In this feature I will try and outline the current trends in the Runescape economy and provide possible explanations for them. The economy still seems to be extremely unstable probably most likely still an after shock of carpentry. It seems the popular opinion and quite plausible that one of the added reasons of the addition of Carpentry was to drain money from the economy (obviously the money spent on building rooms pretty much vanishes) and this might cause the rapid inflation of Party Hat prices to subside. This however seems to have failed in a spectacular fashion. Blue Party Hats are now 500m +, Santa’s are verging on 20m each, and mask sets are 80-90m. The way the Party Hat economy is going, the only people who will be able to afford them, are master merchants or pro stakers.
Prayer potions also seem to have dropped a little in the last month, going down from around 8,000gp to 7,000gp this is probably again an adverse effect from Carpentry. Pure essence seems to be way up, it is now around 110 gp each. Considering shortly before Pure essence itself was released the price of essence was around 40 each. It’s just insane, I’ve done some research reading various fan site forums but i cannot find a reason why the essence price has been driven so high, unless of course it is just another carpentry related change.
Each month i will update this chart with the percentage increases/decreases of the various items, and depending on selling/buying popularity i may add more items to the list.
|Blue Party Hat
|Red Party Hat
|White Party Hat
|Green Party Hat
|Yellow Party Hat
|Purple Party Hat
|Pure Rune Essence
We are still in need of an experienced merchant to write this feature regularly, i am only ghosting this as well as i can, if you think you would be able to write up an economy report each month and have experience in that area, please get in contact with me.