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To curb some of the questions that are going to come up for various self employment professions, and the consignment shop in general I decided to try to address this.

Right now, the consignment shop is a little buggy. Sometimes even with a very high rank in consignment sales ('skill' challenges completed) you will have a lot of items that never give indication they were sold. This doesn't seem to affect everyone, and only some of the time, but if you wonder what's up, you're not alone.

Also, sometimes consignment sales won't count toward a profession's experience bar. Sometimes, anyway. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. And for me, it's moved a few times, but not others. Especially with bulk sales. That seems to be a problem. Unfortunately, if it's affecting you, you'll need to sell your Sim's items through the inventory screen. I'll update this if a patch addresses these concerns. I think the consignment store is going to be great once things get fixed up.


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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 04:45:33 AM »
Also it seems i can't sell drawings from the architect table thingy >_<



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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 05:03:07 AM »
Also it seems i can't sell drawings from the architect table thingy >_<

You can sell those by picking them up and then selling from inventory, although they are not really worth anything.

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 07:59:00 AM »
It depends on the level of skill, I have sketches that were worth over 600, I am not sure if they will ever be as profitable as actual paintings though. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 08:53:14 PM »
What kind of workaround are people using? My sculptor has no problem, but my inventor does. I intend for him to continue to work primarily as inventor, but wonder if he should remain "officially self-employed", or just master the skill as unemployed.

I will try selling items singly instead of in batches.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 09:36:56 PM »
What kind of workaround are people using? My sculptor has no problem, but my inventor does.

Check out my new da Vinci Lifetime Wish article. I mention a few consignment tips I discovered during the process of playing that character. But, one of the big things is to try and go every day to the store and get there by 4 PM. I'm pretty sure things are unloaded on a regular basis around 5 PM.

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 10:12:15 PM »
I have a very basic question about the consignment shop:  how do you sell things there?  I took my sculptor/painter over there but couldn't figure out how to get things out of inventory and on sale in the store.  Also, I tried clicking "buy" on the proprietor but nothing happened.  It looks like there should be some sort of interaction to do with the cash register, but I can't click on it.  It's probably something obvious, but whatever it is, I'm missing it.

Thanks for the help.
 
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 10:14:35 PM »
Metro, I read your great article, and I have a question: did you change your self-employment status each time you changed the skill you were mastering?
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 10:31:31 PM »
I have a very basic question about the consignment shop:  how do you sell things there?  I took my sculptor/painter over there but couldn't figure out how to get things out of inventory and on sale in the store.  Also, I tried clicking "buy" on the proprietor but nothing happened.  It looks like there should be some sort of interaction to do with the cash register, but I can't click on it.  It's probably something obvious, but whatever it is, I'm missing it.

Thanks for the help.

I had to ask the same thing! You can only sell things when the shop is open.  Then click on the register and when the window pops up, there will be a tab for "Consign" like when you have the "Sell" tab at the grocery store.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010, 10:42:11 PM »
I have been trying to click on the cash register.  But nothing happens!  I don't know what the store hours are meant to be, but if the salesperson is there behind the counter, doesn't that mean the place is open?  It was definitely during "typical" store hours.
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 11:13:51 PM »
I have been trying to click on the cash register.  But nothing happens!  I don't know what the store hours are meant to be, but if the salesperson is there behind the counter, doesn't that mean the place is open?  It was definitely during "typical" store hours.

You may be experiencing a bug that I failed to mention in my da Vinci article. One time I went to the consignment store and could not consign anything. I remember it was when I was transitioning between paintings and inventions. So, I still had a few paintings in the store. It was during normal business hours and the cashier was there, but the Buy button never came up. What I had to actually do was cancel all of my existing consignments and then everything became available again and I could consign again. Unquestionably a bug.

@LlamaMama, I changed self-employment status after I maxed each career, not when I maxed the skill.

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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 12:01:48 AM »
@LlamaMama, I changed self-employment status after I maxed each career, not when I maxed the skill.
Then I'm assuming you did not run into the experience/consignment glitch with any of the three careers. Hm.
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 12:18:48 AM »
Then I'm assuming you did not run into the experience/consignment glitch with any of the three careers. Hm.

No, thankfully I was spared that frustration.

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 12:32:15 AM »
I think I'll try to switch to another career and then back to self-employed/Inventing to see if it resets. If it's a fairly random bug, then hopefully  once cleared, it might not recur. There's nothing to lose, since I show zero Simoleons progress in the career. I'll let you know tomorrow if it worked.

I'd be interested in whether anyone has tried this with success.
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 06:08:08 AM »
Mine does not work at all, with any profession, so I just have gotten use to using buy mode anyway.  I am sure this is on a to do list somewhere for bugs.  I do love the consignment shop concept though.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 10:04:38 AM »
I think, as Saltypaws said, it is a bug in my game.  When I mouse over the register, the arrow with the flower shape comes up, but I can't click on it.  It can't have anything to do with already having things on consignment, as it has never worked for me.  I am wondering if it is because I am playing a pre-existing neighbourhood with the new venues added.  Will have to try another game and see what happens.  Thanks for all the input.
 
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 10:47:18 AM »
I had some problems in it in the beginning, but when I switched from painter to sculptor that seems to have helped. I was wondering about if you purchase the store through the real estate option I thought you could upgrade it like you can the library since the top floors are empty, but it says it is already at level 3. I didn't think it would help the profits to randomly add things. Has anyone else purchased it and done anything to it?

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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2010, 01:56:48 PM »
I think I'll try to switch to another career and then back to self-employed/Inventing to see if it resets. If it's a fairly random bug, then hopefully  once cleared, it might not recur. There's nothing to lose, since I show zero Simoleons progress in the career. I'll let you know tomorrow if it worked.

That didn't work. I switched to self-employed Fishing and then back to Inventing. Same bug persists.
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2010, 11:48:06 PM »
Is there a way to sell items in your sims family inventory at the consignment store? It seems I can only sell things that are in personal inventory, but I'm sure I've seen larger items there that can be bought.

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*oops, I probably should have put this in the consignment store thread.
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2010, 12:45:57 AM »
Larger items that you want to sell that are in your family inventory should show up at the consignment shop.  I did find however that I could not sell household items.
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2010, 01:19:25 AM »
*oops, I probably should have put this in the consignment store thread.

I merged it for you.  :)
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2010, 04:09:29 AM »
I am afraid my consignment store (in Sunset Valley) has gone buggy, too. In the beginning Cornelia Goth was at the register and I was able to put up several things (most of which were sold quickly). Now Holly Alto is at the register, and whenever I click on "Buy Items" (or whatever that menu entry is) my sim walks up to her, then drops the action from her queue, so I can neither buy nor sell anything at the consignment store any longer.

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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2010, 06:14:30 AM »
I've had the same thing happen, ik.  Try clicking on the register, hit "Cancel Consignment" and re-up them.  You may notice they don't sell right off, unsure what to do there.  Best of luck!

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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2010, 09:14:29 AM »
The problem that is causing the bugged consignment shop has been found by Twallan:

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Crinrict provided a save-game with a consignment register failure...  That EA error is now being corrected by the latest version.

The issue:  When you travel to foreign lands, consigned items are automatically moved back into each sim's family inventory.  At which point the code promptly deletes the ConsignmentObjects list outright, rather than simply emptying it.
The result:  The next time you try using the register, the game bounces on the missing list.

Total EA bungle on that one...  I'm sure it will be fixed in the next patch.

He has also found a temporary fix, but since it is a mod, I won't mention which and where.

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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2010, 09:28:17 AM »
Branr, thanks for respecting the forum rules on mods. However, it seems to me there's more going on here than the bug resulting from traveling. I had issues with my da Vinci walkthrough character and he never traveled once. But, I'm sure EA's on it as we speak. (fingers crossed)

 

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