Forum:Add "Profitable General Store Items"

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I think that a table of items which can be purchased from the GE and sold to the general store for profit would be a nice addition! The RS3 equivalent goes by the same name as the topic, see [[1]].

2600:1700:2D40:6D50:398D:DD1B:1B76:43 19:40, March 16, 2018 (UTC)jonnybowler8

As late as I am getting to this, I investigated doing this and it appears to be non-viable. The primary reason is because RuneScape 3 shop prices are static, so they always buy and sell for the same price, whereas in Old School, shops buy and sell for more or less depending on the stock of the item in question. This means that your profit would be probably only be accurate if there are none of the item in stock at the store you're selling to, and would become increasingly inaccurate the more items in stock. Eventually, you'd probably start losing money. Additionally, the calculation would require knowing the item's value (which is a static, manually defined integer), which the wiki doesn't currently track. We could figure it out based on the item's alch values, but it would be much simpler if we just had the item's value. Extrapolating item values from alch values would not be practicable on the scale necessary for this. I'm not really even sure of the relationship between an item's value, shop buy price, and shop stock, but from the cursory testing I did, I learned that it's not the same as RuneScape 3's. Our implementation of the page would also be less useful, since we wouldn't be able to display max profit values, since we don't know the trade limits for all exchangeable items (I think RuneScape 3's trade limits are displayed somewhere, whereas in Old School we have to figure out an item's trade limit by trial).
So, unfortunately, I don't think this is possible at this time, but I see the value in it. I hope this response will find its way to you, I know it was late.
JohnSixxScott (talk) 13:33, July 25, 2018 (UTC)

Closed - Issue is non-viable. --9xFavoY.png Scuzzy Beta hib8CAd.png 05:58, August 11, 2018 (UTC)