Hi! This guide is designed to help you make the most Neopoints when selling
items. Hope you learn something! :)
When selling items you need to consider the following points:
- How much time you want to sell the item in
- What/If you originally paid for the item
- How much you would like/expect to get from it
First, when selling an item, you should consider how much time you have to
sell it in. For example, you might be trying to raise money in a short amount
of time for an offered trade. If you are short of time, the best thing to do
is to lower the price slightly so that the item is quickly snapped up. An expensive
item will generally sell... eventually! And not everyone is prepared to wait
weeks to make some Neopoints.
If you are selling through the Auction House, an obvious ploy is to lower
the time in the auction as well as the price. With a low price you are sure
to get bidders, and in the short length of time, though you probably won't make
as many Neopoints, you will soon be away with a heavier wallet... erm, account.
How many times have you bought an item thinking you were getting a good deal,
only to find out you could have gotten it considerably cheaper? Or perhaps bought
an item, and then found that the price had dropped over night? I think most
people would agree this has happened to them at least once, and, if you're like
me, you've probably wanted revenge... or at least your money back!
If you were fortunate enough to win, find or be given the item at no cost
to yourself, then you probably won't be worried how much you sell it for, as
long as you get a good deal. Of course, if you don't feel you'll get enough
for the item, it's a good idea to simply leave it in your safety deposit box
until the price goes up again.
Unfortunately, not all your items will you have won. As I mentioned, if you
don't think you'll make enough off the item, simply deposit it, and save it
for a rainy day. Or, if you're intent on selling you could try putting it at
a higher price and waiting for it to sell.
We all have our standards, and not everyone is as flexible as the market,
just remember that usually there is no amount of time in which you have to sell
an item. Neopets will always be here, and often, if you wait and hunt about
for a bit, you will get a better deal then if you had sold an item straight
away. Remember, there's no need to rush! You might make more in the long run
if you go slow and explore!
Here is a list of ways to sell items on Neopets: - Your Shop/The Shop Wizard
- The Auction House - The Trading Post
The Shop Wizard is a personal favourite of mine, and the most commonly used
method of selling. I believe that the 250 NP it takes to start a shop will be
the best investment you ever make. With your own shop, you need only name the
price, and buyers will come to you.
However, never put a price on an item without first checking the Shop Wizard!
This gives you an idea of the price range of an item, and an effective way of
finding 'the right price' to make a sale. My advice is to price your item at
neither the top, nor the bottom of the Shop Wizards' price range, too low and
you're ripped off, too high and you won't make a sale.
Frequently you can make more off an item that you sell through the Auction
House than one on the Shop Wizard, and you'll make more if you make the auction
a long time. However, this method is time consuming, as you must first wait
for the auction to close, and then for the bids to be processed, and not everyone
has the patience to do that.
Because the selling price of an item in the auction house can always rise,
I prefer to use this for sales of expensive items.
If it's not Neopoints that you want, but other items, the Trading Post is
the way to go. With the ability to make your own wishlist, and choose which
offers you accept, you'll be living it up. But it could take a while before
you find a suitable trade, so watch out!
Here's a table:
|The Shop Wizard
||Quick sales and good with all items,
but for a reasonable profit you must price in accordance with the other
shop keepers on the shop wizard
|The Auction House
||Best for expensive items, but slow,
however, you may make more than you expected
|The Trading Post
||Good of you want to receive items instead
of Neopoints, allows you to choose which offers you accept, but can be
If you looked at this article hoping that I would say that there is a right
way to sell, you're probably disappointed. All the methods of selling have their
pros and cons and everyone has their preferences when it comes to making Neopoints.
Sadly, with the market constantly changing, there is no way to guarantee a
good deal, but with a little patience and few tricks up your sleeve, hopefully
you'll get paid for what you got!
Finally, I'd like to thank everyone for their responses to my previous article,
on NeoPets". One question I was frequently asked is 'Where is the
Garage Sale?' Well, you can find the Garage Sale at the Top of Terror Mountain,
right next to the Snow Faerie Quests.
See ya later, and good luck in the hunt for riches!