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snerd


Joined: 05/26/10 11:21 PM
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The consignment store doesn't seem to be selling anymore, for a while it was working fine, things I brought to the store would be sold, now anything I consign doesn't sell and they are never returned as unsold.
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Mopar56


Joined: 07/12/09 05:10 PM
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I hadn't run into that yet... but since we're on consignment store issues, I figured this to be as good as any a place to post.
I started a new game in Riverview and went into edit town to place the new stores that came with Ambitions. Once I got into the game, I tried to take an invention I made to the consignment store to sell it, but my item would not show up in the consign tab of the store interface.
Just to make sure it wasn't something I did, I opened a previous game in Twinbrook and tried the same thing. Viola! the items that were able to sell showed in the consign tab.
So, add one more quirky thing for the team at EA to mull over for awhile. I just wished that EA would stop with the rush to market and take the time to adequately test their product before dumping it on the unsuspecting public. Seems like a terrible way to make and keep customers, if you ask me.
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MisterHinton


Joined: 06/10/10 12:07 AM
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My inventor had this problem and fixed it..no pun intended. I couldn't buy or even browse. However you will notice a "cancel consignment" button- it coughed up a widget at value of "-1" and suddenly everthing worked. According to the strategy guide if something doesn't sell after 5 days the unsold item is returned, but that function appears to be bugged, so check manually every so often.

BTW I sold the widget by dragging into the sell box at the inventory screen and still got 5 bucks- so the consignment value, not the actual value has the bug in it.
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BlankMetta77


Joined: 06/17/09 07:33 PM
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I have the same problem. I consigned a couple of batches of random items, then I put up a big one with gems, books, toys, and widgets up. I got about $400 from selling a few things, but apparently some didn't sell. I went back to sell more stuff 5-10 days later, but I couldn't interact with the store at all. Whenever I try Buy or Cancel Consignments, the cashier just does the shaking-head-no animation and the action is done.

I tried to reset the store afterwards by making a new consignment store, bulldozing the current one, killing the consignment specialist, but nothing works. Whenever I make a new store, the specialist doesn't go to that one, and whenever I kill the specialist, a new one isn't assigned.
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MarriedSim24


Joined: 06/01/09 04:27 PM
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BlankMetta77 Whenever I try Buy or Cancel Consignments, the cashier just does the shaking-head-no animation and the action is done.[/quote wrote:

Me too! I'm going crazy! I want to sell my stuff but the consignment specialist shakes her head no and that's it. Can't buy, can't sell. Please fix this EA!
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BlankMetta77


Joined: 06/17/09 07:33 PM
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Also, the situation I described above spans across all my saves now, I can't consign in any games new or old, the specialist just shakes their head no. The problem first occurred in a Sunset Valley save, if it matters.
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BlankMetta77


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Still unanswered
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Sgloomi


Joined: 06/06/09 01:00 AM
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The Consignment Store:

If you can't buy from it, you probably have an item for sale in it that's glitched and has a negative date. Click on the register, in working hours, and chose Cancel Consignments. Cancel any item that has a minus-sign before its 'days'.

If the things you've got in the Consignment Store have stopped selling, you probably have an item for sale in it that's glitched and has a negative date. Click on the register, in working hours, and chose Cancel Consignments. Cancel any item that has a minus-sign before its 'days'.

If you intend to package your household, for the Exchange or simply moving to a new town, remember to go to the Consignment Store first and cancel all your Consignments. Otherwise the sims and/or the household concerned will never be able to buy or sell stuff to the store again - cos there'll be nothing to delete and fix it.

Many, many people have said this, over and over again. Until EA fix it, it might be an idea to search the forum about the Consighment Store rather than start YET ANOTHER thread about not being able to use it.

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Bellatrix_Ookami


Joined: 07/25/09 02:44 AM
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I have never even used the store once and I cannot access it. I have never cosigned anything there and it doesn't work. How do I fix that?
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BlankMetta77


Joined: 06/17/09 07:33 PM
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Sgloomi wrote:The Consignment Store:

If you can't buy from it, you probably have an item for sale in it that's glitched and has a negative date. Click on the register, in working hours, and chose Cancel Consignments. Cancel any item that has a minus-sign before its 'days'.

If the things you've got in the Consignment Store have stopped selling, you probably have an item for sale in it that's glitched and has a negative date. Click on the register, in working hours, and chose Cancel Consignments. Cancel any item that has a minus-sign before its 'days'.

If you intend to package your household, for the Exchange or simply moving to a new town, remember to go to the Consignment Store first and cancel all your Consignments. Otherwise the sims and/or the household concerned will never be able to buy or sell stuff to the store again - cos there'll be nothing to delete and fix it.

Many, many people have said this, over and over again. Until EA fix it, it might be an idea to search the forum about the Consighment Store rather than start YET ANOTHER thread about not being able to use it.


The problem here is that Cancel Consignments doesn't work. I've read that problem and that solution and it doesn't apply to mine. If you read what people were saying instead of copying and pasting a hostile message, you'd know that.
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Sgloomi


Joined: 06/06/09 01:00 AM
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I was in a bad mood last night. Apologies.

As I said, though, if your items are not selling from the Consignment Store, after you've put them in, check to see if one of them has a negative date. When this happened to me, I found one tomato with a date of '-1 days' amongst all the other stuff. I deleted it and things started selling again.
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ClayMask


Joined: 03/23/10 10:14 PM
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For me, things don't sell even after the buggy consignment is cancelled. There are definitely other issues here.
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hummingbird41556


Joined: 06/03/09 12:09 AM
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Exactly what ARE we supposed to be able to sell there? I can't sell my inventions, I can't sell gems, only thing it lets me sell are harvestable fruits, veggies and fish. I can't even sell paintings at mine.
I have had issues with there being no one tending the till at the store during the short business hours, so even during the day I can't access anything to buy or sell most of the time. Since I can't get to the store because no one works there, I haven't had the above issue, yet, but I'm sure it will come up once I can start using it.

I've spent over $2000 on store stuff, the LEAST EA can do is make sure it is functional!
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murryshinoda


Joined: 06/11/09 08:44 AM
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BlankMetta77 wrote:I have the same problem. I consigned a couple of batches of random items, then I put up a big one with gems, books, toys, and widgets up. I got about $400 from selling a few things, but apparently some didn't sell. I went back to sell more stuff 5-10 days later, but I couldn't interact with the store at all. Whenever I try Buy or Cancel Consignments, the cashier just does the shaking-head-no animation and the action is done.

I tried to reset the store afterwards by making a new consignment store, bulldozing the current one, killing the consignment specialist, but nothing works. Whenever I make a new store, the specialist doesn't go to that one, and whenever I kill the specialist, a new one isn't assigned.


I have the exact same problem! I consigned some books, and they sold just fine. I tried it again and some of the items sold and others didn't. A couple sim days later, I went to cancel my consignments and consign something else, and I have all the options, but when I click on "Buy Items" the sims talk and act like it's going to work, but then the menu doesn't come up. It's been like that ever since. It might be helpful to note that I bought some items from the shop, too-- a bottle of nectar and a harvester machine, as I recall. Now, I can't even buy or browse.

I haven't tried to delete the till or replace the store or anything, yet, but from what I'm reading here, I'm guessing it won't work anyway. Anybody have any ideas?

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distant_car


Joined: 06/13/09 12:15 PM
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Bellatrix_Ookami wrote:I have never even used the store once and I cannot access it. I have never cosigned anything there and it doesn't work. How do I fix that?


I have this problem too. I installed Ambitions yesterday, and tried to use the store to sell paintings that my sim has made. The only option I get is "Buy" when i click on the seller, and when I do this nothing happens - my sim and the worker talk for a while, but no window opens.

I've tried restarting, but this doesn't work. From what others have been saying, placing a new consignment store doesn't fix the problem either. Will we have to wait for a patch from EA?
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