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#1 Dec 23 2010 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I just started playing yesterday, and my inventory is almost 100/100 full. I'm going to have to try selling some stuff, but I have no clue how much things sell for. Is there a way to get a sense of how much to sell things for without having to search the wards for each item and browse through everyone's retainer for each item?

Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 1:56am by LaDayO
#2 Dec 23 2010 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
For simplicities sake I don't think you can beat finding out what the NPC will buy it from you for and then multiplying by x (anywhere by x2 up to x10 - coz the NPCs really rip you off ^^)

Alternatively use yellow gremlin to research what the supply/demand is.

If you've only just started probably not that much you have as yet is going to be high value, if I were you I'd just look at shifting as much through your bazaar as possible - so sell low. If you have any interest in crafts I would also be looking to use as much of what's dropped for craft skill ups before selling. Make the most of what you got ^^.
#3 Dec 23 2010 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Browsing is inevitable if you want to get a sense of the market prices.

However, now with the search system implemented, you can compare specific item prices pretty quickly, since retainers with the searched item will be highlighted with a red star. You just have to select the proper category from the item search counter. If you cannot find your item, congrats, you might have a monopoly. Do not make your items outrageously expensive and chances are they will be bought.

If you can obtain npc selling price, about half of that price is a good start. npc items are generally pretty overpriced.

Or you could /shout or get a linkshell. Can't guarantee it would be more effective or faster though. I suggest you start at your server forums.

Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 2:03am by obsothoth
#5 Dec 23 2010 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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#7 Dec 24 2010 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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obsothoth wrote:
Browsing is inevitable if you want to get a sense of the market prices.

However, now with the search system implemented, you can compare specific item prices pretty quickly, since retainers with the searched item will be highlighted with a red star. You just have to select the proper category from the item search counter. If you cannot find your item, congrats, you might have a monopoly. Do not make your items outrageously expensive and chances are they will be bought.

If you can obtain npc selling price, about half of that price is a good start. npc items are generally pretty overpriced.

Or you could /shout or get a linkshell. Can't guarantee it would be more effective or faster though. I suggest you start at your server forums.

Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 2:03am by obsothoth


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#8 Dec 24 2010 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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It also helps to read forums and browse recipes. If something looks like it is a good skill up item for a crafting class post +25 it is probably in high demand (see: maple sap) and you can get a good price for it.

good skill up items are things that can be crafted with few shards and few items - preferably that stack.
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