Trafford’s Trading Club

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Luo Qiu became the boss of a ‘club’ by chance.

It was a weird club that sold strange items and with servant girl that had 300 years of working experience. Countless people with dreams, hopes and ambitions came to the club to exchange anything precious they own for what they want. They would offer their lifespan, items, and even their soul. Every successful trade would increase Luo Qiu’s lifespan by a little.

“Tribute successful, your lifespan has increased by 99 years.”

As thus, Luo Qiu began his endless life of the club’s boss.

Trafford’s Trading Club average rating 4.2/5 - 169 user ratings
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MangoGuy
New MangoGuy rated it
July 9, 2017
Status: c78
This is Mango approved. Nothing less, nothing more.

First of all, the setting. Modern day with fantasy elements. And we got tons of macabre elements. Not to mention..This is hard-core seinen.

At first glance, it might look like a regular series, with MC getting OP powers and then living his life.

But this is far from it. First of all, it is kinda like episodic, with arcs rather than episodes. However, each new character is developed beautifully. We see a reason for their struggle, and also..we see why they are willing to strike... more>> the deal with the devil.

However, you never feel disappointed when they disappear after the arc. Why? Because there is a good chance that they might come back in a future arc. Yes, c78 and I can confirm it. And even if they don't come back, it implies that they originally got a good ending. note that good doesn't mean positive. it can even be tragic or something. But basically, their character is resolved.

Between all of these great characters, we have the MC. So far, he can be termed as semi-beta. However, his mindset is very carefree...He is willing to accept that the world is not full of roses. However, I will say that so far the MC doesn't really come off as a strong character. Then again...the 'supporting characters' themselves are pretty well-written, meaning that there is every chance for the character of the MC to be further explored.

There is no real romance, but there is a..romantic sub-plot(?)...Just, don't go in looking for some romance. There is some cuteness though.

Are there any negatives? Probably. So far, at c78 we are still easing into the plot with no real vision on any ambition or something. meaning that this can potentially turn into an endless SoL type story. But I am actually willing to give it a try even if that happen. Why? because of the seinen elements. The author is doing a really good job. This novel might just slightly remind you something like death Parade (not really).

Also, in CN...If something tarts this well, it almost always gets bad later on. Hoping that this time around, I am wrong.

Spoiler

Also..the characters really are really lovable when they need to be. And you hate those that you need t hate.

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This is Mango approved. I am happy to see something like this being offered by Qidian(Meaning that it is officially translated and hence, good quality TL.) <<less
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longshot3990
longshot3990 rated it
April 9, 2017
Status: c10
Very interesting and mysterious story. Mc has to constantly make deals with people in order to be able to run the trading house and live. He meets very weird being and regular people then makes trades with them. He also is currently living a normal life apart from when he gets a new customer. Overall this story is very promising in terms of what can pop out of any corner. Cant wait for a new chapter.
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Trent
Trent rated it
May 10, 2017
Status: c32
It's been really enjoyable so far. We get into the meat of the story from the first chapter, so you don't have to force yourself through a long introduction. The world-building is more "show and suggest" than "tell and force down readers' throats." And it flows so smoothly; rather than splitting the plot entirely into separate story arcs or missions, it offers a more authentic moment-to-moment view of the MC's activities. And unlike in many other novels, the difficulty, complexity, and rewards of trades and missions don't seem to artificially escalate as the MC gets stronger. Instead, the world proceeds as it does, and the MC decides what he can and can't get involved with, and chooses how to go about doing things (with his assistant's help and advice, though she'd prefer for him to be more self-sufficient).

The MC's assistant-cum-teacher is interesting and discreetly funny. The MC himself has a good mentality: he understands that he's become (sort of) immortal and (sort of) tied to the Club, yet he's not angsting about it nor forcing himself to change. Instead, he'll let his personality change naturally over time, and he'll enjoy what he has while he can, and won't let this new world scare him. Actually, he has fun taking advantage of people's perceptions to appear especially mysterious, to seem more badass than he has yet become because why not?

He's curious and calm, very well suited for his position. At the same time, his likable personality may be a weakness of the novel. He's so calm, so well-suited for his position, that he doesn't really have to grow into his function. Sure, I'm glad he's not whining about it or messing things up, but I'd like to see some character growth, or even better, for his personality to continuously change over the decades. As it is, he's pretty much static. His zombie-doll assistant seems to have more room for transformation than him, actually. Not sure how much of her personality is a front, though...
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Okuri Ookami
Okuri Ookami rated it
April 9, 2017
Status: c10
Good novel so far a loner seeks isolation and finds his solitude in a place that offers him (potential) immortality while peeking his interest / hobby of observing the world around him. This is far removed from the usual novels we get on this site and has already made its way on to my favorites list. I'm interested to find out if there is any possible romancing in the future but as far as the first 10 chapters a lot has already happened. I can say that it doesn't start... more>> slow it jumps right into the story and what its about.

The first case will be a little moving and has raised my expectations for the upcoming cases as well.

The novel hasn't shown school life but has already setup a possible outcome for the next 10 yrs; all of this in just 10 chapters. Pacing wise I think its a little fast but that's probably because there isn't a need for world building yet. The story is literally happening in the modern era so not much is different.

Spoiler

The world building is more likely to involve the monster and oddities side of the business along with the growth of his powers that allow him to do a multitude of things.

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So far the story is a 10

5 - Presented story quality
5 - Story potential <<less
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cyndor
cyndor rated it
June 13, 2017
Status: c59
I went into this novel with good expectations since it reminded me of tsukumodo antique shop (they're really not that similar) and I wasn't disappointed.  What I enjoyed is how quickly (and seamlessly) this story got things started. From the very first chapter we discover this mysterious shop that sells anything, and everything. That was quick wasn't it? Well, guess what? The second chapter he is already the owner and has his first customer.

The first 100 or so chapters deal with fairly normal trades, and the story of the people... more>> who make those trades, and the MC's day-to-day life. We see how he is a completely different boss than the previous owner, and how he is trying to maintain his humanity and the 'color' in his world.

Someone mentioned how well suited he is for his position as the club owner, but that is not only because of his original interests/personality but also because the club makes it so (I wont spoil it). Both he and his mechanical assistant do change throughout the story (although slowly) so do not think they will remain static and make the story boring.

This story not only deals with humans,monsters, and spirits, but it also takes us to different countries (1 thus far). No matter how accurate the portrayal is, at least the author tries to get out of his comfort zone and show us something different.  This is a definite recommendation from me, and I would say to read the first 10-20 chapters to decide whether you would like to continue reading. <<less
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grenfunkel
grenfunkel rated it
April 9, 2017
Status: c10
The story is very interesting and refreshing after reading too many chinese novels that reuse simmilar tropes. The atmosphere of the novel somehow reminds me of the anime "death parade" though it has a different story. For now as I have just read 10 chapters, I gave it 5 stars.
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TheNo1Fan
TheNo1Fan rated it
April 9, 2017
Status: c10
This is a 5 star for me. Only reason I gave it 4 however is due to grammar and spelling mistakes. (Edit: The flow seems a bit awkward as well. A bit disjoinyed.) Editor really needs to step up his game.
So far its exactly as the synopsis states. Ordinary guy goes into mysterious shop. Takes over shop. He lives more and can also gain abilities depending on the transactions he makes. I would say there is absolutely nothing like this so far so definitely at least give it a... more>> try. <<less
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acoleman2
acoleman2 rated it
June 6, 2017
Status: c20
I'm enjoying it so far.  It's a very unusual novel.  The MC is atypical, and so is the premise.  It doesn't feel like there's some huge overarching plot line going on, but it doesn't bother me yet.  We'll see how it goes.
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kaladin4maheshwara
kaladin4maheshwara rated it
June 29, 2017
Status: c70
It's one of the best Chinese web novels out there. Not one of the usual endless repeating tropes. It's blending western and eastern story telling styles and elements almost perfectly. The closest comparison to its genre would be 'warlock of magus world'. Not that there are any similarities in their story but that it's not just the usual off the mold web novel, which just keeps on repeating the same thing again and again (I know I did the same, which is to make a point). The character development is... more>> one of the best aspects of the story with wit and humor punctuating the seriousness at perfect timing keeping the story from getting dark and insidious. What I didn't find endearing was that the names of people are often mixed-up in the translation, which can either be a translation error or mistake in the original raws. Also I feel the rate of translation is slow considering the chapters are not that long. (Which is mostly a personal opinion as I did not check the actual word count. The review was done at chapter 69. No idea how the story progresses in the future) <<less
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