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There are a lot of odd and unique ways to make money in the Sims 3. What way has worked well for your Sims?

Hacking - Nightly forays into the internet underworld plundering other Sims' cash
58 (26.1%)
Kleptomania - "Nice lamp, I think I'll take it!"
90 (40.5%)
Gold Digger - Get enough to live on, cuz once you snag a sucker you're set for life.
32 (14.4%)
Mooching - "Can I have 200 Simoleons, Sim I just met?"
7 (3.2%)
Solving the Unsolvable - Surviving on mental power alone
10 (4.5%)
Finding Stars - Mapping the Galaxy for Fun and Profit
25 (11.3%)

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2009, 04:53:52 PM »
Thank you for the edit. :-[ I might just keep my head down from now on. Lay low. Try not to make you mad.

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« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2009, 04:59:11 PM »
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2010, 04:18:05 PM »
I started a legacy with a Kleptomaniac Sim. The easy way to make about 10,000 is steal the Langraab's car and sell it. Then go get the Alto's car, which is worth a lot more than the Landgraab's. The Alto's office curtain made a nice 1000 too. And no, the Sim did not want the laptop. It would be cool if your kleptos were able to guess the price of things.
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2010, 11:42:09 AM »
In most of my games, I find dozens of gems around the Landgraab house and Alto house. I was just wondering, does this happen to anyone else?

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2010, 08:28:04 PM »
Yes, I've seen gems around the high-$ residences.  However, I've noticed there are better places to more consistently find more valuable gems.  When I send a Sim out collecting, I only pick up yellow sapphire or higher grade gems.  You can generally tell by looking at the color of the object on the ground - if it's light blue, red, green, or gray my Sim doesn't get a cue to pick it up.  Try looking at Stonehenge (usually at least one good one), around the Science Facility, and in the hill's between the stadium and the beach.

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« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2010, 10:38:18 PM »
I go ahead and pick up all gems, hoping that a better one will spawn in its place.  I only cut them if I need to advance to better cuts, though.  After I get all the available cuts, I just sell the cheap ones raw.
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2010, 02:07:12 AM »
Places I know - The Beach Cove below Landgraabs and Altos go as close over to a really big tall rock nearer the sea, The road to the Wolf's ad the hilly bit around them, The beach and top of cliff below Agnes Crumplebottom, Graveyard. Mine Shaft, Science.

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2010, 08:46:31 AM »
yeah, but there are dozens. Every single day i send my sim to collect and he comes back with thousands :). Same spot every day ???

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2010, 06:42:36 PM »
yeah, but there are dozens. Every single day i send my sim to collect and he comes back with thousands :). Same spot every day ???

!!!!!Thousands?!!!!!!!!!!!!  :o
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2010, 07:51:28 PM »
yeah, but there are dozens. Every single day i send my sim to collect and he comes back with thousands :). Same spot every day ???

!!!!!Thousands?!!!!!!!!!!!!  :o

I think someone is exaggerating a little.  ;D
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2010, 05:47:43 AM »
I think someone is exaggerating a little.  ;D

I think so as well! Most I have seen in one place is 3 for space rocks.
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2010, 04:15:57 PM »
Carl, even though you can stock the deathfish in your own pond at home, you aren't able to catch them 24/7. They still only come out at midnight. I know this because I once had a large lake on my lot, and i used the WA cheat buydebug, and placed fish spawners for death fish. I also stocked one of my ponds, and again, they only came out from midnight to 4 AM. <3

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2010, 04:41:51 PM »
If you stock the pond the old fashioned way, ie catch 10 and use the 'stock pond' option, then they should be available at any time, I think the midnight to 5am limit must be a feature of the spawner.  I know that with my 'stocked' home pond I could catch them at any time of day and others have reported this as well.  Also with the spawner there may be a limit on how many you can catch on any one night (possibly 3-6) while the 'stock pond' is unlimited, unless they've changed it recently but I've not seen anything listed in the patch notes.

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« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2010, 07:58:44 PM »
Welcome to our Forum, Sithgirl!

I believe there's a difference when you stock the pond manually, as HelenP mentioned.  The spawner will automatically do the midnight thing because that's the normal nature of Deathfish.  But catching them and stocking them in your pond 10 at a time lets you fish them any time.
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2010, 10:38:12 PM »
Just corroborating what Helen said, if you stock your pond, you will be able to catch anything you want any time you want (as long as it is stocked, obviously). I have caught 15+ deathfish a day with a fisherman.