FIFA 12 Ultimate Team offers a cool auction system, where you can buy and sell players and items either through bidding or fixed prices ("buy now").
I have a few related questions:
Is it possible to make good money (coins) through clever trading? As you have to pay for every bid you make (you have a limited amount of bids, which you can refill with coins) and the prices probably regulate itself pretty good, I could imagine that it might not be really profitable, even if you know what you are doing.
If it is, what are good strategies? Which items are easy to buy at low prices and sell at high prices? Is it better to look for rare players with low "buy now" prize for example, or buy stuff like balls? Will some items grow a lot of value over time?
Are there times of the day where the prices are generally lower/higher on the market?
Are even bad rare items worth keeping because there will be collectors who want a complete edition later?
What's the best strategy to win an auction? Bid early to throw off others? Bid last minute?
Any other tips?
I know an advice given here might well change the market and get useless in the process, but as not many FIFA players are on gaming.SE yet, I guess it's worth a shot. ;)