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Runescape Flipping - What is it?

Updated on June 23, 2012

There are numerous ways to make money on Runescape. Some of these methods are active such as training a skill and others are passive such as flipping items which is also known as merching.

What is flipping?

Flipping items in Runescape is simply buying an item for a low price and selling it for a higher price for profit. Many of the richest players in Runescape have made thier fortunes via flipping and you can too! This article will explain to you how to flip items and what some of the best items to flip are in Runescape.

How do you flip?

This is a commonly asked question. Personally I flip using the Grand Exchange. I tend to flip cheap items and a lot of them at once, however some merchers prefer to flip a few higher priced items for a bigger profit margin.

Pros/Cons of flipping expensive/cheap items

  • If you flip a small majority of expensive items for a large profit margin you will make more gp in a shorter amount of time.

ex: Lets say you buy 10 items for 15,000gp and resale them for 20,000 gp, you would make a 5,000gp profit for each or a 50,000gp profit for the single transaction.

  • If you flip a large amount of items for a small profit margin the amount you make will depend on how many items you are flipping.

ex: Lets say you buy 20,000 items for 18gp and you resale them for 20gp, you wold only make 2gp per an item however since you had 20,000 of them you will make a 40,000gp profit for each transaction.

I prefer to flip small items because their price typically fluctuates less and stays more stable therefore I take a smaller risk. I have found the times I tried to flip big items it took me days and when I flip small items I can usually buy and sell the items in a 30 minute time frame. I prefer not to have all of my money tied up in transactions that may or may not work out even if it means that I would need to spend less time to make the same amount of gp than if I did smaller items.

Which items should I flip?

Personally I tend to flip smaller items. While I am not going to give you all the specific items I flip and for which prices, Items i frequently flip are:

  • Logs
  • Ashes
  • Runes
  • Dragon items
  • Rune items
  • Fish
  • Ores

As you can see most of the items I flip are not too expensive there also isn't too much risk involved and you can start flipping these items if you have limited GP at your disposal.

If you are thinking about flipping any of the items above you should look at the most commonly traded items on the Grand Exchange in each of these categories and use those items because they tend to buy and sell the fastest.


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