A tip for getting a good deal on turnips in Animal Crossing: Stalk Market by New Horizons
Readers, let me tell you: I cleaned up last week. My original turnip price was a bit high at 107 bells per turnip, but with most of the other people just getting started in the game, I decided to go and put 100,000 bells in rather than looking for a best price. On Wednesday, however, I landed the jackpot: 605 bells per turnip, a massive return that allowed me to finish paying off my mortgage and complete a bridge on top of that. This week I have a much better initial price at 91 bells per turnip, but there is no guarantee here. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the rod market is not for the faint of heart.
It’s our second Sunday here at Animal crossing, which means people have bells to play with when they buy turnips. It’s buy day today, so here’s what I’ve learned from both my own experience and that of the internet at large:
- The purchase prices are much more constrained than the selling prices. They seem to mostly travel between 90 and 110 so if you’re on the low end you’re in business. Don’t worry too much if you’re on the high end, though, it’s not that big of a deal.
- Buy before 12:00 p.m., when Daisy Mae leaves the island.
- Selling prices vary enormously. I’ve seen as low as 40 bells per turnip, and as I’ve noted before, I’ve personally seen as high as 605 and 615 elsewhere. You could go a whole week with nothing so great, and I sympathize. But generally speaking, if you get 2X feedback, you should probably jump on it.
- Prices change twice a day, once at the start of the day and once at noon.
- I can’t stress this enough: sell your turnips on Saturday afternoon, if you haven’t already. They rot after a week, and a 50% loss is better than a 100% loss.
If you only play on your own island, you are the wind of fate. If you’re ready to head to Dodo Airlines, however, you can probably fight for a much better price. This is because the price is unique for each island at a given time, and you can get a better price by shopping.
So if you want a price, make some friends and start negotiating market prices – you can have a much better chance of getting good prices if you see multiple islands per day. When someone has a good price, anyone can go out there and sell there. You can do the same on Sunday for additional returns. With a sufficiently large sample size, a good price becomes fundamentally assured.
If friends aren’t your thing, try strangers. Researching turnip prices on Twitter will likely yield results, or you can head to the turnip swap subreddit. Someone is going to get a good price, although there can be some serious competition for good sleep codes. That’s why friends are a better option, if possible.