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22nd May '16 7:46:37 AM erwgd
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* ''VideoGame/{{Transcendence}}'' averts this: Every station has a limited number of credits to buy your goods, which slowly replenishes; most stations have a limited range of items they will buy at different rates. A medical station for example pays a decent rate for food and luxury goods, but won't buy any weapons, ore or medical goods (it produces its own medicine). The general Commonwealth stations play this almost straight, as they buy almost anything at a fairly low rate. If the player doesn't identify a PoisonMushroom like a barrel of radioactive waste, these stations will happily buy it. [=SmartCannon=] ammo is sold to the player at 1 credit per round, so no station will buy it from you. Once a station has enough of any particular item in its inventory, it will pay less for the same item, and eventually won't buy any more.
1st May '16 9:32:23 AM LadyJafaria
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* One of the newest types of reality TV shows centers around people who will buy and sell all sorts of weird odds and ends, which often seem worthless but can be resold for a high price to the few people who are willing to pay for them. ''Series/PawnStars'' centers around a family-owned pawn shop whose staff will buy just about anything they think they can resell in their shop, while shows like ''Series/AmericanPickers'' and ''Series/AuctionHunters'' center around people who visit rural communities or bid on the contents of unclaimed storage bins and buy a wide variety of things that they then resell to interested buyers.


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* One of the newest types of reality TV shows centers around people who will buy and sell all sorts of weird odds and ends, which often seem worthless but can be resold for a high price to the few people who are willing to pay for them. ''Series/PawnStars'' centers around a family-owned pawn shop whose staff will buy just about anything they think they can resell in their shop, while shows like ''Series/AmericanPickers'' and ''Series/AuctionHunters'' center around people who visit rural communities or bid on the contents of unclaimed storage bins and buy a wide variety of things that they then resell to interested buyers.
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1st May '16 9:31:42 AM LadyJafaria
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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, Harry King buys anything, or charges a fee to remove it, which amounts to the same thing. He started with the bucket latrines outside seedy taverns (hence his old slogan, "Taking the Piss Since 1961!"), then moved on to every other kind of trash collection imaginable and became one of the wealthiest men in the city because he's getting paid on both sides: people are paying him to take the waste away, and other people are paying him FOR it. (The tanners use urine, the farmers need fertilizer and there's ''nothing'' you can't sell to the Alchemists. He also recycles rags and old paper into new paper.)
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25th Apr '16 7:58:08 PM Lots42
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** Fallout 4 introduces the workbenches mechanic. So all that nonsense picked up you don't give a darn about anymore? In the context of the game, someone can use it to literally improve their house. Patch holes. Maybe even fix a machine gun turret.
14th Apr '16 2:37:05 AM NightmareNearFumiKanno
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** In the Twoson and Fourside malls there is a booth that only buys merchandise, but the sign says it is the "Returns" booth. That does not stop them from buying things you never could have purchased at that mall: chickens, snakes, deathrays, "Meteotites", as well as any food you might have (try getting refunded for a pizza at the returns center in your mall).

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** In the Twoson and Fourside malls there is a booth that only buys merchandise, but the sign says it is the "Returns" booth. That does not stop them from buying things you never could have purchased at that mall: those malls: chickens, snakes, deathrays, "Meteotites", as well as any food you might have (try getting refunded for a pizza at the returns center in your mall).
14th Apr '16 2:35:57 AM NightmareNearFumiKanno
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** In the Twoston mall there is a both that only buys merchandise, but the sign says it is the "Returns" booth. That does not stop them from buying things you never could have purchased at that mall: chickens, snakes, deathrays, "Meteornium," as well as any food you might have (try getting refunded for a pizza at the returns center in your mall).

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** In the Twoston mall Twoson and Fourside malls there is a both booth that only buys merchandise, but the sign says it is the "Returns" booth. That does not stop them from buying things you never could have purchased at that mall: chickens, snakes, deathrays, "Meteornium," "Meteotites", as well as any food you might have (try getting refunded for a pizza at the returns center in your mall).
21st Feb '16 9:42:32 PM DeisTheAlcano
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-> ''The sign said, "We Buy Anything!" so I went inside, gobbed on the counter and barked "How much for that then?"''
-->--''Creator/BillBryson''

->''Tip two, [[KleptomaniacHero pick up everything]] - ''everything'' - [[VendorTrash and sell it]]. '''''Everything.''''' Crisp [[OrganDrops Basilisk Urethra]]? Pick it up. Put it in your bag. There's somebody out there who wants that.''
-->-- '''[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/02/02/ Penny Arcade]]'''

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-> ''The sign said, "We Buy Anything!" so I went inside, gobbed on the counter and barked "How much for that then?"''
-->--''Creator/BillBryson''

->''Tip
->''"Tip two, [[KleptomaniacHero pick up everything]] everything - ''everything'' - [[VendorTrash and sell it]].it. '''''Everything.''''' Crisp [[OrganDrops Basilisk Urethra]]? Urethra? Pick it up. Put it in your bag. There's somebody out there who wants that.''
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-->-- '''[[http://www.''WebComic/PennyArcade'', "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/02/02/ Penny Arcade]]'''
Internalize This Deep Wisdom]]"
15th Feb '16 12:01:15 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the Poké Marts will buy any item that isn't a key item, although at half price of the original value.
** Oddly, they can buy the Moon Stone and Master Ball (which isn't sold in stores), but for ''free''. Then again, if you're stupid enough to sell the one-of-a-kind Master Ball, you probably deserved getting nothing for it. This only applies in Red and Blue - every other game has them refuse to buy them (until, for the Moon Stone, you were capable of getting a theoretical unlimited amount of them).

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the Poké Marts will buy any item that isn't a key item, although at half price of the original value.
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value. Oddly, they can buy the Moon Stone and Master Ball (which isn't sold in stores), but for ''free''. Then again, if you're stupid enough to sell the one-of-a-kind Master Ball, you probably deserved getting nothing for it. This only applies in Red and Blue - every ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. Every other game has them refuse to buy them (until, for the Moon Stone, you were capable of getting a theoretical unlimited amount of them).



*** Money laundering, of course. Everyone knows that Tom Nook is the Nookfather.



* In ''HarvestMoon: More Friends Of Mineral Town'', you can unlock a feature where you can sell items to Won instead of shipping them. Won usually pays more for said items, and also buys some items which you cannot ship. Even though Won apparently doesn't even have enough money for a proper stall or his own house.
** Why would he buy a house when he can take advantage of Zack's hospitality?

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* In ''HarvestMoon: ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature HarvestMoon: More Friends Of Mineral Town'', Town]]'', you can unlock a feature where you can sell items to Won instead of shipping them. Won usually pays more for said items, and also buys some items which you cannot ship. Even though Won apparently doesn't even have enough money for a proper stall or his own house.
** Why would he buy a house when he can take advantage of Zack's hospitality?
house.
12th Jan '16 6:50:14 PM nombretomado
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* One must feel sorry for the vendors closest to the auction houses in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. Nobody ever buys anything from them, they're just used as dumps for whatever vendor trash an adventurer happens to have, and a repair station for gear the characters wear or are about to sell. There are a few exceptions (quest items and some unique items have no sale price and can't be sold) but considering all the garbage that vendors DO buy, it's a pretty moot point.

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* One must feel sorry for the vendors closest to the auction houses in ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Nobody ever buys anything from them, they're just used as dumps for whatever vendor trash an adventurer happens to have, and a repair station for gear the characters wear or are about to sell. There are a few exceptions (quest items and some unique items have no sale price and can't be sold) but considering all the garbage that vendors DO buy, it's a pretty moot point.



* A particular example comes from ''{{Runescape}}''. All items can be sold at a general store. However, certain shops that deal in a more specific area of business might only accept certain items; like how a shield store would only buy shields. But selling items to these specialty shops can earn more money than selling to a general store.

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* A particular example comes from ''{{Runescape}}''.''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''. All items can be sold at a general store. However, certain shops that deal in a more specific area of business might only accept certain items; like how a shield store would only buy shields. But selling items to these specialty shops can earn more money than selling to a general store.
18th Nov '15 9:30:39 AM Rytex
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* Similarly to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' features shops like this. Most shops are restricted to certain varieties of items (Weapons and armor, bows and arrows, potions, etc.). Certain speechcraft perks can turn the shops into these, though. For instance, in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', if you invest in a store with the right perks, you can sell anything to them (even stolen items).
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