BAZAAR TACTICS

Making a Living in Everquest!

From what I know, it's about the cash flow! Who needs flash, to make the cash? For the best prices by far... look me up, in Bazaar! -- Bonzz

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Here are some tips, suggestions and ideas on making Platinum in Everquest... and particularly in the Bazaar.

If you are interested in just farming for platinum (loot drops and then sell those drops to vendors)… I have a few recommendations. One is the Acrylia Caverns. The ore and runes drop freely, stack and sell for reasonable profits. Even better, is Siren’s Grotto. Stackable gems drop like candy here (most of which sell for over 35 to over 100 Platinum). Another place is the Plane of Innovation, where there is actually a wandering vendor in the zone, so you can loot your fill, sell, and repeat. Of course, your level and durability will play a big role in where you can go, but this has been greatly enhanced with the availability of mercenaries.

On a side note, when I use the term “merchant” and “vendor,” I use them interchangeably. What I mean by either term, is an NPC that sells and / or buys items to and / or from players.

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WHAT JUNK SHOULD I LOOT?

·         As long as you have bag space, never let anything rot, if you have room to loot it! At the very least, use it for tribute or sell it to a merchant!

·         If space runs short, more often than not, looting stackable items over non-stackable items is the best idea, as 20-plus of the same item can often out-price any single item.

·         However, this is not always true, so.....

·         Try to recall what sells for the most and if you have to leave stuff to rot, dump the least valuable stuff.

·         "No Trade" items NEVER sell to a Merchant and will generally NOT tribute (with little exception, such as certain armor and weapons).

·         This also true for "QUEST" items, for the most part.

·         Use the Veteran AA summoned Merchant(s) to your advantage (sell without having to go anywhere).

·         Take advantage of advanced looting. Always select NEVER (don't want it) or ALWAYS NEED (always loot it). Save ALWAYS GREED (roll  for it if no one else needs it) for armor/tribute items (No Trade, Lore...), if you use it at all.

·        Always loot tradeskill items. They normally stack to 1,000 and can be sold to other players for more than  if you sold them to a vendor (due tradeskill quests, learngin recipes, skilling up and so forth).

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HOW CAN I WIN MORE ROLLS?

·         If you are allowed to roll (/random) on an item (not meaning the Advanced Looting auto-rolling), then roll! Even if you don't need it you can sell it or tribute it later!

·         However, I wouldn’t roll against someone who actually needs the item.

·        While rolling (/random) is technically supposed to be completely random, it does appear that being high roller can be influenced a little (or, at least, so many players seem to believe).

·         Try not to be the first roller. Many have observed that the high roller is not often the first person to roll.

·         It also appears that looking straight down and then sitting may sometimes help you roll better. Maybe reduced lag can help?

·         Or... sit on your horse (or any other mount). Maybe the increased regeneration helps?

·        Lastly, it appears that the higher your charisma and to some extent, your agility and dexterity, the better you might roll. Some of the luckiest players seem to be Enchanters and Shamans.

·        These suggestions on rolling do not always pan out, but from my experience, they do seem to help some. In fact, a kink can be tossed into this as some groups get creative with rolls and vary the number each time (999 then 555, then 123, etc.) and / or designate low roller to be the winner (instead of the high roller). To be low roller, you might try to do the opposite of what is noted above.

·        NOTE: it does not appear that the Luck stat plays a part in rolls (/random existed long before the Luck stat).

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IS VENDOR DIVING (aka Merchant Mining) WORTH WHILE?

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HOW CAN I TELL WHAT TO SELL TO A MERCHANT AND WHAT TO SELL IN BAZAAR?

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HOW DO I KNOW WHAT PRICE TO LIST ITEMS FOR IN BAZAAR?

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CAN I MAKE MONEY WITH TRADESKILL ITEMS AND HOW?

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HOW DO I SET UP A TRADER & HOW DO I SELL?

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BUY & RE-SELL! CORNER THE MARKET! DEFEND AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS COMPETITION!

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If you note any errors, misspellings, item name errors, misinformation or anything that needs addressing on this page -- PLEASE let me know via an in-game EQ Message (Bonzz on the Bertoxxulous server)!

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This Page Last updated February 13. 2021