Trading is a great way to find those hard to find items you're looking for. Some items cannot be easily
found or Gambled on your own. You can try to do without them but why not use other players to find these
items for you? Many people have the goal of finding the best possible
equipment for their character. While playing the game a lot can help you do this, trading is
often much easier and faster. Realm Trading is very popular.
Trade in your current game
You can simply ask players in your current game if they have anything to trade or if they
have items you're looking for. Be warned, however, that many players wish to keep their game playing and
trading experiences separate and may not wish to trade while they can be playing the game instead. It
doesn't hurt to try, but don't be surprised if people suggest joining the trading channels or a trading game.
Use Trading games
Create or join a game with Trade in the title, or if you're looking for something specifically, create or
join a game with specific trades as the game title. When creating a game you can type in more information
in the game's description but many people do not read these before joining. It doesn't hurt.
Game Name Examples: Silks4TwoJordan, Trading, AmazonTrade, Trade Game, Looking4WormSkull
Use the Realm Trading Channels
In the Battle.net Chat room, click on the Channel button on the right. Several trading channels
will be listed. Pick the channel which best addresses the items you're looking to sell or buy. When in doubt, join
the general Trading channel "Trading RealmName", such as "Trading USWest-1".
Once inside you'll probably see people advertising what they have for sale and possibly what they
are looking for. You can message people in the hopes of setting up a trade or advertise what you have
for trade or sale.
When advertising items, be sure to list the items and their stats, especially in the case of Rare and
Magic Items. Also be sure to leave your account name at the end of your message such as
"I have the following items for sale... /msg GFraizer"
Trading channels are often crowded and the messages scroll by very fast. Use the scroll bar to scroll up
so you can read through the messages at your own pace. Chances are the people will still be in the
channel or on Battle.net when you get done reading through your chat log.
If people do not respond to your message, often they did not like your offer. Try offering something
Remember by typing "/r message" you can reply to the last person that has messaged you. But if
you are receiving multiple messages at the same time, it becomes difficult to use. This does
not work in-game.
One method people use is to ignore everyone who spams, or advertises something you are not interested in.
When you next connect to Battle.net they will be automatically unignored so it is not permanent. This can
cut down on the channel spam and bring the channel down to a more manageable level. But be warned that
if you're selling something, the people you have ignored will not be able to message you their
Use Message Boards
You can post your items on message boards such as our Trading Forums.
Make your own Web Page
Make a web page listing the items you have for trade. Advertise your items on your web page or in
Use Auction Sites
There are several fan sites that host Diablo II Auctions. You can put an item up for auction or
The goal of a seller is to get the best item or the most money for their item. The goal of a buyer
is to try to get deals on items, and to get them as cheaply as possible. Prices are not
fixed, so haggle. If the person won't go for the deal, chances are someone else will. If the person
has a very valuable and rare item, you might have to cave if you really want to get the item.
If you're having trouble selling your item, lower the price.
Find out what an item is worth
Figure out how rare it is and what people will pay for them. Good item
traders know what classes want which items so they know what to offer a player of that class. Look around
and see what people are offering and are paying for items then come up with a price or offer a
How bad do you want the item?
That is a good question. Be sure you don't let the other person
know how bad you want the item; otherwise they will have second thoughts about trading it. They will think "if
this person wants it this bad, how much will someone else pay?" If you really want an item bad, you
might want to cave and pay whatever it takes to get them. But if you really don't need the item, pass
up on an overcharged item. "I'll trade you everything I have" generally is not a good thing to say.
20 "bad" items don't make a good item
A common trading mistake is to assume people are willing
to trade everything you have or a lot of lower class items for a high class items. This goes against
the common selling strategy of getting the most you can for an item. Many people are looking to unload
their items for valuable items or items they can use. When space is limited they are often not looking for more
items they have to unload. You can however trade a few good items for a better item especially if
the people want each of the few good items you have such as say Frostburns and Ume's for a good