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Fire Beetle pricing

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Sevin0oo0, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Sevin0oo0

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    dis-grumpled with the current state of things, thought I return some to my roots - Tamer.
    no one buys white horses or colored ostards any more. Thought I move on to bigger & better stuff.

    Just started w/ Fire Beetles, but don't have any idea what to sell them for, One guy up by the doggies said they were several Million - that seems very hard to believe. This is on LS
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kitiara-atlantic

    kitiara-atlantic Lore Master
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    Several mil seems a gross over-estimate to me, as that's the price of a decent greater dragon or a good cu sidhe.

    I haven't seen fire beetles for sale lately, so this is completely un-authoritative, but if I had one to sell I'd probably start bank-sitting pricing at 50k.
     
  3. [JD]

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    prolly 50k, but the sad thing is most people will just have a tamer mule or guildy and get it themselves. there isnt a good enough market for pets.
     
  4. Heimi

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    For most pets maybe but I've seen fire beetles to be a pretty consistent seller.
     
  5. kitiara-atlantic

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    Aye - I see regular requests for fire beetles too.
     
  6. Kas Althume

    Kas Althume Crazed Zealot
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    On siege i give them away from free if someone needs one. On europa i used to sell them for 50k, but thats long ago. If i was in need of one i'd gladly pay 50k. ;)
     
  7. Wenchkin

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    I think the last one I sold was for 30k but that was a while ago.

    If you have a stealth herder they're not hard to tame so I wouldn't charge a huge amount. Often I tame when someone is shouting what they'll pay for one or I just ask what they're willing to pay.

    TBH I don't have any hassle with cheap customers, you can always walk away from the deal and if there isn't another tamer then it's up to them to make a fair offer or wait :D I don't usually store bugs for sale, folks are normally happy to wait 5-10 mins.

    Wenchy