Runescape Grand Exchange Guide
The Runescape Grand Exchange is a brilliant way of making some quick cash. I am very exited that they have put this in the game. It speeds up the buying and selling world! No more world-hopping to find a bank with someone in it typing "selling blah" 100 times over! Nope, now you just put in a buy order and as soon as one becomes available for the price, you set or lower, you will have it!
What is the Grand Exchange?
The Grand Exchange is a large marketplace located in Varrok, the most populated city in Runescape. You can use the Grand Exchange, also referred to as the GE, to buy or sell almost anything! The GE allows a player to buy or sell an item at any time in the world. They do not have to meet up and do a trade; it will just hold the goods for you until you pick them up.
You don't even have to be there when your waiting on your trade to complete! You can be off fishing and when your trade is complete, the Grand Exchange will tell you. Before you can use the Grand Exchange, you will need to do a tutorial. I suggest going to the Grand Exchange Tutor for it, as the founder (Brugsen Bursen) Will give you a more in depth tutorial and even include the history. It can be very boring, and come on, who wants to sit there listening to a guy ramble on when you could be making money?
The Grand Exchange is not a complex system, it is actually very simple. You can buy and sell items with a breeze. All you do is put your bid or items up, and when someone matches your bid, BAM! Your trade is complete. The time is usually not a matter, every now and then, you will have to wait for it to complete, but for the most part, it will happen almost instantly.
Selling Items at the Grand Exchange
To sell items using the Grand Exchange, You can simply talk to one of the clerks, or just right click and select Exchange. It will pop up a window showing your buy and sell offers that you have going on at the moment. Free to Play Members get 2 on going slots to use, while Pay to Play Members get 6 slots.
Now, lets begin. First, click the sell slot. You will need the items you want to sell in your inventory. You can sell anything that is tradable. If you have, large quantities of items that are NOT stackable, bank notes are also compatible with the Runescape Grand Exchange. Each item you wish to sell (or stack of items) counts as one slot.
Understanding Boxed Armor
This can be hard for selling armor, especially if you are free to play. With only 2 slots, how would you ever get a set of armor sold? Well, Jagex thought of this and now you can convert armor into a boxed set. This is excellent because you can sell the WHOLE set of armor for only 1 slot. All you have to do is have the required armors with you, then just talk to a Grand Exchange clerk. There IS a guideline to what you have to have to make a set, they go as follows:
» Dwarf cannon sets: Cannon base, stand, barrels, and furnace
» Enchanted robe sets: Hat, robetop, bottoms
» Splitbark armor sets: Helm, body, boots, gauntlets, legs
» Mystic robes sets (normal, dark, light): Hat, top, bottoms, gloves, boots.
» Third Age ranger armor set: Coif, body, chaps, vambraces
» Dragonhide armor sets (green, blue, red, black): Body, chaps, vambraces
» God armor sets (Guthix, Saradomin, Zamorak): Platebody, full helm, kite shield, platelegs/plateskirt (the set is marked with (l) or (sk) to indicate which)
» Trimmed and gold-trimmed armor sets (black, adamant, rune): Platebody, full helm, kite shield, platelegs/plateskirt (the set is marked with (l) or (sk) to indicate which)
» Barrows armor sets* (Ahrim, Dharok, Guthan, Karil, Torag, Verac): Body, legs, head, weapon
» Normal metal armor sets (bronze, iron, steel, black, mithril, adamant, rune): Platebody, full helm, kite shield, platelegs/plateskirt (the set is marked with (l) or (sk) to indicate which)
» Trimmed and gold-trimmed wizard sets: Hat, robetop, bottoms
» Third Age mage sets: Body, legs, amulet, hat
» Infinity robe sets: Hat, top, bottoms, gloves, boots
» Trimmed and gold-trimmed dragonhide armor sets (green, blue): Body, chaps
» Blessed dragonhide armor sets (Guthix, Saradomin, Zamorak): Body, coif, chaps, bracers
» Dagannoth armor sets (rockshell, spined, skeletal): Helm, platebody/body/top, legs/chaps/bottoms
» Third Age melee armor set: Platebody, full helm, kiteshield, platelegs
» Gilded armor sets: Platebody, full helm, kite shield, platelegs/plateskirt (the set is marked with (l) or (sk) to indicate which)
» Dragon armor sets: Chainbody, medium helm, platelegs/plateskirt (the set is marked with (l) or (sk) to indicate which)
To open these boxes sets, simply take them to the Grand Exchange clerk. Do NOT right click and click 'destroy' this will NOT open the box, it will destroy the box and everything in it. Thus, you loose money.
When you are buying and selling, you are able to adjust the price to your liking. Although you can only go 5% above and below the normal market price, this can be handy. If you are going to sell, I suggest going as far below the price as possible. It is faster, but if you have an item that is worth more and it is well known, I would go 5% above. A lot of players, when buying food, will pick the item, make the amount in the thousands and then buy at the highest they can. Then, anything below that will be also sold to them. This is very handy if you are in need of an item and you do not care the price, just simply go 5% over the market price, and you could end up with the item and some gold back!
The Runescape Grand Exchange can be a wonderful place for money making. If you are looking to buy and you can't find a guy to sell you something, simply put in a buy order, it will save you a lot of time better spent of training. As long as you have sell orders in the Grand Exchange while you train, you will get rich AND powerful. All thanks to the Runescape Grand Exchange.
Happy Buying, Selling, and Runescaping! Haha!
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