Home Determining Inventory Value Determining Inventory Value Expect the maximum from Active International. A key benefit of corporate trade is that you receive a premium to market value when we buy your excess inventory. How do we determine inventory value? The process often begins with our clients, who bring us their own preliminary fair market value determination. Our in-house teams analyze and inspect your inventory, real estate or capital equipment and conduct their own market research. We take all these factors into account to determine the asset price, and offer a trade credit value that is usually significantly higher than current fair market value.