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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #275 on: August 10, 2011, 06:41:46 PM »
Books; skill and others. Nectar, the expensive camera, the Simlife goggles. Magic gnomes; all kinds.

I think it's worth noting in particular that the Consignment store frequently has copies of skill books not usually available in your home town:  the Martial Arts and Photography books for the first 3 levels of each skill, and I've seen two of the three Nectar making books.  I think the only nectar book I haven't seen at the Consignment store is the one for the middle levels.  Perhaps I've just missed that one.
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #276 on: August 10, 2011, 07:39:31 PM »
I've picked up the 2nd and 3rd for nectar-making but have not seen the first.
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #277 on: August 12, 2011, 08:36:10 AM »
Same here. 2nd and 3rd I get all the time, never the first.  ???

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #278 on: August 12, 2011, 10:11:45 AM »
I've picked up the 2nd and 3rd for nectar-making but have not seen the first.

So probably the ones I've seen were levels 2 and 3 as well.  I rarely bother with nectar making, so I really wasn't sure which levels the books were.  I wonder why they decided to include books 2 and 3 but not book 1.
 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #279 on: August 12, 2011, 11:15:30 AM »
So probably the ones I've seen were levels 2 and 3 as well.  I rarely bother with nectar making, so I really wasn't sure which levels the books were.  I wonder why they decided to include books 2 and 3 but not book 1.
They probably want you to have to travel at least once before you can start the skill. That's the only explanation I can think of.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #280 on: August 12, 2011, 12:27:34 PM »
What EA doesn't know, I just go into buydebug and buy a nectar maker, than I don't need any of the books.  ;D

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #281 on: August 12, 2011, 12:49:10 PM »
What EA doesn't know, I just go into buydebug and buy a nectar maker, than I don't need any of the books.  ;D

Yeah, same here. ;D
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #282 on: August 12, 2011, 02:26:23 PM »
They probably want you to have to travel at least once before you can start the skill. That's the only explanation I can think of.
If that were the case, they wouldn't have the Photography or Martial Arts books in the Consignment Store.  Oh, for what it's worth, I'm almost fairly positive I saw the first Nectar book in there.  Once, when I first started with the Consignment Store.  I didn't realize what it was  (I'm a total Consignment Store newbie), so I didn't buy it  :D.  I've never seen it again.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #283 on: May 24, 2012, 09:56:51 PM »
Sorry to revive an old topic, but I haven't been able to find a clear answer anywhere and it made more sense to post here vs starting a new topic...

Do you have to click on the register itself to cancel consignment store items?  I've never been able to cancel items before, but it occurred to me that maybe I only clicked on the clerk when trying to do so, not the register itself. I'd take a look now, but I can't play the game and use other programs at the same time on my laptop without causing serious lag, and well, I'm impatient. :P

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #284 on: May 24, 2012, 10:51:48 PM »
Yeah I'm pretty sure it has to be the register

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #285 on: May 24, 2012, 11:34:40 PM »
Thanks, I'll give it a try!

Oh, since I'm here, you can't consign gems or rocks, right? I never could...

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #286 on: May 25, 2012, 03:02:43 AM »
No, you can't consign rocks or gems.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #287 on: August 08, 2012, 07:20:07 AM »
I've had to start a brand new file for my challenge because my consignment store has gotten so buggy. However, upon opening up the first 'buy' dialogue, I discovered that items from my previous game, in a different town are listed in my consignment store!! Is this just a matter of needing to clear caches? Has anyone seen this one before (sorry, I haven't quite gotten through the dozen pages of posts on the topic yet)

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #288 on: October 19, 2012, 12:48:47 AM »
I've tried using the Consignment Shop to sell my wares. I've tried it for the Painter, Nectar Maker and Gardener Careers. Whenever I sold my paintings, the experience bar rises. It is also the same case with the nectar. I really think the consignment store is the place to double the selling price of your items.

One problem I've encountered is when I try to sell multiple items and some of them don't get sold. When I try to talk to the consignment specialist about selling my wares again, the screen for selling items doesn't pop up. So I tried cancelling the remaining unsold items and try to talk about selling again. That did the job.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #289 on: October 19, 2012, 03:30:25 AM »
Digging into the consignment code, I can see that there are four weights added to the sale probability - Skill, Value, Frequency and Age (0.1, 0.2, 0.2 and 0.3 respectively). I'm not 100% sure on the last two - frequency of attempting to sell it? Age of the item? Thought this might be some useful information. There's also stuff about probability X vs probability Y, but all the Maths that's going through my head right now is basic trigonometry.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #290 on: April 22, 2013, 09:03:42 AM »
I love the Consignment Store! It's makes money making so much easier! Ambitions is my favorite EP!
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #291 on: July 20, 2013, 09:27:33 PM »
I'm getting a little snippy with the consignment store lately - no matter how often my Sim goes through the Buy tab in order to get to the consigning bit, the cashier just gives that annoying shake of his head and nothing happens. I don't know how to fix this, or if I'm missing something, but it's really starting to cramp the cash inflow of my Sim family.

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« Reply #292 on: July 22, 2013, 11:14:46 AM »
I'm getting a little snippy with the consignment store lately - no matter how often my Sim goes through the Buy tab in order to get to the consigning bit, the cashier just gives that annoying shake of his head and nothing happens. I don't know how to fix this, or if I'm missing something, but it's really starting to cramp the cash inflow of my Sim family.
I got a similar bug after installing University. My sim would interact with the clerk but then he would drop the action and nothing would happen. I fixed it by doing a factory reset (instructions are in the Technical Help Board). But it only fixed new save files, the old ones are still bugged.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #293 on: July 22, 2013, 05:21:29 PM »
I got a similar bug after installing University. My sim would interact with the clerk but then he would drop the action and nothing would happen. I fixed it by doing a factory reset (instructions are in the Technical Help Board). But it only fixed new save files, the old ones are still bugged.

If I can't fix it without that, then, my Dynasty is so screwed.

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« Reply #294 on: July 22, 2013, 06:36:23 PM »
Well, while I was looking for a fix some people suggested bulldozing and replacing the store, and also using testingcheats to replace the register. Resetsim * was also an option, but none of them worked for me so I had to do a factory reset. You could still try though, every computer is different and the game sometimes just has a mind of its own  :P.

Oh, and you could try cleaning your caches too, if you haven't.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #295 on: July 25, 2013, 01:32:28 AM »
If I can't fix it without that, then, my Dynasty is so screwed.

You may have some expired items already listed for consignment.  Have the Sim who has listed items click on the register and select "Cancel Consignment".  You'll get a screen to confirm what you wish to cancel.  After that, the register will work again. 
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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #296 on: July 25, 2013, 01:40:23 AM »
You may have some expired items already listed for consignment.  Have the Sim who has listed items click on the register and select "Cancel Consignment".  You'll get a screen to confirm what you wish to cancel.  After that, the register will work again.

I suspect that may have been the case, now that I look back on it. Unfortunately, I already deleted the file and restarted it - not only was the Consignment store being buggy, but the spouse of the second generation kept sinking through the second story floor, and was visible from below. How irritating.
Thank you, however, for that advice. If I run into the problem again I'll try that method.

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« Reply #297 on: July 26, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
Some people were also saying that having seeds, and particularly special seeds, in inventory could cause the bug to. I had forgotten about that somehow  :).

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #298 on: July 27, 2013, 03:22:56 AM »
Some people were also saying that having seeds, and particularly special seeds, in inventory could cause the bug to. I had forgotten about that somehow  :).

That very well could have been the reason, too...gosh, how odd. Glitches or bugs like that are like the Sims version of the Theory of Everything.

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Re: The Consignment Shop in General and its Relation to Experience
« Reply #299 on: June 19, 2014, 08:27:18 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but I've just started playing Sims with the Ambitions expansion. I have a self-employed inventor who is maxed out on all of her skills. She was selling at the consignment shop, no problem. She's had items for sale there for a week in sim time and now nothing is being sold and she's stuck at level 4 in the inventor profession. Her gems are selling like mad at Aleister's. Do I need to replace the Consignment Store? I've done the "cancel consignments", as I had many pieces. Now I have 4 for sale and am waiting to see if these will go. Any suggestions?  :(

 

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