Raincoat Jun 19, 2013 @ 4:44pm
Is anyone else having trouble getting over the 200K mark?
Cause I am and it's so freaking annoying :<
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Tim Timsen Jun 19, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
Wha-? I'm over a million by now.

Late edit: Just noticed this is about the debt, I thought this was about not getting more than 200k Pix.
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Raincoat Jun 19, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
Wha-? I'm over a million by now.
I dunno maybe I just don't put enough time in that game
Von Pink Jun 19, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
all you need to do is save up as much as possible. then the day the bill is due if you don't have enough just go to the market and the merchant guild and spend everything to stock up on supplies. then when you start over on day 2 you'll have 150k+ worth of ♥♥♥♥ to sell right from the first day. if you don't get passed the 200k mark after that then you must be doing something wrong, lol.
goldenradish Jun 19, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
Are you playing endless or the monthly stint?

If you like, add me and I'll help you out with your situation - if you'd mention which day you're on, the kind of stock you're keeping, and if you've played an endless game yet, that would help.

An hour of gameplay should see you adequately kitted up for cash, if time is a concern.
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Don Kikong Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
9mil at 44 hours and 3 retries.

NEVER buy blue items to save for when the price goes up. Buying blue items is hardly cheaper than normal, and hanging onto them until they normalize hurts you.

ALWAYS buy red items. Even though it's *slightly* more expensive to buy them, you can sell for 2x or more of the base price. RED ITEMS ARE WHAT YOU NEED TO PAY OFF THE DEBT!

Pay attention to booms, and buy 10-20 (depending on if you can do it 1 or 2 days in a row) of expensive items, like golden scales when "Housewives with new money management are on a precious metals bender". ♥♥♥♥ bricks when you get a boom on red items.

I had the 820k needed for the debt by the 3rd week. Last payment took 500k off my total 1.5mil.
Loli-Khan Jun 20, 2013 @ 8:09am 
Originally posted by Kinne:
NEVER buy blue items to save for when the price goes up. Buying blue items is hardly cheaper than normal, and hanging onto them until they normalize hurts you.
Thats kinda a misnormer, if for instance "Weapons" go on sale and you stock up on a dozen weapons or a bajillion of food when "Sweets" go on sale and a few days later the items Normalize and then go into Red the next day then you've made a ton of profit. This has happened to me a number of times. The goal is to invest on blue items but not to the point that it will hurt you, invest in blue when you have the extra Pix and just hold onto it.
Fritters Jun 20, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
There are so many different winning strategies that it baffles me someone might have difficulty, especially with the continue +.
I made all of my money dungeoneering. The randomness of item drops that are complained about are easily overcome by running whole dungeons. Across only 5 floors you might be finding too much trash, but across 15 or 30 it is unbelievably unlikely that you'll not make any money from fusions. Knowing the fusions is problematic, but if you're reading the forums you might as well be reading the wiki too. I cleared the game without continue +.

I like the idea of buying red items to sell them while they're still high price.
thermitekitten Jun 30, 2013 @ 8:16pm 
If you're playing monthly (and not doing the 'get 100K in items and carry it to the next loop copout'), be sure not to sell too high early on. Even if you're only barely making the deadlines, the good will from your customers will really help later on. And yeah, sell red items as much as possible. That plus making sure to take orders, since they are a tremendous source of money and customer goodwill.
JimboTCB Jul 9, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Originally posted by thermitekitten:
If you're playing monthly (and not doing the 'get 100K in items and carry it to the next loop copout'), be sure not to sell too high early on. Even if you're only barely making the deadlines, the good will from your customers will really help later on. And yeah, sell red items as much as possible. That plus making sure to take orders, since they are a tremendous source of money and customer goodwill.
Selling too high is always a bad idea, the game encourages you to haggle with every customer, but you gain experience much faster if you try and get your first offer accepted avery time. Having your first offer accepted by multiple customers in a row gets you bonus combo experience which doubles with each customer, which means your merchant level goes up faster, which means you can get shop upgrades and better stock much earlier.
DJ_HAXX0RZ Jul 14, 2013 @ 11:35pm 
Golden Rule (and which I believe is unbalanced in Recettear) : Buy the red items (ones that inflated), and sell them to people for around 260%. It can go up to 300% if you're lucky, but for the Just Streak, 240% is your safest bet.
Ryuu-kun Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:08am 
No so unbalanced - buying red items you're risking to not sell all of then and them get too little profit.
Booming red items have less risk though.
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Inoperable Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:28am 
Nope
komisarof Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:22am 
Sometimes people need to be sold cheap items before they will start buying expensive items, no matter how good a deal you are giving them on the expensive ones.
Ryuu-kun Jul 15, 2013 @ 11:21pm 
Originally posted by komisarof:
Sometimes people need to be sold cheap items before they will start buying expensive items, no matter how good a deal you are giving them on the expensive ones.
That's because they don't have bigger budget yet because you haven't raised your reputation with them enough.
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SHIKI Jul 16, 2013 @ 4:14am 
Increment what you sell mostly. Even on new game +, you need to start selling smaller items so build up customer reputation so they'll have more money later on.

For orders, vending machines count as "metal items." You can make a massive amount of money with those.
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