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The Story behind Naomis72's great shop!
submitted by naomis72 

Ever thought of having a great plushie gallery but not wanting to use any shop space? Are all your plushies tucked away in your Safety Deposit Box and haven’t been seen for months?? ~Well please read further~

 

If you have the time, a few spare neopoints and plushies stored in your Safety Deposit Box to invest in your shop you can do what I am doing and take out all your most valued plushies and put them all in your shop for displaying AND for selling and make a good profit while doing so.

Since I have had so many neomails asking how I got so many plushies in my shop I have decided to share with everyone how I got it started and how it has helped me earn great rewards (neopoints).There is no big secret on how I earn my neopoints but I hope to help anyone who is interested in what I do.

 

It all started when I managed to save 150k the first 2 months and had always wanted a plushie gallery, but seeing there where too many plushies to collect I then decided to collect my most favourite. As I said earlier when I realized I had all my prized plushies stored away and unnoticed for such a long time I wanted to have a gallery but also needed a shop to help me earn neopoints so what I decided to do next was put them all in my shop and checking the shop wizard before-hand, priced them to be on sale. Silly you ask??-Why would I sell my most favourite plushies??  Well the reason being I realized that way I could sell it and make a profit and then go out and buy the same plushies again and resell it and so on. This has continued to this day and I now find myself not needing to play any games at all (except for avatar and trophy related ones) because my shop earns my neopoints for me instead.

 

It may sound confusing but below I have out lined the steps I took to be where I am now with my shop and the rewards that I have managed to gain through out my time here on neopets. I only suggest the following steps and tips to ONLY those who are willing to invest all their time and neopoints completely on their shop and that would include a lot of researching and checking prices constantly.

 

The steps I have taken to be where I am:

 

1) Save enough to invest in your shop. I had around 150k but you really don’t need that much to start (My cousin has started with a lot lower and already is doing so well).

 

2) Choose a theme and/or items you like most. I think it is best to sell items that interest you most since you will be searching for these items constantly to restock your shop. Also if you have a themed shop (e.g. baby) you will most likely stumble upon shoppers who collect and buy a few at a time.    

Tip: Out of my own experience I find plushies are great as they are good sellers and you can find really great deals on them if you know what you are looking for. 

 

 3) Do not use your shop space for a gallery with items priced over 100k, instead of pricing them as gallery items you can actually sell them (unless the item itself is worth over 100k) and make a profit doing so and at the same time you can still have all your nice items displayed in your shop everyday depending on how often you restock.

 

4) Try to stick to the same items ALL the time. That way you will become more aware of the value of the item, you will always know what you are looking for and also know when you come upon a great deal. You will be amazed at what bargains you can find if you always stick to the same items. (I have found 80k plushies being sold for only 2k and that is a huge profit of over 70k itself alone- that is worth a week+ playing games)

 

5) Another great tip is to do a lot of shopping AFTER the half price day (3rd of every month) and no not in the shops but in the shop wizard as I find so many people pricing items really low the day after.

Tip: This is the time I buy a lot of extras and put them away until the price has gone up, you will be amazed on how much you can earn during this time. I ONLY advise of this if you are certain of the prices you can sell the item for.

 

6)  When you are confident enough of the prices of your items and have enough neopoints to invest I recommend selling items that are over 1000nps. That way you can check through your sales history and know what has been purchased from your shop.

The best thing is you will find more neopoints in your shop till-I have found 850k in my shop till on some occasions  but that is because I have a really large shop and items priced over 10k+, but anyone can achieve that through time and patience.

Tip: I find items worth over 1000nps are easier to profit from, meaning you can put it a little higher.

 

NOTE: Please read thetxcowgirl’s article:

The importance of a large shop.

 

 7) Make sure you price your items accordingly and know that you are making a profit even though if it is only an extra 500nps from the amount you bought it for (just think if you had 50 items and sold  them for an extra 500nps that would be 500x50).

Tip: If you are not sure of prices when restocking just do item at a time checking prices before you go onto your next item.

 

8) If you are selling items that are worth more than 1000nps I strongly suggest you buy the cheapest of that item in the shop wizard and then reprice them around the 3-6 cheapest on the shop wizard. That way you will still get a profit and also sell the item quicker and not get stuck with it when there is a huge price fluctuation (price change).

SO BE CAREFUL.

 

9) Once you are familiar with your shop and your items you will often stumble on familiar usernames (like you would often buy from the same shop). Well I found making neofriends with these people really helpful because not only are they interested in the same items but also the fact that they TOO are constantly looking for the same items and would most likely be your neofriends. I have made quite a few friends doing this and now they are the ones who help me find my plushies when I can’t find the time to and also in reverse. You might even be lucky enough to find someone willing to sell you items real cheap.

 

10) Just keep researching and checking prices anywhere anytime using the shop wizard and trades (I don’t think auctions are good as they can hold your neopoints for a long time) you WILL be amazed at what you can find out there in Neopia.

Tip: I find that when bidding for a trade I would usually trade a cheap plushie and neopoints instead of an omelette/jelly that way the person whose item you are bidding for will take more notice with your bids than the other bids, as long as you know that you can make a profit on the item.

 

These days I find myself confident enough to invest entirely on my shop as well as back up stock knowing I will get much more than what I had spent. I DO NOT SUGGEST you doing this until you have done a lot of researching on prices and you know you are ready to invest more.

I completely depend on my shop and it can earn me 30k-100k+ a day and anyone can achieve the same too.

Well that is what I do with my time spent on neopets. If you are willing and able as I have been you will most definitely find it rewarding and the best part is there is no end to your rewards just as long as you keep going so will your rewards. Out of my own experience and knowing that even my cousin follows my tips I know this can work for anybody I have even found out my neofriends have been doing the same things and are now so successful here on neopets.      

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