The Rules Always start by reading the rules. I know the thread is big but it's important to know these rules to avoid starting your trading with the wrong foot. Before you post in the Single Player Trading Forums read the rules. If after reading them you still have questions, feel free to use this thread. You can also PM the SPTF Mod before attempting to trade if you prefer doing it privately or want to get answers from who will always have the final word. Item Valuation If you have questions about the value of items you have for trade or items you are looking for, use the Price Check Thread. These days because of the low number of traders and the accumulation of wealth of some of them it's not always easy to value items, but in some cases some valuations will be done so it's always good to try! You should always check the Price Check Guide also. It's true it's outdated for some items - the value of the top end items skyrocketed in the last years and the economy changes a lot depending on the active traders and which versions they play - but it's still great to get an idea of what has no, low, medium or high value. Guides I will later add some guides to help creating the Trader Profile, Trade Tags, posting read-outs, etc. How to bring items forward bla bla. But I'm a lazy person so it might take some time. Trading with users that use different Forum Approved Mods and Practices If you read the rules carefully you noticed the Forum Approved Mods and other practices. Before trading you should understand what all this means. Especially what means to be "tainted". It might be a bit confusing but I'll try my best to explain with some examples. If a vanilla player (in this example I mean someone that just uses a mulling program such as ATMA or GoMule) trades with someone that uses the approved RuneWordMod (again as an example), they stop being vanilla and they become FAM. Even if you never used this mod your characters and stashes get tainted. In another example, if you are against ATMA Bugging you can avoid to trade with users that do it or were tainted by it. I deem this impossible these days although. Other examples are users that move items from HC to SC (the other way around is forbidden, don't forget), play older versions and move items forward (items backward is also forbidden), etc. But after you use items that you got from an user that did something (that is approved but you personally don't want to do) we consider that you are tainted by it, so it's the same thing as doing it. Imagine you are using a Death Fathom traded from someone that found it using any of his/her chars (Sorceresses using Spirit, Barbarians using ATMA Bugged Grief, etc) and then find something and/or get XP. This is all traced back to the characters that used RWM, ATMA Bugged items, etc. There is probably more things that can be useful being here, feel free to post or PM suggestions.