MarketPlace

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A view of the Marketplace

The Marketplace is a trading feature that was added to the client in January 2010. It allows users to (anonymously) list items for sale, and purchase in one place. Previously, users would often create shop rooms to show off and sell their furniture.

It can be found by opening the catalogue and selecting 'Marketplace', and then either 'Offers' (to browse what's for sale) or 'My Sales' (to track the progress of your sales).

Some users also use the Marketplace to check the values of the latest furniture, Rares and other items.

Habbo2020

The Marketplace in the Unity client

On the new Habbo client, the Marketplace will totally replace player-to-player trading. Although private sales are not a feature at the launch of the Beta, Habbo have confirmed that they are adding this feature, but it will be via Private Listings in the Marketplace.

In order to sell on the new Marketplace, you will need to earn the Travelling Salesman achievements:

Level Sales required Maximum listing price
No level None 10c
Level 1 2 sales 10c
Level 2 6 sales 100c
Level 3 15 sales 1,000c
Level 4 50 sales 10,000c
Level 5 200 sales 100,000c

There is also a large increase in the seller fee in Habbo2020. Originally, the launch was planned to have two separate fees: a non-refundable Operational Fee (which a user paid whether their item sold or not), and a Sales fee.

On 4 December 2020, Habbo confirmed that the two fees had been merged, effectively removing the Operational fee after much backlash on Twitter.

The sales fee, rather than a flat 1% as previous, is now a "complex formula" and increases from a minimum of 1c. One user on Twitter worked out a possibility for the forumla: %Fee = 9.5 + 0.0005 * Sale Price [1]

One new, highly requested, feature in the 2020 version of the Marketplace is the ability to recall all items a player has listed by clicking one button.

How to sell on the Marketplace

The Marketplace (My Sales tab) in early 2011

Selling an item in the Marketplace is simple and can be explained in just a few steps:

  • Firstly, open your inventory and select the item you wish to sell. After selecting the item click "Sell in Marketplace" which will then open a new window full of item statistics such as the name of the item, picture, description, and its current Marketplace price.
  • Then, set a price. Please note that once you have set a price, a fee of 1% (rounded to the nearest full credit) will be added onto the asking price (you are not charged for this addition, but it will come out of your total sale fee).
  • After setting a price click "Post item." Once you've posted the item, it will stay up for 48 hours. If no one buys your item during this time, it will then be returned to your inventory.
  • Once/If your item sells it will display on the "My Sales" tab. Simply select "Get credits" to obtain your credits.

How to buy on the Marketplace

Buying an item from the Marketplace is also simple, if not simpler than purchasing an item:

  • Firstly, search for the item you wish to buy in the Marketplace. If you're looking for a specific item, you should click the "Advanced" tab within the offers menu. Once there, search for the item you're looking for (if you only know part of the name of the item, that's fine. Just type in what you know and search and it will try and find the item).
  • After you have found your item, check the price and select 'Buy.' You will notice it also has an "Average Price" - this is what the average price of the item is. Sometimes, if it's a lot higher than the average price, it's not worth buying. After buying, your credits will be deducted, and the item will be added to your inventory.

Item Statistics

You can find item statistics by selecting 'Item info' button which is located to the right of the item. The figures show the average price over the past seven days, a graph illustrating the average price from the past 30 days, and also a graph oh the trade volume (in the next tab). These statistics, particularly the graphs, are often found useful when looking to buy or sell an item.

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