There is a wrong way and a right way to trade Pokemon cards. Many people go about trading cards the wrong way and frustrate the person they just traded with, or end up distraught themselves. This happens all too often, yet most folks do not realize exactly why or how a bad trade occurs.
Whether the unfairly treated party realizes they were gypped at that current time or even just 10 minutes later, they most likely will not be able to do a trade back, as a majority Pokemon card players will not agree to that. That is why it is so important to know how to trade Pokemon cards correctly.
If you abide by the following five rules of Pokemon card trading, you will never again be caught on the wrong side of a deal.
1. Do Not Create Elaborate Deals
By this, I mean do not trade 20 cards for 1 or 2 cards. Try to keep your trades in ratios of 1 to 1. Some of the worst trades arise when one person has an extraordinarily rare card and the other party offers several dozen not-so-rare cards for it. One person in this deal is bound to be ripped off.
Now obviously there are some cards that are worth more than others of the same rarity, but the closer you can keep the trade to one card for one card, the better your odds are at receiving a fair deal.
2. Never Feel Forced
Do not feel as though you are obliged to complete a trade; if you do not feel comfortable about it, just pick up your cards and walk away. No one is forcing you to trade your Pokemon cards. Only do it if you feel good about the trade.