Trading

The Four Types of Trading

There are 4 types of trading you can do to get items:


1. Uptrading
This is what most people do to trade. It's when you offer several items for a bigger item. An example would be...







For a....


2. Downtrading
It's always a good idea to downtrade. Downtrade means, well, let's say you're stuck with a black Rare Spiked Wristband.



You have no other rare clothing. You're just stuck with this one big item and nothing else. That's it. To get multiple rares, trade your big rares for lesser rares, so that you'll have more.

You decide to trade your spike for smaller rares, and keep on going with those smaller rares. Eventually you have tons of rares! In other words, downtrade means to trade your bigger rares for smaller rares so you have more rares.

3. Overtrading
To overtrade means you offer a trade that has more value than what you might get in return. Sometimes we do it on purpose, if it's an item we really want that we're trading for. Other times we do it without knowing, and in that case, we're being scammed.

Here is a quick example:



For a...

Pretty dumb trade, right?

4. Undertrading
Undertrading is the exact opposite of overtrading. Undertrading can be used in terms of scamming, yet it's not our fault if we get a pair of Gazelles for a RIM. We just get lucky. :I

To undertrade, you trade something not-so-rare for something rarer than what you're trading. Here's an example:



For a...


The craziest Jammer ever might accept that. :3

Trading Tips

1. Only trade an item you are sure you want to get rid of.
When you're trading, click slowly and think. Do I really want to trade this item? If you are sure you're okay with trading your item, then trade. If they decline, no worries! If you end up clicking fast because you really want that item, accidentally click something overrare, and click "trade", your item may be lost forever.

2. Don't overtrade. Study rare item past.
Overtrading is when you trade rarer items for a less rarer item. If you're a collector who doesn't study Rareology (the study of rares), then you're going to end up with less rares than you think. Study your dream item. For example, if your dream item is a worn blanket, study when it came out, whether it's a Sky High prize, store-bought item, or an item you can only get in trading, and what it's themed. Worn blankets don't really have a theme, though, but if your dream item is a box of heart chocolates, you might want to find out if it's seasonal or not before trading.

3. If you are sure an item will return, don't trade it.
At one point in Jamaa, everyone longed for raccoon tails. Trying to tell them the tails will return in the Summer Carnival next year won't be much of a success. If you are trading a Beta item for a lightning necklace in January, it's probably best to wait. Same thing with seasonal items, such as candy bowls, giant candy canes, lucky clovers, and princess chairs. Then again, study your rare item past.

4. Trade by what people want.
Lots of Jammers like items for how rare the item is. They don't care how it looks. Beards aren't meant for girls, but some rare-collecting girls wear them. Spiked collars are kind of goth, but everyone loves them for rarity, not for how they look. Sure, I think some rares are cool-looking, which is why I trade for them. I trade for rarity sometimes, too, though. But most of the time I trade by demand. Demand trading is when you trade something want-for-want, which means one person wants what you don't want and they have what you want but they don't want. That's a lot of wants. Demand trading is quite hard with all the rare trading people around. Trading by what people prefer gives you an advantage in trading.

5. Make storage accounts for storing rares.
I store almost all my Beta items on my storage account, so they don't take up space in my main account. Member rares for main account, and Non-Member rares for storage. Storage accounts are great for storing all kinds of items! 

Have Fun Trading! ^.^

67 comments:

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    1. Mkay. :P Oh, and if anyone finds anymore colors of Tikis, tell me. e.e

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    2. wt fluff?!?! i have a silver spike! i wanted a header for soooooo long!!! i'd trade my silver spike away for a header! i'll tell ya how it went...
      first, i (???) found a yucky-colored spike. then, my sis found a rare blue spike. gave away the yucky spike, then later on in the year, i traded away my blue spike with something else, and got a silvy spike. XD

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    3. Actually, 1 headress is worth 1 good long collar or 1 bad long collar depending on the colour..

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    4. light pink is the rarest color headdress now lol

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    6. Mitz, I think that was an overtrade... I don't know though.
      -Seal

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    7. I don't like talking about rares, but I'd like to point out that the spiked collars with a rare label are worth all those 'rare' stuff, whereas the spiked collars from the diamond shop are seemingly worth the RIM sort. In short....

      Spiked Collar w/ rare label= rare stuff
      Spiked Collar w/out rare label+ not-so-rare stuff

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    8. What the..........

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  2. I think I tricked some on one day bye trading a long bow witch now I have one now for a beta sewing thing it was crazy I'm like lady that's beta and she was
    Iike not to me it isn't O,O
    -tig47498

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  3. What is a black mech worth? Because I have one so...

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    1. it's worth 45 gems I have one and i did the recycle thing to see how much gems it is worth.

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  4. can u do a fox hat rarity scan?

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    1. Sure. I'm staying anonymous. They are currently worth a worn blanket.

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  5. Duchess GrandpuppyAugust 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    I have a Scary Tiki Mask

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  6. I gave me pink mech angel helmet to a scammed jammer

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  7. I also traded a blue mech angel helmet without knowing it's rarity first that my friend traded me😢

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  8. add the red tiki with whie eyes and red tiki with yellow eyes

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  9. Oh! I have the long pink collar.

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  10. I have a green short spike :3

    -RM21

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  11. Thank you, so helpful!

    -RM21

    P.S Fox hat rarity scan is NEEDED.

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  12. YOU NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT!

    The player crazykitties has an unreleased Epic Healing Staff, which is a testing item sent out by HQ to someone lucky. For now, crazykitties claimed she traded 4 long black spike collars for it, which she called an undertrade for it.

    I'm guessing Epic Healing Staffs are going to come out, but for now, it's a really rare item that only one person in the whole game has, and she's on my buddy list! -rocksmithis

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  13. is a purple mech worth a spike? if so, which spike? long or short? collar or wrist? what color?

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    1. a mech Angel helmet isn't worth any spike it is worth 45 gems

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  14. best day ever, just got 2 glitch rings the 2nd kind tho

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  15. I declined a 'beta' blue pillow for my masquerade mask because I don't want a soggy old pillow for my awesome mask. XD

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  16. i have the pink, purple, and black tiki

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  17. also some rares tend to fluctuate. the new order from rarest to least rares for tikis is; tan, pink, red-yellow, purple, green, red-white, black, blue, freedom, scary

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  18. i was pretty sure purple was the second rarest

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    1. Yes, and it is. The Purple Tiki Mask and the Red w/ Yellow Eyeholes are tied.

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    2. True. I have a red with yellow, and a green. Any idea what they are worth?

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  19. umm i got a black tiki and i just trade it for a rare cat hat and the person accept ( i was using your tip) and i got it! XD thanks! and how much is it worth? i was thinking about trading it away! plz replay im STUCK ;(

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    1. It's worth a little over a Founder's Hat.

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    2. they said they traded their black tiki for a rare cat hat

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    3. OMG! Let's just you got scammed by yourself

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  20. I have a rocking horse. I want to trade it for a long blue spiked wristband and another thing. What would the other thing be in order to equal its worth?
    -wolfhead73601

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  21. it's worth a little more then that, but plz don't trade your horsey D:

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  22. Nafaria, could you please tell me your option of how much neon bows and panda hats are worth :)?

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    1. Neon bows are worth the red Holiday Sweaters exactly.

      I don't think panda hats are worth that much, but maybe 2-3 smaller den Betas.

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  23. I have a tiki (blue), founders, long black collar if you want to trade. Note that my black collar is my only spike I have, so a lot of long collars would suit me. If you want a blue tiki and want to trade another colour of tiki for my blue, jam a gram me saying Trade Tiki! My user is Skylerplaysaj, I'm on normally 8:30am to idk, 8:30pm. (Australian Standard Time for Eastern Australia.)

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  24. I have a awesome offer (i think) for a rare red short. Im offering a silver non rare spike collar/wristband, a rare reindeer mask, rare lasso, and rare flag. If you would like to accept my offer just gram me saying lets trade (either or nm or m) or saying rare spike! (if member) and i will gladly accept your offer. My user: chloepitre10. Happy jamming!

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  25. P.S: i am willing t add my rare black red-tipped viking helmet to make the trade more fair. ~chloepitre10~

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  26. ok guys... im gonna offer the following for a tiki...
    1. Neon bow [worth a short spike collar (rare and any color except black)]
    2. Neon bow [worth a short spike collar (rare and any color except black)]
    3. Black Jamaaliday bow (worrth quite a bit now-a-days)
    4. Wooden Floor
    5. Rare Mech Helmet (worth quite a bit)
    6.Getting to either meet LilacPetal, WootMoo, Declarance/Apology, eooeoo (Aj's first jammer), DommyTurtles (WootMoo brother).
    7. Taffy Pulling Machine.
    - Ok, so if you want all this, either Jam A Gram me on aj or visit and tell me on aj. My username on Animaljam (Aj):Grandarcticwolf - you might have seen me around! :)

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  27. This is a continuation of the post from Grandarcticwolf...
    Do not comment here if deal or any suggestions, come to me or Jam A Gram me on Animaljam!

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  28. omg i just wanna say i love the little part where you added the music it makes the blog awesome thats for putting the blog up :) puppygirl28

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  29. this sites pretty good for new jammers and whats a blue tiki mask worth??

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  30. Any offers for my rare claw?

    oliviaisbest123

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  31. Hey Naffy,

    Two questions: Are four rare gloves fair for a red slingshot? And is a yellow lava glove fair for a green glove? I accepted both of those trades (I had the latter items).

    Your fan,

    - cerval

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    1. Wait, so where you offered the four rare gloves or the slingshot? And were you offered the yellow lava glove or the green glove?

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    2. what is a red and white and blue tiki mask someone is offering that and two beta nm floors and a small den beta for my blue long rn do i accept

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  32. One time someone traded me a pink necklace for my zios sculpture

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  33. I got scammed for a short black spike collar, wooden swing, and a dark red worn can u plz send me theses items im so sad :( :( :( :( user: Kukewolf151

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  34. Once, when I was a non member (lol this was the first and last time I ever got scammed), This owl that was a member came to my house, along with a non member seal with lots of rares and spikes on it's trade list, and a member female fox wearing full diamond shop armour except the tail. And she had about 5 black longs on her trade list. The owl said he would give me one of those black longs if I traded him my tail armour for a trash can. He said he would decline. This type of scamming is called trust trading, and I obviously didn't know what scamming was back then. I traded him my tail armour, and he ACCEPTED. Obviously he didn't know that much, so when we were having a freindly chat before he scammed me, he buddied me. I went to his den, reported him for scamming, I reported the other two animals for bullying, but this is the part that will make you go "wow!" When I went to his den, him and his 2 friends were talking about how dumb I was and traded him that. I was so heart broken. And also, that female fox had the tail armour on. A few days later, I found that the 3 users on my buddy list (that scammed me) their profile was grey and had the outline of a tiger on it, with no username. A few of my buddies had lost their diamond armour too, and must have reported the scammers. User: Princessbg

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  35. http://s0.docspal.com/files/processed/96/10498896-yennmwbp/Animal%20Jam%20rarity.pdf
    Rarity guide made by atomical

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  36. Anyone willing to trade a headress (any color) for my green long and short. jag me if yes. -penguin820

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  37. If anyone wants to trade me a headdress for a magenta rare bow and arrow and a magenta spiked collar, it's a DEAL!!

    -Creativename123

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  38. I don't really have much on trade at the moment. Just one thing. If you want to trade with me just simply type this name below in the searching box on AJ:
    Booscare5
    If I am not online, please send me a Jam-a-gram. Thanks!
    Booscare5 :)

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  39. I was wondering what all the straw hats together was worth I have all 8 straw hats and according to what people said all the straw hats together was worth between a bad and good long if u have an offer for all my straw hats i'm tigerspeedster (no separate offers)

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  40. I have a Pink Sunglasses Beta, i want some offers, My user is anna40

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  41. Hi! I have the same beard as Aparri has, and a green long spiked collar, a beta rocking horse, and a diamond art plaque and wood (beta) floors. Message me if you have any offers, im Creativename123 and my storage where some of my other rares are is Happysmilingrainbow. Just message me trading party or if ur NM message me something or other about trading. I also have arctic fox set and lots of clover items, horeshoe ring, pink rare bow, magenta eyeball hat, 2 regular eyeball hats, and much more cool stuff. Happy trading!!

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  42. I did a downtrade the other day! A rare pink short wristband for a couple of den betas, Spaceship Grey, RC Car and Flower Carpet. I'm so happy with this trade ^w^

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  43. Who will be willing to trade their snow leopard slippers for a neon bow + a short yellow wrist + maybe some other good item if you need? Snow leopard slippers are my dream item, I really want them. You would make my day. My username is Lolz3000 and I am non member. If you want to trade, please jamagram me with the two foxes rowing a boat, the mushroom stamp, and either "Let's trade!" or anything with trading in it, or if you're member you can say you have snow leopard slippers.

    Thanks! Lolz

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