Shop Bins: Tool of The Licensed Master Shopkeeper - Achaea Online Help

6.11.2 Shop Bins: Tool of The Licensed Master Shopkeeper

(See also HELP PRICING and HELP SHOPKEEPING)

The Licensed Master Shopkeeper - LMS for short has a number of very powerful
commands at his disposal in pursuit of shopkeeping excellence and the profit
that may bring!

PRICE <item> <price> BIN <bin>
PRICE BIN <bin> NAME <name>
PRICE BIN <bin> <visibility-info>
PRICE BIN LIST


WHERE AND WHEN
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Go to your stockroom. There you may issue these PRICE BIN commands.

PRICE BIN commands affect the visibility of your bins to different groups.

Shop bins do not expire. You must remove them explicitly.


PUT THINGS IN BINS
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To place an item in a bin, simply add "BIN <bin>" to the end of any normal
pricing command. For example:

   PRICE sword12345 5000 BIN 2

Now that sword is in bin 2! To take something out of a bin, just put it in bin
0. Bin 0 is the place where everything goes that is not in any other bin. It's
the 'non-bin!'


DECORATE YOUR BINS
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You have a limited number of bins, currently 7, plus the store generally, which
is not exactly a bin, but sort of. Things not in any other bin are in the
store.

Name your bins like this:

   PRICE BIN 2 NAME Great Swords!

If you don't give your bins names, they'll have something quite unimaginative,
such as BIN 1 or BIN 4. Yecch! Nobody will buy from you if you do this!


CONTROL VISIBILITY OF YOUR BINS
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Now for the fun stuff! Bins aren't necessarily visible to everybody. Bins can
be set with various 'visibility options' as follows:

PRICE BIN 3 ALL                     - everyone sees this bin
PRICE BIN 4 ALL EXCEPT GROUP DRUIDS - everyone but druids sees this bin
PRICE BIN 6 ALL EXCEPT PERSON AEYR  - everyone but Aeyr sees this bin
PRICE BIN 2 NONE                    - nobody sees this bin
PRICE BIN 5 NONE EXCEPT GROUP THOTH - only Thoth order members see it
PRICE BIN 1 NONE EXCEPT PERSON YIG  - only Yig sees it
PRICE BIN 7 NONE EXCEPT CODE mycode - only people who know this code!


A BIT MORE ABOUT CODES
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If you want to make a bin only visible to someone with your secret code, here
is what you do. First, set up the code with the command just before this
section. It would be something like PRICE BIN 7 NONE EXCEPT CODE blahblah.

ONLY those who use the following command will see bin 7:

   WARES CODE blahblah


COMPARISON WITH SHOP POLICIES
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Shop policies affect the entire shop. If you refuse service to a person or
group, that person or group can buy nothing from you, and cannot see your
wares. If you give a discount, or charge a markup, it applies to all buyers. On
the other hand, you can have a good number of shop policies.

Bins each have their own visibility - who can or cannot see the bin. Mostly,
you'll just be using bins to organise and highlight your stock, with maybe a
special 'House only' bin or two. Make a bin for weapons and a bin for armour,
or whatever you wish. A bin for specially-enchanted rings perhaps: use the bins
however you like!


PRICE BIN LIST
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Shows all bins at this shop.


SYNTAX REVIEW
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Syntax: PRICE BIN <bin#> ALL|NONE [EXCEPT GROUP|PERSON|CODE <who>]
        where <bin#> is the bin number, 0=no bin,
        and <who> is the person, group, or code
 OR
        PRICE BIN <bin#> NAME <name>
 OR
        PRICE BIN LIST


(See also HELP PRICING and HELP SHOPKEEPING)