View Full Version : Question on Face Value of coupons

09-09-2010, 07:35:57 PM
When you are doing a trade...and you offer someone a percent of the face value...what is the general rule of thumb as to how much that percent should be? Is it 10% of the face value?:shock1:

09-09-2010, 07:39:49 PM
Yes, that's the general amount I ask for, plus shipping most of the time.

09-09-2010, 08:00:16 PM

09-10-2010, 05:10:35 AM
I think 10-15% is reasonable and fair, but for me, if they are going to expire very soon and I really just want to get rid of them, then I will go for less depending.

09-10-2010, 08:34:22 AM
there really isnt a standard rule. making an offer for coupon is going to depend on what you would pay for it. some do no more than 10% , others have no problem going 20 or 30.....i prefer just getting something i want or something fair.

09-11-2010, 06:34:23 AM
Honestly if they are common, low high value coupons that I don't care about losing, I usually do about 5%, most other 10%, but I've seen them go as high as 30-40% which I usually won't buy do because it just doesn't pay off to me.

09-13-2010, 07:53:52 AM
yep like pp said, that's a common amount for regular insert q's. Really good ones, hard to get ones or frees probably more than that. Lots of people trade them for less than that. It's going to depend on what you feel comfortable with, there's no hard rule on it.

09-13-2010, 06:01:05 PM
I will do 10% for most(like $1.00 value) and maybe 15% if its a HOT or hard to get coupon. Those that go 30% & 40% must have places that double or triple them, which I dont. For the lower value coupons less then $1 I like to trade BTFE or other coupons for or just put them on my wishlist and ride trains or the RAOK thread to get them.
Those that can pay up to 40% or more sometimes makes it hard on me to get the ones I need but thats ok I can deal with it. I see people on ebay pay almost what a item cost for coupons that are free items and some that do pay what the item cost have not understood that yet!:dontknow1:

09-17-2010, 11:49:20 AM
I recently had someone ask me for 30% of the doubled value, so 60% of face value for a booklet coupons!!!

Some of my stores double, so if I waited for a sale, I might have been able to get a certain type of the item free/cheap. Problem is that I intended to use some of them at Target and on more expensive products.

I was willing to pay 30% of face value only. Needless to say, we did not trade.