trying to be fair with everyone, but you also have to be fair with us. It works both ways.