Everything you Wanted to Know About Restocking, but Didn't Bother to Ask
NEOPIAN SHOPS- Most of you have wondered what that Shops button is, between Games
and News. Most of you have decided to see what the hub-ub is. Now, 90% of the
time, you'll see that the Shop has nothing in stock. Some other shops *cough*Battle
Magic*cough* have stuff in stock, but nobody buys some of the junk there. But
if you're a Restocker, you'd see the Shops as a Treasure Chest, just waiting to
be opened. With, of course, the other hungry, travel-worn adventurers also trying
to get in on the loot.
So, if you want to learn about Restocking, let me explain the basic concept
first. When you Restock, you sit in the Shops (sounds boring, but hey, it's
a "Get-Rich-Quick" Way) for a few minutes. Eight is the average time. But sometimes,
the "Restock Machine" (It's just a little clever saying on the BD chat) breaks
down, causing Restocks to stall for, say 15-50 min. All the shops are synchronized,
meaning if one shop restocks, the other shops will too. The point of Restocks
is to refresh your browser (But not too much or you could get Restock-Banned,
meaning none of the shops will restock for you. A good way to find out if you're
Restock Banned is to go to the Tiki Shop on Mystery Island. If it's sold out,
your RS-Banned.) And try to get something worth a lot for a fraction of the
Sounds complicated? If not, skip this part. If yes, continue. You sit in the
shops and refresh, waiting for stuff to pop up. When you see something expensive
pop up, click on it, be the fastest to put up a deal for the item, and beat
others to it so you can be rich. You buy low, and sell high. MUCH higher…
One thing that you should take account for is your posture. Sit up comfortably,
but make sure the keyboard and monitor are in perfect sight. Put your fingers
on the keyboard. You'll find your own position, but the basics are: a finger
on the F5 Key, which you'll use to refresh, a finger (Or wrist) on the Enter
Key or Spacebar (Both allow you to answer "OK" to the "Are you sure you want
to buy this?" question), and your fingers on either the Number pad or the Numbers
across your keyboard.
So, how good is restocking anyway? VERY, VERY GOOD… Take it this way: Once
you manage to handle Toy Shop, you'll be making over 100k a day. You could,
possibly, earn enough for a Baby PB in four days. Amazing, no?
So, now that you know what Restocking is, let's get moving to Restock Basics.
Okay, so how can you recognize junk from treasure? Know the market. Try going
to Neoitems.net, for example. They have a vast database. If you Restock
in Spooky Foods, look up "Spooky Food". Choco? Look up "Candy". Search the Wiz
and Neoitems at the same time to look for the items that you think will
You won't be playing alone, mind you. Others will probably see that Space
Faerie Doll that just popped up. So, how can you make money? Well, you need
to practice before attempting bigger shops. A great place to restock for beginners
is Spooky Foods. Located in the Deserted Fairground (looks like a Cotton Candy
Stall), this is the stomping grounds of many 1337 Restockers. So, what should
you do? Wait. Patience is the key to getting rich. Sooner or later, the Restocking
begins. Put away the soda and go into a comfortable position.
Another big thing is MONEY. You need to BUY the items with your NP.
Junk will pop up. Eventually, you will see something good pop up. If Restocking
in Spooky Food, try to get as many of these as possible, since they Restock
in bundles. After you refresh for awhile and nothing good comes up, this is
your precious downtime. Put EVERYTHING you just Restocked into your shop. Have
3 windows open: 1 for the Shop, 1 for YOUR shop, and one more for Wiz. Quickly
find the prices of the items you restocked and put them up for sale. If you
Restock, say, a Baked Intesteen and they go for 1800 NP, sell yours for 1700
NP. And since you bought that Intesteen for only 700 NP, that's 1k NP into your
pocket. Fun, no?
Now that you've learned how to restock, I'll tell you the PLACES as well.
Read this carefully. If you REALLY want to make your way to the Super Restockers,
you have to stay in a single shop for awhile until you master it. Also, I'll
give you a brief summary of what you should Restock in the first place. This
is only a SLICE of the items you can get, although these are the ones that Restock
the most often. Also, beside the Shop Name, I put a recommended amount of NP
you should take. This is a healthy amount to Restock the good items without
BEGINNER SHOPS: Spooky Food (1000 to 5000 NP)- Pickled Eyeballs, Baked Intesteen,
Ghost Marshmallows (Magic as well), Almost Gummy Rat (LIME ONLY!!!), Snorkle
Snout, Any Ice Cream, Vanilla Ghost Cake, Spooky Lime Pudding, Ghost Pancakes,
Tongue Wrap, Cress/Cheese Ghostkersandwich, Devilish Cake
Magic (3000 to 99000)- Faeries (For 4300 NP or LESS!!!), Nova, Faerie Portrait.
If you see a Morphing Potion, GET IT!!!
INTERMEDIATE SHOPS: Pharmacy (2000 to 10000 NP)- Neomites Injection, Tongue
Shrinker, Grumble Be Gone Tablets, Magic Goop, Sporkle Syrup, Extra Thick Goggles,
Neck Brace, Cactopus Cream, Honey Blossom Extract, The new Potions.
Chocolate (As much as you can bring…)- Almost EVERYTHING is profitable in
Choco. However, you should stay away from a few things (White Chocolate, Milk
Chocolate, Chocolate Flakes, Assorted Neodrops, Lemon Neodrops, Kyrii Stuff,
Sweeties, etc.) Things you SHOULD Buy are: Jellybeans (Except for Blueberry),
Dark Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, Orange chocolate, Neodrops (Except for Lemon
and Assorted), Nutty or Plain Chocolate Neggs, Grarrl Gobstoppers, Many Cakes,
etc. The list goes on! But be careful: The more items there are, the more competition
Usukiland (2000 to 30000)- Search Neoitems.net MAINLY for R90-99 Usuki's.
Or use the Spoiler Guide. Either one, remember rare Usuki's and restock them
when they pop.
ADVANCED SHOPS: Stamp Kiosk (5000 to 20000)- This is a tough one… You really
need to see Neoitems.net. Search for R80-R99 stamps. Write them down and Restock
those when they pop.
Book (2000 to 20000)- Anything really. Everything there gives profit. Best
bets are R80- R99 Books. Again, search Neoitems.
Food (Same as Book)- Same advise as book. R80-R99 food. Everything is profitable.
Faerie/Meridell/Winter/Desert/Normal Petpet shops (As much as possible)- Varies.
Search Neoitems for rare petpets to restock.
SUPER-LEET RESTOCKING SHOPS!!!- NOTE: If you haven't mastered restocking yet,
don't even TRY coming to these shops. Competition is intense and unless you
are truly a Leet Restocker, you will be fried… including your self-esteem.
Toy Shop: (Take all of your money…)- This place has a variety of toys that
fetch a pretty penny on the market. Search Neoitems for R90-R99 toys. Search
mainly for- NeoQuest Plushies, Magical Plushies, most Colored Plushies.
Magic (EVERYTHING YOU HAVE…)- You may have seen Magic mentioned earlier. This
is ADVANCED Magic. Restock PURELY Morphing Potions. That's all that you need
Battle/Defense Shop (Take as much as you have!)- R90-99 items. Due to the
now increasing R99 species weapons, Battle Magic is a good choice. But Defense
Magic has a chance of restocking the 10 million NP Thyora's Tear. Your choice.
Either one, they have good stuff, but heavy competition.
Well, I'm all out of material. There's my guide on Restocking. Good Luck and
I hope you Restock a R99.
Author's Note: I'd really like to thank all the Battledome Chatters out
there. If it wasn't for them posing their RS accomplishments, I wouldn't know
a darn thing about restocking… And I hope I didn't just give away a huge secret…
Oops…DON'T HURT ME!!!