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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2010, 10:23:06 AM »
I'm wondering if any one's encountered what I think of as the broken hearted bug. I've seen this in two different incarnations of Twinbrook. Basically at first I'm able to consign, but at some later point when I go back and choose the Buy option the clerk shakes his or head no and then a thought bubble of another sim and broken heart appear above their head and they start crying. At that point no matter when I go I can't consign. I did try with a less social Sim to have that Sim console the clerk but they were basically strangers and the clerk got mad.

The really funny thing was the first time this happened the Sim the clerk seemed to be brokenhearted over was my Sims husband who the clerk had never met.

Just curious if anyone else has seen this.

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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2010, 11:02:33 AM »
When the one time I was able to get into the official forum at sims3.com, I was looking at a post about the list of bugs ppl were making.  A SimGuru posted that this bug was definitely one that EA was aware of and was "looking into it."  (Unfortunately they really have a mess on their hands over there.)

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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2010, 12:32:55 PM »
Ok, upon checking, it turns out the bug Twallan fixed was with the buy window not appearing, nothing else.

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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2010, 12:56:20 PM »
Ok, upon checking, it turns out the bug Twallan fixed was with the buy window not appearing, nothing else.
Well, it does sound like the bug I see in my game, and now that I think about it I am fairly sure that it started after my sim went to Egypt. Since I do not really care to load mods into my game I guess I will have to wait for EA to fix it and play without the consignment store until then. Thanks for the info, Branr!

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2010, 02:48:12 PM »
I have not been on a vacation yet since I installed Ambitions.  I am able to buy and sell things at the shop.  The only thing that is buggy is the career experience bar not moving when I sell. 
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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2010, 08:40:43 PM »
I got the game yesterday, and created a Da Vinci character - Testy McTestALot (it's the name I traditionally give my first character after installing a new EP).

The shop worked fine for the artist career.  Then I switched to sculpture.  The first day of sculpting I put everything she'd made into the family inventory, went down to the store and consigned them.  One or two of the last paintings still at the store sold, but none of the sculptures sold.

After 3 or 4 days of nothing selling I decided to unconsign the items and sell them from the family inventory instead, to get her career levels moving.  When I unconsigned, all the non-sculpture items she'd made (chair, sink, etc) went to the family inventory and could be sold, but the statues went to Testy's personal inventory and couldn't be sold, they couldn't be taken out of inventory, I couldn't do anything with them except consign them again.  So I consigned them again, just to keep her inventory clear.

When I eventually finished with sculpting (including hitting level 10 of the career) and moved on to inventing, those statues still hadn't sold, and still showed as having 5 days left on consignment.  Nothing from the inventing career sold either, but at least there was no family inventory/personal inventory issues to worry about with those.

It seems that it was switching to consigning items from the family inventory (i.e. the sculptures) that broke the consignment store for Testy.

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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2010, 09:59:36 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2010, 08:19:12 AM »
Next problem solved at another mod site (read about it at the official forums, just like to give proper vague credit):

If you are unable to consign, have NOT traveled, and have consigned in the past, try Canceling your consignments.

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I experienced this as well, but I think I found the reason why. Try selecting "Cancel consignments" instead of buy. You should find that your earlier items are at minus days. Ideally the items would be sent to you if they haven't been sold in 5 days, but that doesn't work so the game starts counting down instead and this is what prevents the buy window from opening.

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« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2010, 08:36:35 AM »
Next problem solved at another mod site (read about it at the official forums, just like to give proper vague credit):

If you are unable to consign, have NOT traveled, and have consigned in the past, try Canceling your consignments.

Actually, I had already mentioned this worked for me at the top of p.2 of this thread.

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« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2010, 09:02:56 AM »
Next problem solved at another mod site (read about it at the official forums, just like to give proper vague credit):

If you are unable to consign, have NOT traveled, and have consigned in the past, try Canceling your consignments.

Actually, I had already mentioned this worked for me at the top of p.2 of this thread.

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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2010, 01:59:21 PM »
I'm running into problems finishing the consignment skill challenge of reaching impressive reputation.
Taken directly from my skill journal:

Challenges
Consignment Store Reputation
Gain an impressive reputation for selling items at the Consignment Store.

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Reputation: Impressive


However, the challenge is greyed out as if I have not yet completed it  ???  I've made over $400,000 there and if you ask me that's rather impressive lol.

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« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2010, 02:09:42 PM »
Yeah, Tom, I don't know what's up with that Skill Challenge but you're not alone. My da Vinci guy never got that either. I'm pretty sure he didn't have $400k go through the store, but that would be a ridiculous requirement anyway. Way too high. I wonder if it has anything to do with relationship to the clerks? I kind of wondered that anyway as I was playing that guy and was thinking maybe it would have an effect on volume of stuff moved out and maybe price. But, I never did test it.

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« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2010, 02:13:08 PM »
The clerk was my only social contact, paint - invent - sculpt - sell - chat, and they eventually were besties but I don't even know how I'd track an increase of sales.  Now I can't even buy from the store or list new items.

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« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2010, 02:18:58 PM »
Have you tried the cancel consignments trick yet? I really hope EA fixes the whole consignment store stuff quick because it would be a natural thing for me to include it in the upcoming da Vinci Challenge.

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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2010, 06:48:14 PM »
Okay, I have no clue what happened! The day I got Ambitions, I started a new family in Twinbrook just to check it out, but I really like Sunset Valley because I know everyone there so I went back to it. In Twinbrook the store was fine then the other day I was playing with a family and noticed their stuff had stopped selling. Well, I had been doing some crazy stuff with them and figured that was why. Tonight I started a brand new man, Painter McPainty. He is single and I have not done anything out of the ordinary with him. He joined the painter career and at first it was fine. He sold $41,000 at the consignment store. Than his stuff stopped selling. I canceled the consignment, re-consigned them and waited. At 5:00 nothing happened. So the next day I went back, un-consigned everything again and went home. Waited 2 days, added another consignment store(I was thinking it was broke?) went back and consigned everything, went home. 5:00 came and still nothing! That's when I paused it and came here hoping someone could help? His needs are static, but I have not done anything with him but paint! What is going on?

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« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2010, 07:05:43 PM »
What the heck!  I had a bunch of stuff I had consigned, including valuable statues and things and suddenly one day I get the message that "The Steel family has moved to another town.  Hope you didn't need any money!"  Since Christopher Steel worked at the consignment shop in Sunset Valley, obviously all of my items were lost with no simoleons sent to my family.  I've consigned a few more items with the new consignment specialist, but nothing has sold since.

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« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2010, 07:50:20 PM »
sims96fan what a slap in the face, and what poor design that your consignments are tied to an npc's inventory instead of a fixed location inventory!

I finally got my last consignment challenge done, not sure when I accomplished it but it happened sometime after I canceled and resold all my items, breached the $500,000 sold mark, restarted my computer and rekindled my friendship with the sales agent.  Who knows  ::)

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« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2010, 01:51:32 AM »
What the heck!  I had a bunch of stuff I had consigned, including valuable statues and things and suddenly one day I get the message that "The Steel family has moved to another town.  Hope you didn't need any money!"  Since Christopher Steel worked at the consignment shop in Sunset Valley, obviously all of my items were lost with no simoleons sent to my family.  I've consigned a few more items with the new consignment specialist, but nothing has sold since.

All of your stuff went with Christopher Steel? Is there a way to check on items you have consigned?
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« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2010, 11:22:05 AM »
Wow, I think I would be a little on the angry side too.  That is just crazy.  I have had pretty good luck with the consignment shop and now that I just said that, that will change. ::)  I still use buy mode for my inventions and sculptures though, just to be on the safe side.
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« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2010, 02:30:44 PM »
All of the stuff went with Christopher Steel.  The next day, I went to the consignment shop and Sam Bolden was working there, but there was no option to cancel consignments or anything.  I just had to consign new things and pretend the others were lost to the ether.  How annoying.

By the way, when it says 3 things sold in a day, that's not the case that only 3 things sold.  If you look at the total amount, it's usually more than 3 things, and they just give you a highlight list of the top 3 items.

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« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2010, 02:20:31 AM »
I've read this thread (really, I have) but I'm not sure if my problem applies here.  I have a Sim that is a self-employed inventor.  She has mastered Invention, and has sold a ton of stuff at the store.  But she has NO job experience.  Nada.  Zip.  She only needs to make 30 simoleons to advance, and she's sold hundreds of sims worth of inventions, but she isn't credited with a single one!  Is this a store bug?  Can I fix it?  What can I do?

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« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2010, 03:05:28 AM »
From what I've heard and from my own experience, money made from the consignment store doesn't count toward your job experience.  Try selling it from your Sim's inventory.  You won't get the extra that you get from consignment, but it will count toward your promotion.
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« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2010, 08:07:06 AM »
The bug finally hit me.  No travels to other lands, consignment vendor is still the same, and it was within operating hours.  Sent my sim to sell some more produce, and didn't have the option to buy.  Used the remove consignments, and there were 3 items left from a previous consignment, one which had "days" listed a negative 1.  When I removed the three, I was then unable to buy at all.  Fortunately I wasn't trying the self-employed career at the time, and can still sell at the grocery store and from inventory.

Edit: Okay, checked today, and I can consign stuff again.  Only thing I did before loading today was delete all my cache files.  Maybe when I removed the -1 consigned item, it needed a day to reset the vendor.  Added some new stuff, I'll keep an eye on it.

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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2010, 06:07:29 PM »
Sorry, if this is a little OT since I'm not specifically asking about experience gain, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck in selling stolen items at the consignment store? My Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law character cannot consign any hot items he's stolen that are sitting in his family inventory.

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« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2010, 10:16:07 PM »
I think you can sell stuff in your family inventory. How else would a Time Machine get there?
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