Balanced Buyback System

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The Balanced Buyback System, or "BBS" for short, is an NPC hosted "sale-by-consignment" system strictly for resources. This system allows for new players to make a beginning on Angel Island in the resource gathering trades.

How it works

Players are able to sell certain resources to their corresponding NPC vendors, who in turn sell them to players. When you sell resources to a vendor (ie. ingots, leather) the vendor will take the resources and place them for sale on consignment. You will receive a check in your bank box when the goods are sold to another player.

All gold and resources that participate in the BBS system come from, and go to players. Nothing is created out-of-thin-air. A player's resources for sale by consignment will always be sold first before any brand new resources will be generated into the game world via NPC vendors.

All goods are marked up substantially, and the NPC vendor takes a commission. These features ensure player vendors will still be the viable and preferred mechanism for barter where veteran players are concerned.

Accounting Book

The accounting book is a very convenient listing of all accounts your character has open with NPC trade vendors. It includes a list of the various resources included in the Balanced Buyback System and tracks how many of each you have on consignment. The book also stores some information regarding your transaction history.

Accounting books can be purchased from bankers or minters for 150 gold pieces.

Resources and Rates

Resources Rate per (gp) Vendor Types
Iron Ingot 5 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Iron Ore 2 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Dull Copper Ingot 6 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Dull Copper Ore 3 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Shadow Iron Ingot 7 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Shadow Iron Ore 3 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Copper Ingot 8 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Copper Ore 4 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Bronze Ingot 9 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Bronze Ore 4 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Golden Ingot 10 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Golden Ore 5 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Agapite Ingot 11 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Agapite Ore 5 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Verite Ingot 13 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Verite Ore 6 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Valorite Ingot 15 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Valorite Ore 7 Blacksmith, Weaponsmith, Armorer
Hides 2 Tanner
Leather 4 Tanner
Spined Hides Tanner
Spined Leather Tanner
Horned Hides 7 Tanner
Horned Leather Tanner
Barbed Hides Tanner
Barbed Leather Tanner
Arrows Provisioner, Fletcher
Bolts Provisioner, Fletcher
Shafts Provisioner, Fletcher
Feathers Provisioner, Fletcher
Logs Carpenter
Boards Carpenter
Spool of Thread 15 Tailor, Weaver
Cloth 3 Tailor, Weaver
Bolt of Cloth 150 Tailor, Weaver
Yarn 15 Tailor, Weaver
Wool 67 Tailor, Weaver
Cotton 135 Tailor, Weaver

Remember also that the NPC takes a small cut from some of these rates as their fee.

In the case of ore, the rate is lower due to the NPC needing to smelt it for you. One of the two ingots per ore is sacrificed, on top of the NPC's regular cut.