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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #175 on: August 06, 2010, 08:32:44 AM »
Slingsby, are you absolutely sure that the Sim who is clicking on the register actually has items to sell?
Oh yes, Sir.  Home-grown fruit and veg, home-brewed nectar, widgets by the dozens.  His inventory has so much stuff I'm surprised he can move!!

I'll try the same process with a couple of other families [different households, different games] but I'm pretty sure they have all turned out negative [except the one family that was able to to cancel consignments, and still works perfectly].

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #176 on: August 06, 2010, 02:20:08 PM »
Thanks for all that, Solstice.  No, surprise ... I know those symptoms!!

So, today, I have spent a few hours watching screens reload in that ponderous EA way ... I know, it's a big game, and it will eat all the resources you throw at it!!  I once spent £3,500 on an Alienware PC, with quad water-cooled graphics, and it still used to hang!!  Here's what I found ...

The Trotters at "Peckham Beach" ... Sunset Valley.  Not played them for a while, so launched them and sent someone to the Store to consign some home-grown vegetables.  No problem, all works fine.  Interestingly [or not] because they'd not been played for a while, the first thing was the pop-up saying "City has reclaimed all deeds, do it on computer ...".  However, NO problems at all.

The Trotters at "Raquel Breaks Free" ... Sunset Valley.  Racquel moved out of the old Trotter home with her new husband, and I built a house next door.  Same neighborhood, but a completely different "Game".  NO problems at all.
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The Wimberlys at Ecology Beach... Sunset Valley.  A different installation of the new items [Fire Station, Salon etc.] after the EP ... so a "different" Sunset Valley.  Manic gardeners, Inventors etc.  They never consigned, because the EP hadn't been released.  And they still can't.  Bulldozed, reinstalled Consignment Store ... still nothing.

The Slingsbys ... Riverview.  Never consigned in the past, so another "cancel Consignment" victim.  Again, we've tried bulldozing, reinstalling, adding 2nd register ... nothing.
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What do I learn from that?  
One Sunset Valley works fine, with 2 different 'games' [although the families are related] and the Neighborhood is identical [obviously].
Another Sunset Valley doesn't work, with just one game.
Our only Riverview doesn't work.

Does it depend on where you choose to place the Consignment lot????
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I don't know how EA are going to unravel this.   :'(




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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #177 on: August 06, 2010, 08:27:37 PM »
What I mean is canceling all consignments in the morning or afternoon, then saving and exiting your game. Fire it up and consign everything again no later than 4 PM so you've got time to get that day's sales at 5 PM.

Thanks! I'll try that, hope it works.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #178 on: August 14, 2010, 02:58:49 AM »
I'm under the impression we should be able to sell our sculptures at the consignment store, but so far, all the sculptures my Sim has made (less than 10 in clay, wood, and one ice) can only be sold directly from the station. There's a pop-up that says I can sell them in buy mode as well, but I want to get more for them, of course.  ;) Is size the deciding factor? Everything he's sculpted has been rather large. So, did I misinterpret things or is this a glitch?  ???

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #179 on: August 14, 2010, 03:02:58 AM »
You need to move them from the station to the family inventory, then you can consign them.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #180 on: August 14, 2010, 07:20:35 PM »
I did some consignment store testing today specifically to find out at what point the first Consignment Store Challenge is completed (Impressive Reputation). In the text listing about the Challenges I believe my reputation turned Impressive after I had sold approximately 200 items. But, that still does not fulfill the requirement for the challenge. It is confusing (right, Schipperke?) So, there's obviously an item number component. But, as I had guessed, there is an underlying sales quota requirement too that is sort of an "unknown" commodity. Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact number at which the quota is filled. I can only give you a range because on one day my sculptor was at 290k and had not completed it and the next day's sales pushed him to 440k total consignment store sales and he bagged it. So, it's somewhere in that range — might be an even 400k, might be 350k...but, that's the best I can share with you guys.

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« Reply #181 on: August 14, 2010, 07:25:28 PM »
I wish I had kept closer track of this, but I am quite certain my sims were well past 440,000 before that challenge showed as completed.  But what I still don't understand is why it will say Impressive reputation on top and yet the skill challenge is greyed out.  This just doesn't make sense.
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #182 on: August 14, 2010, 08:28:24 PM »
But what I still don't understand is why it will say Impressive reputation on top and yet the skill challenge is greyed out.  This just doesn't make sense.

It doesn't, but like I said, there is obviously a financial component as well. It's the Challenge description that's incomplete. It should say, "Have an Impressive reputation AND sell X amount of simoleans via the store."

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #183 on: August 14, 2010, 08:40:54 PM »
Norma: Thanks, I'll try that next time he sculpts.

About the Consignment Reputation challenge:  I took my gardening Sim in the Wishmaster Challenge (after buying the Suave Seller LTR) to the store and after being told what was sold, unconsigned what was left. I don't recall how many items that was. All she consigned was fruit and vegetables, in case I didn't make that clear. I haven't had a chance to go back yet, but this is what her Consignment tab said, somewhat paraphrased:

# of Items Sold:  89
Returned Unsold:  0
Most Expensive:  $117
Total:                $3261
Reputation:         Impressive

And the challenge is no longer grayed out; it's showing the Impressive Reputation challenge as completed. I have no idea what this means to what you're trying to figure out, but I hope providing my data might help.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #184 on: August 14, 2010, 08:52:52 PM »
Sheesh. Okay, that challenge is clearly bugged. Thanks for that additional info, NeoFelis. I need to make a note to the Grim Reaper rule set.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #185 on: August 14, 2010, 09:17:52 PM »
Sheesh. Okay, that challenge is clearly bugged. Thanks for that additional info, NeoFelis. I need to make a note to the Grim Reaper rule set.

You're welcome. We'll see if things go as well when I start selling sculptures. Should I post how it goes or have you got it all sorted out, glitchy as it is?

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #186 on: August 14, 2010, 09:21:39 PM »
You're welcome. We'll see if things go as well when I start selling sculptures. Should I post how it goes or have you got it all sorted out, glitchy as it is?

Well, it's bugged in my opinion, so that's all the info I need for now. I get one set of results. You get another = whacked out challenge.

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« Reply #187 on: August 14, 2010, 09:30:18 PM »
If one player can get the Impressive reputation challenge with just 89 items worth 3261, and another player has sold items in the 100's of thousands and still doesn't have the challenge completed, wouldn't it be fairer to eliminate that skill challenge from the Grim Reaper Challenge?  If this skill challenge is as badly bugged, it takes away the skill element from the game and replaces it with blind luck. 
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #188 on: August 14, 2010, 09:51:24 PM »
If one player can get the Impressive reputation challenge with just 89 items worth 3261, and another player has sold items in the 100's of thousands and still doesn't have the challenge completed, wouldn't it be fairer to eliminate that skill challenge from the Grim Reaper Challenge?

No because as far as I can tell, the Statistic is accurate and that will be everyone's barometer. And it's one more thing that your Sims can try and accomplish.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #189 on: August 14, 2010, 11:40:38 PM »
Well, it's bugged in my opinion, so that's all the info I need for now. I get one set of results. You get another = whacked out challenge.

Okay. And yes, from what I've been reading, I can only hope that EA decides it's a widespread enough glitch that they'll fix it when they release the next patch.

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« Reply #190 on: August 15, 2010, 03:31:55 PM »
ARGH, I am reaaally frustrated. My sims can't buy anything from the consignment store anymore. My sim walks up to the shopkeep/register, asks to buy items, and nothing pops up. He also cosigned some items a long time ago, and they aren't coming back in the mail. Why is this happening? This is only on one family for the moment.

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« Reply #191 on: August 15, 2010, 03:46:19 PM »
We already have a lot of discussion about the problems with the Consignment Store.  I'm merging your topic with an existing topic.
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« Reply #192 on: August 15, 2010, 03:46:27 PM »
Sydney, this is a common bug that a lot of people have had (I'm one of them).  Things that sometimes work:  unconsign unsold items, exit the game and restart.  Sometimes just waiting a few days works.  In one of my games I found that the consignment store worked again after a new clerk started working there.  Good luck!
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #193 on: August 16, 2010, 07:32:13 PM »
I apologize if someone has already brought this up in this thread but...
Can you not sell metals/gems at the consignment store?
I have many times seen metals and gems...cut/smelted and uncut/smelted for sale at the store...however, I can't put my own metals or gems up for sale. Has anyone else tried putting metals or gems and been successful?
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« Reply #194 on: August 16, 2010, 07:35:24 PM »
I apologize if someone has already brought this up in this thread but...
Can you not sell metals/gems at the consignment store?
I have many times seen metals and gems...cut/smelted and uncut/smelted for sale at the store...however, I can't put my own metals or gems up for sale. Has anyone else tried putting metals or gems and been successful?
No you can buy them, but you can't consign them.

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« Reply #195 on: August 17, 2010, 01:49:39 PM »
My consignment shop used to work in all of my games.  Then I made a little sim especially for the angler career, so she didn't have a lot of money to start out with.  I sent her to China with the remaining money she had, she cleaned out the bookcases, of course, then fished and caught 9 of the ochiba koi.  When she got home she took them to the consignment shop and it was then it decided to glitch. ::)  All her fish were gone...like she had never consigned them. :o  I found out that just because the shop works in some games, it can break in others. 

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« Reply #196 on: August 18, 2010, 03:51:08 PM »
Oh and I already tried deleting that store and placing a new one. Didn't work.

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« Reply #197 on: October 09, 2010, 04:34:51 AM »
Ok new user here so bear with me.

Got irritated with hauling massive amounts of stuff back from vacation, so I edited the town (China specifically) and made a consignment store. Reading this post tells me that there are consignment store issues, and while I haven't ever encountered one of these bugs before, I did on vacation. What I want to know is if this was the bug that everyone has been experiencing, or if EA just doesnt want a consignment store at the vacation spots. The symptoms match (can't consign anything; can bring up the option to buy stuff from clerk, but nothing happens) but I'm just not sure.

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« Reply #198 on: October 09, 2010, 04:50:32 AM »
Ok new user here so bear with me.

Got irritated with hauling massive amounts of stuff back from vacation, so I edited the town (China specifically) and made a consignment store. Reading this post tells me that there are consignment store issues, and while I haven't ever encountered one of these bugs before, I did on vacation. What I want to know is if this was the bug that everyone has been experiencing, or if EA just doesnt want a consignment store at the vacation spots. The symptoms match (can't consign anything; can bring up the option to buy stuff from clerk, but nothing happens) but I'm just not sure.

Hi and welcome to the forum!  Yes, it sounds like you are experiencing the consignment shop bug.

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« Reply #199 on: October 16, 2010, 04:43:50 AM »
Thanks :D and bah! that bug only happens while on vacation :( still, the personalized con-shops at least *look* good in their locals