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CN 17: GYRO (combat) FAP shop - NOW OPEN

Discussion in 'Shops' started by Tancred, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Tancred

    Tancred Member

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    I'm happy and proud to present the latest addition to the arkadia shopping experience, Celeste North 17, completely dedicated to supplying the arkadia market with arkadian healing tools for all playing styles.

    If you want to buy an Arkadia FAP, at any time, this shop is always well stocked and open for you 24/7. Prices will be updated on a monthly basis and will reflect the cost to craft and the current market situtation. See post #3 for shop content and detailed pricelist.

    As a unique service I now offer the following COMBAT fap's that currently are not easily available anywhere else: Combat FAP-2, Combat FAP-6, Combat FAP-10, Combat FAP-14, Combat FAP-18, Combat FAP-22, Combat FAP-26, Combat FAP-30 and Combat FAP-35

    EDIT: As of August 2014, it is now also possible to buy Medical Enhancers here

    /Tancred
     
  2. Tancred

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    How to get to the shop

    The shop is located just behind the Celeste Harbour museum, so it should be easy to find.


    Arriving by "Celeste Harbour" TP (closest):

    Turn so you see the statue, run past it and into the small space between the shopping district & celeste museum (the big round'ish building). Then you should see the shop sign.


    Arriving by "Celeste Harbour North" TP:

    Turn NW and run along the outside of the building complex until you see the shop sign. You should have water on your right side while running.

    /Tancred
     
  3. Tancred

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    Shop content and pricelist

    Prices valid for January (2015)

    Last update: 2015-01-01

    GYRO FAP-2 Smuggler TT+250 (total = 256 ped, 7 of 10 tier rates above 100)
    GYRO FAP-2 Smuggler TT+250 (total = 256 ped, 7 of 10 tier rates above 100)

    GYRO FAP-2 120% (NEW)
    GYRO FAP-6 113%
    GYRO FAP-10 114% (-1)
    GYRO FAP-14 113% (-1)
    GYRO FAP-18 116% (-2)
    GYRO FAP-22 114%
    GYRO FAP-26 117%
    GYRO FAP-30 120%
    GYRO FAP-35 120%
    GYRO FAP-40 121%

    GYRO Combat FAP-2 120%
    GYRO Combat FAP-6 114%
    GYRO Combat FAP-10 115%
    GYRO Combat FAP-14 116% (+1)
    GYRO Combat FAP-18 120%
    GYRO Combat FAP-22 118% (-1)
    GYRO Combat FAP-26 117%
    GYRO Combat FAP-30 120%
    GYRO Combat FAP-35 122% (+2)

    Medical Enhancers
    Economy Enhancer I 151%
    Economy Enhancer II 151%
    Economy Enhancer III 151%
    Skill Modification Enhancer I 228%
    Skill Modification Enhancer II 228%
    Skill Modification Enhancer III 228%
    Heal Enhancer I 160%
    Heal Enhancer II 160%
    Heal Enhancer III 160%


    Comment:
    I also have the BP for the GYRO Combat FAP-55 and the GYRO FAP-50. These ones will only be crafted if I get an order. Send me a PM if you are interested.

    /Tancred
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015
  4. Tancred

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    About 6 weeks have passed since I became a shop owner. It has been an interesting time there I have learned a lot of new things.

    Also, I now have a baseline about what to expect. Time to see if it can be improved. For this month I have decided to adjust most prices to be the same as on the auction, or lower, and see what that means for the sales volume. Post 3 updated. Although, I will probably never be able to match the auction price for the gyro fap-10. Guess they are dropping a lot from mobs considering the low low auction price.

    Will test some advertising this month as well.

    The animal parts needed for the combat fap's seems to be dropping in larger quantities now. Can buy considerably more now than before and the price have fallen significantly. Which means these fap's have become cheaper and can be crafted in larger quantities. Good news for both me and my customers.

    /Tancred
     
  5. Tancred

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    Another month has passed. It seems that the 14.3 update affected play time for many since the total sale of arkadia faps decreased by 19% and the price on the AH have dropped for almost all faps. However, I managed to slightly increase shop sales and therefore gained market shares. Wohoo.

    During this month I have also been able to obtain 3 new Blueprints. Combat FAP-22, Combat FAP-35 and Combat FAP-55. The first two faps have now been added to the shop so that the combat fap range (up to level 35) is almost complete. Only misses the Combat FAP-30 BP now. If you happen to have that one and wants to sell, feel free to contact me.

    /Tancred
     
  6. Tancred

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    Lowered price for combat fap's

    Seems that combat fap's have finally become more or less similar to normal fap's in crafting cost. Have therefore been able to lower price significantly on combat fap-14, 18, 22, 26 and 35. They now cost almost the same as their normal counterpart.

    Take the chance to test these fun fap's out. I have personally stopped using regular fap's completely and only uses the combat fap's. The combat fap's are almost double speed (38 vs 20) and still have good economy (7 vs 10).

    Oh, and before I forget, I also lowered the price of the fap-35 to same price as on auction.

    /Tancred
     
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    GYRO Combat FAP-30 now available in shop

    Finally, with the acquisition of the Combat FAP-30 blueprint, I can offer the complete range of gyro faps up to FAP-35. For both regular and combat fap's. Next step, FAP-40. If anyone has those blueprints for sale, feel free to contact me for price discussion.

    Tested an ad campaign during november. It worked, tripled my sales. Seems to be better than forum advertising. Unfortunately, when not having it in december, sales went back to same level as before. And, since the ad cost was higher than the extra sales income I really need to consider if I should advertise or not.

    Also, some ingredients, like Somin Tar, have an incredible high MU right now. This has forced me to raise the price on some fap's. However, please note that the FAP-30 and FAP-35 are still below current monthly MU on auction. And on the FAP-14 I could actually lower the price a bit.

    /Tancred
     
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    GYRO FAP-40 now available in shop

    During a short vacation trip to Calypso I managed to get a new blueprint. This means I can now also offer the GYRO FAP-40 (L) in the shop. :D Initial price is set to 121% which happens to be exactly the monthly MU for it.

    Shop sales went down during january but instead I sold more on the auction. In total I have now reached a milestone. During january I managed to get a total market share of 5% for gyro fap's. Not much, but for the combat fap's it looks a bit better, there I managed to get a market share of 25% during january (which shows how small the combat fap volume is compared to the normal faps).

    During the vacation trip I also found some strange chips, the seller claimed they would make me a better crafter. I decided to try it out. Initial testing hints that the seller might have been right. In combination with yulierum returning to normal markup levels, I managed to lower the price on some fap's. And no price increase, that's good.

    /Tancred
     
  9. Tancred

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    FAP-2 Smuggler for sale in shop

    March Update

    FAP prices generally seem to go down but, despite only adjusting the price for one item in the shop, 12 of 18 fap's are still cheaper than the market price*.

    Also, have reached my first major goal with a stable and positive cash flow. Some fap's are still sold with a loss but overall I seem to have understood the crafting and market well enough to on average generate a profit.

    Most interestingly for you might be the fact that I'm trying something new. On a temporary basis some mindforce regeneration chips and a FAP-2 Smuggler have been added to the shop.

    The price for the FAP-2 Smuggler is intentionally set high (although it has good tier rates, 7 of 10 over 100) since I'm in no hurry to sell it. The intention is to lower the price with 10 ped for each month. Do you have the nerves to wait for a good price and risk someone else buying it?

    Happy shopping.

    /Tancred

    * Compared to monthly MU for february
     
  10. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    congratulations on getting to that breakeven point. it's a great feeling isn't it?
     
  11. Tancred

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    Indeed. It took 6 months to get to this Point and there were times when I wondered what I had started but now it feels great.

    Thanks.

    /Tancred
     
  12. Caillend Ceres

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    i wish that i had this patience with crafting...can't get used to it but still want to do it.

    Gratz on your break even and i hope that it will keep on rolling, now that we get some more events overe here at ark :)
     
  13. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    It takes a long time. Gratz on getting there and creating a sustainable business platform mate. EPIC achievement
     
  14. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    But I think it's worth emphasizing, if you have a business plan, a bankroll, and the dedication to see u through to the long term then this is one of the ways you can come out ahead in EU.
     
  15. Tancred

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    Thanks. It seems the arkadia population is growing so I have high hopes for the future.

    Thanks. Have been playing since 2007 and this has been a long time dream come true.

    Agreed.

    But still a lot of investment to cover by the profit, so to really come out ahead, it is definitely a long term project.

    /Tancred
     
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    Medical Enhancers + Regeneration Chips

    Due to RL issues it was a long time since I updated here. :(
    For several months I have only logged in to entropia to keep the shop fully stocked at all times.

    But now life looks less busy again :D and there have been some nice additions to the shop content.

    1) Medical enhancers (economic, skill and heal variants) level 1, 2 and 3 are added to the shop. The crafting was very volatile but it seems it will be possible to keep prices lower than auction in most cases. Right now 8 of 9 are below monthly markup. Also, the plan is to add higher level enhancers as well, but more skills are needed for that...

    2) 13 Regeneration chips, lvl 1 to 6, where 3 are unlimited, are added to the shop. Since these are all looted I have not added them to the price list in post #3, but feel free to check in to the shop to see what is there. The plan is to try to keep them in stock, but no guarantees are made

    With these additions there should now be something in the shop for everyone with a healing need. Enhancers for the UL fap owners. Regular and Combat FAP's L edition. Chips for mindforce lovers. And the occasional UL items as well (5 right now).

    3) And speaking about UL items. Once again the price for the fap-2 smugglers are lowered. They are closing in towards the MU on auction. Perhaps it is time for you to buy a smuggler fap now?

    Happy Shopping !

    /Tancred
     
  17. Tancred

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    GYRO FAP-2, TT+1, now available in the shop

    A new year have started, but the shop is stable. Lot's of cheap healing tools for all tastes always available. Shop content is increased with the GYRO FAP-2 since it was removed from the TT some time ago.

    The price for the medical enhancers have been lowered quite a bit.

    /Tancred
     

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