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Why I started posting here again? The world is a small place

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Baldguy

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I am an instructor in the navy. During my last class (which lasts three weeks), I was talking to some of my students (all senior enlisted) about free time. One mentioned that he played UO. OUt of curiosity, I asked him what shard. To my surprise, he replied "Baja of course".
Since that is my old home, I HAD to ask him if he had ever heard of Paul Mart ( for those who do not know, Paul mart was a discount clearing house for high end items, and a HUGE library).
He said "YOU are Paul B? Dude, we really need another store like yours around!!!"
Never did I think that anything I did in the game would have an effect that lasted that long. Before I sold that account, I had taken residence here on the forums, and had dumped most of my nuggets of info in one forum or another. Unfortunately some of that has disappeared.

So I will make this offer. If anyone needs any tips of starting a REALLY successful merchant, my tips should still be applicable. I will gladly share them with anyone in the forum.

To give you a "why should I ask you", here are some basic facts.
Paul-mart at the end was getting 3k visits a month.
I averaged 1 million g.p a day in profit from my vendors, selling mid to top end items. (no artifacts ever sold, I kept the few I was able to earn). There used to be some pics here, but I think those are gone as well.

Paul Mart was home to one of the largest in game rune libraries and player made guides on Baja. I had 100 guides and stories by players, and 75 full rune books, including all treasure maps.
Gosh, nostaglia strikes deep. I LOVED that aspect of the game, and if not for time and college and work conflicts, I would take it up again in a heart beat (sniffle)
Anyway, if anyone needs any tips, post it here. I will try to keep visiting and re-make my recipe for the store.

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Tukaram

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Dude welcome back! I saw a post yesterday with you in it. Quite a surprise. There's not enough squids around here. :)

Tuka :cool:

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Vindicator

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WB man!
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Thanks to Atlas for hooking up this SICK signature!

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I am all about the shop tips! I absolutely love being a merchant, but of more craft related things than rares. I'm not into cross shard trading gifts and selling rewards and stuff.. more like, things I can make or assemble (crafted goods, runebooks, etc).

What kind of shop did you run? I'd love any advice you've got!

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Snugglebunny

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Welcome back! We need more people from Baja here!

Well rub butter on my beautiful butt and call me a croissant!


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What a lovely story ,and how strange is real life when you find other players in your class of students ,*smiles*

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Never
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It is very funny when game and real life meet.
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Tukaram

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Don't forget the best abbreviation:

Lazy
Ignorant
F***
Expecting
Retirement

Our EMC had a patch made with that instead of his name. He put it on his coveralls...did you know the Navy has no sense of humor?? :laugh:

USN 1987-1993

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That's cool, i've never met anyone like that in RL that plays UO. That would be wild.

Your tips sound like the rune library right outside Cove on Lake Superior. A give to receive mentatlity. Must work well. =)

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Well, more interest than I thought. Good to see you still hanging out Tuk!!!
I retire from Active duty this year (December 07 baaaaby). Life will be OVER.

As to the shop tips, should I post them here, or do a new thread? Or can one of you mod type people separate the cahff out for me?

Lady Destiny, good to hear a fellow squid squeak!. Sorry about the disability, hopefully you are taken care of.


Love the acronym's you 2! When I retire, it's BOHICA time!

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Queen Mum

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The world is a small place ... with one big sidewalk :cheesy:


Go ahead and start a new Merchant Tip thread in this forum if you would like to keep the ideas separated from this thread ... might be easier for folks and with a new title it would help with pariticpation ...

Let us know if you need something .. and glad to see you back on board :laugh:

*you can name it something other than Merchant Tips .. that was just my thought ....

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Baldguy

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I am all about the shop tips! I absolutely love being a merchant, but of more craft related things than rares. I'm not into cross shard trading gifts and selling rewards and stuff.. more like, things I can make or assemble (crafted goods, runebooks, etc).

What kind of shop did you run? I'd love any advice you've got!

oh, and P.S., I went from owning an 8*8 (after my second return to the game) to a KEEP in 10 months. Then I quit lol. Dumbie me.

I had the whole SHEEBANG. My Crafter was Mark The Creator. He was 7X GM. He had 6 vendors to himself. I had 22 vendors total, but that was mainly due to my sorting policy. Some of the rules I used are below, in no particualr order of importance.

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I was a Civilian Under Naval Training...but I can't tell you the acronym

Tuka :cool:

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lololololol. you gonna get banned boy! hehehehe

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