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A Japanese RPG released by EasyGameStation in 2007 which received greater Western visibility when Carpe Fulgur localized it in 2010. Your goal is to pay back a debt that your father accrued via running a shop which sells to your typical RPG adventurer. Capitalism, ho!

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What does Recette say when placing down an item?

What Japanese sentense/phrase that Recette shouts when place an item in her shop? I hear the words "nani-kuo-sen-me .... a-do---- ni"? What is it? (なに ...?) This is nagging me for several years. ...
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Is there a time system while selling items in Recettear?

Recettear has a system of selling items based on bargaining - one thing that I have never quite understood though, is if you are timed during the bargaining part of the game, and if taking too much ...
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How to get the most out of a chest?

The Items found in chests within the dungeons don't seem to be getting any better, if I'm in the Hall of Trials or the Jade Way, is this treasure offered based on something specific or have I just not ...
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Do expressions mean anything?

Okay, so in Recettear, when you sell stuff to people their expressions change from time to time. However, I have not found any logic on how these works. Sometimes they smile and refuse to pay, ...
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Is there a point to boss rush?

I've currently cleared all the dungeons in my reach and the only place left for current "exploration" is the Boss Rush for Jade Way... well, the first three bosses anyway. However, the first two of ...
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How can I tell if people are selling stuff to me?

I have a low tolerance for repetitive dialog. This means that when I'm manning the store front, I mash every key that might possibly speed up the text and "get on with it". This turns out to be bad ...
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What factors influence the likelihood of item drops in Recettear?

I'm currently on a quest to retrieve the items necessary to fulfill Caillou's order. As a result, I'm curious to know what in-game factors influence item drops from monsters (if any). Does the level ...
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Why can't I recover any more health when I try to use a recovery item?

When I'm questing in a dungeon as a character with low HP (Charme) I find myself having to use many recovery items. Unfortunately, after what seems to be a set amount of recovery items used, I'm ...
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What is the "Equip items in bag?" pop-up for?

When I enter a dungeon, the game asks me if I want to equip items in the bag. I've answered both "yes" and "no", but I can't see any difference in the fights or characters no matter which response I ...
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What's the deal with these mysterious Ingredient items?

When I'm grinding away in dungeons, I sometimes pick up these items shaped like mushrooms, labeled with a giant question mark and the name "Ingredient". These end up taking up a lot of space in my ...
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How do I chain together kills and why should I care?

In Recettear, I'm slightly confused about how building up a "chain" of monster kills works. At first I thought it was determined by the amount of time I take in between each kill, but this doesn't ...
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How can I use vending machines effectively?

When they're first introduced, vending machines are pretty expensive compared to my cash on hand. Since these things can only sell items for their base cost, I'm not entirely sure how to use them to ...
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What does a New Game+ give me?

I hear Recettear has a "New Game +" mode that becomes available after you beat the game. What are the differences between this mode and a first-time playthrough?
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Is it bad to keep Caillou waiting?

Caillou put in his order for Charred Lizard, Bat Wings and Slime Liver. My Advance Order Summary shows no deadline for this order, so I assumed I had as much time as I needed to find this stuff. Then ...
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Where are Caillou's items?

Caillou is looking for Charred Lizard, Bat Wings, and Slime Liver. I've never seen any of these items for sale or dropped by monsters. Where do I get them?
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My customers can't afford to buy the items I'm trying to sell. What do I do?

In my first playthrough of Recettear, I've got a bunch of great items to sell, like Parade Armor and Parade Helmets...and a bunch of customers who are too cheap to afford them. Any time I try to sell ...
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What do these weird icons next to my health and magic bars mean?

When grinding away in a dungeon as Louie in Recettear, I noticed that I have these weird icons next to my character picture: But...I don't really get them. What are they supposed to indicate, and ...
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Can I safely sell all items marked as treasure in Recettear?

In Recettear, I've recently found a Very Odd Vase. It sells for around 22 000 gold. This is a great and highly welcomed surprise to me at this early point in the game. However, I find myself being ...
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Do I pay my debt payment at the beginning or ending of the due date?

I'm currently on the seventh day of gameplay in Recettear and the eighth day, the first day of payment, fast approaches. However, in planning out my next two days, I've bumped into a situation where ...
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How to avoid failure and bring back more items home?

It seems to me that it's highly inefficient to spent two parts of the day on retrieving one item. How do I bring back more items home?
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How do I recruit Nagi?

In Recettear, I figure my main interest is in the recruitment of Nagi to my side as soon as I can. I like spears, ain't more to it. I've run into her in a dungeon in the first week or so, which gives ...
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Do Adventurers equip items they buy as part of an advance order?

I know that if an adventurer is in your shop and s/he wants to buy an equippable item, a notice will appear (about the stat change that will occur if you sell the item in question to them) and the ...
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How do I change my wallpaper?

I just hit merchant level 6, which allows me to "choose a new wallpaper for your store, if you have one." I went to the market and bought new wallpaper, but I can't seem to figure out how to apply it....
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Why am I getting slapped around by giant fish?

I'm playing Recettear, and in the "Jade Way" dungeon, I appear to randomly be assaulted by screen-wide, giant fish. They're not particularly hard to dodge (once you stop being surprised by them) and ...
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What is the maximum resolution of Recettear: An Item's Shop Tale?

I bought Recettear: An Item's Shop Tale on Steam but I can set at maximum resolution of 1280x960. Is it possible set an higher resolution in some way?
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Optimal percentages for maximum profit and experience when buying and selling for each customer

Does anyone know the optimal buying/selling percentages of normal, increased and decreased-priced items to get the maximum experience points (high chance of pin bonus and customers should accept at ...
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How do you gauge the Near Pin % of a transaction?

In Recettear, when you're buying/selling, the tutorial gives you the base "range" of acceptable percents to offer to the customers. It seems that there's a magic number to put down in order to get the ...
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How do I get enough to pay off that second loan?

While I have fun playing Recettear on steam, I am having a hell of a time paying that second loan off. I've game-overed twice by now and I actually have no idea how to go about it. If I put high ...
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Do I lose approval with customers if I don't have the item they ask for?

At Merchant level 3 in Recettear, you gain the ability to give customers sales recommendations. However, I've had some customers come in asking for a type of item that I do not have in stock at the ...
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Is there an end to the Hall of Trials?

I recently purchased Recettear, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is an end to the Hall of Trials. I've so far made it to the third floor of the dungeon before dying. It says that ...
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