Grand Exchange WON'T BUY!

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Senior Swiss

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Hello, I'm new to RS3. Up until now Iv'e been playing OSRS. I'm trying to get started, but the Grand Exchange won't buy the things I want. I know how it works, if you ask for things at higher prices you have a better chance of getting it faster. I'm trying to buy a bronze pickaxe. I tried buying one at the normal price, waited about an hour, nothing. One thing lead to another, and I tried buying at for all the money I had, (about 14k) and STILL nothing. However in OSRS buying things is usually instant. Am I doing something wrong? Do I just have to wait for an eternity? Because if so, that's a real turn off from RS3. (P.S. Selling things works fine and is usually instant... I just don't know why I can't buy things)

18-Sep-2019 18:20:34

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Hey, Senior Swiss.

Just because you don't get what you are trying to buy it doesn't mean that it isn't working for you. Just to double check, I tried buying the same thing and it wouldn't sell for that price or for a little higher. I didn't try for a very high amount. It just means that nobody is selling that item for that specific price.

There are many stores that sell the bronze pickage. You can see a list of them here:

You can get a free sample from Bob at Bob's Brilliant Axes, which is southeast of the Lumbridge Castle.

18-Sep-2019 18:33:35

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As I'm sure you've seen, the economy is quite inflated in RS3 compared to OSRS. When you put an offer in the GE, it looks for other players selling at or below your offer. If there are none, the trade will not complete until a seller is found. This is why placing offers for higher values generally results in a faster completed transaction.

I'd leave your offer in there for a bit and see if a seller is found - there just may be a low supply at the moment. See the GE link below to see how the value of a Bronze pickaxe has been trending.

Grand Exchange: Bronze pickaxe

Edit: Great advice above and below for getting a Bronze pickaxe outside of the GE

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18-Sep-2019 18:35:02 - Last edited on 18-Sep-2019 18:38:47 by Spearmint30



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Come to Anja's house. There is a free bronze pick for you :)
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18-Sep-2019 18:35:17

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Tophurious said:
Tenebri said:
no one is selling the bronze pickaxe for the price you offer.

iirc you should have bronze pick in toolbelt just from starting.

can't a dwarven army axe be used to get materials to make a bronze pickaxe?

If you have it, yes.
But the toolbelt already has a bronze pickaxe by default, so nobody ever wants to make or buy one, so nobody even thinks about selling one.
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18-Sep-2019 21:35:38

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I doubt anyone makes any Bronze Pickaxes any more - everyone has one on their utility belt anyway. If there are none on the market for sale then, to state the bleedin obvious, there are none on the market to buy - at any price.
There use to be a couple spawn on top of the entry portal to Lumbridge Castle.

19-Sep-2019 17:23:13

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