How To Trade In Rocket League [Written with a Trading Veteran]
Find out how to get started with trading in Rocket League and get some tips from an expert trader.
Rocket League Players can have a car that fully expresses who they are and what they are all about. There is no end to the combinations of items, decals and paint jobs that the player can use to make the car their own.
How to trade rocket league items
So, we have piqued your interest, you have a few items that you want to offload and you need to know how the trading system works. Well, thankfully the system is very easy to use so that even beginners can get their heads around it. Though if you are having trouble learning the ins and outs of the system, we are here to help. We have a step by step guide that will help you come to grips with the trading system and be swapping your unwanted goodies in no time. Here is the guide below:
- The first thing you need to do is launch Rocket League and get yourself to the main menu screen.
- The next thing you need to do is invite the player you wish to trade with to your party. So ideally, this would be a player that you are already friends with on your preferred platform. However, a popular method that players enjoy using is asking players in a match if they wish to trade after the match and adding them to a party. Whatever works for you.
- Once the desired player has joined a party with you. Simply click on the player’s options and invite them to trade.
- Wait for the player to accept the invite. Once they have done so, you will be granted access to the trading panel and will be able to see your own items available for trade.
- The next thing you need to do is decide what item you are willing to part with. This must also be an item that is desirable to the other player though. So bear that in mind before you make your offering.
- Once you are happy with the other player’s offering and they are happy with yours, all you have to do to complete the trade is to click ‘accept trade’. The game will show you one more window for 4 seconds before a last “accept”. Though just be mindful, that once this has been done, there is no means to reverse this.
All trades are final. Unless the other player agrees to trade you the item back again, of course.
Where to trade items in rocket league
There are a number of ways to find players to trade with. As mentioned, it is obviously ideal to have a friend that is willing and ready to trade at a moment’s notice. Though this luxury isn’t always available to players, especially if they are new to the community.
A method that has seen a great deal of success within the community is using Reddit to find like-minded individuals.
We tested the best rocket league trading sites here.
How to trade safely
Trading items in Rocket League can come with different problems than trading in some other games such as CSGO. Many CSGO websites do trading through bots while bots are less common with Rocket League websites. This means if you do the trading for other games then you need to remember that you're speaking to and trading directly with other players. Dealing with other players can result in different problems:
- Response time delays
- Slow trades
- Potential language problems or communication issues
This means that when trading for Rocket League items it's especially important to check out the website and the seller. Some websites might not list specific payment options that they could allow traders to decide for themselves. In that case, Paypal is the safest option as it will help you if you get scammed and need a chargeback.
Scammer Lists are also very useful if a website uses one but also keep in mind that shady users can create new accounts under different usernames.
Another good piece of advice is to keep a record of conversations outside of the website. Take screenshots of conversations with the timestamps and dates if possible.
This is good evidence for reporting scammers or anyone who breaks the rules of the website. It's tricky to be 100% safe so as a backup, always know where to report a scam and know how to respond to it. Also, keep in mind that a user could just be very slow at responding due to time differences and to avoid that potential situation it's a good idea to declare your time zones during the early discussions.
Rocket League Trading Tips
Trading can be a fun pastime that is simply to get rid of some unwanted items or alternatively, to gain an item that you think looks really cool. Though for many, this system can be used as a business. Allowing you to make extra credits for Rocket passes, new items or to cash out on certain sites for real-world cash. Though it can be quite tricky to become business savvy in the world of Rocket League. So we thought a few tips and tricks would be useful for anyone aiming to earn a mountain of credits.
Though trading can be a fun and beneficial thing for players to take part in, it is also important to be wary of the pitfalls that can occur throughout trading. There are rocket league players out there that will try and scam you out of luxury items, in-game currency or in some cases, real-world currency. This is something that no player should have to endure so we advise caution when trading.
We have a dedicated article on all known rocket league trading scams.
In short: check out this google doc to see the most complete list of scammers online. Also, take a look at this Reddit where legit Middlemen are listed. You can find our guide about middlemen in Rocket League here.
Know your prices
This CAN NOT be stated enough. KNOW YOUR PRICES. Every single time you trade, check the price of what you are trading and what they are trading you. Preferably before you trade if possible. Several sites attempt to track prices, but as a player that has been trading for 5 years and has personally handled and sold over 200,000c of items and credits, a good general rule of thumb is rl.insider.gg for price tracking. And the best part, rl.insider.gg will show you the item's price trend! Meaning, that you can see what the item has been worth in the past. This allows you to see if the price of an item has been going up or down. Super helpful for anyone trying to get the best deal or bolster their inventory.
Early in 2017, I had opened a crate and gotten a black market decal that was worth around 40 keys at the time (4,000c). I traded it for a car that I couldn't even sell for 4 keys (400c) at the time. I had a friend quickly point out my mistake, but the player I traded was gone. It was a rough feeling. But learn from my experience! This is the biggest trading tip I can give you. Know. Your. Prices.
Overall, this website is a wonderful resource that can give you peace of mind when trading those big-ticket items and allow you to get exactly what it’s worth when trading.
When it comes to trading, you have to have the resolve and keep trying the same thing. Only changing your tactics if absolutely necessary. What we mean by this is if you post a listing, be patient. The listing won’t be snapped up in the first few seconds and usually, that’s a good thing. If it sold instantly that would indicate that you undervalued the item. So wait, relist the offer if it expires and drop the price only if you feel it is absolutely necessary. Though, even then, be conservative with it. Only drop it slightly and see if anything changes. This will ensure the most profit possible.
One of the best practices to make a quick sum of credits is through buying and then selling items straight away. The aim is to buy items at their lowest possible price and then sell them off at a higher price. So for example, you might buy a set of wheels for 1200 credits and then flip them for 1500 credits. This means you make a 300 credit profit just for moving the same item. It’s a time-consuming process both finding the low priced items and the profits can be minimal at times. Though, it is a guaranteed profit maker with pretty much no chance of a loss unless the item drops in value suddenly.
Then lastly we have to invest in items. This is a hard one to do because you never know what will be popular from week to week within the community. Though the best way to analyze this is by becoming familiar with the big names in the community.
We compiled a list of the best items to invest in Rocket League.
For example, if a big name pro starts using a new decal, wheelset or topper. Then you can bet that the demand for that item will go up. So if you have a good supply stocked up before the rush, that means that you’re in line for a big profit. This is a hard thing to master, though if you can read trends and get ahead of the rest of the traders, you’ll see great results. From own experience, the Rocket League Economy can sometimes be unpredictable.
Wheeling and dealing
Trading in Rocket League can be fun, exciting, and add quite a lot to the overall experience. Many have gone from nothing to the most expensive items in Rocket League, and if you know the possible pitfalls, you have the tools, and the time, you too can be one of them. If you read and apply this article to your in game trading, the possibilities are endless. Now get out there and make your dream car!