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Hello Instructables,

This is Excellion from Runescape. I'm here today to tell you how I made my current 50m. (Edit: It's 80M now!)

About 5 years ago when the free trade and wilderness were vanquished from the game, many people thought merching was impossible.

Many people found out that it wasn't, and it was more like real world stocks.

Also, if you understand real world stocks, this guide will be very simple for you.

This is updated for the new free trade.

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Step 1: Finding the Item

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Step one:

Finding your preferred item

Item Guide:

0.2m-1m: Lobsters, Coal Ore, Swordfish,  Iron Bars

2m-5m:Rune platelegs, Rune Scimitars, Rune Platebody's, Death Runes

10m+: Bandos Boots (My prefered), Dragon Boots, Berserker Helms, Dragon chainbody.

If you do not want to do any of these items, just check the Grand Exchange Guide page on and look for commonly purchased items. Make sure your item's price isn't dying.

(Thanks Kelsey >.>)

Step 2: Finding the Buy/Sell

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(Review Both Pictures.)  (And....Lobsters are so great on merching atm)
Most Important Part-

Finding the buy/sell price is somehow confusing so I will break it down to my best ability.

When you do this, you find the Sell price first.
(Open notepad to keep record)

Sell Price: Buy the item for max and copy down the price you bought it for. This will be the price you sell it at.
Buy Price: Sell the item you bought for as low as you can and copy down the price you sold it for.

Example: Bought Bandos Boots for 336504 gp today. Sold them for 330k. Then, I bought 10 Bandos Boots for 330k and sold them for 336504gp.
Allonsy4 years ago
seriously? how long have you been playing? firstly, free trade and wilderness were removed in 2007, and are now back. also, advertising your i'ble is not cool. let people find it themselves.
JagexLTD (author)  Allonsy4 years ago
2011 - 2007 = 4. I said about 5 years ago. I have played for 8 years this summer. How is it advertising? I just said "Hey this is better money making than this, try it out!" Its not like im benefiting from it anyway. Most people don't understand how to merch anyways so I thought I would make it look simple enough for a quick read. Don't sit here and tell me what im doing isn't cool.
SamJ131 month ago

Nice and simple guide.

All those commenting on his writing need to get a life.

My tip: buy and sell the same item simultaneouly, that way if the low/high price changes drastically you'll know instantly as the slot will become inactive for 5/10 minutes if your prices are too profitable (and people are beating your offer). Adjust price accordingly.

Same goes for if the item buys/sells too fast, make your price more profitable otherwise it won't be soon enough!

mrfixits2 years ago
I Just wanted to say that kelseymh is wrong about one word. The word is "items".
Item's is incorrect.

Also my captcha was "Arasist system". What the heck kind of captchas are you using? It didn't look good at all, lol.
akinich3 years ago
hey nice instructable
can i have like 1 or 2 miL???
i got scammed of 1 mil and then got hacked
so please try to help out a fellow instructable mate !!!
my id is the same as this one !!!!
JagexLTD (author)  akinich2 years ago
Well if you would follow this guide then you would be as rich as I am.
JagexLTD (author) 4 years ago
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JagexLTD (author)  JagexLTD4 years ago
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Hmmm. During English class, perhaps? Pity you weren't paying attention to the "how to write" lesson.
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Only one writing error so I dont see what your getting at.
"Im" -> "I'm" or "I am"
"was" -> "were"
"boughten" is not a word
"items" -> "item's"
"isnt" -> "isn't"

And those are only the intro and first step.
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh3 years ago

I looked into "boughten" and it is infact a word.

Just thought I would let you know.

Have a good day :D
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Update: Boughten changed to Purchased.

But I really dont care for the others. Its not like the whole internet isn't iliterate.
That's certainly your choice, but then you don't get to claim your writing is fine when the errors are pointed out. And when you start trying to communicate with adults, you're going to look both illiterate and ignorant. Just something to think about for the future.
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Errors fixed. Most adults I speak with on the internet are illiterate, and rather immature over ignorant.
Sorry, I was referring to real-world adults. Teachers, professors, potential employers. How you communicate, and whether you choose to exercise care in preparing that communication, reflects on how those people judge your potential abilities, before they get to know you in detail.
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
I don't type the same as I write with a pen/pencil. Was this I'ble useful to you?
It was interesting, but some of the logic didn't make much sense. I will post a separate (top-level) question about that.
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Please tell me how It didnt make sense so I can improve on my posting.
Sorry, I thought I did. Please see my top-level question directly below this, dated Mar 18, 2011, 3:18 PM.
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Directly Below what?
Directly below the text that you are reading right this very minute.
kelseymh4 years ago
I'm confused about this. The logic of "buy high and sell low" doesn't seem to make sense. You'd be consistently losing money on every transaction.

Or are you doing this with just one single item of whatever it is, so that you can determine what the "market prices" are, before selling large numbers at the high price?
JagexLTD (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
no item ever sells for low. Selling it for low is a way to get the lowest price people would buy the item. And yes. You do this with one item. You dont lose money. most of the time your merch goes for selling higher than lowest. If you follow that guide, you won't lose money.
Okay. That sort of makes sense, but really, the way you wrote it is not clear at all. Thanks for the clarification.