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  • #16
    Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

    Don't forget also to do the book quests to increase exp and just sell everything that drops from mobs, honey goes ok.

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    Also might be worth reading my blog when I started although alittle out of date most is still relevant...

    http://www.ffxionline.com/forums/ffx...haracters.html

    http://www.ffxionline.com/forums/ffx...-bastoken.html

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    • #17
      Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

      Thanks Jarre

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      • #18
        Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

        I've just been able to log back on to find that the Paralyze Spell Scroll I put up for sale netted me 6k (I already knew the spell). In total, I pulled in 16k from the items I had on sale ^_^

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        • #19
          Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

          Nice. Some spell scrolls sell for quite a lot but be very careful as to which ones you are selling. You NEVER want to sell scrolls you got from quests regardless of the price as the quests are always non-repeatable and you WILL regret it later. Especially spells like Sleepga II, Warp, Escape, Teleport and Recall. Just don't do it, it is one of the stupidest things you can do and there's a VERY good reason why quest only spells are so expensive.
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          • #20
            Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

            Indeed. I sold a Paralyze scroll that I looted from a Quadav in North Gustaberg. ^_^

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            • #21
              Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

              It's why I love ffxiah.com. If I loot something I don't need I can quickly check how much it sells for on the GTN and how much I would get from an NPC. From there I can make a quick judgement as to if I should list it, hold on to it because it could be useful for a quest, or just sell it to an NPC. Scroll drops are really nice when you start off since some spells (like Paralyze or Slow) are used by magi from 1-99, which means anyone without the classes that can learn the spell levelled will need it at some point.

              It also lets you check how many of a certain item sell per day. If it says that say 50 stacks of Meat Mithkabobs sell per day and there are 60 listed, then you are unlikely to make a sale unless you are willing to drop your prices. Basic Market Saturation stuff really.

              Another trick worth noting: it is possible to "mail" an item to yourself if you lack the storage for it. As long as the item can be traded (So not EX), you can speak to an NPC at the Auction House and send the item to yourself.
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              • #22
                Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

                When I first started playing ffxi, I an out of space so i took a level 30 polearm and put it for sale for 1 million gil at the AH knowing good and well no one would pay1 million gil for it thus additional storage space for me. Anyone see an issue with the maneuver?

                (and yes I had been drinking...)
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                • #23
                  Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

                  Win win, extra storage space for a few days, and if someone was stupid enough to buy it, you have a buttload of extra cash.
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                  • #24
                    Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

                    Originally posted by Aksannyi View Post
                    Win win, extra storage space for a few days, and if someone was stupid enough to buy it, you have a buttload of extra cash.

                    Not really... You pay a tax to put an item up for sale... I forget the amount, but I lost alot of gil doing that.
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                    • #25
                      Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

                      I forgot about that, lol.
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                      • #26
                        Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

                        Originally posted by Mezlo View Post
                        Not really... You pay a tax to put an item up for sale... I forget the amount, but I lost alot of gil doing that.
                        You should have done what I did, which was use the Delivery Box as a virtual storage area. Send stuff to yourself, and it'll queue up in your d-box, I think at one point I had nearly 100 items floating in my delivery box that way.

                        Nowadays of course there's plenty of storage and inventory so this isn't as useful a trick, but it worked for me and didn't cost me anything but a bit of hassle if I had to find something in my box.


                        Icemage

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                        • #27
                          Re: Buying/Selling with the Auction House

                          Originally posted by Icemage View Post
                          You should have done what I did, which was use the Delivery Box as a virtual storage area. Send stuff to yourself, and it'll queue up in your d-box, I think at one point I had nearly 100 items floating in my delivery box that way.

                          Nowadays of course there's plenty of storage and inventory so this isn't as useful a trick, but it worked for me and didn't cost me anything but a bit of hassle if I had to find something in my box.


                          Icemage
                          I did this after I face palmed about the AH snafu i made. And you can have 100 floating in the delivcery box, it maxes out until things are taken out of the delivery box. /puts on his thinking cap... i think the max items you can have sent in the delivery box that arent retrieved is like 16.
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                          RANK 10 Bastok
                          CoP: Done
                          ZM: Done
                          ToA: Done
                          Assault rank: Captain
                          Campaign Medal: Medals
                          Wotg: Complete the quests already and I'll start

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