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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #250 on: June 03, 2011, 04:34:49 PM »
Ah, that makes sense. So nothing too bad.
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« Reply #251 on: June 08, 2011, 04:28:12 PM »
I have also seen another guide say you should be able to sell relics you find.  

Has anyone ever actually consigned any relics? I can't in my game either!  :'(



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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #252 on: June 11, 2011, 06:24:57 PM »
I've had good luck with consignments up until now.

This was my latest try at a Dynasty in Bridgeport. Lady Cook was the original Consignment Specialist. I assume she retired since she was replaced by Marina Prattle. I assume she retired also as no one has been manning the shop for about a week.

I've read that this happens sometimes with story progression. Does this mean it's closed forever or will someone take the job eventually? Can give the job to one of my kids?




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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #253 on: June 11, 2011, 07:10:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Harpua.

Story progression results in changes in the consignment clerk from time to time.  I've never had the store stay closed for more than a few days, though.  If you've been waiting a whole week for story progression to give you a new clerk, that seems like a very long time to me.  As for giving the job to one of your kids - unfortunately, I don't think that's possible. 
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #254 on: June 12, 2011, 11:42:17 AM »
Now that I have a functioning consignment shop again I wanted to share a tip for making money, building consignment shop reputation, and getting new items to stock the shop on a regular basis.  I'm sure a lot of you have already figured this out, but I tend to be a little slow figuring these things out on my own.   ;D

Whenever I have some extra money available - $1000 or more - I send my designated sim to the consignment shop to buy up as many crafted items (inventions, paintings, and nectar) and books as possible.  The sim then turns around and consigns all the items he or she just bought.  When the items sell it is always for a nice profit (at least double what I paid for them, sometimes even more) - although it may take a few days before everything sells.  It also build's the sim's reputation at the consignment shop.  Lastly, if you buy enough items at one time, if you click 'Buy' again there are always new items available - sometimes really good ones.

Has anyone ever actually consigned any relics? I can't in my game either!  :'(

I have never been able to consign relics, gems, metals, or gnomes (I am able to buy all but relics from the consignment shop on a regular basis).  The only items I have ever been able to sell that aren't crafted are books (even ones bought at the bookstore or consignment shop seem to be consignable) and raw food items (fruits, veg, fish, meat, etc.)

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2011, 07:57:10 AM »
Has anyone ever actually consigned any relics? I can't in my game either!  :'(

In consingment shop - no, but at relic store yes. Gems, ores, cut gems, relics. To do that in home town, simply add relic register on community lot (easiest way is at consingmet shop, so you get all the shopping done there). Same day if not iimmediately game will hire some of the townies and you will be able to buy gems and ores findable in all WA locations (Quartz, Geode, gold, etc) but you can sell relics and cut gems without any profit (it costs the same amount of cash as if you sell them from inventory, and they don't appear in buy list at all after you sell them) and you get money immediately. Relic register is in built mode/community lots/misc.


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« Reply #256 on: June 30, 2011, 04:02:34 PM »
I love the consignemnt store, it's one of my favorite things about ambitions. Are the things you can buy there (i.e. Paintings, furniture) cheaper than what the would cost in buy mode?



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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #257 on: June 30, 2011, 04:31:23 PM »
Cameras are definitely cheaper. I've not seen any furniture, and the paintings seem to be the ones you can make yourself rather than the ones in buy mode. You can sometimes get a miner or a time machine, which is nice if you're not an inventor.
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« Reply #258 on: June 30, 2011, 04:40:21 PM »
I love the consignemnt store, it's one of my favorite things about ambitions. Are the things you can buy there (i.e. Paintings, furniture) cheaper than what the would cost in buy mode?

The prices vary quite a bit - sometimes you can get an excellent deal - like SimLife Goggles for around 5k (in buy mode I think they are around 9k).  You really have to know what things are worth to determine if you are getting a good deal or not.  Generally crafted items such as inventions, paintings, and nectar are good investments.  Even if you pay more than they are worth you can turn around and consign them and when they sell you will almost always make a very nice profit.

My general rules for buying in the consignment shop are:
- always buy rare gems and metals no matter the price
- buy gnomes when they are available no matter the price
- buy the photography and martial arts books if they cost less than $50
- buy the Hikon camera as soon as it is available
- watch prices on luxury items like SimLife Goggles and trampolines and buy when they are available at around 50-75% of the price in buy mode - if you don't need these items you can always sell them in buy mode and make a decent profit if you buy them really cheap
- watch the prices on skill books and buy when they are cheaper than the bookstore
- buy crafted items (inventions, paintings, and nectar) whenever I have extra money and reconsign them for profit

That's just what works for me.  I'd love to hear how other people work the consignment shop.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #259 on: June 30, 2011, 05:12:14 PM »
I could have written the exact same list as you Katluvr  ;)

I target the expensive crafted items mostly to raise the reputation at the shop.
With celebrities (3 stars or more) you can also get reductions. I can sometimes buy the goggles for 2-3k, really nice.
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« Reply #260 on: June 30, 2011, 08:56:20 PM »
One thing I love is buying paintings and hanging onto them. Don't consign them immediately. If aging is on, wait for the artist to die of old age. The painting skyrockets in value, than consign and you can make some serious profit!!  ;D

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« Reply #261 on: July 27, 2011, 07:41:22 PM »
For about two weeks, there was no clerk at the consignment shop in the middle of the day. I searched "consignment shop" on the Forum, and found a suggestion that you reset the sim who is supposed to be the clerk. I had no idea who the clerk was, but I tried resetsim *, and that worked.
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« Reply #262 on: July 27, 2011, 07:52:52 PM »
I go to the consignment shop to sell my sims' paintings, and to snag a camera (or two).
Other then that, I just ignore the consignment shop.

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« Reply #263 on: August 06, 2011, 12:35:41 AM »
I've only had the consignment store for a week, so please forgive me if I ask questions that are old news to most of you. 

I've skimmed this thread and done other research but am not sure where things stand now.  For example, has there been an official fix for "things stuck in personal inventory" (and rendered useless) after cancelling a consignment (I've had it happen)?  Has anyone else had blank boxes show up in family inventory when cancelling a consignment?  Has there been any official fix or word on any of the consignment issues?

Another question:  Is there a way to bulk cancel?  I tried the 99 fruits trick a few times but generally only maybe 30 were sold and I was left having to cancel 60-some fruits one at a time.  Because of the horror stories I've been reading here (and a unique consignment glitch I encountered but haven't seen written up anywhere), I'm trying to visit every day (what a pain).   Now I only consign 6-10 items per day so it's taking a long time to get to 150.  I'm hoping I'm just overlooking a minor keystroke or combination here.

At this point, they (EA) would probably be better off just scrapping the entire store (Going Out of Business Sale, everything 90% off!) and re-designing it from the ground up :).

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« Reply #264 on: August 06, 2011, 12:42:48 AM »
I originally thought that the store was great, I was having no problems and was making tons of money. Then I started my dynasty. I lost about 2-4000 because things wouldn't sell but then they wouldn't be at the store either. I ended up canceling all the consignment I could and I'm now just selling everything at the supermarket. Its a shame too because I had really liked the store.

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« Reply #265 on: August 06, 2011, 01:35:48 AM »
Unfortunately there isn't a way to mass un-consign. Wish there was. And the only inventory problems I've had is when I un-consign sculptures, they go into my sims inventory instead of back into the family inventory and the only way to get rid of it that I've found is re-consign it. The other one was right after Generations, my Dynasty girl had everything in her inventory frozen and shaking. The way I got rid of that was to travel, but with traveling bugs I was really taking a chance. Thankfully that one paid off for me.

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« Reply #266 on: August 06, 2011, 08:48:54 AM »
Unfortunately there isn't a way to mass un-consign. Wish there was.

Bleh, I guess I won't bulk consign, then because clicking one-by-one is annoying.  Thanks for the answer!

And the only inventory problems I've had is when I un-consign sculptures, they go into my sims inventory instead of back into the family inventory and the only way to get rid of it that I've found is re-consign it.
 

Interesting.  The two biggest issues I've had also involved sculpture.  In the first case, I started a whole new game with a Sim I've used before.  Sim B had the exact same name as the old Sim A.   As soon as I signed in, the new Sim (Sim B) got credit for sales of sculpture created by the previous Sim (Sim A) in a totally different game!  Sim B went to the store and was given the option to cancel sales she'd never consigned.  Curious, she did so and ended up with blank boxes in her family inventory.  Couldn't move them, couldn't sell them, couldn't even Object... Delete them via cheats.

The other instance is the one so many have described: my Sim cancelled a lot of sculpture sales, worth thousands, and they ended up as dead weight in her personal inventory.

I originally thought that the store was great, I was having no problems and was making tons of money. Then I started my dynasty. I lost about 2-4000 because things wouldn't sell but then they wouldn't be at the store either. I ended up canceling all the consignment I could and I'm now just selling everything at the supermarket. Its a shame too because I had really liked the store.

Losing so much money is quite irritating.

I'm beginning to think they should stop calling it a consignment store.  They should add some flashy lights and call it a casino, because it's a gamble every time you go in :D.

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« Reply #267 on: August 08, 2011, 06:35:26 PM »
What is the Consignment Shop? I always hear mixed things, so I stay away from it. I know it's about selling, but,er?

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« Reply #268 on: August 08, 2011, 07:13:49 PM »
What is the Consignment Shop? I always hear mixed things, so I stay away from it. I know it's about selling, but,er?
Its a building that comes with ambitions. You sell your stuff there and can usually sell for a lot higher price than you would normally. It has a lot of bugs though.

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« Reply #269 on: August 08, 2011, 07:17:35 PM »
What is the Consignment Shop? I always hear mixed things, so I stay away from it. I know it's about selling, but,er?

Here you go -

http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Consignment_store
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« Reply #270 on: August 10, 2011, 03:39:23 AM »
I'm putting some finishing touches to a mall ( many registres: food,consigment, relic...etc) I wanted Ideas for stores, my request is simple, has anybody made a list of stuff that you can buy from the store? I wish to have decorative Ideas, I know about inventing stuff, Gems, paintings but what else?
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« Reply #271 on: August 10, 2011, 03:57:31 AM »
Books; skill and others. Nectar, the expensive camera, the Simlife goggles. Magic gnomes; all kinds.

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« Reply #272 on: August 10, 2011, 01:54:47 PM »
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« Reply #273 on: August 10, 2011, 02:04:36 PM »
Can you sell collectables at the consignment store, does it sell all the stuff a relic store does?

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« Reply #274 on: August 10, 2011, 02:49:00 PM »
Can you sell collectables at the consignment store, does it sell all the stuff a relic store does?
No, I'm pretty sure you can't sell gems. You can buy them from the consignment store though.