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1/27/14 - 7:47PM - 3 years ago - Last Edit: 8/24/14 - 4:55PM
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Hi there!

There is always room for improvement and always more space on our channel for videos.
We have a decent amount of them already, but merchanting is a very broad field.
It's hard to cover everything out there, especially for just one person.

If you feel like there is a merchanting related subject you'd like to know more about, feel free to request it on this topic! It can be anything ranging from complex questions to very simple, tiny things.

I cannot guarantee that I'll make a video about it, but I'll do my best.
In the end I just want to make the content you guys enjoy and get good use out of.
It is not always easy to do that with limited feedback, so help me out below!

PS: Don't hesitate to suggest things. If there is already a video about it I will just link you to it.

Videos I plan to do in the future:

- Merchz logs tutorial
- Updating our trailer
- Pc 101 tutorial?
- Level 90 armour tutorial?
- Reworking Merchz classes?
- Monthly BTS videos

Videos that have been suggested by the community:

- Third-age tutorial/guide.

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#1794 1/28/14 - 8:23PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
Posted by: brando282
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I'd like to see another short term investing/graph reading video, the first one was great and i learned a great deal from it but if i'm not mistaken most of the video was discussing graph analysis techniques on live graphs that no longer exist (not sure i'm not a vip )?
#1796 1/29/14 - 12:11AM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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Hi brando

That's correct, the live graphs for those items no longer exist.
The principles remain the same, though I'll see what I can do about this one.
There will definitely be a video about this, but I can't make any promises when.

Thanks for posting.

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#1823 2/1/14 - 12:12AM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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I agree with Brando. While there are many that already have short term investing down, I think it is currently the largest gap in information due to the old videos being slightly outdated (though the methods do still largely apply). Other than that, all I can think of is a 3a trading guide, but I don't think a decent part of the community would be huge fans of that
#1840 2/1/14 - 1:55PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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I was always very curious about hoarding. However, this is pure curiosity, it's not like I will probably ever hoard and don't have the money for it either
#1890 2/8/14 - 1:13PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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What is hoarding anyways?
#1891 2/8/14 - 1:22PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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Hoarding means buying up a large amount of the stock of an item, to make it rise in the long term.
People do this all the time with third-age items for example.

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#1893 2/8/14 - 1:27PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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Yeah it just really fascinated me how it happened with seismic wands(right?).
#1895 2/8/14 - 6:13PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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It didn't happen with Seismic wands that much.
They are mostly high in price because they are the best weapon in-game.

You could check out this video I made about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRnG1FFCEow

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#1896 2/10/14 - 3:43AM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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that is a fantastic explanation about seismics. As for a decent explanation on hoarding, back probably 1-1.5 years ago full 3a range could be had for ~300m. now bodies and legs alone go for nearly over 250m ea. this rise was due to a certain player (you can find out who just by searching through the RSOF) buying up over 250 of each piece effectively reducing the market volume by 1/2 (i'm being conservative) while not effecting the demand. this causes quite a drastic rise in price. Now unloading becomes tricky. it can be very easy to actually make a rather substantial loss if you dont unload correctly. I dont realy have time to explain the different ways to go about it, or why people hoard atm, but my RSN is "eskamobob1" (same as heer). add me and shoot me a pm and i would be happy to continue


EDIT: ill try to come back and finish teh post when i have more time, but i have a habbit fo forgetting stuff like that if im honest
#1897 2/10/14 - 5:07PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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So basically with hoarding people choose a low volume item(that actually has some value, not uncooked kebab) and start buying it. It requires alot of cash but they can buy a pretty big chunk of all those items in game increasing their price. I see
#1898 2/10/14 - 5:18PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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Yes, and as always, the difficulty is NOT to rise the price.
The tricky part is selling off the item without it crashing too far as you not only need to make a profit, you need to make enough profit for it to be worth the time, investment and effort.

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#1899 2/10/14 - 6:09PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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the other option (which has become more popular recently) is buying out an item to store GP. basically they buy (lets say) 350 of an item for 150m ea, and in the process it becomes 300m a piece. That means that instead of investing 52b into a shard stack (though that is admittedly more liquid), they invest 52b into an item that in the process raises their over all wealth to 105b. they can ten sell off and buy up small portions (lets say 5-10) of said item w/o truly effecting the price, but still very much cashing a bit out when needed). While not as common since it take much vaster sums of wealth, this is becoming more common than before
#1909 2/12/14 - 11:25PM - 3 years ago - [quote]
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I updated the first post with stuff I have planned and stuff that has been suggested by the Merchz community.

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#2376 6/30/14 - 7:29PM - 2 years ago - [quote]
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Hi Divine I know I am fairly new to VIP but I have been getting into merchanting the past 2 years or so, I was wondering if you could recreate a video specifically on Short term merchanting, possibly start off with a brief description of what it is and compare/contrast it against active and long term flipping then go into detail on how you should read the graphs and possibly include variables that influence the graph such as update/merch clans; then show us possibly 2+ items that you yourself did as a short term merch, if you could, one being a low limit item (1-10/4hours) and one item being a bulk item (1-25k/4hours)then possibly show other examples of each of these low and high limit items; then give us your personal opinions when it comes to predicting when an item is going to fall/rise
#2378 6/30/14 - 8:44PM - 2 years ago - Last Edit: 6/30/14 - 8:44PM - [quote]
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Hi Divine I know I am fairly new to VIP but I have been getting into merchanting the past 2 years or so, I was wondering if you could recreate a video specifically on Short term merchanting, possibly start off with a brief description of what it is and compare/contrast it against active and long term flipping then go into detail on how you should read the graphs and possibly include variables that influence the graph such as update/merch clans; then show us possibly 2+ items that you yourself did as a short term merch, if you could, one being a low limit item (1-10/4hours) and one item being a bulk item (1-25k/4hours)then possibly show other examples of each of these low and high limit items; then give us your personal opinions when it comes to predicting when an item is going to fall/rise


Hi s0up

You're requesting too much for just one video, it would be well over 30 minutes if I put all of that in it.
There are plans to create another short-term investment video at some point, but a lot of what you requested is already in this video. (brief description, comparison, variables)

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#2381 6/30/14 - 11:41PM - 2 years ago - [quote]
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Do you have a video you might reccommend for long term >2 day flips as well!?
#2383 7/1/14 - 10:20AM - 2 years ago - [quote]
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Do you have a video you might reccommend for long term >2 day flips as well!?


If you haven't yet learned about short-term investments, it would be a very bad idea to get into long term investments right now. They come after short-term, which you really need to understand first.

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#2548 7/18/14 - 8:46AM - 2 years ago - [quote]
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Updated.

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#3091 10/30/14 - 1:05AM - 2 years ago - [quote]
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Hello divine,

I would like to request a video in which you show your daily merches and how you choose them. Example: in the morning you pick out some item, read the news on it, check the graph, then put in your offers. Then come back and see if they have sold.if not then we get to see the process. And along the way you explain your thought process and why you are picking the item/price/graph.

I do like your other videos.But I would like to see it all in action uninterrupted so that all that is in my head now has a solid grounding in reality. This is just the way I learn and I'm sure there are a number of vips who would greatly appreciate this as well. I understand that you are busy and appreciate your time.
#3092 10/30/14 - 8:16AM - 2 years ago - [quote]
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Hello divine,

I would like to request a video in which you show your daily merches and how you choose them. Example: in the morning you pick out some item, read the news on it, check the graph, then put in your offers. Then come back and see if they have sold.if not then we get to see the process. And along the way you explain your thought process and why you are picking the item/price/graph.

I do like your other videos.But I would like to see it all in action uninterrupted so that all that is in my head now has a solid grounding in reality. This is just the way I learn and I'm sure there are a number of vips who would greatly appreciate this as well. I understand that you are busy and appreciate your time.
o0Matthius0o on 10/30/14 - 1:05AM


Hi Matthius

I was doing this on another account for a short while, but due to a lack of time and the substantial amount of time needed for it (which I underestimated), I've stopped that for the time being.

I will not be making videos like these on my main accounts, I already give away a lot of information as it is.
Showing people exactly what I do will definitely make great video content, but it will also ruin my profits in the long term.

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#4232 6/15/16 - 7:40AM - 8 months ago - [quote]
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Hello, i'm currently viewing the tier 2 suggestions and tier 3 suggestions on the live graphs.

Honestly I don't full understand what it is i'm looking at. A few questions I have about these pages are below:

-Why it's labeled "Tier 2 - Live Item Investment Suggestions/Tier 3 Investments"
-Are these items a list of more inspiration for flips?
-if tier 3 is higher than tier 2? What is the difference? (it honestly didn't seem like anything special the few times I checked in)
-How come the tier two has 1-12 hour tabs?
-How are these items picked? and What makes them a "strong buy" over a "buy"

I really love your videos. It's truly a great help to hear a friendly voice go over the material. I personally would be very grateful for a written guide/video guide on how to use these tabs effectively!
#4233 6/15/16 - 9:37AM - 8 months ago - [quote]
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Hello, i'm currently viewing the tier 2 suggestions and tier 3 suggestions on the live graphs.

Honestly I don't full understand what it is i'm looking at. A few questions I have about these pages are below:

-Why it's labeled "Tier 2 - Live Item Investment Suggestions/Tier 3 Investments"
-Are these items a list of more inspiration for flips?
-if tier 3 is higher than tier 2? What is the difference? (it honestly didn't seem like anything special the few times I checked in)
-How come the tier two has 1-12 hour tabs?
-How are these items picked? and What makes them a "strong buy" over a "buy"

I really love your videos. It's truly a great help to hear a friendly voice go over the material. I personally would be very grateful for a written guide/video guide on how to use these tabs effectively!
Miggels on 6/15/16 - 7:40AM


Hi Miggels

- They are not a list of inspiration for flips, as their title states, they are investment suggestions.
- Tier 2 shows items from the live prices page that according to math, may be interesting investments. They show 1-12 hour tabs as these are short term investments.
- Tier 3 shows suggestions across all items in the Grand Exchange that according to math, may be interesting investments.
- The items show up once enough indicators are in the same direction, keep in mind that these are no guarantee, just mathematical recommendations. Merchanting is about much more than math, but this can help you more easily select interesting items.

They aren't something 'special' and we don't sell VIP based on these tiers, they are simply an addition that some people appreciate. After the site rework is done I would like to fill them up with more useful things.

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#4264 7/9/16 - 8:17AM - 7 months ago - [quote]
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I'm fairly new to the site and to flipping/marching as a whole but how do you know when to dump everything?

Like daily prices fluctuate so if my margins have dropped I'll usually leave it for the same price and in a couple of hours or even over night the margin goes back up and it's all good but how do you know when to dump?

Thanks in advance
#4265 7/10/16 - 8:12AM - 7 months ago - [quote]
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I'm fairly new to the site and to flipping/marching as a whole but how do you know when to dump everything?

Like daily prices fluctuate so if my margins have dropped I'll usually leave it for the same price and in a couple of hours or even over night the margin goes back up and it's all good but how do you know when to dump?

Thanks in advance


Welcome WetFlaps

You generally don't know. You make judgements based on frequent pricechecks, the item graph, experience, the time of the day, state of the market, reasons for the item rising in the first place and whether those are still sustainable at this price point, etc.

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#4267 7/12/16 - 3:30AM - 7 months ago - [quote]
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make a video on th rares and the re-release of gem items. pretty funny stuff
#4268 7/12/16 - 12:39PM - 7 months ago - [quote]
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make a video on th rares and the re-release of gem items. pretty funny stuff


I already planned it

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