Trader Question - EQ1

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I have a ton of stuff that I bought, won, was given, etc for different toons
that are no more. If I go to an NPC even with cha over 150 I am offered
very little for it.
I know I need to make a trader in the Bazaar, but not sure of some things
there.
Do I need food and water on my trader when selling?
Do I have to buy and keep on me multiple trader packs or can they sit in my
bank?
I was told I could use my Bard and make him play an instriment before I go
into trader-mode and I would get skill-ups, is this true?
Any other tips would be handy.

Thanks for the help ... Ben
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    "Ben F." <mr_homn1960@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Do I need food and water on my trader when selling?

    Generally no, you wont use food and water in trader mode. But if you are
    selling stat food etc, its a good idea to keep some food / water on you to
    stop from eating those on your bank trips.

    > Do I have to buy and keep on me multiple trader packs or can they sit in
    my
    > bank?

    Have to buy trading satchels (only bought in bazaar), and keep them on that
    character.

    > I was told I could use my Bard and make him play an instriment before I go
    > into trader-mode and I would get skill-ups, is this true?

    Yes, this is generally frowned upon due to the spam it causes, and I believe
    that if somebody petitions you while you are AFK, you can get kicked. Thats
    if they can find a GM.

    Personally I would prefer bards to do this in an out of the way place so as
    not to spam people, but tis up to you.

    > Any other tips would be handy.

    Just check the prices of stuff before you price it up (in the baz window),
    and base your prices on that (undercutting is not always the best thing to
    make pp btw).
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    Ben F. wrote:

    > Do I have to buy and keep on me multiple trader packs or can they sit in my
    > bank?

    This has been answered, but I'm thinking you're asking something else
    rather than what has been answered. To sell your items, the trader
    satchels must be on your character when going in to trader mode. Any
    trader satchels in your bank will not be put up for sale when you
    do that. But, you can switch your trader satchels back into the
    bank and get regular containers if you wish to go hunt with that
    character. As has been mentioned, be careful about that. You can
    die from zoning out of the bazaar when holding all your trader
    satchels if you're encumbered enough.

    Tracey
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    Michael <NOSPAM_Lin_mukai@comcast.net> writes:
    > Pricing things: for the most part if you want to move your stuff quickly
    > you need your items to be at the lowest price in the bazaar. Otherwise
    > people are of course going to buy whatever is lowest and not your stuff.

    A couple corrections to this. First, amazing though it sounds,
    people may buy things from you even if your price isn't the lowest
    available. Darned if I know why, but I've seen it happen many
    times. Sometimes it's a volume thing: if you have 100 bone chips
    at 1 plat each, and someone wants them all, they'll come to you
    rather than go to the six other people who have 10-30 each at
    3-8 gold apiece. But sometimes I sell a lore item even though
    another trader has it up at a lower price. I think some buyers
    just don't bother to sort by price, and the /bazaar window by
    default comes up sorted by item name (including the quantity
    part), with ties broken by listing first whoever most recently
    went into trader mode. So they'll ask for "rallic pack" and then
    go buy the first one listed.

    The other correction is that there are two ways to make your stuff
    be the lowest prices in the bazaar. You can check the other prices
    and make yours lower, or (if not lore items) you can buy up all the
    cheaper stock and add it to yours. Now, you have to be careful if
    you do this, because other traders might keep showing up with more
    of the same stuff priced lower than yours. But over time you can
    learn what the "going rate" is on many items. E.g., for a while
    the going rate for Blue Diamonds on my server was about 400pp, so
    I sold mine at 390 and would buy up any I found at 370 or less.
    (Making at least a 5% profit seems like a good rule of thumb.) I'd
    also have my non-trader characters check NPC merchants, especially
    at LDON camps and other popular spots, and buy BDs at 262pp; for
    each three I found I'd sell two and keep one for my own use, so I
    was sort of getting mine "for free". But you have to watch out,
    because prices can change over time. Either the demand goes away
    (due to server population dropping, or new recipes coming out so
    the old ones aren't as interesting), or the supply goes up (SOE
    increased the drop rate of Blue Diamonds some months ago, and the
    typical bazaar price these days is much closer to the NPC price).

    Probably the best situation is when you're willing to use something
    yourself. Recently I've begun stockpiling ingredients to practice
    high-level Tailoring. If I see Flawless Rockhopper Hides at 200 I
    buy them, because I'm willing to pay that price to save myself the
    trouble of hunting for them. But until I actually get around to
    using them, I leave them on my trader priced in the 350-400 range,
    because I'm happy to take the profit if they happen to sell (which
    they sometimes do).

    Note: Some traders deliberately put low prices on tradeskill items
    because they want to encourage tradeskillers, believing tradeskillers
    make the game better for everyone. They're probably right, so I too
    try not to gouge the tradeskillers, and that's also why I prefer to
    buy tradeskill items that I'd be willing to use myself if I got
    "stuck" with them.

    -- Don.

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    "Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Ben F." <mr_homn1960@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:7pGdnYMca5qCm1HcRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    >
    >> Do I need food and water on my trader when selling?
    >
    > Generally no, you wont use food and water in trader mode. But if you are
    > selling stat food etc, its a good idea to keep some food / water on you to
    > stop from eating those on your bank trips.
    >

    The bazaar has a bank, so you can stay in the bazaar. So long as you do this
    you wont consume any food/water.
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    Vladesch wrote:
    > "Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> wrote in message
    > news:Z0Uyd.203$LF5.75@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    >
    >>"Ben F." <mr_homn1960@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>news:7pGdnYMca5qCm1HcRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    >>
    >>
    >>>Do I need food and water on my trader when selling?
    >>
    >>Generally no, you wont use food and water in trader mode. But if you are
    >>selling stat food etc, its a good idea to keep some food / water on you to
    >>stop from eating those on your bank trips.
    >>
    >
    >
    > The bazaar has a bank, so you can stay in the bazaar. So long as you do this
    > you wont consume any food/water.

    That's sorta kinda wrong. You don't consume food/water *when you're
    in trader mode*. When out of it, you do. My trader hasn't left the
    bazaar since the day she ran in there, the day she was created, and
    I am usually only out of trader to run buy something I want to buy
    or run to the bank and back to restock on merchandise and drop off
    money and, in the past year and a half that she's been there, I've
    had to buy probably four stacks of water and four stacks of food
    because I *do* sell stat food. If you don't sell stat food, then
    I guess you could put up with the 'You are out of food and water'
    messages if you wanted to.

    Tracey
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    <hidone@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    | 1. If you didn't know, you eat and drink whatever is in the left
    hand
    | column (top to bottom order) then the right hand column (top to
    bottom)
    | so if you do sell stat food be sure to have your eatable food and
    drink
    | above and/or left of the stat food.

    My traders don't seem to eat or drink when in trader mode....

    /eye hidone
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    Tracey <rbrancher2@aol.com> wrote in news:41CCD678.5090704@aol.com:

    >
    >
    > Vladesch wrote:
    >> "Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Z0Uyd.203$LF5.75@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    >>
    >>>"Ben F." <mr_homn1960@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:7pGdnYMca5qCm1HcRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Do I need food and water on my trader when selling?
    >>>
    >>>Generally no, you wont use food and water in trader mode. But if you
    >>>are selling stat food etc, its a good idea to keep some food / water
    >>>on you to stop from eating those on your bank trips.
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >> The bazaar has a bank, so you can stay in the bazaar. So long as you
    >> do this you wont consume any food/water.
    >
    > That's sorta kinda wrong. You don't consume food/water *when you're
    > in trader mode*. When out of it, you do. My trader hasn't left the
    > bazaar since the day she ran in there, the day she was created, and
    > I am usually only out of trader to run buy something I want to buy
    > or run to the bank and back to restock on merchandise and drop off
    > money and, in the past year and a half that she's been there, I've
    > had to buy probably four stacks of water and four stacks of food
    > because I *do* sell stat food. If you don't sell stat food, then
    > I guess you could put up with the 'You are out of food and water'
    > messages if you wanted to.
    >

    I can confirm this as well, it is only while in trader mode that you
    don't consume food and water. You do indeed consume them in the bazaar
    while not in trader mode, unless they changed this quite recently.

    --
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    "Jitar GrRahiir of Tarew Marr" <roko42u1.NOSPAM@rexx.us> writes:
    > <hidone@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1104183418.726545.149050@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > | 1. If you didn't know, you eat and drink whatever is in the left hand
    > | column (top to bottom order) then the right hand column (top to bottom)
    > | so if you do sell stat food be sure to have your eatable food and drink
    > | above and/or left of the stat food.
    >
    > My traders don't seem to eat or drink when in trader mode....

    Yes, that was stated earlier in this thread. But you're not always
    in trader mode (if only for the moments when you first log in and
    haven't brought up the trader window yet), so if you're trying to
    sell food/drink you want to have some cheap food/drink for your
    trader to consume. Hidone's point was that you also need to make
    sure the eatable stuff is "in front of" the stuff you're selling.

    -- Don.

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    "Don Woods" <don-ns@iCynic.com> wrote in message
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    > "Jitar GrRahiir of Tarew Marr" <roko42u1.NOSPAM@rexx.us> writes:
    >> <hidone@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1104183418.726545.149050@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    >> | 1. If you didn't know, you eat and drink whatever is in the left hand
    >> | column (top to bottom order) then the right hand column (top to bottom)
    >> | so if you do sell stat food be sure to have your eatable food and drink
    >> | above and/or left of the stat food.
    >>
    >> My traders don't seem to eat or drink when in trader mode....
    >
    > Yes, that was stated earlier in this thread. But you're not always
    > in trader mode (if only for the moments when you first log in and
    > haven't brought up the trader window yet), so if you're trying to
    > sell food/drink you want to have some cheap food/drink for your
    > trader to consume. Hidone's point was that you also need to make
    > sure the eatable stuff is "in front of" the stuff you're selling.

    There seems to be some sort of "catch up" code, too. I can have my
    trader force feed until unable to do so any more, and within a few days the
    trader will be hungry and thirsty when leaving trader. During those few days
    I'll spend at most 90 minutes outside of trader logged in - too short a time
    to go from "stuffed, can't eat any more" to "need food and water badly". My
    sneaking suspicion is the code for not eating and drinking just disables the
    auto-eat and messages function, but does not fully disable the "do you need
    to eat" timer.

    James
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    "Lief" <ask.me.for@it.com> wrote in message
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    >> I was told I could use my Bard and make him play an instriment before I
    >> go
    >> into trader-mode and I would get skill-ups, is this true?
    >
    > Yes, this is generally frowned upon due to the spam it causes, and I
    > believe
    > that if somebody petitions you while you are AFK, you can get kicked.
    > Thats
    > if they can find a GM.

    I've petitioned a few before figuring out how to turn off the chat. It's
    still a TOS violation but I tend not to care if I don't see it. :p

    --
    EQ: Binnen 65+ enc - Zeb
    EQ2: Lahr 10+ enc - Kith
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    "Graeme Faelban" <RichardRapier@netscape.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > I can confirm this as well, it is only while in trader mode that you
    > don't consume food and water. You do indeed consume them in the bazaar
    > while not in trader mode, unless they changed this quite recently.

    Nope, they have not changed it; I forgot to take into account food/water
    when I set up my recently-recreated character in the bazaar, and the
    saltwater tuna he had on him started vanishing slowly....with only the 'You
    are out of water' message coming up. So yes, while in the bazaar, you do
    everything normally when NOT in trader, other than being encumbered (and
    it's a damned good thing at times that encumberance is not an issue in the
    bazaar, as everyone who's stepped OUT of the bazaar with a huge amount of
    plat can testify lol).

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