Old school bond

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An old school bond is an item that allows a player to pay for membership, both for Old School RuneScape and RuneScape 3, on their account. Bonds can be purchased from Jagex for real-world money and redeemed in-game for membership or traded with other players for coins or items, providing a means for players to buy membership with in-game items or (indirectly) in-game items with real-world money.

A newly-purchased bond may be traded with another player, sold on the Grand Exchange, or used on another player to "donate" it to them for free - Ironman players cannot donate bonds to other players but can accept bonds donated to them by other players. As soon as a bond changes ownership, however, it becomes untradeable, as indicated by the green gem in the centre of the bond being missing. Should a player want to make it tradeable again, they must pay a fee of 10% of the bond's Grand Exchange value (currently costing 552,402, making the resale value approximately 4,971,620 each).

Players can store up to 20 bonds (tradeable, untradeable, or a mix of both) in their bond pouch. This is a feature of each player's Old School RuneScape account rather than an in-game item, and can be accessed via the Account Management interface.

Bonds can never be dropped, destroyed, alchemised, or sold in shops. They are always kept on death, even when inside the Wilderness.

Players may only buy or sell one bond per Grand Exchange slot.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Membership time[edit | edit source]

At any time, whether tradeable or untradeable, a player can redeem one or more of their bonds for membership:

  • 14 days for 1 bond
  • 29 days for 2 bonds (1 day extra compared to 2 bonds separately redeemed)
  • 45 days for 3 bonds (3 days extra compared to 3 bonds separately redeemed)

Display name change[edit | edit source]

Members can change their display name using the option in their Account Management interface or on the RuneScape website under Account Settings. A player can do this once every 28 days for free, or can spend 1 bond from their bond pouch to do so without having to wait. Note that if a player changes their display name on the website after already having changed it once, they may choose their previous name, but when changing their display name in-game, they may not.

Prices[edit | edit source]

Currency Bonds
1 3 5 10
British Pound £3.99 £11.99 £19.99 £39.99
US Dollar $6.99 $20.99 $34.99 $69.99
Canadian Dollar $7.39 $22.19 $36.99 $73.99
Euro €5.69 €17.09 €28.49 €56.99
Australian Dollar $7.99 $23.99 $39.99 $79.99
Swiss Franc 6.49CHF 19.49CHF 32.49CHF 64.99CHF
Mexican Peso $76.99 $230.99 $384.99 $769.99
Brazilian Real R$13.99 R$41.99 R$69.99 R$139.99
Polish Złoty 16.99zł 50.99zł 84.99zł 169.99zł
Swedish Krona 44.99kr 134.99kr 224.99kr 449.99kr
Japanese Yen 800円 2400円 4000円 8000円
Singapore Dollar S$8.49 S$25.49 S$42.49 S$84.99
Malaysian Ringgit 29.90MYR 82.90MYR 179.90MYR 280.90MYR
Norwegian Krone 43,99NOK 131,99NOK 219,99NOK 439,99NOK
New Zealand Dollar $7.99 $23.99 $39.99 $79.99

Cost per day[edit | edit source]

The following table shows the average cost in coins per day of membership, based on the Grand Exchange price of bonds. This could be interpreted as the amount of money a player would need to make per day on average if planning on paying for membership by buying bonds in-game.

Option Days of membership Bonds required Price per day
Standard 14 1 394,573
Standard 29 2 380,967
Standard 45 3 368,268
Premier Club: Bronze 90 5 306,890
Premier Club: Silver 180 10 306,890
Premier Club: Gold 360 20 306,890

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 June 2015
(update)
Name changed from "Membership bond" to "Old school bond" in order to help prevent players from purchasing the wrong type of bond.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The old school bond is the only item on the Grand Exchange website that does not display the amount traded per day.