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Collecting & gathering Edit
|Go to the rune shop in Varrock, take the free runes and then sell them on the Grand Exchange.|
Varied, over 1,000/task
|Players can collect coins simply by completing Lumbridge tasks outside sets which will give one-time rewards.||Varied|
|Players can collect big bones in Edgeville dungeon and sell them in the G.E.|
|Players can take free samples and buy items in different places, including runes, arrows and tools, and sell at Grand Exchange for stable profit. Grand Exchange prices and store prices:|
Shieldbow - 22 (Sample)
|At Gerrant's Fishy Business in Port Sarim, buy harpoons at about 45gp each(1000 in stock at shop), fill up inventory and then bank at deposit box near entrana monks. Repeat until all harpoons are sold out then sell at G.E at about 169 each. 120k every day.||45k to start with.|
|Players can watch price on the runes and magic supply, buy them at Aubury or Betty and sell at Grand Exchange. Elemental runes have 300 in stock and sell for 17-22 coins. Grand Exchange prices:|
Fire runes: 10
|Brass keys can be collected from Edgeville Dungeon and sold at the Grand Exchange for 755 coins each. Players should be aware of two level 42 hobgoblins and level 28 giants when going past them, food and armour are recommended. It takes about one hour to get a full inventory of keys.||Combat 84 for tolerance (optional)|
|Raw potatoes can be collected from potato field north-east of Draynor Village, banked at Draynor bank and sold at the Grand Exchange for 180 coins each. Players can do each trip in 5 minutes in ease.|
|*****||The remains of chicken: Raw chicken, feather, egg and bones are somehow worthy and can be collected and sold for 195, 15, 38, 88 coins each respectively. The best place to collect them is Lumbridge, and it takes 2-3 minutes to bank a load of items.|
|*****||Eyes of newt can be bought at Betty's Magic Emporium, however they are unstackable and repeated purchasing is needed. The best way is buy the eyes, rest at the musician near the cabbage field, bank at the deposit box at the docks and repeat the process. It takes about 2 minutes to buy a full inventory of eyes. You can also buy eye of newts packs from a herbalists.|
|*****||Cheese and tomatoes spawn in Aggie's house in Draynor Village every minute or so. It can be taken and sold at the Grand Exchange for around 70 and 41 coins each, respectively.|
|*****||Bananas can be obtained inside back room of Wydin's Food Store. They are banked them at the deposit box near the Monk of Entrana, and sell for 146 coins each. The white apron required can be found hanging on the wall of Gerrant's Fishy Business.|
|*****||Wydin's Food Store in Port Sarim sells a limited number of food items that might be resold for profit in the GE. Food are best deposited at the deposit box near the Monk of Entrana. Grand Exchange prices:|
Pot of flour: 106 (500 in stock for 15 coins)
|*****||Empty vials can be bought from Grand Exchange for 2 coins and filled, becoming vial of water and sold for 20 coins. The Varrock east bank, Falador west bank, Grand Exchange and Edgeville bank all have nearby water sources.|
|*****||Ashes can be collected from dead fires but the best place are Grand Exchange and various banks. These can be sold for 354 coins per slot. Provided that fires are constantly made, collecting an inventory full of ashes while running takes an average of 90 seconds. It should be noted that ashes disappear much faster than other items.|
|*****||Sapphire is constantly respawned in the level 48-50 wilderness, and it is a high risk method to gain coins. World jumping is helpful for the long respawn time of the sapphire. The sapphire is located at a big brown spot northwest of the Red Dragon Isle, and surrounded by level 27 spiders.||High combat levels and/or good armour|
Familiar with the wilderness
|*****||15 Bones respawns can be collected at the Chaos altar in the wilderness, teleportation using Varrock teleport or Ring of kinship are the quickest ways to bank the bones. As of wilderness activity players may have chance to die, so bank valuable items before collecting.||Combat levels and food|
|***** About 27,000/inventory||Limpwurt root can be collected inside hill giant resource dungeon and be sold for 1,222 each at the Grand Exchange.||20 Dungeoneering|
|*****||Pike, Trout and Salmon can be freely collected from fisher players at Barbarian village, banked at Varrock west bank, they sell for 28, 18, 36 coins respectively. Notice that these fish sell with better coins when cooked, contrary to most of free world fish.|
|*****||Team capes with the lower digit 3 (thus Team-3, 13, 23, 33, 43) can be bought from Larry, the best method is to withdraw exactly 565 coins at Clan wars section in Gamer's grotto, in order to reach larry quickly. Please see Team cape article for individual prices.|
|***** to *****||Going in the Party Room can be extremely profitable, because some drops can fetch up into the millions. However, this may not be very profitable because party rooms tend to get very busy when there is a multi-million drop. This method mainly depends on luck, since you may get millions from a balloon, but you also may get nothing.|
|*****||Players who have started Dragon Slayer can talk to Duke Horacio in Lumbridge Castle to receive an Anti-dragon shield. A full inventory is worth approximately 2408 coins and it takes around five minutes to do this. Players who have completed the quest are able to perform this faster. The shields are best banked at the Lumbridge Bank at the floor above the Duke. Note that wearing the Herald cape with Lumbridge crest will slow down the process.||Started Dragon Slayer|
|*****||The "Potion" is useful inside members world, but can be obtained from the Apothecaryin Varrock when player asks him to give away potions. These potions can be sold for 173 coins each. The drop trick must be used to obtain more potions so the method is not very effective.|
|*****||Players may gather items at the Cooks' Guild fast and run them straight to the Varrock West Bank which is directly east(or the Grand Exchange, which is north) Players that work hard at this method can make 10,000 to 20,000 coins an hour, though luck is needed as the guild would be busy even in easy worlds.||Cooking 32|
|*****||Pastry dough can be produced to make money. A player who can go to cooking guild can first buy pots and buckets at Varrock, obtain grain near the guild, enter the guild and make flour, then use bucket of water on pot of flour to produce pastry dough. There is a sink in the guild so possibly more pots should be brought. Drop excess pots and buckets for space, until inventory space is full of doughs. They can be sold for about 276 coins each.||Optional|
|*****||Red spiders' eggs can be found in the sewers of Varrock and Karamja Dungeon. Eggs respawn approximately every 40 seconds in a easy world, and can be sold for 690 coins each. Be warned to bring food and armour to fend off the spiders, and they actually don't drop the eggs. The Varrock sewers is multicombat area so be careful.||Combat 50|
|*****||Steel bars respawn in the southern part of Ruins (west), in level 22 wilderness west of Bandit camp, and can be sold for 759 coins each. It is highly recommended to switch worlds since respawn time is long.||Combat 20|
|*****||Swordfish fishers on the dock in Karamja often drop Raw tuna that sells for 77 coins on the GE. The tuna can be picked up, then converted to stackable notes by Stiles in SW Musa Point, so tuna can be collected effectively forever. Low levelled players should beware of aggressive level 14 scorpions, but they usually only hit once or twice. An Explorer's ring 3 makes banking faster.||Optional: Explorer's ring 3|
39750 coins per hour
|Grapes can be freely obtained from Phoenix gang or the cooking guild. The closest banks are the Grand Exchange and Varrock East bank. 28 grapes are currently worth 37100 coins. Grapes spawn every two minutes, yielding 39750 coins per hour. It is recommended to go to the cooking guild, as there are other items, such as cooking apples and pie dishes too, which can be taken for faster profit.
Also 3 grapes (worth 3975 coins) can be dropped by guards and goblins. Low level players can often hang around a site where higher level players are training combat against guards, and pick up the grapes they leave behind.
|Shield of Arrav|
|*****||Monk's robes can be obtained at the Monastery just west of Edgeville. There are 2 pieces to the complete outfit (robe top and bottom) and they respawn approximately every 52 seconds. The robes sell for 233 coins for the top and 99 coins for the bottom on the Grand Exchange. A player may obtain an extra set of robes by wearing the first ones they pick up.||Prayer 31|
|*****||Aggie in Draynor will make Dyes using onions and redberries, at a cost of 5 coins. Yellow dyes sell 404 coins each, and Red dyes sell 1,125 coins each. For free players, onions can be collected in south of Fred the farmer's house, redberries can be collected between the stone circle and Varrock east mine, but alternatively be bought at the old Gnomecopter site for 4 coins each.|
|*****||Planks can be obtained in the Graveyard of Shadows or Ruins part of wilderness, and sold for 432 coins each. Zombies swarm this place. It is not recommended to travel to Crandor to collect the planks.||Combat 20|
|*****||Wine of zamorak can be obtained in the Captured Temple north of Falador, just south of the wilderness wall. It is recommended to use telekinetic grab to steal the wine. Alternatively you can kill all the monks and simply take the wine, which the former method consumes law runes but latter method will need certain defence and food. Members can take the wine wearing Zamorak robes. The wines sell for 2,012 coins each. See the article on Wine of zamorak for strategies.||Magic 33 (Recommended)|
|*****||Team capes in wilderness is a high risk way to obtain quick coins. The price is varied between 200 to 2,000 coins each cape, and buying price is 50-55 coins per cape. Please see the article for exact prices.|
|***** to *****||Playing Fist of Guthix can be good way of making money for players with good combat skills and equipment.
Buying Fist of Guthix rewards and uncharging them, then selling them in the Grand Exchange can make good amounts of money.
|Please see Fist of Guthix|
|*****||Shearing sheep will earn 4844 coins for a full inventory. Shears can be found at Fred's farm.|
|Buying feathers at Hank's Fishing Shop in Lumbridge and Gerrant's Fishy Business in Port Sarim can be very profitable and quite fast. Each shop has 1000 feathers in stock. The whole stock can be bought at 6000 coins and sold for 15000 coins at the Grand Exchange, making a profit of 18000 per day. You can also buy fishing bait at Hank's Fishing Shop in Lumbridge and Gerrant's Fishy Business in Port Sarim at 3000 gp and sold for 8.|
Trading and reselling Edit
|Effectiveness||Details||Minimum Coin Requirement|
Buy items that are part of an armour set, package the components, and sell the sets. This is a very cash-intensive process, as you must purchase each of the components separately (or make them) in order to create the sets. It is important to understand both the market and the kind of armour that you are packaging up. Some sets like rune armour require a quest to be completed (Dragon Slayer), and are unlikely to be purchased as a complete set. A patient merchant can purchase the components at a low price and sell the completed sets at a high price, pocketing the difference as profit. Members have a significant advantage doing this with both wider diversity in terms of the number of different sets available and having six slots on the Grand Exchange to purchase components, but this can be done by free players as well.
Note: A hidden update in late October, 2009 placed a 4 hour trade cap on set related items, including godswords and their hilts. This update significantly slows the set arbitrage process and increases risk since prices can change in the four hours. The end result is that this is still profitable, but a lot slower and riskier.
Buy up commonly traded items in mass amounts at the Grand Exchange that are currently rising in price, wait until the item price levels off or starts going down, and sell the items. For example, suppose tin ore was 26 coins on the Grand Exchange and rising in price. A player with 2.6 million gold could buy 100,000 tin ore and watch the Grand Exchange graphs on the RuneScape home page, and once the price began to level off or fall, they could sell their ores. If tin ore went up only 4 coins each and that player sold all 100,000 at 30 coins each, they would make exactly 400,000 coins in a matter of days for almost no work. This method may require some patience and careful price watching but can be very rewarding if done correctly.
Invest in tradeable discontinued items. Hold onto them for a while until the price rises considerably. Many players make hundreds of millions by "hoarding rares" (buying many discontinued items at once and holding them until the price rises). However, this strategy is mainly based on luck, as some rares can drop in price over time (such as santa hats). Even with the Grand Exchange being in place this can still be done, although investors would need to keep an eye on where the price is going. Also note that most discontinued items are very expensive, ranging in price from nine million coins all the way up to over six hundred million coins.(prices of discontinued change by millions over months). Alternatively players can buy holiday items such as pumpkin masks and santa hats a few months before the festive season, the prices of these items almost always rise in price coming up to the festive season.
|Depending on item, at least 10 million|
Cape trading Go to the northeast end of wilderness (F2P) and buy your inventory full with team-50 capes, go back to the GE and sell them for 1300 coins each, it might take a while to sell them, but they're all usually sold in max 1 day. This can also be done with other cape dealers, but the prices will vary a lot. For example, if you go to the wilderness border by Edgeville, you can buy capes for the same price, but their price in the GE will only be 666 coins.
This can be an effortless way of making money. Often borrowed items include high-level, expensive weapons, such as the Rune scimitar or Rune 2h sword, at prices ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 per hour. The best places to lend items are around safe combat activities or near the Grand Exchange. Only one item can be lent out or borrowed at any time. An easy 10,000 coins can be made by lending a high-level weapon out while you log out, or while you do something which does not require a weapon. There are other weapons such as Godswords and Dragon claws that could be lent for up to or over 100,000 coins per hour, but it's hard to get these items for you to lend out, yet could be very well worth it.
This is done in the Duel Arena. Many players are eager to increase the tiers of their Duellist's caps without any work. Allowing yourself to be killed at a price of around 1k (the most common price) makes good money, especially if players are buying a lot of kills.
If a money making method is out of date, you can this page to improve it.
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