I’ve seen enough people on this forum complaining about almost-unsellable tots cards (e.g. Benzema, Pepe, etc). While I understand lowering the price floor (lowest possible BIN) can get you some instant coins, I am actually against lowering BIN.
We have now had about 4~5 weeks of FUTTIES where everyone was gifted with lots of packs to open from SBC as well as high pack weights. A number of high rated players are released and that’s why we are seeing surplus for the time being.
When there is surplus, by the nature of economic, market price is expected to be lower to sell items for lower demand. While it sounds like it should work for any cases, it can also destroy the market.
In our case (FUT), I believe there is way too much of high rated cards that if they remove the price floor, all the cards, regardless of their rating, will be sold at the very minimum price (e.g. you will be able to get 95 Sommer for 10k let’s say). This will lead to much cheaper estimated price to complete high end SBC such as Ronaldo, Gullit, Eusebio, etc. Then everyone will have those high end cards, and those cards will not be high end anymore.
So in my opinion, EA had two choices. They could release high end cards but keep the price floor so there are still some gaps between two teams (which is what they did), or they could’ve just not released anything.
Unlike many other unfortunate things that occurred in FUT19, I actually rate the economist really high for what they did in fut market this year. Although I don’t think I’ll purchase the next title, I hope they keep their excellent work up, which can eventually bring some players back.