Hello, my name is Stephen Knight-Messenger. I have have a plan to make a guide for neopians to teach them how to make millions of neopoints. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to make neopoints from starting at 0NP. Please skip any steps you feel you already know; just know that maybe you will learn something you didn't before!
These guides will help you learn new methods for making neopoints and will open you up to new possibilities. Do not get discouraged if you lose neopoints on any deals; it happens to ALL of us. You need to learn from your mistakes and move forward, it is not the end of Neopia if you lose some points in the process. Neomails made to me asking for neopoints or items will be blocked. Neomails made to me in regards of "How do I make more neopoints?" will be ignored because you haven't read the guide.
Soon to come:
More Investing Info
Restocking Haggle Info
Gaming Profits (Stock, Keyquest)
Recently this guide was deleted by your team. I was told that I was cheating and that there are no quick or easy ways to make neopoints. I was also told that I can not sell secrets; I never did any of these things. I could not find a place where I said any of these things. It takes time and determination to make neopoints. My guide teaches neopians how to make more neopoints; not that this is an easy task. If you do find something wrong with my guide please contact me and I will gladly abide to any rules or regulations you have. I would like to help the users of this website and I have found it has helped many of people. I have sent in two tickets that have not been responded to yet. Please review them to give me advice to improve the guide or confirmation that this guide is okay.
Your friendly neopian,
AAA = Almost Abandoned Attic
AFC = Air Faerie Crown
AP = Attack Pea
ASP = Altador Strength Potion
BGC = Bony Grarrl Club
Buyable = Less than 100,000NP
DE = Draik Egg
DSoD = Darigan Sword of Death
ETS = Easy To Sell
FQD = Faerie Queen Doll
FSS = Faerie Slingshot
FTab = Faerie Tabard
GBomb = Ghostkerbomb
GH = Got Haggle
GLB = Good Luck Buying
GLS = Good Luck Selling
GoW= Grapes of Wrath
GShield = Ghostker Shield
GSword = Ghostkersword
HB = Haggle Back
HCC = Hanso Charisma Charm
HP = Honey Potion
HPB = Hubrids Puzzle Box
HPD = Half Price Day. Occurs the third of every month; shops are half price.
HT = Hidden Tower
HTS = Hard To Sell
IStaff = Illusens Staff
JWand = Jhudoras Wand
JSS = Jade Scorchstone
K = Meaning thousand. Most commonly seen with a number. (i.e 10K = 10,000NP, 122K = 122,000NP)
KBT = Kelpbeards Trident
LEV = Leaded Elemental Vial
MH = Mishaggle
MMoM = Magical Marbles of Mystery
MoC = Mask of Coltzan
MP = Morphing Potion
MSPP = Malevolent Sentient Plushie Poogle (TCG)
NH = No Haggle
NP = Neopoints
NT = Neopian Times
NTY = No Thank You
OBO = Or Best Offer
OTB = Offer To Beat
PB = Paint Brush
PC = Price Check
PCC = Pirate Captains Cutlass
PCH = Pirate Captains Hat
PLR = Pocket Lab Ray
QS = Quick Selling
R101/R180 = Item Rarity 101/180 = These items are Special/Retired. Every item has a rarity and it will usually distinguish how common or rare they are.
RFFR = Randomly Firing Freeze Ray
SAP = Seasonal Attack Pea
SLM = Secret Laboratory Map
SoA = Sword of Apocalypse
SoAF = Sword of the Air Faerie
SoL = Sword of Lameness
SoS = Sword of Skardsen
SS = Scorchstone
SSS = Sticky Snowflake Stamp
SuAP = Super Attack Pea
Tarla = Tarla is an Ixi who some times appears in her warehouse and gives items away. You can find Tarla by downloading the tool bar and it will flash when she is in.
TFB = Twin Faerie Blades
TP = Transmogrification Potion as well as Trading Post
TTear = Thyoras Tear
UB = Unbuyable = Over 100,000NP
WoDF = Wand of the Dark Faerie
ZDAP = Zafara Double Agent Plushie
Do NOT do it. This guide does not promote it or support it in anyway. Making an item sound better than it really is will still be considered scamming. ALWAYS BE HONEST!
Do NOT do this example:
I am selling _____. I saw this sell for ##,###,### NP." Doing this is leaving out vital information to your item.
Do THIS example:
I am selling _____. I saw this sell for ##,###,### NP but I also saw it sell a few other times for ##,###,### NP. I personally paid ##,###,### NP for it. (If you can fill out the next part do so) This person bought the item for ##,###,### NP. The item is (choose one, not both) HTS/ETS."
Do NOT do this example:
Lowest offer on _____? I saw this sell for ##,###,### NP." Doing this is leaving out vital information to your item. Do NOT do it.
Do THIS example:
Lowest offer on _____? I saw this sell for ##,###,### NP but I also saw it sell a few other times for ##,###,### NP. (If you can fill out the next part do so) This person bought the item for ##,###,### NP. Do you have a lowest? I'm a/not reseller." Provide as much info as possible.
2. Buy fast and sell faster! Keep in mind that the best profit is always quick profit. It is much better to hold an item for one hour as opposed to one week for only a small profit difference.
Selling a Faerie Queen Doll for 1,495,000NP while waiting for a week.
Selling a Faerie Queen Doll for 1,395,000NP while waiting for five minutes.
Your neopoints are valuable you can do a lot with pure neopoints. Use your discretion when it comes to this rule. Sometimes hard to sell items can be a VERY good thing to hold for a long time.
3. Remember what the items use is.
Example: Book, Stamp, Battledome, Card, etc.
4. Do not beg.
Example: Can I have this? Will you please do this, I need this really bad?
Asking for any kind of special treatment is considered begging. If someone offers to help you great but if not, carry your own weight.
5. Do NOT ask other people to lie for you to get a better deal.
Example: Can you go to this board and tell them ______ is worth ##,###,### NP?
We must first learn our surroundings and how they can help us make neopoints.
1. The Shop Wizard. You can find this by going to 'Shops' and clicking 'Shop Wizard'.
2. The Trading Post. You can find this by going to 'Shops' and clicking 'Trading Post'.
3. The Games Room. You can find this by clicking games.
4. The Trade Chat. You can find this by going to 'Chat' and clicking 'Trading/Auctions'.
5. Shops/Restocking. You can find this by clicking 'Shops'.
6. Auctions. You can find this by going to 'Shops' and clicking 'Auctions'.
7. New Features. You can find this by clicking 'News'.
Now that we have learned our primary destinations we will get started with making neopoints. Please note: I have given away all my neopoints and items to walk through this with you.
We will assume you are brand new to neopets and you literally have NO neopoints (OUCH!).
There are a few key areas will we go to first to try and get you some free neopoints and items! You must have an account which is 48hours or older. Please do not make multiple accounts to try and get free neopoints; it is against the rules and you could get your account frozen (banned) from neopets.
Check the News and look under Current Events to see if there is an event. If there is check it out and see if you can do any of the puzzles for some free prizes! Hopefully you got some neopoints or items. If you received some items hold onto it for now; it will come in handy shortly! Assuming we didn't make any neopoints we will go to the The Games Room and make some neopoints.
*Note* If you think you are good at a particular game check the World Challenges for your game. You may get a WC piece worth 5,000NP up to 99,000NP!
Play games until you reach 5,000NP. You can send score on each game 3x a day!
Next we are going to go and make a your shop.
*IMPORTANT* Do this only if you have items but learn this regardless.
If you found or won any items you must now put them in your shop. You can do this by looking at the top of your screen and clicking your NP.
This will bring you to your Inventory.
Go to Quick Stock and select your items to go into your shop.
You may now go to The Shop Wizard and check your item name. Look at the prices for these items. Take the lowest price and subtract 10% off (5% off for ETS) the lowest value. Return to your shop and enter the price of your item. You should have lowest price on the market for your item causing it to sell faster.
*NOTE* Learn what price you sell your items for and what other items are selling for. It is very helpful knowing prices of items.
Items only sell when another user chooses to buy them. When you return to your shop later, and your item is gone, check your a Shop Till and remove your neopoints!
*Please Note* You can only put items in your shop for 99,999NP or less. Anything above 100,000NP not is allowed and should go on the Trading Post.
Congratulations, you have now learned how to use Your Shop and The Shop Wizard. If at any time you need to upgrade Your Shop, go to the edit a shop section.
We are going to start with searching a very small group of items in The Shop Wizard.
Bottled Earth Faerie
Bottled Light Faerie
Bottled Fire Faerie
Bottled Dark Faerie
Bottled Water Faerie
Bottled Air Faerie
One Dubloon Coin
Two Dubloon Coin
These items are buyable Easy To Sell items (ETS). Search these items and look for any of them significantly cheaper than the others.
As you can see in the next image. I bought an Eo Codestone for 3,325NP. I will put this in my shop for 9,500NP. That is a 6,175NP profit in a matter of seconds. I can get my 9,500 from my shop till in my shop.
Keep refreshing and searching different items for as long as you can. Eventually the Shop Wizard will say you used the Shop Wizard too much and you will not be able to use it for the remainder of the hour.
Example: If you are banned at 4:55, you can't use it again until 5:00PM.
If you are banned at 3:05, you can't use it again until 4:00PM.
Better Than You Ever Imagined
Here is a screenie of a shop I entered looking for a cheap codestone. It ended out much better than I could have hoped for. This happens quite often. Be sure to look through the whole shop before leaving!
Unbuyable Shop Wizard Sniping
Once you accomplish getting your first 100,000NP you can move onto bigger unbuyable items. Try to search the following;
Secret Laboratory Map
Brightvale Job Coupon
Unbuyable snipes may look like this.
Unbuyable wizard sniping can be boring but it can prove to put you from 99,999NP right up to 15,000,000NP in a day. You could snipe big items like Draik Transmogrification Potion or Krawk Transmogrification Potion or Pirate Paint Brush or Maraquan Paint Brush. The sky is the limit when it comes to wizard sniping; you never know what you will find.
Trade sniping involves The Mystery Island Trading Post.
You can do a couple of great things at the trading post.
1. You can set up trades. This can include up to ANY 10 items you own.
2. You can trade neopoints or items or both neopoints and items for other trades.
A couple important trading post rules.
1. When offering neopoints on someone else' trade lot, you must include an item. Therefore, if someone wants 10K (10,000NP) for their item you must include a junk item with your offer (i.e Pile of Dung).
2. According to The Neopian times editorial, if someone requests 100K for an item, you can not offer junk (100NP, 10K, etc). However, if no wishlist is present or the wishlist does not specify, you are welcome to offer. Just be careful on who's lots you offer on because we don't want to annoy people and you may find yourself BLOCKED.
3. You can not create a trade that contains neopoints.
4. You can not offer more than 800,000NP on any given trade. If you wish to trade in the trading post at a greater value than 800,000NP you will have to include ETS items such as a Baby Paint Brush. If you want to only pay with neopoints you will have to request the user auction their item.
When trade sniping, there are important things to look for in a trade lot and a user.
2. Now it is time to look for a suitable trade. Upon trading, I immediately found a trade with lots of profit to be made.
As you can see in this trade, I have highlighted the most expensive item. This item is worth over 100K and is in a lot with cheap easy to sell items. This tells me that the user is unaware of the value of their items.
*Please Note* I do not beg the user to accept and I do not tell them it is a good offer, I simply offer on the trade. Lying to the user is scamming. The user came out richer than before pleasing both him/her and myself.
Before offering, I will look at the users lookup to see some specific details.
I offered 90K and in the end, my offer was accepted. I made 110K quick profit. Trade sniping has no limit. On bigger items that exceed over 1 Million neopoints, I would strongly recommend offering 800,000NP and some nice ETS items; codestones, wearables, paint brushes, etc. Item use is a big thing and usually accounts for 80% of the items value, the other 20% is based off of collectors value.
Make sure that you know your items before buying them. Are they HTS or ETS? If they are HTS and have a price of 400K, you can pretty much assume you will get offered 60% less than trading post price for it. Can you get your item for less than that? Try and learn what items sell for by watching other people sell them.
Offer fast and early. People will see this and if they see your offer first before others, they will accept quickly! In time you will get faster and faster at identifying and doing these things!
What to do in certain situations?
As you can see with this trade, the person is asking for 30k on their Christmas Paint Brush. Remember, we can no longer offer really low without permission. At this point in time, Christmas Paint Brush is worth 49,500NP. This item is nice quick profit; our favorite!
Somethings to keep in mind before bidding
1. Offer fast and early. People will see this and if they see your offer first before others, they will accept quickly!
2. Try and offer higher than the wishlist to appeal to them more and to beat out the others who may have offered right on 30,000NP.
3. Make an educated guess on how many others may have seen this trade. Time of day is a big one; school get out for a lot of people, supper time, evening, morning, etc? Note times vary where you live so try and judge passed on the American time zones when the most people are online_
High End Trade Sniping
So, you have over 1,000,000NP and you are tired of the buyables and the small unbuyable items. Here is where trade sniping gets fun!
Here you can see a trade lot with two Faerie PBs and lots of junk. This is worth well over 1.8mil.
1. Bid fast.
2. With such a large profit you MUST bid 800,000NP or you will most likely get beat out.
3. Make your trade look more attractive. Add some low end paint brushes (Christmas Paint Brush) or some codestones or some wearable items.
There are many different situations that you can approach trade sniping. I hope these tips will help you and maybe you can discover what works best for you!
Getting To Know The Auction House
1. The Auction House home page. This contains the links to all the other areas of the auction house. This also shows the ending 1 - 20 auctions; chances are these auctions will end in less than a minutes time.
2. My Auctioned Items shows the items you have put up for auction. You can put an item up for auction by going to your inventory, clicking the item you wish to auction, and selecting 'Put Up For Auction!'. You will need to include the start price, the minimum increment, and how long the auction will last.
3. My Bids shows the items you have bid on which auction has not closed yet. Upon winning an item, you will receive a neomail (from TNT) stating you have won your auction and the item is now in your inventory. Winning multiple auctions can start to flood up your neomail inbox, try and keep up with it.
4. The Auction Genie allows you to search items within the auction house. You are also able to search for a user to see if they are currently auctioning items.
5. Help can answer questions you have about the auction house.
6. Status tells you how long it will take for them to send you your item after winning an auction.
Things To Know About An Auction
There are a few things you need to know about auction sniping. In the following screenshots you can see the outlined information.
As you may have noticed to the above item, I searched it using the Auction Genie. You can learn prices of items by searching them in The Shop Wizard if they are 99,999NP or less, or you can search them in the Mystery Island Trading Post if you believe it is 100,000NP or more. Note: You can still search items less than 100,000NP in the trading post as well.
Please note that some auctions are 'Neofriends Only'. This means that only neofriends, of the user auctioning, may bid on that item. Refer to the next screenshot to see what this looks like when searching for an item.
Rules To Auction Sniping
1. You can only bid 5,000NP extra over the minimum increment as a total maximum.
2. You can only bid once every five seconds.
3. You can not stop blocked users from bidding on your auctions.
4. You may only set up eight auctions.
5. You can bid on as many auctions as you like until you run out of neopoints; you will have to wait till the auction ends until you get your neopoints returned to you or your item if you win.
Basic Auction Sniping Basic Auction Sniping takes a lot of practice and a lot of skill. No matter how good you get, you can always be beaten because of the five second rule and because no one knows the exact ending time. This means you have to fight for your items; on bigger items you may fight against over 100 different users.
The only way to snipe an item is to be on the homepage. On this homepage you will see 20 items. These items are the items ending soonest. We now possess two different options.
1. We can sit and refresh on this page until we find an item. Refreshing on the front page will slowly reveal new items arriving at the bottom of the page and it will make items at the top of the page disappear; the items disappear once their auction has ended.
2. We can click 'Next 20' until we find an item. Clicking next 20 will show the next 20 items (items 21 - 40) that will finish after the 20 items on the front page.
Here we can see there are two items of value on page 1. I will show you how to try and win the Usukicon Y12 Goodie Bag. Once you click on the item name it will bring you to this -blocked-
As you can see in the highlighted section I have put in a bid for 68,000NP. By examining the auction I could tell that there were not many people who were actively bidding on the auction. The bid you enter should be an estimation number that you think of and will hopefully go through.
A bid that goes through will look like this.
Commonly someone might have bid before you and higher than you. That bid will look like this.
If you do not have the top bid, you will have to go back (press backspace on the keyboard it saves times) and reenter a new bid. If your bid is too high your page will look something like this.
If this occurs you will need to use your discretion for one of two options.
1. You can refresh (refresh the page with F5 to save time) the page until and IF your bid goes through.
2. You can go back and reenter a new bid. This will lose time and as a result you may or may not get your bid in and may have to make another bid again; this depends on the number of people bidding.
If you get a bid in and try to bid in again, there is a five second rule. If you hit that five second rule it will look like this.
If this occurs you will have to keep refreshing until it goes through. With that five second wait you need to make an estimated bid based on how many people will bid. If the auction closes it will look like this.
At this point the auction is over and you can no longer bid. You will have to press 'Back' on your browser page and look at the standings. It will look like this.
The person that is on the top space is the winner. Unfortunately, you do not win anything for getting any other place than first. If you are fast enough you can go out and try and win another cheap auction that is right under this one.
Good luck auction sniping!
You can literally invest in anything. The majority of people invest in R101 items; this means that they are a Special item and will most likely never be released again, or they invest in R180 items; these items are Retired and will NEVER be released again. In investing, this does not have to be the case. When it comes to investing you want to buy items that will go up in price.
For example: You may know of a codestone that is around 3,000NP each per stone. Codestones are a valuable commodity and in time that price will go up again; some codestones are upwards to 10,000NP each. Having this information, you should buy as many codestones as you can to the point that you won't severely damage your neopoints and you can still snipe items.
There are many different kinds of investments. To make this easier I am going to categorize investments at different levels.
A level 1 investment consists of ETS items. This would strictly be Codestones, Piece of a treasure map, Secret Laboratory Map, Spooky Treasure Map, Dubloons, avatar items, etc. I would describe a level 1 investment as ETS items which values will be undetermined at time of resell. They can are usually give away by 'Tarla'; you can find Tarla by downloading the neopets tool bar. She gives away items for free when she is in. The only problem with these kinds of investments are that you don't know how long it will take to inflate; they very well could lose price before they gain any price.
The best item I ever invested in from a Level 1 investment is Icy Snowflake. It was a Tarla'd and because of that I bought 43 for roughly 4,300,000NP and turned them over for 9,300,000NP.
A level 2 investment consists of semi ETS items. I call these semi ETS items because they can usually give awards or they are prize items. These items may consist of R101/R180 Stamps, R101/R180 Books, Plot Prize wearables, Plot Prize Weapons, Advent Calendar prizes, etc. People often like to invest in these items. They are easy to sell and pretty quick to turn over in prize when you by them in bulk. There is a couple problems with this kind of investment.
1. Lot's of people participate in plots and as a result there are a lot of these items; therefore, the items take a very long time to get rare.
2. The items that are rare and worth a fortune are many years old and with that knowledge you most likely do not have enough to invest in the older plot items; Darigan Sword of Death, Marafin, etc.
Investing in level 2 items is not a bad thing. Every level of investment has it's benefit and it's flaw. My best Level 2 investment was when I bought 1,000 Year 5 Stamp's for 18,000,000NP. I resold these quickly for 32,000,000NP.
A level 3 investment is unique and consists of somewhat HTS items. These items might be very rare R101 up to R180 Books, R101 up to R180 Stamps, Rare Wearables, etc. When I say rare, I mean there are less than 30 of these known to be left on neopets. You may think these items are very unique because of that but that makes them extremely valuable and collectors are usually only willing to pay so much for one item. The way to find out how many of these items are left (roughly) is to search galleries, trades, and auctions.
My personal bulk best from Level 3 investments was buying 5 Fyoras Favorite Summer Recipes for 2,000,000NP total. I sold these for 52,000,000NP. I bought them right at release and it was discovered that only 15 had been released.
My personal best from investing in one Level 3 investment is buying a Spiced Pastry Hat. This item was exclusively released to only 6 players on neopets; it is a wearable. I paid 25,000,000NP for it and sold it for 55,000,000NP.
A level 4 investment is strictly HTS. This item is most likely R101 up to R180. It could be a food, a retired weapon that is useless to use, anything that is not really required in the game. The only people that really want this item is collectors. It has no use except to complete someones gallery. This item can be very unattractive as well.
My best level 4 investment was buying a Marrow Loaf for 600,000NP. This item is R104 and has only been released twice in neopets. It can still be released but it is very rare regardless. It is won at the Guess The Weight of the Marrow game in Meridell. I sold this item for 5,400,000NP.
This best to determine if your item is a good investment or not is to determine it's use, how it looks, where did it come from, and it's rarity. People will value R180 items more than R101 items. Good luck investing!
If you have any questions or suggestions please mail steve_km. He doesn't play neopets very much anymore but he will get to you as soon as possible.
Remember to always be nice and sincere! Thank you for looking at my guide and I hope you can become all the best!
Starting from September of 2010 I started with roughly 3,000,000NP. Right up to April of 2011, I worked extremely hard at making neopoints. In the month of December I had a profit of over 100,000,000NP total; however, this was not my best profit. This is my best profit of all.
I had to sell ALL of my investments and ALL of my gallery and ALL my items of value to have enough pure neopoints for this item. After winning this item I was left with only 7,000,000NP pure; which for an item that has a 2,000,000NP increment that is not a lot.
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