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Merchanting is the general term that covers all forms of trade in RuneScape. Most merchanting happens at the Grand Exchange but many clans have formed their own trading system which can mean lower prices and better chance of getting a specific item.

Flipping

Flipping is the act of purchasing a product while it dips and selling it for a higher price later. There are many items you can choose from to flip. Here is a list of regularly flipped items, and which ones are recommended to use at certain cash piles (your total investable cash)

List of flip items

100k-5m

  • Adamant Platebody
  • Gold Ore
  • Pure essence
  • Raw monkfish
  • Mithril bar / ore
  • Iron bar / ore
  • Dragon Bones
  • Steel bar
  • Coal
  • Rune arrow
  • Abyssal whip
  • Dragon scimitar
  • Big bones
  • Bunyip pouch
  • Fruit Bat pouch
  • Fruit Fall scroll
  • Winter Storage scroll
  • Healing Aura scroll
  • Super Strength
  • Super Attack
  • Dragon boots
  • Purple sweets
  • Spirit Terrorbird pouch
  • Granite maul
  • Ring of Life
  • Super Restore Mix (2)

5m - 20m

  • Armadyl helm
  • Cannon set
  • Red Chinchompa
  • Raw rocktail
  • Dragon Dagger p++
  • Amulet of Glory
  • Full Rune set
  • Bones to Peaches tab
  • Raw shark
  • Unicorn Stallion pouch
  • Water talisman
  • Prayer potion
  • Elite platebody
  • Eite helm
  • Strength amulet (t)
  • Elite platelegs
  • Hand cannon
  • Zamorak pages
  • Toktz-ket-xil (obby shield)
  • Super restore
  • Super energy
  • Broad bolts (unf)
  • Yew longbow
  • Dragon 2h sword
  • Robin Hood hat

20m - 50m

  • Ahrims skirt
  • Dagon Hai bottom
  • Dagon Hai top
  • Regeneration bracelet
  • Infinity boots
  • Infinity hat
  • Diamond bolts (e)
  • Dragon arrows
  • Ranging Potion(4)
  • Grenwall spikes
  • Adamant bars
  • Mahogany plank
  • Dharoks helm
  • Iron Dragon mask
  • Bronze Dragon mask
  • Desert goat horns
  • Veracs helm
  • Saradomin brew (4)
  • Dragon hatchet
  • Saradomin Sword [Commonly referred to as SS]
  • Seers' ring
  • Master wand
  • Gnome scarf
  • Mages book
  • Blessed Spirit shield
  • Living minerals

50m - 100m

  • Dragon bolts (e)
  • Frost Dragon bones
  • Bandos Godsword [Commonly referred to as BGS)
  • Dwarf weed [clean/grimy]
  • Lantadyme [clean/grimy]
  • Vecna skull
  • Full Barrow sets
  • Dragon platebody
  • Dragon chainmail
  • Zamorakian spear
  • Pharoahs sceptre
  • Ranger boots
  • Magic seeds
  • Onyx bolts (e)
  • Yew seeds
  • Palm seeds
  • Berserker rings
  • Onyx bolts

100m - 500m

  • Bandos tassets/chestplate
  • Saradomin/Armadyl godsword
  • Arcane spirit shield
  • Elysian spirit shield
  • Spectral spirit shield
  • Santa hat
  • H'ween masks ( With EoC - H'ween masks are less than 100m )

You can use any of the items from the above list or use your own items. Items can take seconds to buy, or even hours. Generally if an item buys instantly, then your buy price is too high. However, higher priced items such as an Elysian spirit shield, can take a long time to buy and sell but have greater profit per flip. It's all down to what you can afford and what type of flipping you want to do. Whether it is logging in for a few minutes, to update prices then coming back later or constantly doing fast flips.

When buying an item under 1m, you can use a fast method to find rough flip prices of that item. Simply buy 1 of the item at 5% over mid and then sell it at 5% under mid. The lowest price will be your rough buy price and the highest will be your rough sell price.

Let's say we were using this method and we bought a item at 4847gp and then sold it at 5003gp. We would use this information to create our buy and sell prices:

Buy price: 4851gp (remember to round up) Sell price: 4999gp (remember to round down)

If you want to really start rolling in the profits you can take advantage of the grand exchange "mass flipping" technique, To do this you need to stock your item, for example, whips. You can leave an offer in overnight (approx 12 hours) and get 30 whips (as the limit is 10 / 4 hours). Now sell all the whips at once on the ge. You will then be able to re-buy 30 whips instantly without being limited to the general 10 per 4 hour limit. Please note that this only lasts for a limited time (under 4 hours) after you have sold all your items. So if you take too long to buy or sell the item, you will lose your limit and have to stock from the start again.

Good items to do this with include whips, dragon boots, herbs, bones, runes, planks, ores, bars and pure essence. Having such a high limit on pure essence can make you nice hourly profits with fast flipping.

It isn't recommend going over 400k pure essence as you regularly lose your limit.



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