- If the majority of the items your selling has a ward, go to that ward with your Retainer.
- If the majority of the items your selling don't have a ward, then please, vendor it. No one wants to buy your Firefly Elytron. Seriously.
- I go to the ward that is suppose to have the items I want.
- I don't go near Battlecraft, Spellcraft, Tradecraft, of Fieldcraft wards because their full of everything but what is suppose to be in there.
Logic tells us that Square-Enix gave us the means to be a bit more organized with our Retainer selling options. Sure, we don't have more Retainers yet...but we have organized wards. Yet everyone is packing their crap into the most commonly visited wards, primarily the Weapon/Tool wards, and the Clothiers Ward.
To be honest, I've been following the outline for organization, and I've been finding almost daily an empty Retainer upon my return, with Gil to rake in. Since the organization, following the outline of ward organization has been a godsend for finding specific items and selling specific items, except the wards that need it the most.
Everyone complains about how it doesn't work, about how unorganized and annoying it is...yet they continue to cram their junk in wards where they don't belong, and attempt to sell things that are absolute junk. Seriously, Firefly Elytron wings and other items like it are not going to be bought. They don't even have a definable use. 30 seconds of looking the item up will tell you that. Yet I continue to see items like these packed on Retainers in Weapon/Tool/Gear wards. If you want it to work, you have to use it in the manner it was designed. If you want to sell that Bazaar full of Hempen Yarn, put it in the Tailor's Ward. If you have a ton of Ore, put it in the Ironmonger's Ward. It'll work, people who want those things visit those wards. If you're vigilante in placing your items properly, they'll get more attention and the chance to sell your items will go up. I can say, in my experience, selling Weaver/Leatherworker made items and excess ore/mats/etc. in the proper wards works wonderfully.
And for those trying to sell Weapons and Tools, I'm so sorry for you people, because your wards are just cluttered with junk and it makes it real unfair to you to not be able to market your items in the proper locations to move them.
It works, people...you just have to use it the way it was designed.