Promoting a Trade
Have you ever wanted to increase the number of PucaPoints you’d be willing to give for a special card you really want? Soon you’ll be able to.
We noticed that many people have been using their usernames to advertise the extra bonuses or “bounties” that they’d be willing to give for certain cards. We’ve been thinking about bounties and the role they play on PucaTrade, and we think it’s time to build the tools you need to control the PucaPoints you’re willing to exchange for the cards you want.
If you’re willing to offer more PucaPoints for a card, you’ll be able to input your price directly from the card detail page, as an add-on to the Promoted Trades feature previously announced.
You’ll be able to add this card to your Wants List as normal, but you’ll also have the option to promote your trade by adding higher PucaPrice. Promoted trades will be highlighted from wherever the trade is visible, and will have their own filter so that senders can quickly and easily find them.
Whoever is currently promoting a trade at the highest PucaPrice will have the top position on the card detail page (other promoted trades will still be visible below). Your promotion will remain until a trade is initiated to you for the card you promoted. If the value of the card increases or decreases during that time, don't worry - you'll be able to adjust your Promoted Price at any time.
Promoted trades will have a small PucaPoint fee associated with them which may change from time to time but will likely start at 10% of the PucaValue of the card. The fee would be applied at the time the trade is promoted, since the trade would immediately be promoted all around the site.
If this feature is a success, we’ll roll this out to your Want List as well, so you can quickly and easily add Promotions to any card from that page.
We really like the idea of adding formal support to an activity that many traders are doing now “off the record.” Adding a secure and automated way to deliver the bonus points from the receiver to the sender ensures that the promotions occur seamlessly. We are also looking forward to usernames going back to becoming usernames.
Rollout and Launch
To roll this feature out, we’ll be starting with 50 cards hand-picked by the PucaTeam and 50 cards chosen by the community. We’ll be monitoring the results to see if this feature has the intended results (a higher rate of trade and positive feedback from you, our community). The PucaTeam’s 50 cards will all be cards with one or more reprints across a variety of formats and values. Here are our staff picks:
|Blood Moon||The Dark||RARE|
|Bloodstained Mire||Khans of Tarkir||RARE|
|Chain Lightning||Eternal Masters||UNCOMMON|
|Crucible of Worlds||Tenth Edition||RARE|
|Darkslick Shores||Scars of Mirrodin||RARE|
|Drana, Liberator of Malakir||Battle for Zendikar||MYTHIC RARE|
|Duskwatch Recruiter||Shadows Over Innistrad||UNCOMMON|
|Emrakul, the Promised End||Prerelease Cards||MYTHIC RARE|
|Force of Will||Alliances||UNCOMMON|
|Gideon, Ally of Zendikar||Battle for Zendikar||MYTHIC RARE|
|Gifts Ungiven||Champions of Kamigawa||RARE|
|Inquisition of Kozilek||Rise of the Eldrazi||UNCOMMON|
|Kitchen Finks||Modern Masters||UNCOMMON|
|Koth of the Hammer||Scars of Mirrodin||MYTHIC RARE|
|Kozilek's Return||Oath of the Gatewatch||MYTHIC RARE|
|Lightning Bolt||Limited Edition Alpha||COMMON|
|Liliana of the Veil||Innistrad||MYTHIC RARE|
|Liliana, the Last Hope||Eldritch Moon||MYTHIC RARE|
|Mana Vault||Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions||MYTHIC RARE|
|Maze of Ith||The Dark||UNCOMMON|
|Mutavault||Magic 2014 Core Set||RARE|
|Oath of Druids||Exodus||RARE|
|Polluted Delta||Khans of Tarkir||RARE|
|Remand||Ravnica: City of Guilds||UNCOMMON|
|Saheeli Rai||Kaladesh||MYTHIC RARE|
|Seachrome Coast||Scars of Mirrodin||RARE|
|Sensei's Divining Top||Champions of Kamigawa||UNCOMMON|
|Shardless Agent||Planechase 2012 Edition||UNCOMMON|
|Slaughter Pact||Future Sight||RARE|
|Sol Ring||Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions||MYTHIC RARE|
|Tarmogoyf||Modern Masters 2015 Edition||MYTHIC RARE|
|Temple Garden||Return to Ravnica||RARE|
|Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth||Magic 2015 Core Set||RARE|
|Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle||Zendikar||RARE|
|Windswept Heath||Khans of Tarkir||RARE|
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