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Make 200k EACH NIGHT - Runescape Merchanting g.e

Updated on June 29, 2015

Merchenting - Why we do it

In one of the most massive MMORPGs on the net there is a constant struggle lead by all players, a struggle to get more money.There are many ways, some better than others, but the fastest by far is Merchanting. Merchanting is risky but can haul in billions for some, those who know the game. After reading the article you can share in on some of the profit, but as mentioned there are risks, so if you are willing to read further...

A more dramatic illustration
A more dramatic illustration

How not to get scammed

Firstly never buy an item based on just the G.E graph, that can delay and give you your million GP piece of information too slow. Also check in with close friends, what players are selling on world 1 and 2 and other events (like updates).

Now I'm going to brutally honest with this one. Merchanting clans are scams with very few exceptions. This is how they work : they pick an item to buy out and raise its price, then they buy it out. After that they have a large amount of uninformed people (the clan) who try to buy that same item but fail to buy a large amount, thus raising the price. After they have rolled the dice enough they dump the item on the clan which is now stuck with 100k rune battle axes. You can experiment with these clans but it is suggested you read further instead.

Buy and sell when the graph looks like this. Click to enlarge
Buy and sell when the graph looks like this. Click to enlarge

Merchanting overnight AKA Flipping (short term)

This one is the simplest and creates a win win situation, well no one loses big. When PKers want to go PKing but they are low on a certain resource like sharks or strength pots and they are in a rush they buy without caring about the absurd price they are paying, we can take advantage of this situation. Every night buy 1k sharks for 5 GP less than medium price, and the coming morning sell it for 10 GP less than maximum price. This can make you 15% of your investment in profit! (EX 1 mil invested = 150k made!)

This can also work for other items, as long as it follows the same concept.

List For Flipping

Strength pots

Attack pots

Sharks

Range pots

Pineapple pizza

Saradomin Brews

Whip.


Player suggested

Dragon dagger

D- chain

RISKS

The only risk is if you don't sell all of your items and the price starts falling, but even then you only lose pocket change.


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Grand Exchange graph

This graph can be very useful but it also can be deceptive. When an item starts rising is a good time to buy but when it starts falling is a bad time to try and sell. Because everyone intends on selling it as soon as they see a decline you probably wont get in front of them. What you do instead is sell it a bit be four, when it has raised a substantial amount (10 - 40% depending on the item ) sell it. here is an example -->

When and what to buy (long term)

You buy items which aren't traded too often (black d hide body) or items which no one wants (iron med helm). So a good item would be armadyl chest or rune battle axe.

The very best time to invest your money is when there is a large update which requires a certain item (pvp - food and pots). Everyone knows they will need the item but in the end everyone buys it for twice the price anyways. You can sell it personally or in G.E trade for max price.


When and who to sell (long term)

Always sell long term investments be-four the G.E graph starts declining because if you wait untill then you can get stuck with your item.

For flips (below) you sell as soon as you wake up

Merchenting's advantage

One unique advantage merchanting has is that it doesn't require grinding or hours of play. You have to check in on your graphs, but while you wait you can do other things on runescape, watch T.V, read my articles, do homework, or take a break.


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      Andrew 5 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      Very simple and helpful guide on merchenting in runescape. Flipping is an excellent way to make money but is limited to the GE maximum amounts for small instant gains sadly. I personally had billions of GP since I started in Runescape Classic and as the times changed so did the ways of making money. Lately though, since I "quit" awhile back I been losing money on my last purchased items. Hopefully, one day I will get back into the game and be in the top percentile once more.

      ~thranax~

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      someone 6 years ago

      If you really want to know how to make money, I made over 100 percent profit today. Just buy alot of clay then turn it into soft clay. At this time, it works (I sold the soft for 25 percent above guide price though)

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      Somebody480 6 years ago from Georgia, U.S.

      Very nice guide, and very helpful

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      Eddy2106 7 years ago from Chicago Suburb, IL

      Great hub i'll try this and hopefully i'll make a ton of virtual money to buy my a lot of virtual stuff.lol

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      nicefacenub 7 years ago

      nice wrok i like it im doing it right now btw im lvl 96 add me x mr dino55 x

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      nicefacenub 7 years ago

      nice wrok i like it im doing it right now btw im lvl 96 add me x mr dino55 x

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      nicefaceidiot 7 years ago

      corza if I wass sharing an account with my dad am i even able to tell you??

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      corza 7 years ago

      Nicefaceidiot you said before your dad wouldn't let you buy pinapple pizzas, I mean wtf do you share an account or something lol. And if Im wrong why would he care what you were making in a game?

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      Migodden 7 years ago from Canada Ontario

      people told me d chain works well, I'l add it to the list

      thanks nonny

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      nonny126 7 years ago

      im flipping a d chain works alot

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      nonny126 7 years ago

      hey what should i flip?

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      michael 7 years ago

      lol it works i did it with big bones i bought 20k big bones and sold them for max prise while on holiday

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      stiller 8 years ago

      this is better than your other hub on godwars. lol

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      nicefaceidiot 8 years ago

      good one

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      The hub on how to make money on runescape is posted, see my channel

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      thanks for the suggestion, I will do that

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      unknown 8 years ago

      you should add the suggestions for items to your list

      i have one - dds

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      im hopeing this hub will get 90 hubscore, it will be my first :]

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      its coming :p

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      nicefaceidiot 8 years ago

      you know what i do? i pvp because i want d claws. when i get it WOW

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      jak1098 8 years ago

      So whens that guide for starting money coming out? Plz and thanks.

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      nicefaceidiot 8 years ago

      hey everybody try flipping dragon scimmys its AWESOME

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      clickhere475 8 years ago

      hello i was wondering since flipping is actually helping me out to get bandos full (at 32m atm) will it ever stop working? because i would hate that to happen. il cheak this article tonight i hope you reply

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      nonny125 8 years ago

      thank you

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      rarely, and yes soon. pvp the 50k trick is the best :)

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      hey can you send me the making monney in rs when you have 0gp? and do sara sords work with flipping?

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      nicefaceidiot 8 years ago

      yeah i do pizzas almost every night except when my dad gets angry, then i don't do it but im going to tell him how much money i make so maybe then he will let me

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      Don't worrie you can never lose money with pizzas. When they start going up again sell it, but keep your offer on the G.E anyways just in case gl :)

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      yo again! 8 years ago

      I tried again tonight, pizzas won't sell! What to do???

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      nicefaceidiot 8 years ago

      Wow nice! 52k omfgodzors!

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      Yo! 8 years ago

      I flipped and I made 52 freaking k! Try pineapple pizza man!

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      dang you posted it already nice

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      c ya tomm

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      alright

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      okay im just about to become a fan i had to join lol okay there

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      and nice job on this one lol i usually just went into the merchanting clans to piss them off=)

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      I'll Post the link here, but join my fan club and you will get an email letting you know when I have it up :D The option to join my fan club is on the top right under neath my display picture. I'm working on the article right now! Should be up by tomorrow :D

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      thxs can you put the link on here because i would start playing again!

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      Migodden 8 years ago from Canada Ontario

      The same thing happened to my brother, its sad because they don't gain anything. They droped his Armadyl Godsword and logged off :'( Merching only makes money with money, I'll make a guide on how to make money for starters sometime tomorow Stay tuned. :D

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      and i have nothing left they droped my full drag my gs and my whip not even 1gp left =(

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      nonny126 8 years ago

      hey i got hacked and lost 27mill what is a good way to get it back?

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      nicefaceidiot 8 years ago

      i'm going to try flipping tonight