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28th Mar '17 9:46:36 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a couple merchants on Dantooine with some shockingly good gear at just as shockingly high prices. The Rodian merchant outside the Jedi enclave, for example, sells one of the best heavy armors in game (Cassus Fett's armor). If you want it, you have to get very good at Pazaak, do a lot of griniding, or make a return trip ''before'' you get the third Star Map [[spoiler: because Malak's attack on Dantooine means the merchants and their items are LostForever]]

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a couple merchants on Dantooine with some shockingly good gear at just as shockingly high prices. The Rodian merchant outside the Jedi enclave, for example, sells one of the best heavy armors in game (Cassus Fett's armor). If you want it, you have to get very good at Pazaak, do a lot of griniding, or make a return trip ''before'' you get the third Star Map [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because Malak's attack on Dantooine means the merchants and their items are LostForever]] [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]]]].



* There seems to be an example in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever they don't sell them anymore]].

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* There seems to be an example in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent they don't sell them anymore]].
23rd Mar '17 11:40:23 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', being the only game in [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls the series]] to date without some form of LevelScaling, has this in play. Many shops have a piece or two of late-game level equipment no matter how early you visit them, but you'll almost certainly be unable to afford it at that point. Two good examples in Balmora, likely the [[HubCity second town you'll visit]] if following the main quest, are Ra'Virr's Demon/Devil weapons (steel weapons enchanted to allow you to temporarily summon much better Daedric weapons) and Meldor's Dreugh Cuirass and Shield (extremely good medium armor).
5th Mar '17 5:10:54 PM nombretomado
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* The first DungeonSiege has some powerful items in shops literally marked "PRICELESS".

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* The first DungeonSiege ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege'' has some powerful items in shops literally marked "PRICELESS".



* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}} Faxanadu]]'', one of the game's most powerful spells and the best shield can be bought near the beginning...if you have obscene amounts of gold. You can either grind for a very long time[[note]]Which turns the Death spell into a GameBreaker for half the game[[/note]], or get the spell near the end of the game (when the price has actually increased).

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* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}} Faxanadu]]'', ''{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}}'', one of the game's most powerful spells and the best shield can be bought near the beginning...if you have obscene amounts of gold. You can either grind for a very long time[[note]]Which turns the Death spell into a GameBreaker for half the game[[/note]], or get the spell near the end of the game (when the price has actually increased).
1st Mar '17 5:14:43 PM HeroicJay
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' - The shop at Castle Town sells bombs, arrows, and other mundane items for thousands of rupees - the exact same gear can be bought elsewhere for 1% of the cost, or found on monsters roaming town, with the exception of a unique set of Magic Armor that costs '''a hundred thousand'''. The absolute maximum number of rupees Link can carry at all is 1,000. Once you give enough money to Malo (which doesn't even come close to the amount needed to buy one pack of bombs from the Castle Town shop -- [[FridgeLogic go figure]]), he buys out the shop, which reduces the cost of items immensely.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' - The shop at Castle Town sells bombs, arrows, and other mundane items for thousands of rupees - the rupees. The exact same gear can be bought elsewhere for 1% of the cost, or found on monsters roaming town, with the exception of a unique set of Magic Armor that costs '''a hundred thousand'''. The HD remake, which increases Link's Rupee carrying capacity, also increases the prices in the store to ''tens'' of thousands of Rupees per item, making the Magic Armor '''400,000'''. The absolute maximum number of rupees Link can carry at all is 1,000.1,000 (9,999 in the HD version). Once you give enough money to Malo (which doesn't even come close to the amount needed to buy one pack of bombs from the Castle Town shop -- [[FridgeLogic go figure]]), he buys out the shop, which reduces the cost of items immensely.
30th Nov '16 1:33:42 AM bowserbros
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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', when guiding Jeff out of Winters to join Ness's party, you'll notice that the store outside of the Snow Wood Boarding School sells the T-Rex's Bat, Non-Stick Frying Pan, and Coin of Silence at insanely high prices, yet you don't have access to the ATM (since Jeff doesn't own an ATM card). These items are the T-Rex's Bat at $698, the Non-Stick Frying Pan at $1490, and the Coin of Silence at $2800. Granted, it ''is'' possible to grind money by selling the food items dropped from enemies outside the store, but the selling prices for them are abysmally low, only going up to $6 at most.

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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', when guiding Jeff out of Winters to join Ness's party, you'll notice that the store outside of the Snow Wood Boarding School sells the T-Rex's Bat, Non-Stick Frying Pan, and Coin of Silence at insanely high prices, yet you don't have access to the ATM (since Jeff doesn't own an ATM card). These items are the The T-Rex's Bat is priced at $698, the Non-Stick Frying Pan at $1490, and the Coin of Silence at $2800. Granted, it ''is'' possible to grind money by selling the food items dropped from enemies outside the store, but the selling prices for them are abysmally low, only going up to $6 at most.
30th Nov '16 1:32:58 AM bowserbros
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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', when guiding Jeff out of Winters to join Ness's party, you'll notice that the store outside of the Snow Wood Boarding School sells the T-Rex's Bat, Non-Stick Frying Pan, and Coin of Silence at insanely high prices, yet you don't have access to the ATM (since Jeff doesn't own an ATM card). These items are the T-Rex's Bat at $698, the Non-Stick Frying Pan at $1490, and the Coin of Silence at $2800. Granted, it ''is'' possible to grind money by selling the food items dropped from enemies outside the store, but the selling prices for them are abysmally low, only going up to $6 at most.
5th Sep '16 7:17:17 PM ZerroDefex
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** Some of these items also disappear for a while and reappear later in each vendor's inventory, making it frustrating when you come back later and it's somehow no longer in stock.
23rd Aug '16 1:56:26 AM Psychadelico
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* In the early RatchetAndClank games, the [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O.]] was almost always introduced on a relatively early planet, and always costed an obscene amount of [[UniversalCurrency bolts]]. Later games averted this entirely.
9th Mar '16 5:22:13 AM AnthonyMercer
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* Inverted in all the main series ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. Even if you have the money to do so, shops refuse to sell you the higher level Poke Balls and healing items until you've advanced the plot and obtained sufficient Gym Badges.

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* Inverted in all the main series newer ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. Even if you have the money to do so, shops refuse to sell you the higher level Poke Balls and healing items until you've advanced the plot and obtained sufficient Gym Badges.
24th Feb '16 4:03:13 PM corneredbadger
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* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' at the beginning of a new campaign, the "Tunder" 5.45 may be bought from Sidorovich. From the moment the player starts a new game, he will randomly offer the weapon for sale at a price of 20000 RU at a time when having 200RU is an achievement. However, the "Tunder" 5.45 will only appear up until the Marked One speaks to Wolf after defeating the Bandits that captured Nimble. The weapon is also a [[DiscOneNuke Disk one Nuke]] since it fires the very common 5.45 round prompting some players to grind money until they can afford it.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' at the beginning of a new campaign, the "Tunder" 5.45 may be bought from Sidorovich. From the moment the player starts a new game, he will randomly offer the weapon for sale at a price of 20000 RU at a time when having 200RU is an achievement. However, the "Tunder" 5.45 will only appear up until the Marked One speaks to Wolf after defeating the Bandits that captured Nimble. The weapon is also a [[DiscOneNuke Disk one Nuke]] since it fires the very common 5.45 round while dealing damage on par with end game weapons, prompting some players to grind money until they can afford it.
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