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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 (26.2%)
Kleptomania - "Nice lamp, I think I'll take it!"
90 (40.7%)
Gold Digger - Get enough to live on, cuz once you snag a sucker you're set for life.
31 (14%)
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 #75 on: February 14, 2010, 11:26:56 PM »
Best (and most boring way) I've found to make lots of money in next to no time. (I think I had over 400k in less than a week?) .. Board Breaking. Level to 5 in Sim Fu. Break boards (starting on lowest, until you can break 5, then going up, until you can break 5 on the next setting...) then break 150 oak boards (no point in hitting harder things yet) .. move on to thin stone until you can smash 5 at once... and then.. break space rocks.

Easiest way to get soul pieces, pink diamonds, and any other gem. When one is totally surrounded by gems, send your sim to pick them up. Then smash more spacerocks. And it can be combined with tasks like.. gardening. Water and harvest your plants in the morning... smash space rocks in your free time.

It's so easy it feels like cheating. x.x

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #76 on: July 17, 2011, 07:02:13 PM »
My two favorite ways: (both need ambitions) "take for evidence" using a Private Investigator and buying a time machine from the consignment shop and using it to travel in time and seek the stuff you get. Oh, and also buying lots of stuff from the supermarket and then selling it to the consignment store to make more money. 

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #77 on: July 31, 2011, 04:58:11 PM »
My most favorite obscure way I made money with a sim was with kleptomania. I once made a sim to play out the lifetime wish: Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law. I was finding it challenging to find decent loot around town, so I came up with an idea. My sim became an architect by day and a thief by night. I would start out designing what the client ordered, then with whatever money was left I would buy 2-3 items to set outside on their drive-way. It may have been considered cheating to get the wish done faster, but I had fun with it.  :)

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2011, 05:01:59 PM »
That's funny! Too bad theres never enough money left in the budget to "buy" them a car!

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2011, 07:34:48 PM »
kleptomania goes best with gost hunting, you go to places at night, and nearly always empty, so suite yourself when working at thornton,landgrab,altos and the others
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2011, 07:40:54 PM »
What about making money by rummaging through garbage cans?

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2011, 07:12:04 AM »
I had my first taste of kleptomania last night, with my new kleptomaniac teen. It was so fun! She stole from the Landgraabs, and then got caught by the police cos she was out past her curfew! I never knew how fun having a klepto sim was! ;D She stole a light even though I clicked next to the car, though. >_>

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« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2011, 09:30:15 AM »
Ha ha! welcome to the darkside fez, hope you enjoy your stay here, you'll get more klepto experiance as you steal more Items, for cars click on the small space where you get no other interaction then swipe somthing (between the ground and the car) it is tricky, but works 9/10 times ;)
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2011, 11:24:41 AM »
And the other time you get a cheap light.

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2011, 04:31:52 PM »
You should add the playing-for-tips method. "Harvesting riches through aural fables and rhapsodies of beauty and melancholy, as the bards of old".

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« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2011, 06:08:23 PM »
You should add the playing-for-tips method. "Harvesting riches through aural fables and rhapsodies of beauty and melancholy, as the bards of old".

I agree, this is the one I use the most actually. Especially playing for tips at the subway. ;D
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« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2011, 06:18:51 PM »
I agree, this is the one I use the most actually. Especially playing for tips at the subway. ;D
If you ask Metro, this isn't an off beat method at all.

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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2011, 06:23:31 PM »
If you ask Metro, this isn't an off beat method at all.

Uhm... It is actually, in my book. Any method that is not a career is offbeat to me.
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2011, 06:58:44 PM »
I was just saying that because I know that that is Metro's favorite way to make money.

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« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2011, 05:15:36 AM »
I was just saying that because I know that that is Metro's favorite way to make money.

Ah, I see. No worries then. Lol. :)
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2011, 04:59:15 PM »
It is unconventional, which is what off-beat means.

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #91 on: August 02, 2011, 07:33:08 PM »
It is unconventional, which is what off-beat means.
I know what it means. I just didn't think it was that weird compared to the other things that people mentioned.

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2011, 02:56:36 AM »
Finding things that aren't yet lost is my favorite off-beat way to make money in the game.  My kleptos have lucrative careers in "automotive re-appropriation."

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« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2011, 02:58:58 AM »
Marrying Agnes Kleptomania - What's that? Oh right, mine now!

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« Reply #94 on: August 03, 2011, 03:24:33 PM »
My favorite off-beat way to make money is to play the consignment store.  I go in and buy up all the crafted items and non-skill related books that are being offered and then put them all up for consignment.  You can pretty much double your money every time you do this and it has the advantage of causing new items to come up for sale frequently.  It is a great way to get a camera or a cheap set of sim-life goggles to appear.  The down side is that you need to have money to invest.

Another great ways to make money fast is breaking space rock blocks for gems - HUGE money to be made that way.  Mining is another good way to make money.  It's probably my least favorite of the ones I have mentioned because the noisy miner wreaks havoc with your relationship with other sims.

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #95 on: August 03, 2011, 05:14:01 PM »
I like to move in rich people with their lovely cars, then move them out via Kick Out. Although they always leave without the Vehicle they had arrived in.  :D
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2011, 12:05:24 PM »
I've chosen the option "gold digger". Though I was leaning towards kleptomania I realized I didn't make(have) kleptomaniac sims in a while.

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2011, 01:15:26 PM »
I like the combo of a Private Investigator and Kleptomania trait. It let's get 6 items a day. Steal 3 items a night and Take for Evidence 3 items a day.
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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #98 on: August 28, 2011, 06:34:43 PM »
I like the combo of a Private Investigator and Kleptomania trait. It let's get 6 items a day. Steal 3 items a night and Take for Evidence 3 items a day.

Wow, I've never thought of that. I'm going to have to make a klepto/P.I. More cars for me!

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Re: Favorite Offbeat Way to Make Money in The Sims 3
« Reply #99 on: August 29, 2011, 02:24:51 AM »
I've done the emperor of evil and heartbreaker, and now on your suggestion I'll try Gold Digger.

I also have never tried fishing to make money. I only did it to make food. Live and learn!