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[Inscription] Running an Inscription Vendor...

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Melchiah, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Melchiah

    Melchiah Journeyman

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    Hi all,
    Looking for a bit of open discussion really with relation to running a modern inscription vendor. Ran one a number of years ago with fair success, but wanted to check to see what items are still popular. On Europa, there aren't too many similar vendors, but those that are active seem to do alright from the items they sell!
    So I was thinking...

    Full Runebooks
    Cities, Tram and Fel
    Dungeons, Tram and Fel
    Malas Locations
    Tokuno Locations
    Empty books

    Full Spellbooks...
    Magery
    Necromancy
    Bushido
    Chivalry
    Mystic
    Weaving
    Empty books with mods
    Scrappers

    Other items...
    Single spell scrolls - recall, resurrect, gate, what else? SW & Mystic?
    Scroll binders
    BOD Books
    Book engraving tools

    Anything else you think would be in demand?

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts or comments!
     
  2. Varingian

    Varingian Seasoned Veteran
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    Scroll binders. Lot of pink scrolls to combine with the new trade quests.

    Never mind. I see you listed those already. Somehow I missed it.
     
  3. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon Sage
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    I've had an inscription vendor off and on in Luna for 5-6 years and it always sells out before I can refill. I think you have a great selection there. Being a scribe from the beginning, I say GO FOR IT!
    :cheerleader:
     
  4. Melchiah

    Melchiah Journeyman

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    What would you look for in terms of pricing...? Seems to be so varied across the shards I'm not entirely sure what's reasonable and what's not!
     
  5. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon Sage
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    It's supply and demand on your shard. What I do is use the new handy dandy vendor search tool and try to find my exact item (i.e. spellbook 64 spells Mana Increase 1). Then I try to price at or below the lowest price (unless it's stupid cheap). If something on my vendor is not selling, I do a price recheck to make sure I'm not overpriced.
     
  6. Henzy

    Henzy Adventurer

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    @Rhiannon thank you for mentioning the vendor search tool, because I didn't know of its excistance. Looks really cool. Now I am planning to set up a vendor myself. Is my vendor automatically to be found with this tool?
    Regards,
    Henzy
     
  7. Melchiah

    Melchiah Journeyman

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    Henzy, it is indeed set up to be included. However you can opt out if you want to - quite useful sometimes if you're struggling to restock!