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Update Teaser: Good Bargains Ahead

Written by CipSoft on Thursday 17 November 2011
Your basement is full of backpacks and boxes of stuff ready to find new homes? Numerous things that you collected on your hunts pile up in your room? You are looking for a particular item but do not have enough time to check the advertising channel for a decent offer? You would like to compare prices before you buy or sell something?

Whether you are a merchant at heart, an adventurer in need, or would just like to trade with others in a secure, quick and convenient way, the forthcoming winter update will certainly be of interest for you. It will bring along a whole new feature to enhance your Tibia experience further.
A place where you do not need to be present or even online to find a customer. A place where you can sell and buy items from other players for fixed prices. A place where you do not have to wait for offers but can browse through existing ones instead: the market.

As you know, teaser information is always preliminary, and subject to change. Nevertheless, we would like to give you a short glance on what this new market feature is all about. So here we go:

  • You can sell and buy items via fixed price offers for ingame gold.
  • All players can browse the market for buy and sell offers and accept them. You can search for an item by checking different categories and using filters, or you can just search for its name.
  • Submitting offers is exclusively available for premium players.
  • While the market can be accessed and used both in the stand-alone client and in the Beta Flash client, the clean, crisp and shiny design of the market in the Beta Flash client is definitely worth a look. Click on the screenshot to see how it will look like in both clients.
  • In general, you can sell or buy all takeable items that you can store in your depot. Check our feedback thread for further information on a few exceptions. There, you can also find a few more details such as how many offers you can submit, and how long an offer will be valid.
  • A fee will be charged for every offer you submit: 1% of the total price, but at least 20 gold coins and 1000 gold coins maximum. Of course, these numbers may still change until the final release.
  • When submitting an offer all costs will be deducted from your bank account immediately.

Click on the image to enlarge it:
market demon shield offer


Consequently, depots will also change a bit. After the winter update, a locker will include your depot box, a new inbox and the market icon to open the market window. The depot box will continue to work as before. But what about the new inbox? While you cannot put anything into it, you will find your items from the market there. Also, from the winter update on, your mail will be delivered into this inbox.

locker flash


So, it is time to clear your basement and check your wish lists! Will you finally find that item you always wanted to buy but never got around to it? Will you make a pretty penny or spend a fortune?
You can find a screenshot of the "my offers" section of the market on our supported and promoted fansites so make sure to pay them a visit.

Happy trading!
Your Community Managers


My Offers (Flash):
Click on the image to enlarge it
Enlarge image: my offers flash


My Offers (Stand-Alone):
my offers stand alone


FAQ

General information, everything is still subject to change:

There are two types of offers:
Sell offer: Player is offering items
Buy offer: Player is searching for items

Both, premium and free players can use the market and accept offers but only premium players can submit buy and sell offers in the market.

The market is available in every depot in every city.

Q: What items are sellable via the market?
A: Generally almost all takeable items are sellable, except the following:
corpses
money
books, scrolls, documents ect. inscribed by players
filled liquid containers
items with an expire date (for example magical torch)
in-use items (for example soft boots that are not full 100% or amulets that are not fully charged anymore)

Q: Is there any fee if I submit an offer?
A: Yes. Each offer will cost 1% of the total price but not more than 1000 gps and at least 20 gps.

Q: How do I pay?
A: The money will be automatically taken from your bank account. If you do not have enough money in the bank you will not be able to buy or sell any item.

Q: What happens with the money during a buy offer?
A: The money will be locked and is not useable during the offer.

Q: If I am the seller, how will I receive the money?
A: If someone has accepted your offer the money will be automatically sent to your bank account immedieatly.

Q: How do I receive the item after I bought it via the market?
A: The item will be automatically sent to the inbox in the depot you accepted the offer from.

Q: How does it work with the item? Where do I have to put the items I want to sell?
A: The items have to be in your depot of the city you submit the offer from.

Q: What happens with the items during a sell offer?
A: The items will be locked and be taken from your depot. If you do not sell it, it will be sent back to your depot inbox once the offer has ended.

Q: During an offer the offered item is locked. Does this item still count regarding the depot limit?
A: No, it doesn't.

Q: Are world trades possible with the market?
A: No. There is one market for each game world.

Q: Can i cancel any open offer?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I change my pending offers?
A: No. If you want to change the price or the amount of your offer you have to cancel it and submit a new one.

Q: How long does an offer last?
A: If it is not cancelled by the provider nor accepted by a customer it lasts for 30 days.

Q: How many items may one offer include?
A: An offer is limited to a maximum of 64.000 items (for example: Offer: Selling/buying 64.000 serpent swords). Please note that a stack of items, for example 64 fish fins, counts as one item.

Q: If the sell offer is 2000 iron ores, do I have to buy all of them?
A: No, you can buy one, 50 or all 2000. It is up to you how many items of an offer you buy.

Q: What if I offer a stack of items? Do I offer the piece price or the total price?
A: In the stand-alone client the submitted price is always the price per piece.
A: In the Beta Flash client you can choose between entering a total price or a price per piece.

Q: How many offers can I submit at once?
A: You can have up to 100 open offers at the same time.

Q: Does the market work for both clients?
A: Yes.

Q: What will happen with the items in my locker after the update?
A: All items will be automatially moved into your depot chest.

Q: Does the market work for Rookgaard as well?
A: Since there is no depot on Rookgaard, no.

Q: Can I use the extra service of a world transfer during a pending offer?
A: No. There must not be any pending offers on your account if you want to move from one world to another.

Q: What will happen with advertising channel?
A: Nothing. It will remain as it is.

Please note once again, that everything is still subject on change.