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The Neopian Times Week 43 > Articles > Awesome Items! Impossible to Sell

Awesome Items! Impossible to Sell

by lunabeach

HIGH STREET - I think just about everyone has had that item they really like - a morphing potion, PetPet, or battle item - that they've had to sell so they can buy something else. For whatever reason, these nice items finally sell for a lot loss than the Wiz and you just end up wondering what the heck happened. If you're getting sick of buying items for a lot and then reselling them at a loss, please read this carefully and see if it helps.

Some items that just don't sell:

Morphing Potions

They take forever to sell, and in most cases you take a loss on the item. For example, the Faerie Usul Morphing Potion my brother got for 150k. A great deal if you think about it because Faerie Paint Brushes are going for up to 145k in Auctions and Trades, and an Usul Morphing Potion is between 5 and 10 thousand NP. The item is so rare, though, that my guess on worth would be above 170k, maybe even 200k. But, while trying to trade his potion, my brother found that people wouldn't offer more than 115k, simply because people don't know how unbuyables work. That will be my part II article.

Painted PetPets

In case you hadn't noticed, some Faerie PetPets are selling for LESS than the Faerie PetPet Paint Brush. Here's the silly part: You can sell a Faerie PetPet Paint Brush for 1,000 NP less than the Wiz price and it will be gone within a couple of hours. It can take DAYS to sell a Faerie PetPet for the same price as the brush - meaning the price of the PetPet isn't even factored in.

About a month after the Faerie PetPet PB was released, I bought a Faerie Babaa for 60k (a very good price since the brush was 65k), but I had bought it on impulse so two days later I tried to sell it for 55k (10k less than the brush, and Babaas were upwards of 20 thousand at that point) and it never sold. Fluerette still has it, lol. All of the Painted PetPets and PetPet Paint Brushes work this way - great if you want to buy a Painted Pet, horrible if you're trying to sell one.

Retired Items

Yes, people will drool over your retired items and be very happy if you give them one, but have you ever tried to sell Black Roses?! Magic Keys used to sell for 12,000 NP. They've dropped to 3,000 simply because there's NO WHERE for them to go. Maybe Neopets should consider having Jhudora ask for them? After all, she's giving away retired mushrooms, maybe she can help get rid of the excess.

The funniest thing about retired items is that, even though not many people want to buy Black Roses, the people that do want them still have to pay a lot. So, my gallery is worth quite a bit, but it'll take me longer to sell off then it did to buy those items (which was about six months, if anyone is wondering).

Toys

You'd think with all the Plushie Collectors out there, plushies and other toys would sell for at least a bit more than what they go for in the shop. All the new plushies stay pretty high in price - until a newer one comes out, that is. Golden Bikes are pretty cool, right? Well, choosing so carefully told me it took her a month to sell hers and it ended up going for 10,000 NP less than the Wiz. And here's a shock - Kanama14 told me it 'took forever' to sell an Earth Faerie Doll! Those things seem to really be sought after, so I was a bit surprised by that.

What do you do with these cool, but blasted items? Well, you could advertise all over the place and annoy people until they buy it (and most likely get frozen in the process). You could sell it at a loss (doesn't that sound like a good idea?). Or, you could refuse to sell your items for less than they're worth. Quite a few people do this, and if other people adopt this train of thought, you wouldn't be wasting NP by buying something for a lot, and then NEVER being able to sell it.

Note: So many people ask about this on the boards, I thought I'd clarify now - "k" as in 10k is 'thousand' so that would be 10,000.

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