One of my pet peeves about UO shopping is seeing people paying outrageous amounts for an item just because its new. So heres some tips to help people save some gold. 1. Before buying an item, make sure you know how its acquired. Example - The puzzle rewards from SA. When these items started surfacing on vendors people were paying millions for them just because they didn't know where it came from. Now you can find them for pennies. If you see an item youd like but arent sure on where its from, check UOGuide or here on stratics for info. 2. Try not to buy any New to game items unless you truly need it. Example - Halloween items, easy to acquire yet people were paying large sums for them at first. When items first hit the game, greedy vendors will charge far too much for them just because they are new. If you have no way of acquiring the item yourself try to hold out till the item's price stablizes. 3. Shop around! Finding the best price can be time consuming but sometimes the gold you save is well worth it. Check out vendor runes you find, walk around popular housing areas (Ice Isle, North of minoc, Xroads, etc) Luna may have the most vendors but its usually the worst prices. 4. Find a vendor you like. When you find a great deal on a vendor be sure to watch them in the future for other good deals. Most vendor houses have Bulletin boards where you can leave a message for vendor owners, These can be a good way to meet your favorite vendors owner and possibly get other good deals. Follow these tips and you can avoid being ripped off by the greedy. If you take anything from this post let it be this: Research an Items origin before buying. Any questions? Pm me Any additions? post em in a reply!