How to Get the Paintbrushes You Want--Cheap!
It's a fact of Neopian life. NeoPets look just plain prettier once they've
been painted. It also makes them feel special, and I love buying paintbrushes
because it makes me feel rich. But sometimes they're so darn expensive! Here's
how to get good, fairly valuable ones without totally going broke.
Now first, let's say this. Certain paintbrushes are just impossible to buy
cheap, such as Lost Desert ones or Faerie ones. In fact, I have been to very
few shops in the marketplaces where paintbrushes like those are under 100,000
Neopoints. But you can get rare ones less expensive than you would expect.
Before you even think about browsing the marketplace, pay a visit to the
Rainbow Pool, which you can find via the shops menu. Because it would be really
silly to go through all the trouble and Neopoints of buying a Rainbow Paintbrush,
when none of your pets can be painted Rainbow. Click on All Colours to find
out which of your pets can be painted certain colours. But don't despair if
you've got an Electric Blue Paintbrush that you can't use. NeoPets comes out
with new designs all the time. Why, just recently, they created a Faerie Flotsam
and a Starry Kiko! So put it in your Safety Deposit Box and let it rest there
But if you want a colourful pet RIGHT NOW put that "useless" paintbrush to
work. Put it in your shop. Just because you can't use that Stone Paintbrush,
there might be someone out there dying for one. Make the price reasonable, but
not so cheap that you can't buy another paintbrush of about that same value
with the profit. Or, put it in the trading post. For example, maybe that Glass
Paintbrush has no use whatsoever to you and your Peophin, but you love how they
look Cloud. Glass and Cloud Paintbrushes are about the same rarity and value.
So that could be the perfect trade to a Shoyru owner who desperately wants a
Glass one, but can't fathom why someone would want their Cloud one.
OK, so now you've decided that you want your Bruce to be Gold. How do get
a Gold Paintbrush without having to rely on the Soup Kitchen to feed your pets,
once you've bought it? Two words: Shop Wizard. He is your best friend for finding
inexpensive paintbrushes. Don't believe me? I've seen Gold Paintbrushes for
19,000, and Christmas and Halloween ones for 9,000. If you think your Poogle
would look really cool in Silver, and you look on the Shop Wizard and find that
there is a Silver Paintbrush for 20,000 Neopoints, and you have 22,000, I cannot
stress more that you should grasp this opportunity and buy it! This is not "wasting
your Neopoints" This is seizing the chance to buy a paintbrush, and to make
your look even more amazing than before! Who knows when you'll find that particular
paintbrush that cheap again?
Here's another extremely common scenario: What do you if you've wanted to get
Strawberry Fields Forever Paintbrush, but when you go to the Shop Wizard to
buy it, you find that is about 10,000 more Neopoints than you expected it to
be--in other words, way too expensive for your current budget. Are you going
to just forget about painting your Usul like a Strawberry, and settle for the
plain old Green she is now? A much better idea would be to save up, until you
can afford it. That way, the satisfaction of buying it and painting your pet
will be even greater.
There's one last field to discuss in paintbrushes. It's true, you can get paintbrushes
as random events. A great example of this are when you win on Tiki Tack Tombola.
My NeoFriends and I, put together have gotten six paintbrushes from it: Two
Greens, two Blues, one Red, and one White. Sure they're mostly primary colours,
but they can look great still. And this is very, very rare, but if you win everything
at once on the Fruit Machine, they will give a paintbrush. My friend got a Glass
Paintbrush not long ago from that. And sometimes, you can just find them on
the ground, or "Jacko the Phantom Painter" will give you one.
Well, those are basically the secrets to getting inexpensive, yet valuable
paintbrushes. I hope this will help you find paintbrushes, as it has helped