What impact do the new IFs have on the FIFA 17 prices of NIF cards of players who already have other IF versions? How are the IF1 and IF2 affected in FIFA 17 when an IF3 comes out? It would be great to know the answers to all of these and other questions, wouldn’t it? That’s why we’re publishing this guide which analyses the variations of the FIFA 17 Prices according to the new IF releases. Knowledge is power!
Comprehending the FIFA 17 Winter Transfers Prices
Guide’s introductory note
In the past three years we have been collecting information on the prices of hundreds of players’ cards, in different stages of the season, including during the Winter Transfers Season. We’ll use them not only in order to predict what is going to happen in FIFA 17, but also to publish other more specific and detailed trading guides.
This series of trading guides we’ve been publishing obeys to a logical sequence. If you haven’t read one of the previous articles, we recommend you do it now. As we have said here before, prices on the FUT market vary according to several factors, like for example the type of card, the player, his real life performance or the release of promotional packs. That’s why it’s impossible to describe with 100% accuracy what is going to happen with the price of a determined card because every case is a different case. What we’re doing here is give you a general idea of the evolution in the average card’s price. It doesn’t mean all cards will behave the same way at some point. We’re talking tendencies only. So now that’s been warned…
General notions on the way FIFA 17 prices of new IF cards are affected
Predicting the price of a card isn’t an easy task. This year it’s even harder. The FUT market has never been so unpredictable as it is now.
We carefully analysed the price variations that occur when new IFs are launched and were able to come up with some very important conclusions.
The prices of NIF cards are not affected when IF2 cards or more recent versions are released.
There’s always a devaluation when a superior IF comes out. Percentually, the higher the IF version, the higher the decrease.
The higher the version of the new IF, the bigger will be the price difference between this one and the old ones.
Now that you have an idea of how the FIFA 17 prices vary, it’s time to go deeper.
FIFA 17 Prices of New IF
How the FIFA 17 prices are affected by new IF release
When a player who already has an IF version makes such an exceptional appearance that he becomes a candidate to the TOTW that follows, he suffers some devaluation already on the day of the match and this tendency remains until Wednesday arrives, when the card registers an accumulated devaluation of up to 5%.
When a second IF card is attributed to a determined player, the price of the first IF decreases immediately. This devaluation normally rounds 20%. As a limit, the new IF may cost the same as the old one used to cost, although normally it surpasses that value by around 10%.
In case this player eventually receives a third IF card, the IF1’s card isn’t really affected. A devaluation does occur, but the IF card that’s immediately under it (the IF2, in that case) is the one who suffers that, and it can be one of up to 15% of its value. Generaly speaking, a IF3 card becomes to cost two times more than the old price of the IF2 card. Percentually, the price increase of a new IF compared to its version immediately below is as bigger as the higher the IF version is.
Other IF cards besides the TOTW, such as the TOTS, also go through some devaluation, although in a smaller intensity.
Regarding the NIF, they’re not affected differently according to the version of the IF (IF1, 2 or 3). Its price does depend on the popularity of the player and lack of cards on the market, though.