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Becoming an X-shard Trader Contest

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by UOFree, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. UOFree

    UOFree Guest

    Several people and traders sometimes wonder how some people can get so many items and sell them at a fair price and still make profit.
    Most people just assume its because of the duped items, but its not duped items its actually just because prices are so different on some shards that you can get a lot of good deals.

    When I'm trying to build up stock I go to other shards and buy from vendors and players there, over a few days you can build up a large stock for your own shop.
    Here are some of the prices that I have gotten items for:

    Jackals Collar 1,5m
    AoF 3-4m
    Blade of Insanity 15K
    Ring of Vile 200-400K

    And I think it would be fun with a competition for players who might not know so much about trading or have 100-200m just to spend but still wants to become x-shard traders or just to see how it works for one day.
    All you have to do is write a reason why YOU should become an x-shard trader

    The best 2 reasons gets a guided tour on one of the best shards for stock buying, and will be handed runes for 10 of the best shops. While they will be given 50m each to spend on the shard in one day. All Items they buy will be transfered back to Europa.

    Just send your reason why you should be picked to me in the private message.

    Competiton ends next tuesday 30th june 20:00 CET

    *There might be a chance of some shops does not have the items their normally have when the guided tour will find place*
  2. RaistlinNowhere

    RaistlinNowhere Slightly Crazed
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  3. UOFree

    UOFree Guest

    Tomorrow the Contest ends and the winners will be announched on Wednesday.

    So start sending in last chance.
  4. UOFree

    UOFree Guest

    No more Entrys to the Contest will be allowed.

    Thank you all for your entrys in the X-sHard Contest. The Winners will be announched 1st July 20:00 CET

  5. UOFree

    UOFree Guest

    So after 84 e-mails, messages or mails there has now been found 2 winners.

    It was hard to pick 2 out of all those good reasons there was, but there had to be 2 winners and some did write it very simple, some people tried to bribe and there was someone who wrote this.

    Wont name who that was :)

    Well to the winners, the first winner wrote this:


    We like to see people do something out of it and put in some time and add some details on why they should win. And that was a great example on how to do it a bit funny and still able to give a good reason.

    2nd Winner:

    - Jayne

    Like I wrote before there was many good reasons, but those 2 where picked and will be contacted on when, where and how this will be done.

    I hope that these 2 players might share some of the things they learn with others or atleast put it to good use to help Europa.

    Thank you


    ****** Everyone who entered and did not win can write to me on ICQ and will be given a Herritage Token on Monday *******

    Congrats to the winners.
  6. jbfortune

    jbfortune Slightly Crazed
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    Congrats you two.

    Noticed they are both girls though :p
  7. jbfortune

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  8. Joshua Ravenloft

    Joshua Ravenloft Journeyman
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    Oct 15, 2008
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    Well he's gotta try and get a date some how! :p
  9. UOFree

    UOFree Guest

    Guess that girls write better than the guys then, from some of the reasons seen guys write more simple things.

    But maybe next time it will be 2 guys, do a strongest person contest :p
  10. Escaflowne

    Escaflowne Crazed Zealot
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    I would so win that, im a bear! *Growls*
  11. jayne4scott

    jayne4scott Visitor
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    well thats me back from my experiance on the other shard and what a trip it was. i had loads of fun running around the runes i was given buying stuff. our tour guild was very helpfull with little hints and tips on how to find and get stuff cheap here is a little list on the sort of stuff i got with my 50 mil spending money

    10 bolts pure white cloth
    5 ecru gems
    5.7 cooking sot
    5.9 provo sot
    4 med blue scrolls
    1 healing blue scroll
    3x 120 parry
    2 gauntlets of nobility
    12 clothing bless deeds
    1 ring of elements
    1 pendi of magi
    11 soul stone frags
    10 heritage tokens
    1 primer tali
    6 robes of umbra
    2 aegis sheild
    3 arcane sheilds
    3 wooden cows
    1 hunters headdress
    1 armour of fortune
    1 orni
    2 mischief makers
    1 taskmaster
    1 midnight bracers
    1 night reaper
    1 crown of harrower
    1 scepter of the chief
    1 haori & nagagi with growing tree project on it
    1 serps fang
    1 breath of dead
    2 berserkers maul

    i think thats about it and i dont think i have done too bad for my first time
    i will defo be going back as i had SOOOOOOOO much fun

    Big Thanks again Free for letting me have this experiance

    Jayne xxx
  12. Happy 4th July people!

    We had a great time running sbout buying stuff, I'll post a full list and piccies Monday as we are off celebrating here in the states. Thanks to all involved in the competition...I'll definately be entering the next one!


    Some stuff will be going up on my site next week hopefully.

  13. Ok so hers a little list of what i acquired from running around!

    I tried to stay away from artifacts and the commonly seen items, and tried to grab a variety of good to bring back...eggs in one basket and all that!

    So, theres a few arties in thers, powerscrolls, n stuff but heres a full list and a rough value of what I think they're worth on Europa. Few highlights in bold.

    01) Over 1200 bolts of rare cloth from the asian shards slime invasion - not the dull colours we were given but fire, poison, energy and cold colours.
    02) 20 bolts pure white spider silk cloth.
    03) 20 bolts dark shadow thrasher cloth.
    04) 120 powerscrolls on Necro, Healing x2, Parry, Anatomy x2, Animal Lore and Meditation.
    05) 115 powerscrolls of Resist x2, Eval Int x 1.
    06) SOT's Peace 1.0%, Eval Int 1.9%, Poison 0.7%, Healing 0.8%, Spirit Speak 1.0%, Animal Lore 0.9%, Vet 1.8%, Mining 3.2%, Cartography 1.6%, Lockpicking 1.6%, Snooping 1.0%, Mace 0.9%, Anatomy 2.6%, Provo 0.4%.
    07) Talisman Inscription 25/27
    08) 5 Scourge, 31 Brilliant Amber , 32 Ecru Citrine
    09) Heart blackened by Despise x2
    10) Pearl Necklace
    11) Spirit of the Totem
    12) Jackal's Collar x2
    13) Hunter's Headress
    14) Midnight Bracers
    15) Berserkers Bardiche , double slayer 7 property
    16) Old bloodied executioners axe
    17) Scepter of the Chief
    18) The Horselord
    19) Magical shortbow, Hit Lightning 42%, Hit Energy Area 46% , SSI 10, FC1, Dam Inc 43 - Fantastic spawn weapon with chain lightning special move as well!
    20) Serpents Fang x 4
    21) Taskmaster
    22) Ethereal Ostard Statuette
    23) Tattered Ancient Mummy Wrapping (Replica)
    24) A mug of Ale (Gren Mug)
    25) Flowerpot (Spiky Cactus)
    26) Daemon Blood (from Magincia Invasion)
    27) Sword Display (arty 8) x 2
    28) An Obsidian Statue of a Valiant Warrior
    29) Swamp Tile
    30) Tombstone of the Damned, grey style ( one each facing)
    31) Small Webs, 2 corner, one spread (REALLY nice design)
    32) Deed for a large spiderweb x2
    33) 10 Gossamer
    34) A Marriage Ring, BLESSED
    35) An Albino Squirrel imprissoned in a Crystal x 4
    36) A deed for a vendor named Rhiannon 90 stone
    37) Dawns Music Box, 34 gears, 3 uncommon gears
    38) A chair of exceptional quality
    39) Ladder Blessed
    40) Shimmering Effusion, Corporeal Brume , Fetid Essence Statuettes
    41) Coloured Blacksmith Anvils x6
    42) Leurocians Mempo of Fortune!!!!
    43) 605 Tailor and Smithy Bods with a combined retail of approximately 40-45mil at current market values

    So total guesstimate including the rare items? 140-170m maybe? Berserkers Bardiche was nice, cloth is VERY nice colours, blessed wedding ring, spiderwebs, all good stuff.

    I saw loads more stuff but didn't have the time or money to bring more back unfortunatly. Luna was good, the shops we were given runes too were good...but the best bargains were from the shops that i searched for, running over the map, going from place to place - i found some excellent bargains. Would I consider doing this again? Most definately. I would do my research into the target shard first then get some good money together!

    Thanks to the organisers for this! I had a blast.


    Some will be for sale soon at my shop.