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gold selling scammer dropping books today

Discussion in 'UHall' started by longshanks, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. the 4th man

    the 4th man Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jul 31, 2005
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    Just pick em up n trash em. I mean, if ou can't physically go to this guys house and knock his lights out, best you can do is slow his so called, lazy butt income.

    BTW, they probably make more at McDonalds.
  2. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    I have nothing against people selling gold for real money ASSUMING THEY ARE NOT EXPLOITING TO OBTAIN SAID GOLD.

    That being said, the BIGGEST reason why I don't sell it (or ingots since I have been mining a LOT and have 18 ore carts currently) is simply because once you calculate the $/hour rate, it's literally MAYBE $1.50/hour on a good day.

    You will DEFINITELY make more at McDonalds than at UO.

    Of course it's due to the change in UO's playerbase and age, but also VERY MUCH due to the exploiters oversaturating the market in the first place... without that saturation, then maybe I WOULD think about getting into the business (as a legitimate salesperson).
  3. UOKaiser

    UOKaiser Guest

    Same here. Though maybe reselling might work better as long as you have the customers and buy cheap from somebody else or a group of people you can have a higher steady income. Sure you probably only make like 10-30cents per mil but it might add up if you can get rid of it fast enough and buy fast enough.
  4. Tinsil

    Tinsil Guest

    Funny thing.. one of these sites that drops books will xfer your order to any transferrable shard, including say Arirang for $1 for 1m.

    Tell me how they get all these transfers to do this.

    This is what's annoying, all these so called "brokers", make their money through illegal means that hurts other players trying to make legitimate gold.
  5. DVI

    DVI Guest


    you actually think they "transfer" the items from shard to shard?

    thats laughable!

    They keep gold on all shards and a low stock of the popular items, and then when you purchase something they go and buy it if they don't have it.

    Also, you're confusing brokers with dupers/scripters, they're not necessarily one and the same.
  6. UOKaiser

    UOKaiser Guest

    Oh they wouldn't bother using transfer tokens thats too expensive and cuts down on profit. they already have guilds or gold connections on each shard they able to. So some guy gives them the gold in Atlantic they hold the gold there for the next guy while they give the gold or whatever to the guy on Arirang which they received from a previous customer or gold supplier.
  7. Ezekiel Zane

    Ezekiel Zane Grand Inquisitor
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    Jul 29, 2003
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    A couple sites have been littering Pacific with books, at least twice a day, for a week or so. I've gone around and picked up 50 books and tossed them into the trash. Five or six hours later they're there again.

    They should make books, that aren't locked down, decay in like 30 seconds or something.
  8. Elffin

    Elffin Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Mar 3, 2004
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    I baught some stuff off a site, they were fast and friendly, and stuffed my order up... but i cant complain, it was in my favour. I ordered 2 SS tokens for somebody in my guild, i baught another for the missus, i then thought well i always wanted an orny, and for $60 you get a bonus item (i picked Adv Char token) so i gets to the checkout, cost was $60.xx so i was just over, i had a 5% discount and for some reason the site also gave me a 10% returning customer discount (Dang, i aint gonna complain) so this guy transfers over and shows me a bag with my items in it, i look and think hmmm this looks wrong, but gonna accept anyway... In the bag was 6 Full SS tokens, Orny, 60k arrows, Adv char token and something else. I thanked the guy, walked off beaming and logged off. In the back of my mind i thought the tokens would not work or something would go wrong with the Orny (poof or something) but no all was there and functioned like it should do.

    Thanks unknown guy, might even use ur shop again sometime :)

  9. Mapper

    Mapper Crazed Zealot
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    Oct 24, 2005
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    Don't waste your time :( You can't beat a script. I just ignore the books.
  10. Chalce

    Chalce Guest

    Nice ad.
    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your part in ruining a pretty damn good game.
  11. Tinsil

    Tinsil Guest

    No. You're wrong. They actually use a token to transfer the items. I'm not kidding. So try not pretending like you know everything.

    Edit: To back this up, I'll give examples. Talked to the guy and tested this just for the heck of it. They will deliver any 2 dollar item etc to any shard, including Balhae or some of those shards no one plays.

    A commodity box, a lizardman statue, 1mil, etc.. They don't keep stock on all the shards. They just have transfer tokens left from all their duping. Why do these "brokers" get banned every time EA swings the ban hammer for dupes? Didn't you get an account banned in the last one DVI?

    Again edit: Furthermore, they will even tell you they burn the xfers cause they have so many.. No need to pretend that most of these sites don't engage in this sort of behavior that hurts the common player greatly.
  12. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    Pft, who cares...

    If people want to risk their money/account/gold just to buy from these people, let them...

    I don't buy from them, never will. But I am pretty sure that not EVERY one of them are scammers. Just because most people don't like them doesn't mean they are all cheaters.
  13. UOKaiser

    UOKaiser Guest

    No this is how it's done. Maybe you ran into soem that have these from duping who knows. But there is more than just one broker out there and this is the way thats done. If you ran into one that does that then thats him Which is the minority of brokers out there because after all those tokens are done they will be out of busness let alone they can sell the the tokens for much more gold and cash than transfering a lizard statue from a shard which would be bad business.