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21st Jul '17 4:41:30 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** If you ''raise'' prices in stores you own, you take a corruption penalty but demand stays constant so you make more money in direct proportion to how high you raised them.
30th Jun '17 1:58:13 PM bkitu
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Named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith Adam Smith himself]] (the one from the 18th Century, ''not'' George Goodman, the current-day writer on finance who uses this PenName), who is usually considered to be the father of modern economics. Common in games that manage to avert WithThisHerring. See also CommandAndConquerEconomy. A hero with a HundredPercentHeroismRating might be able to get a discount, though.

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Named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith Adam Smith himself]] (the one from the 18th Century, ''not'' George Goodman, the current-day writer on finance who uses this PenName), who is usually considered to be the father of modern economics. Common in games that manage to avert WithThisHerring.WithThisHerring, and justified from a design standpoint as a form of MoneySink to avert MoneyForNothing. See also CommandAndConquerEconomy. A hero with a HundredPercentHeroismRating might be able to get a discount, though.



** Beedle returns in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' recurring at stables, bazaars, and other rest stops Link passes through. He always stocks arrows and a selection of critters just right for combating the area's natural hazards. He also overcharges for the arrows compared to any other merchant and the critters can be gotten for free in the right places, but that's the price of convenience.

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** Beedle returns in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' recurring at stables, bazaars, and other rest stops Link passes through. He always stocks arrows and a selection of critters just right for combating the area's natural hazards. He also overcharges for the arrows compared to any other merchant and the critters can be gotten for free in the right places, but that's the price of convenience. Also, activating the Great Fairies requires increasingly larger donations the longer you go in the game, with the final Fairy charging a whopping 10,000 rupees to talk to you.
15th Jun '17 9:56:52 AM rjd1922
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** There is one area where this is PlayedForLaughs - at the Fleet Hall Theater, the lobby vending machine only sells snack items - at about a ''4,000 percent markup''.

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** There is one area where this is PlayedForLaughs - at the Fleet Hall Theater, the lobby vending machine only sells snack items - at about a ''4,000 ''[[{{Snacksploitation}} 4,000 percent markup''.markup]]''.
14th Jun '17 10:38:59 AM CerotechOmega
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** The Scout manages to hash the Heavy over this in a domination quote.
--->''"$400,000 to fire that gun, huh? Yeah, money well spent. Them $200 bullets ain't so hot when they don't hit nothin', are they?!"''
24th Apr '17 8:30:59 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games have always survived on dungeon crawling to collect items to sell in shops or exchange with other characters. Occasionally, the prices are reasonable, but you are usually being fleeced by buying that sword for more than what you sold one just like it for. You tend to get the best deals in your higher-ranking guilds and with people who like you (in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', by selling items to stores of "rustic" quality).

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games have always survived on ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series in general has featured
dungeon crawling to collect items to sell in shops or exchange with other characters. Occasionally, the prices are reasonable, but you are usually being fleeced by buying that sword for more than what you sold one just like it for. You tend to get the best deals in your higher-ranking guilds and with people who like you (in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', by selling items to stores of "rustic" quality).



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', it's actually possible to invert this and still have the market hate you; Dragon Bone drops will become so frequent alongside enchanted daedric artifacts that simply selling ''one piece'' will bankrupt the store owner if you don't have any merchant perks or accept the "loss". On top of that several merchants only buys one type of loot (food, armor, weapons, or potions) with only a handful in each town that would buy any loot, so careful management is also needed so that you don't sell to the easiest merchants first and end up unable to sell the rest.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', it's Skyrim]]'':
*** It's
actually possible to invert this and still have the market hate you; Dragon Bone drops will become so frequent alongside enchanted daedric artifacts that simply selling ''one piece'' will bankrupt the store owner if you don't have any merchant perks or accept the "loss". On top of that several merchants only buys one type of loot (food, armor, weapons, or potions) with only a handful in each town that would buy any loot, so careful management is also needed so that you don't sell to the easiest merchants first and end up unable to sell the rest.
23rd Apr '17 11:05:32 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
22nd Apr '17 1:17:50 PM StyxD
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* In ''VideoGame/HollowKnight'', the most expensive item that can be bought in a shop is an ordinary lantern, which fetches a price worth several magical items and weapon upgrades. The reason the price is so high is that the lantern is mandatory for exploration of several [[BlackoutBasement dark areas]].
20th Apr '17 5:19:29 PM Abodos
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** Beedle returns in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' recurring at stables, bazaars, and other rest stops Link passes through. He always stocks arrows and a selection of critters just right for combating the area's natural hazards. He also overcharges for the arrows compared to any other merchant and the critters can be gotten for free in the right places, but that's the price of convenience.
20th Apr '17 9:25:27 AM FF32
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* The Nurse's Office in ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'', similar to the ''VideoGame/{{Etrian Odyssey}}'' example above, will charge you based on the level of the main character.

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* The Nurse's Office in ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'', ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', similar to the ''VideoGame/{{Etrian Odyssey}}'' example above, will charge you based on the level of the main character.
31st Mar '17 11:29:30 PM riverdine
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** Specifically, each purchase sends the price up by 10 Rupees, starting at 10 for the first purchase. You end up paying, in total, 550 Rupees, so even with the biggest wallet in the game full of cash, you still won't have enough to buy them all in one visit. Each purchase results in a new comment from him about how they're more popular than the previous purchase.

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** Specifically, you can only buy one bean at a time, and each sequential purchase sends the price up by 10 Rupees, starting at 10 for the first purchase. You end up paying, in total, 550 Rupees, so even with the biggest wallet in the game full of cash, you still won't have enough to buy them all in one visit. Each purchase results in a new comment from him about how they're more popular than the previous purchase.
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