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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #240 on: January 11, 2011, 01:33:50 PM »
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #241 on: January 11, 2011, 01:42:16 PM »
Sweet! I'll get right on that!



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The Consignment Shop - Unable to consign anything but produce and paintings
« Reply #242 on: April 24, 2011, 09:08:25 PM »
Does anyone know of an issue where a sim with an enormous inventory of paintings, produce, relics, gems, rocks.. the list goes on... is unable to sell anything except produce and paintings??  I have tried with several different sims, households, even towns and the items are just not in the consign list!  One sim had a good $100K worth of gems, rocks and relics and they could not be chosen to sell when at the register!  I know the shop has issues, but I haven't seen this particular problem yet, so hoping someone can help!

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #243 on: April 24, 2011, 10:28:51 PM »
Welcome to the forums! Gems and rocks can't be sold at the consignment store. I'm not sure about relics but if it's not on the list they must not be able to be sold there either. You can sell them from your inventory though.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #244 on: April 25, 2011, 03:24:28 AM »
Still looking for an answer here... anyone???


Does anyone know of an issue where a sim with an enormous inventory of paintings, produce, relics, gems, rocks.. the list goes on... is unable to sell anything except produce and paintings??  I have tried with several different sims, households, even towns and the items are just not in the consign list!  One sim had a good $100K worth of gems, rocks and relics and they could not be chosen to sell when at the register!  I know the shop has issues, but I haven't seen this particular problem yet, so hoping someone can help!

Thanks, Jenna

Welcome to the forums! Gems and rocks can't be sold at the consignment store. I'm not sure about relics but if it's not on the list they must not be able to be sold there either. You can sell them from your inventory though.

First of all, thank you for the response.

Second, the guide for the consignment shop, found here: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/ambitions/consignment.php says "Most any self employment profession can sell their wares at the store, and will receive significantly more money than selling items through the inventory interface. Here's a rundown of the types of skills that benefit:    

* Fishing    
* Inventing
* Nectar Making
* Painting
* Photography
* Relic Hunting: World Adventures owners can travel, gather a collection of relics and consign them when they get home. Excavate for relics, visit the relic vendors, and explore tombs to make plenty of money to fund your expeditions.
* Sculpting
* Writing "
(list condensed)

I have also seen another guide say you should be able to sell relics you find.  

Anyone else have any ideas?
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #245 on: May 28, 2011, 07:46:59 AM »
It's not directly connected to this thread but it is relevant so I decided to post it here. I'm building a consignment store for the Swap Shop but I can't find the register in buydebug. Does anyone know where it is?
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #246 on: May 28, 2011, 05:16:52 PM »
The register is under community objects. I had a picture, I will try to find it for you. Found it. When you're in build mode on a community lot, it's under community objects: miscellaneous objects.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #247 on: May 29, 2011, 07:24:36 AM »
Thanks, it'll be up in a few hours.
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #248 on: June 03, 2011, 10:33:50 AM »
Sorry to double post but this is important and totally different. My sim Rachel Aiya went to the consignment store and consigned her items. The specialist said in a box up at the top that he had put up her wares but some of the customers were getting tired of the same type of stuff being consigned. I consigned several vegetables, two sculptures, about seven or eight fish and four paintings. What does should I do and what does it mean?
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #249 on: June 03, 2011, 10:46:29 AM »
I have that all the time. I've actually not seen it mean anything. People still buy it, but maybe not as fast as before. It happens to me when I unconsign and consign several days in a row. That's why I normally consign, wait 2-3 days, unconsign and reconsign. Hope that made sense!

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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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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« 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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