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#1 Nov 01 2010 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been using my retainer as an extra storage, and I'm trying to retrieve some items, only problem is... I can't summon it, what gives? I've tried for an hour, it's stuck in Gridania... so I have to either run there or spend anima to teleport it just to get some items. I'm getting "You cannot summon that retainer right now".
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#2 Nov 01 2010 at 1:47 AM Rating: Excellent
#3 Nov 01 2010 at 1:51 AM Rating: Good
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Wow that sucks. So I either use it as a storage or as a bazaar that can't seem to ever sell items. I want my moghouse :(
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#4 Nov 01 2010 at 2:01 AM Rating: Excellent
There may be a number of reasons your bazaar isn't very successful. As you may know, they're "segregated" now by the type of items for sale. If you're just placing it in the 1st spot on the list "Battlecraft" you're 1. going to be competing vs 100 other retainers and 2. potentially selling your items in places were people may not be looking. Try selling certain categories of items in their respective Market Ward.

Also, are you pricing your items competitively? Are you selling X item for 5,000gil when the player(s) next to you are all selling it for 2.5k?

Lastly, some items are just better off being sold to NPCs to save you time and hassle. If you're trying to push off Marmot Meat on your retainer's bazaar, just don't even bother. People go out of their way to throw that junk out straight from their loot list. Take the item down and NPC it.

#5 Nov 01 2010 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I was trying to sell some subligars I made from leatherworking in the legfitters room, whats weird is there's like only 4 others in there. I had them for 3k, which I think is pretty reasonable, for 4 days. I decided to give up on crafting until there's an AH now, it takes way too long trying to find all the materials from armourer, weavers, dyes from alchemists, etc. I tried looking in the appropriate wards, but no one is ever selling anything... and I'm not even going to try the battlecraft room, waste of time.

I think I'll just use my retainer as storage and vendor all the materials I saved up, and sell all my shards\crystals for gil to the retainers seeking.
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#6 Nov 01 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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If you have purchased a Stand for your Retainer, you can't call it by using the bells, this I do know.
#7 Nov 01 2010 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
If you want your items to sell, post them on FFXIVAH.com or the FFXIV YG site, it's the next best thing we have to an AH. It's worked extremely well for me, most of my stuff sells over night. It also gives you an average of the prices on your server + other servers so you have an idea of how to competitively price your item.

Unfortunately, no matter what they do to this market system, people will work around it cause it's simply not efficient. Even if you add a search function per ward, you're still wasting time. A quick look on those websites yesterday got me an elm shortbow in 2 mins.
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#8 Nov 01 2010 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
If you want your items to sell, post them on FFXIVAH.com or the FFXIV YG site, it's the next best thing we have to an AH. It's worked extremely well for me, most of my stuff sells over night. It also gives you an average of the prices on your server + other servers so you have an idea of how to competitively price your item.

Unfortunately, no matter what they do to this market system, people will work around it cause it's simply not efficient. Even if you add a search function per ward, you're still wasting time. A quick look on those websites yesterday got me an elm shortbow in 2 mins.



As primarily a buyer I can second this motion. I use YG's bazaar function and am probably finding what I want 75% of the time now. I would bet I could always get it, but am too cheap to spend the anima to go from town to town if what I want isn't readily available where I am

-Teeg
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