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Trading Post

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Welcome to the Trading Post.
Sell your unwanted items and find better prices than anywhere else on a wide variety of things. If you don't find exactly the price you want you can post an order and we'll try to find a seller at your price. To get started browse the categories on the left or choose one of the options below.

— In-game description.

Trading Post Home tab

The Trading Post (TP) is the tool that allows players from all worlds to trade with each other. The Trading Post can be considered a physical representation of the Black Lion Trading Company and its functionality within the game. Trades are anonymous and autonomous: players post offers to buy or sell without having to locate a trading partner. The feature (bound by default to O) is accessible anywhere in-game. However, you must speak to a Trading Post Representative to collect items or coins.

Contents

[edit] Using the Trading Post

[edit] Searching

Searching for items on the Trading Post

The Trading Post has filtering options and categories (each with subcategories). Search results to be affected immediately to match the search box entry and filters selected. Equipment, skins, dyes, and miniatures can be previewed before purchasing any items.

Categories Filters
Attributes Profession Crafting Discipline Rarity Level Range Bag Size
1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No
1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No
0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No
0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No
0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No
0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No
Inventory Bags 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Options Menu Bar icon.png Filters
  • Attribute(s) — has input value fields, limiting the search results to the minimum value selected
  • Profession — limits search results to items usable by the selected profession, default to the current character's profession
  • Crafting Discipline — limits search results to selected discipline, has input value fields, limiting the search results to the minimum value selected
  • Rarity — limits search results to selected item rarity
  • Level Range — has input value fields (0-80) and a Match My Level option
  • Bag Size — has input value fields, limiting the search results to the minimum value selected
  • Only Show Available — hides any items that do not have a current seller

[edit] Buying and Selling items

Trading Post buying.jpg Trading Post selling.jpg
Buying and selling items on the Trading Post

Players can select the quantity and price per unit for items being bought or sold.

Buying items
  • Place Order — match other current buyers or place a custom buy order. Coins will be held until a seller is found or the transaction is canceled.
  • Buy Instantly — purchase from current sell orders based on available volume.
Selling items
  • Sell Instantly — sell to current buy orders based on available demand.
  • List This Item — match other current sellers or place a custom listing. Items will be held until a buyer is found or the transaction is canceled.

Only items in the character's inventory are available to be listed. Items in invisible bags are hidden from the search results.

[edit] Additional fees

Selling items on the Trading Post requires additional coin fees, based on the total sale price.

  • Listing Fee (5%) — This nonrefundable cost covers listing and holding your items for sale. This fee has a minimum of Copper coin.
  • Exchange Fee (10%) — After a successful trade, the item exchange fee is deducted from coins delivered to the seller.

[edit] Transactions

Transactions on the Trading Post

The Transactions tab shows current and completed transactions. Current transactions can be canceled, sending the item or coins to the delivery box to be picked up (listing fees are not returned).

[edit] Pick up

Picking up items and coin on the Trading Post

To pick up items or coin after buying or selling on the Trading Post, players must interact with Black Lion Traders. All items and coin in the delivery box will be picked up in a single click.

[edit] List of Black Lion Trading Posts

There are Black Lion Traders and other representatives in every city and some villages.

Zone Area Unique NPC Name
Waypoint (map icon).png
Nearby waypoint link
Cities
Black Citadel Memorial Quadrant
Divinity's Reach Dwayna High Road
Hoelbrak Trade Commons
Lion's Arch Canal Ward
Lion's Arch Fort Marriner
Lion's Arch Postern Ward
Lion's Arch Western Ward
Rata Sum Interdisciplinary Accessium
The Grove Reckoner's Terrace
Ascalon
Diessa Plateau Town of Nolan
Fields of Ruin Stronghold of Ebonhawke Lorro
Kryta
Queensdale Altar Brook Trading Post Jaklan
Kessex Hills Delanian Foothills
Gendarran Fields Traveler's Dale Grietje
Harathi Hinterlands Cloven Hoof Pass Seraph Sergeant
Harathi Hinterlands Arca Lake Jadus Phinn
Harathi Hinterlands Nightguard Beach Debbie Lantys
Bloodtide Coast Portage Hills
Maguuma Jungle
Mount Maelstrom Sootberme
Ruins of Orr
Malchor's Leap Pagga's Post
Cursed Shore Pursuit Pass Elana
Shiverpeak Mountains
Snowden Drifts Hunter's Pitfalls Trader Jan and Trader Jed
Lornar's Pass Durmand Priory
Timberline Falls Kyesjard
Frostgorge Sound Yakkington's Toil
The Mists
Red Borderlands Red World Citadel
Red Borderlands Blue World Border
Red Borderlands Green World Border
Blue Borderlands Blue World Citadel
Blue Borderlands Red World Border
Blue Borderlands Green World Border
Green Borderlands Green World Citadel
Green Borderlands Red World Border
Green Borderlands Blue World Border
Eternal Battlegrounds Red World Hill
Eternal Battlegrounds Blue World Hill
Eternal Battlegrounds Green World Hill
Edge of the Mists Badlands Safe Zone
Edge of the Mists Frostreach Safe Zone
Edge of the Mists Overgrowth Safe Zone
Special
Divinity's Reach Royal Terrace Royal Terrace Pass.png Royal Terrace Pass required
Gendarran Fields Havoc's Heir Captain's Airship Pass (permanent).png Captain's Airship Pass required

[edit] List of Trading Post consumables

These items summon a Black Lion Delivery Agent.

[edit] Notes

  • Although you can only put in buy or sell offers while logged into Guild Wars 2, the transaction can complete even if you are offline.
  • You are limited in how many items you can list for sale in a short period of time.
  • The maximum number of units you can buy or sell in a single transaction is 250, i.e. a single stack.
  • The "items I am selling" view lists only the first 25,000 units you are selling for a single item.
  • Entering "I am Evon Gnashblade" into the search box (without quotes) shrinks the display of results, by ignoring the icon size. This effect will persist until you type the phrase into the search box again to toggle it off.
Although you can no longer place orders below vendor price + 18%, you could at one time and and some of those early offers are still listed. This gives a misleading impression of the prices offered by the "Highest Buyer" or "Lowest Seller". ArenaNet has stated that they would like to purge these invalid orders, but they have not yet announced any specific plans to do so.
  • Sometimes players are unable to use the Buy button, i.e. it is greyed out. Restarting the game usually resolves this issue.
  • The UI only displays the most recent 200 buy and sell offers.

[edit] External sites

These sites track historical offers, but not actual sales.

[edit] Trivia

Displayed photo during Trading Post maintenance.
  • At launch, the trading post experienced severe capacity issues and ArenaNet disabled it from August 25 – September 5, 2012, although it was available intermittently as early as August 29 to a rotating group of randomly-selected players.
  • Before the game launched, ArenaNet announced plans for an offline tool to browse, bid, or cancel offers.[1] However, there has been no mention of this idea since the game went live.
  • The preview function was added in the Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm update.
  • At launch, most of the Trading Post's panels were embedded html using Awesomium; since the September 2014 Feature Pack, it now uses Coherent.

[edit] References

  1. ^ Interview étape avec ArenaNet, Luna Atra
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