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* SUIKODEN III's TRADING GUIDE *
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written by: Inteltn 24
copyright 2002

-last update: November 26, 2002

-VERSION HISTORY

-version 1.01b
 added secret of trading section
 added a new trading rumors section
 added some more chapter 1 and 2 trading tips for beginners

-version 1.01a
 original guide


If you find any mistakes or want to add tips/corrections please email to me at
inteltn24@yahoo.com


CONTENT

I.    List of trading commodies and prices*
II.   Quick trading guide
III.  Trading rumors
IV.   Tips for beginners
V.    Secret of Trading
VI.   Credits

* prices are approximate


I.  LIST OF TRADING COMMODIES AND PRICES

Items and places are listed by alphabetical order.
Xezen is Vinay Del Zexay
This chart serves as a guide line to compare prices between trading posts.
         
|Brass Cstl.|Caleria|Chisa V.|Duck V.|Great Hollow|Home Base|Le Buque| Xezen |
------------|-------|--------|-------|------------|---------|--------|-------|
Ancient Text
|------2504-|-------|--------|-------|------------|---------|---1232-|-20001-|
Asian Herb*
|------2399-|-------|---3007-|-------|-------1992-|---------|--------|-------|
Book
|-----------|-------|--------|-------|--------977-|-----385-|---2202-|-------|
Candle
|-------498-|-------|----692-|-------|------------|-----402-|--------|----99-|
Crystal Ball
|-----------|-------|----401-|--8000-|--------672-|-----171-|--------|----16-|
Deer Antler
|-----------|--6501-|--------|--3998-|------------|---------|--------|---918-|
Flute
|-----------|-------|----904-|---403-|-------1203-|---------|--------|-------|
Fur
|-----------|--2995-|--------|---898-|--------443-|---------|--------|-------|
Red Pepper
|-----------|-------|--------|-------|-------1799-|---------|----669-|-------|
Gold Bar
|-----------|-45001-|--------|-------|------------|---------|--------|-66999-|
Grape*
|-----------|-------|----252-|-------|------------|---------|----693-|---597-|
Holly Berry
|-----------|---302-|--------|---102-|---------49-|-----159-|----719-|---295-|
Mayonnaise
|-----------|---397-|-----53-|-------|------------|---------|--------|-------|
Melon*
|-----------|---530-|--------|-------|-------1203-|---------|--------|-------|
Musk
|-----------|-------|---1498-|-------|--------449-|---------|---1826-|-------|
Native Clothing
|-----------|--2003-|----395-|-------|------------|-----302-|--------|-------|
Pearls
|-----------|-40005-|--------|-------|------------|---19996-|--------|-------|
Salt
|-------140-|----51-|--------|-------|------------|---------|--------|---119-|
Soy Sauce
|-----------|--9576-|--------|----61-|------------|---------|--------|-------|
Sugar
|-----------|-------|--------|---246-|------------|------86-|----805-|-------|
Tomato*
|-----------|-------|--------|-------|------------|---------|----895-|---805-|
Wine
|-----------|-------|----531-|-------|------------|----1996-|----915-|-------|
Wooden Amulet
|-----------|-------|----802-|---696-|------------|-----595-|--------|-------|


*Home Base trading post will available only if you have recruited Scott 
at Brass Castle
 Give Scott a Deer Antler and he will join

*Prices are at C grade.  Trading post sell only C grade Asian herb, 
grape, melon, and tomato.
 Shops do buy A, B, and C grade.

*These items can be grown at Home Base if you have their seeds and 
recruited Bartz at Iksey Village.
 Give Bartz grape, not grape seed, which can be bought in Viney Del 
Xezay or Chisa and he will join.


II.  QUICK TRADING GUIDE

Items           |      Buy at     |     Sell at     
------------------------------------------------
Ancient Text    | Le Buque        | Vinay Del Zexay
Asian Herb      | Great Hollow    | Chisa Village
Book            | Home Base       | Le Buque
Candle          | Vinay Del Zexay | Chisa Village
Crystal Ball    | Vinay Del Zexay | Duck Village
Deer Antler     | Vinay Del Zexay | Caleria
Flute           | Duck Village    | Great Hollow
Fur             | Great Hollo     | Caleria
Red Pepper      | Le Buque        | Great Hollow
Gold Bar        | Caleria         | Vinay Del Zexay
Grape           | Chisa Village   | Le Buque
Holly Berry     | Great Hollow    | Le Buque
Mayonaise       | Chisa           | Caleria
Melon           | Caleria         | Great Hollow
Musk            | Great Hollow    | Caleria
Native Clothing | Home Base       | Caleria
Pearls          | Home Base       | Caleria
Salt            | Caleria         | Brass Castle
Soy Sauce       | Duck Village    | Caleria
Sugar           | Home Base       | Le Buque
Tomato          | Vinay Del Zexay | Le Buque
Wine            | Chisa Village   | Home Base
Wooden Amulet   | Home Base       | Chisa Village


III.  TRADING RUMORS

 Always check the Rumors section of each trader when you want to gather goods
to sell later.  Most of the time, if not always,their rumors are accurate, if
occasionally a bit cryptic, but they are the key to getting some really good 
deals. Note that unusually high or low prices at one specific shop do not 
affect any other shops, and the price changes normally only work for a single 
"trading shop spawn session" (say, 10-30 minutes). I've gotten the following 
rumors; keep in mind that the shop it applies to will be chosen randomly from
among those that have the item in question, and the Trader
will tell you which one:

 
They're in this format:
- If a rumor mentions THIS....(name where I've seen it)
     ~ it means THIS (examples I've seen)
     ~ normal prices and opposites
 
- Gold Rush/Heavy mining activity (Caleria)
     ~ Gold is really cheap there (15-25K), and more available (5-6 or more)
     ~ normal close to 20k-45k; scarce gold=65K
 
- Cheap Pearls/Mollusks spotted (Caleria, Budehuc)
     ~ Pearls are really cheap (6K or so), more available (4-6 or more)
     ~ normal is 20-26K
 
- Shortage of any items in high demand (almost everywhere)
    ~ Item will sell at 2-5X normal price, and will be hard to find
 
- Oversupply of an item (almost everywhere)
    ~ Item is really cheap, and lots of it available
 
- High interest in texts/Artifacts (Vine del Zexay)
    ~ Ancient Texts sell for even more than usual
 
- Grape Harvest/Wine production good (Chisha)
     ~ Grapes, or Wine, repectively, are really cheap, and plentiful
 

III.  TIPS OF BEGINNERS

 Brass Castle trading post is a guy in white clothes standing at the 
bottom on the first screen if you
enter from Karaya Village side.  It will be the last screen if you 
enter from Viney Del Zexay.

-Hugo's Chapter 1

Duck Village   : buy Holly Berry and sell at Vinay Del Xezay
Brass Castle   : buy Ancient Text and sell at Viney Del Xezay
Vinay Del Zexay: buy Crystal Ball and sell Duck Village
               : buy Candle and sell at Brass Castle
               : buy Deer Antler and sell at Duck village

-Chris' Chapter 1 and 2

Vinay Del Zexay: buy Candle and sell at Brass Castle
Brass Castle   : buy Ancient Text and sell at Vinay Del Zexay

-Geddoe's Chapter 1

Vinay Del Zexay: buy Cantle and sell at Brass Castle
               : buy Deer Antler and sell at Caleria
Great Hollow   : buy Holly Berry and sell at Vinay Del Zexay

-Thomas'Chapter 1 and 2

Duck village   : buy Flute and sell at Great Hollow
Brass Castle   : buy Ancient Text and sell at Vinay Del Zexay
Great Hollow   : buy Holly Berry and sell at Home Base*
               : buy Asian Herbs C and sell at Brass Castle
Home Base*     : buy Crystal Ball and sell it at Duck Village
               : buy Books and sell at Great Hollow
Vinay Del Zaxay: buy Crystal Ball and sell at Duck village
               : buy Candles and sell at Home Base*
               : buy Deer Antlers and sell at Duck Village


 *Home Base is also known as Budehuc/Lake Castle.  Its trading post
will available if and only if Scott have joined 108 stars.

V.  Secret of Trading

This is one of the best way to increase your profit at the beginning
of the game (Chapter 1 and 2).  Using this trick will get you that
100,000 potch to recruit Watari very fast.

-To do this right, you need around 2000 potch
-Step 1: go buy Books at Home Base then go to Great Hollow and sell them
WHY buy at Home Base and sell at Great Hollow? Because Home Base sells
Book at cheap price and Great Hollow buy at high price.
-Step 2: go back to Home Base, buy more Book if it is available
-Step 3: immediately go back to Great Hollow, the price for Book should
drop down to half of its original price.  BUY them ALL
-Step 4: go to Duck Village (any where you want, I recommend Duck Village
because you could do more trade there) and buy Flute.
-Step 5: sell those Flute at Great Hollow, by this time Book's price
should be up where it should be, sell those books.
-Repeat step 1

Summary:
Basically, after you sell your items, go back within one minutes and the
price of the item you sold will go down.  Buy them and come back after
two to five minutes and the price should be up again.  This is the best
time to sell them.

You could do this with almost every trading commodies.  I recommend Book,
crystal Ball, and Flute since these items regenerate very fast.  The big
buck comes from trading Ancient Text, Gold, and Pearl using the trick above

MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
-Come back within a short amount of time after you sell the item.
-If you waited too long, the price will be up high.
-Use my chart above to find out where you can get the item at the lowest
price and sell them at a higher price.

IV.  CREDITS

Thankyou Erickei for your Trading Rumor Section.
Thankyou Konami for making Suikoden III, a great game.