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#1 Sep 17 2013 at 6:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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so I've been selling things w/ my retainer for a week now, and never questioned where the money was going. I thought it was odd that I didn't get mail when I sold things like WoW, but figured the money was going somewhere.

This morning I look at my gold and go "MAN, I AM BROKE, WTF?" so I go check my retainer and 3-4 greens that I put up had sold, which didn't add up. Turns out I amassed about 80K and it's just sitting with my retainer. Just started laughing...

Once again I remind myself that you can't full your cup of knowledge without first emptying it a bit.
#2 Sep 17 2013 at 7:12 AM Rating: Default
It's gil. You looked at your gil.
#3 Sep 17 2013 at 7:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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PocketHockey wrote:
It's gil. You looked at your gil.


Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I didn't realize that when you sell on the boards the money geos to your retainer. I made an assumption and as a result ended up penny pinching for the last three weeks swearing the economy was broken and trying to figure how I was going to be able to repair my equipment when I kept running out of money. The game wasn't broken, I was just wrong.




#4 Sep 17 2013 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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lol, good post actually. I have been selling stuff on the retainer and haven't given a second thought to it. I just haven't seen any mail so I assumed nothing sold, I guess I need to go check my retainer and see if I got some more coin in there :)
#5 Sep 17 2013 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
You actually get a message in-game if people buy your stuff while you're logged in. It's pretty neat.
#6 Sep 17 2013 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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Catwho wrote:
You actually get a message in-game if people buy your stuff while you're logged in. It's pretty neat.


I love this function, there are so many little things in XIV that are just awesome.
#7 Sep 17 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Then you have crap like 'you must buy 99 iron ingots' because they only sell them in stacks instead of individually for some reason.

Hey I need 32! Guess I buy 99! Makes sense to me

/facepalm
#8 Sep 17 2013 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I noticed the message from items my retainer selling items, just never thought to check to see if i had the gil. Just had the better half check my retainer and she found gils! lol, thanks for the post.
#9 Sep 17 2013 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
dustinfoley wrote:
Then you have crap like 'you must buy 99 iron ingots' because they only sell them in stacks instead of individually for some reason.

Hey I need 32! Guess I buy 99! Makes sense to me

/facepalm

Yeah, there's options to buy stacks or singles. Singles sell for more than if you buy a whole stack. The same goes for bait, ammo, and numerous other things. It was this way in XI, too, because things like nin tools you could roll into a bag, then get 12 bags, which allowed you to carry 12*99 nin tools and only take up one slot, because everything stacked. You'd use one bag out of your 12, and it would open to a stack of 99 taking up a separate slot. It allowed you to carry a great many items without tying up inventory slots.
#10 Sep 17 2013 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
PocketHockey wrote:
dustinfoley wrote:
Then you have crap like 'you must buy 99 iron ingots' because they only sell them in stacks instead of individually for some reason.

Hey I need 32! Guess I buy 99! Makes sense to me

/facepalm

Yeah, there's options to buy stacks or singles. Singles sell for more than if you buy a whole stack. The same goes for bait, ammo, and numerous other things. It was this way in XI, too, because things like nin tools you could roll into a bag, then get 12 bags, which allowed you to carry 12*99 nin tools and only take up one slot, because everything stacked. You'd use one bag out of your 12, and it would open to a stack of 99 taking up a separate slot. It allowed you to carry a great many items without tying up inventory slots.


I think he's referring to the way people sell on the market boards. For the most part it's either stacks or indiviuals, so in his case he would be stuck buying a whole stack or trying to buy 32 individually. Quick tip, if you break your stack up into reasonable chunks when selling they seem to sell faster because people don't want a whole stack.

Edited, Sep 17th 2013 9:07am by SkinwalkerAsura
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