Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Raging Soviet Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:21pm
Haggling fails!!!!
To start with (for the first few weeks at least!) I can haggle the prices to about 133% of base price or so, but soon they wont accept any price over 114% of base price, regardless of product. What annoys me also, is that you cannot just say no to someone who wants you to buy their item!
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Mano Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Depends on their 'level'
Costumers will only bring x amount of money with them. At start this is a low amount and they will bring more later.
Chances are they want an expensive item and simply can not afford it even at a low % price
Donger Jul 31, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
To build an what Mano said customers only gain a bigger budget when you improve your reputation with them. There's no way to check this in game but you'll know a customers level with you has improved when you see a heart in a word bubble appear next to their head. To get your reputation up you also have to give them deals they like, typically in that 103%-110% range.
Zourin Jul 31, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
First, understand that individuals have caps. Girls have some of the smallest starting budgets (around 600pix), for example, and most others start off with a budget of around 1,000pix or so. Everytime you see a heart pop up by their face, their budget has increased.

Second, individuals have different 'upper limits' on what they'll pay above value. That same girl won't buy an item straight-out unless it's at 114% or less.

Remember, when you buy items from the marketplace or the guild, you're paying 70% base cost, so selling at 105% ('pin levels') is a 50% markup for profit and usually makes for easy sales and quick growth of your customers' wallets.
Last edited by Zourin; Jul 31, 2013 @ 8:43pm
Raging Soviet Aug 1, 2013 @ 12:40am 
Yeha well thats what I figured... I started a new game, and am well into the second month, and everything is rosey! So I dunno why, but doing the exact same thing and havent had an issue! Thanks for the advice guys! :D
DigiNgo Aug 3, 2013 @ 4:24am 
I made the stupid mistake by needed to sell stuff for less then 50% when sometimes items where reduced in cost because they asked for such item.
But what i did forget if a item was red so increased in cost to put up my wage to 150%
So in the beginning i sold alot in the wrong way....stupid owel i learnt something.
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Date Posted: Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:21pm
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