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Default Chapter 10 Buying/Selling/Trading




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Default Buying and selling between farmers

You can sell Primary products and Super Facility products to players.

To be able to Trade you need to have earned the Influential Neighbour Trophy. To get that you need to have 8 Neighbours.

If you do not know what a Super Facility is click on My Super Facility. You will need to start making the products in your Super Facility in order to be able to sell them in the Super Facility Products Category.


When selling Primary products the Buyer and Seller do not need to be friends, neighbours or buddies and all transactions can take place anywhere within Farm Town. You must be online to do this. There is no limit to the amount of Primary products you can sell. You can sell several of the same or different Primary products to the same farmer as long as they are still able to buy. Primary products are:
  • crops
  • fruit or nuts from trees
  • logs or branches
  • flowers
  • hen and goose eggs
  • cow and goat milk
  • horse hair
  • any chopped tree logs or branches
  • sheep and llama wool
  • rabbit fleece
  • turkey and peacock feathers

You can also sell Primary and Super Facility products to Neighbours via the "Sell Products to xxx" option in the Neighbours bar at the bottom of the game screen OR by meeting meeting on a farm or at market and clicking on their avatar and selecting the "Sell Products to xxx". You both must be online to online do this. You may only sell ONE Super Facility product to each farmer ONCE per day.

Online Neighbours have a green dot on their picture. To see all online neighbours together you can order the neighbours bar. Click on any picture in the bar and then click on "Order by Online Status". All your Neighbours that are online will show with a green dot on their own picture in the Neighbours bar. The arrows to the left of the Neighbours bar will let you scroll the bar to view more neighbours. When you find their picture in the Neighbours bar, click on it and choose "Sell Products to xxx".
You can also Refresh the Online Status. Click on any picture in the Neighbours bar and choose "Refresh Online Status".

To sell Super Facility products to farmers you don't know you must go to the Trade Marketplace.

There is no limit to the amount of super facility products you can sell. You can ONLY sell ONE Super Facility product to each farmer ONCE per day.

There is also the Trading Warehouse where you can sell and buy both Primary and Super Facility products from anyone. This method will be explained later in this Chapter. At this time, when using the Trading Warehouse, ONLY the Selling and Buying of Super Facility products between Neighbours and farmers at the Trade Marketplace has been released. Buying and Selling of Primary Products in the Trading Warehouse will be released at a future date.


To initiate a transaction: Click on an avatar OR use the same option in the Neighbour bar and select "Sell Products to xxx"



The Seller now has a few selling options to complete the sale offer.



There is a little drop down arrow to the right of each section which allows you to change the options for selling.

Category: choose whether you would like to sell
  • Crops
  • Logs
  • Tree Fruits
  • Flowers
  • Fish
  • Animal Products
  • Super Facility Products
Product: choose the specific item you would like to sell.
Quantity: choose how much of the chosen product you would like to sell.
When selling Super Facility Products this will always be all your stock, you can not change this.
Mark Up : choose your asking price for your product
Mark Up options:
  • 10% below market price: if the Seller wants to give the Buyer a discount at his own expense.
  • At market price: this will be the same as selling the products at the market.
  • 10% to 50% above market price: in this case the seller is making a profit.
    When selling products from a Super Facility you have more market price options, to sell for Free all the way up to 50% above market price.
The little notepad when you click on it allows you to send a message with your sale. When you receive a sale offer yourself, you will see the same notepad when you review the offer. This allows you to send a message back to them when you accept or reject the offer.



The Buyer will now receive a menu showing them what you are selling, for what price and if there is any Mark Up % above or below market price.



If the Buyer reviews the offer they will see a confirmation of what you are offering in a popup. They will also see how much they can buy in so many hours.



If they click the green check mark the offer will be finalized and the Seller will be given the option to make further offers to the buyer.



If the Buyer declines the offer, the Seller will be given the option to renegotiate the terms of that same offer.

The final price that the Seller and the Buyer see, when selling Primary products may be different. The Buyer is always paying the price for a medium box, even if the Seller is selling a combination of large and medium boxes. The difference will be compensated by the Mayor.

NOTE: Gift items from the gift page can not be sold to another farmer. If you wanted to sell blueberries and all you have in storage for example is Blueberries (Gift) then you can not sell those to another farmer. You can either use them in your own facilities or sell them to the mayor at market. Only the regular (medium) and large sizes can be sold to another farmer.

NOTE TO BUYERS: Every user can purchase up to 1500 Primary products from other users every 12 hours. Whereas the Seller has no limit in the amount he or she can sell.

If you have reached your limit for buying Primary Products and someone tries to sell them to you they will be shown something similar to this:



This limit ONLY applies to buying Primary Products. It does not apply to buying Super Facility products. The only limit you have for buying super facility products is you can only buy one product from each farmer once per day.

To check for yourself when you can next buy Primary Products. Go to your farm. Open the Yellow toolbox and click on the Show Times tool (looks like a clock). Then click on the Gamewide section and look at the top of the list. You will see Buy Products from Others. If there is a green check mark showing you can buy primary products. If there is a time showing, that is approximately how much time you have to wait until you can buy them again. This is an example of a time showing:



To find out what your buying limit is for Primary products and how to Increase your buying limit see the next post.








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Default What is my Buying limit?

What is my Buying limit?

The Buying limit applies to Primary products only, which are:
  • Harvested Crops,
  • Harvested from Trees,
  • Chopped from Trees,
  • Harvested from Animals,
  • Fish
  • Harvested Flowers.
It does not apply to buying Super Facility products. In the Trading Warehouse each product category will have its own buying/selling limit restriction per day.


Your Buying limit starts at 1500 per 12 hours and is based on your Best Diversification Rank. The 'Best' value always shows the Best Diversification Rank you have been able to achieve at any point in the game. Your Diversification Rank is calculated using the following method:

- For each Facility you own you get 25 points
- For each Product in a facility with pending productions you get:
  • 5 points if you have 19% or less of the product capacity used
  • 6 points if you have between 20 and 39% of the product capacity used
  • 7 points if you have between 40 and 59% of the product capacity used
  • 8 points if you have between 60 and 79% of the product capacity used
  • 9 points if you have between 80 and 99% of the product capacity used
  • 10 points if you have 100% of the product capacity used

You can find your Best Diversification Rank by opening your tool box and clicking on the Facility Manager. The number you are looking for is the one next to "Best" to the right of your "Diversification Rank". This is then used for buying primary products from another farmer.


1. The Maximum 12 hour buying limit starts at 1500 for all players.

2. Based on your Best Diversification Rank you can keep increasing that limit based on these rules:
  • Best Diversification Rank between 2000 and 5000, trading limit increased by 1000 units
  • Best Diversification Rank between 5000 and 10000, trading limit increased by 2000 units
  • Best Diversification Rank between 10000 and 30000, trading limit increased by 3000 units
  • Best Diversification Rank between 30000 and 60000, trading limit increased by 4000 units
  • Best Diversification Rank between 60000 and 100000, trading limit increased by 5000 units

3. You can increase that amount again based on the amount of business clothes you own. There are 3 business clothes available in your Avatar Clothes section. For each business cloth you own your limit is increased by 5000 units, meaning, if you own the 3 business clothes your limit will be increased by 15000 units.
NOTE: ONLY the business clothes will help with your buying limit and NOT any other clothes.
These are the Business clothes - Only buy one set of Business clothes, either the female set or the male set, changing your avatar sex and buying both sets will NOT increase your buying limit any further. Only 3 Business clothes per account will increase your buying limit.

Female Business clothes:

Male Business clothes:




When you have bought any of the Farm Cash clothes the BUY button will disappear.


Example of Buying limit:
You start with 1500 units
Best Diversification is 36167 (4000 units)
You own 3 Business clothes (3 x 5000 = 15000 units)
Your buying limit will be 20500 units



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Default What is the Trading Warehouse?

The Trading Warehouse is where you can offer products for sale and buy products from Neighbours offline and also for other farmers at the Trade Marketplace while you are online.

You can access the Trading Warehouse at Level 20

NOTE: Only trading Super Facility products with Neighbours and to farmers at Trade Marketplace has been released at this time.
If you do not know what a Super Facility is or how to get products from one click on My Super Facility.



MAY 27th 2019 - Initial release.

Currently, the Trading Warehouse can only be used to sell Super Facility products offline to any farmer that has you as a neighbour. There is a new Trading Warehouse icon in the Tool Box (far left column, above the Super Facility icon) that will allow you to create Sale Offers for your Super Facility products. Each farmer that has you as a neighbour will be able to open your Trading Warehouse from the neighbour bar and buy ONE of your sale offers.

Neighbours with valid (non expired) Trade Offers will be marked in your Neighbour Bar with a beige dot to the right of their picture. There is also a new 'Order by Trade Offers' menu option to quickly access the Trading Warehouse of all your neighbours with valid Trade Offers.

All current rules of Super Facilities products apply, for example, you can only sell Super Facility products to a particular neighbour once per day, there is no limit on the amount of products you can sell and all your offers will expire at the end of the day and will have to be created again the next day. This feature uses the players local time to determine when the day starts and ends. Each day starts at 12:00AM and ends at 11:59:59PM.

Later this week we will add the capability to create another set of offers that can be fulfilled by farmers in the Trading Marketplace, this way you don't have to randomly sell products to any farmer, you can just announce that you have Super Facility products to sell and interested farmers can access the offers in your Trading Warehouse using an option in your avatar menu.


JUNE 5th 2019 - Part 2 release.

Added the capability in the Trading Warehouse to create another set of offers that can be fulfilled by farmers in the Trading Marketplace, this way you don't have to randomly sell products to any farmer, you can just announce that you have Super Facility products to sell and interested farmers can access the sell offers in your Trading Warehouse using an option in your avatar menu.

July 2nd, 7:00PM

The Trading Warehouse now shows by default your Trade Marketplace offers when you are at the Trade Marketplace.

When you order your neighbours by 'Trade Offers' the menu option changes to 'Refresh Trade Offers', so you can click on that option again to refresh the order and update your neighbours beige dots.

July 18th

Trade Marketplace and Trading Warehouse improvements:

a) In the Trade Marketplace, farmers with offers available and from whom you haven't bought any products yet will have their avatar labels fully or partially colored in beige

b) Once you buy something from a farmer Trading Warehouse, their beige color will disappear from their label

c) When there are no more available offers in a farmer Trading Warehouse, their beige color will also disappear from their label

d) In the Trade Marketplace there is a new rounded button with the letters 'TO' that will automatically be colored in beige when you have trading offers available on your Trading Warehouse

e) The TO button will also contain a red circle showing a counter of your available offers and will go down every time someone buy something from you

f) When a farmer buy something from you a red text with information about the transaction (farmer and product name) will show up on your chat section

g) When you click the TO button your Trading Warehouse will be shown


July 29th, 7:20PM

When you try to create a new Super Facility offer, if you haven't upgraded any Facility to a Super Facility on the current week yet, we will show a text letting you know about it with a link to open the Super Facility Manager.

Closed offers now show a picture of the farmer who bought your products. The neighbours section will always show the real Facebook picture, as always, the farmer you see may not be your neighbour even when you are a neighbour to that farmer, if you want to remove yourself from that farmer neighbour list, click on her picture to visit her farm and then click the toolbox icon on the bottom left and then the blue neighbour icon with the red cross.

The Trade Marketplace offers will show the avatar picture if you are still at the Trade Marketplace or it will show a generic avatar picture if you are not there anymore. In both cases you can click the picture to navigate to that farmers farm.




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Default How do I use my Trading Warehouse?


Trading Warehouse

This feature uses the players local time to determine when the day starts and ends. Each day starts at 12:00AM and ends at 11:59:59PM.


You can access the Trading Warehouse at Level 20

This is where you can offer products for sale and buy products from Neighbours offline and also for other farmers at the Trade Marketplace while you are online.

If you do not know what a Super Facility is click on My Super Facility. You need to start making the products in your Super Facility in order to be able to sell them in the Super Facility Products Category .



To access your own Trading Warehouse click on the yellow Toolbox and look for the icon shown above in the far left column and click on it to open it.

OR Click on your Avatar and select Show Trading Warehouse.



You will then see this. The window has 3 sections:
  • Sell Super Facility Products to Neighbours
  • Sell Super Facility Products at Trade Marketplace
  • Buy Regular Products

Currently the "Buy Regular Products" section is greyed out as it is not released yet.



To add Super Facility products for sale you need to click on one of the tabs showing at the top of the window.

Click on this so it turns orange for selling to Neighbours.


Click on this so it turns orange for selling at Trade Marketplace.


The process for creating sale offers is exactly the same when creating offers for sale to Neighbours and for creating offers for sale at Trade Marketplace:


Click on Create Sale Offer Super Facility Products and the Sale offer window will open:
Category: Currently this is greyed out as at the moment you can only sell Super Facility Products. In the future you will be also be able to sell primary products (From Crops, From Trees, From Animals, Fish or Flowers.)
Product: choose the specific item you would like to sell.
Quantity: When you are selling Super Facility products this will always be all of your stock, you will not be able to change this. When the selling of Primary products is released you will be able to choose how much of the chosen product you would like to sell.
Mark Up : choose your asking price for your product
Mark Up options:
  • 10% below market price: if the Seller wants to give the Buyer a discount at his own expense.
  • At market price: this will be the same as selling the products at the market.
  • 10% to 50% above market price: in this case the seller is making a profit.
    When selling products from a Super Facility you have more market price options, to sell for Free all the way up to 50% above market price.
When you have made your changes click the Green check mark to save the offer.

You will then see your offer added and the next sale box becomes available for you to add another sale offer:
To add another sale offer click on Create Sale Offer Super Facility Products and the next Sale offer window will open.

Currently you can add 8 sale offers.

If you change your mind about the amount or price of any sale offer you can click on Update and change the amounts. Remember Super Facility products you can NOT change the amount of products , it will always be all your stock, you can only change the Mark Up price. When you are done click the Green check mark to save.

If you wish to remove the offer click on Delete and the offer will be removed allowing you to add another sale if you wish and have more products to sell.


When a sale has been taken: You will see the picture of the product sold, the amount sold, how much for and any profit made if you sold above market price. For the Neighbour offers you will also see their profile picture. The Trade offers will show the buyers avatar picture as long as you and the farmer are still at the Trade Marketplace. It will change to show a blue or purple generic avatar picture if either of you leave the Trade Marketplace. In both cases you can click the picture to navigate to that farmers farm.

Examples of sales at different Mark Ups with different profile/avatar pictures:


If a friend has you for a Neighbour, but you do not have them for a Neighbour and they buy from you, what you will see instead of their profile picture, in the sell to Neighbours section, is a generic picture. If you hover over it, it will tell you that they are Not a Neighbour. You will also see this generic picture if they do not have a profile picture.


As long as the day is not over and you have more products to sell, you can click on Create Sale Offer and make a new offer.


To access your Trading Warehouse when not at your own farm: You can do either of the following:
  • Click on your Avatar and select Show Trading Warehouse.


  • OR before you leave your farm, you can add the Trading Warehouse as a Shortcut to the game bar. Then clicking on the icon will open your Trading Warehouse.


  • When at the Trade Marketplace you can also click on the TO (Trade Offers) button to access your Trading Warehouse. It will be beige and have a number in red if you already have offers available to buy.


    The red number decreases when a product is sold. You will see a brief notification in white lettering, on the game screen, when someone buys from you and the buying information is also in the chat window in red lettering telling you who bought what product from you.



  • Also, when at the Trade Marketplace, the Trading Warehouse will show by default your Trade Marketplace offers instead of your Neighbour Offers.

To Sell your Trade buckets to strangers and to buy from strangers go to the Trade Marketplace.



When the day is over at 11:59:59PM your local time: Any products not sold will show up like this..
Once the new day has begun at 12AM your local time: You can start more products in your Super Facility and then you will have more products to sell. Click on Create Sale Offer and make a new offer.



At the End of the Week, Sunday 11:59:59PM, your local time, any unsold offers will Expire as usual and Monday 12:00AM you will need to Upgrade a Super Facility again, and start making batches to get your new products to sell.

After you have done that, when you next open your Trading Warehouse you will initially be able to see what was sold from the previous week. When you create a new sale offer for the new week all the old offers will automatically be cleared.

If you try to create a new Super Facility offer and you haven't upgraded any Facility to a Super Facility on the current week yet, we will show a text letting you know about it with a link to open the Super Facility Manager.





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Default How do I access Someones Trading Warehouse?

There are 2 ways to access a Neighbours Trading Warehouse:

When you see your Neighbour, by clicking on their avatar and selecting Show Trading Warehouse. This can be anywhere you can see them when they are online, for example on any farm, the Inn or at the Trade Marketplace.

Via the Neighbours bar at the bottom of your game screen: Any Neighbours that are Trading products will have a beige dot the right and just below their picture in the Neighbours bar at the bottom of the game screen. Neither of you need to be online to trade this way. Example:
You can Order your Neighbour bar by "*Order by Trade Offers". Click on any picture in the Neighbours bar and chose that option then all Neighbours who have added offers to their Trading Warehouse will show up to the right of your own picture and have a beige dot. Use the arrows to the right of the bar to scroll through them. Once you have bought a product from a Neighbour their beige dot will be removed. Once you have Ordered by Trade Offers you can then click on a picture again and chose "Refresh Trade Offers" which will then refresh the order and update your neighbours beige dots.
You can access your Neighbours Trading Warehouse by clicking on their picture in the Neighbours bar at the bottom of the game screen and then clicking on Show Trading Warehouse as shown below.

To access a strangers Trading Warehouse go to the Trade Marketplace: Most farmers that want to Trade will be in that marketplace.
Farmers with offers available to buy in their Trading Warehouse will have a beige background on their name. NOTE: This is a paler colour to the brown background that indicates they are selling to the mayor.

This example shows a farmer with a brown and a beige background indicating they are selling to the mayor and also have offers available to buy in their Trading Warehouse.

Click on their avatar and select Show Trading Warehouse as shown below.


In all cases when you open their Trading Warehouse you will see something similar to this:

The window has 2 sections:
  • Sell Products
  • Buy Super Facility Products

Currently the Sell Products section is greyed out as it is not released yet:

BUYING Super Facility Products:


Each box shows you the picture and the name of the product, the amount available to buy and at what Mark Up price (for Super Facility products: anything from Free all the way up to 50% above market price)

When you click Buy your products will be added to storage and the coins deducted. Any item not available for sale will have "Already Sold" in the item box. Example:
You may ONLY buy ONE Super Facility product from each neighbour or stranger at Trade Marketplace per day. Once you have bought a Super Facility product the box will say "Already Sold" and the rest of the offer boxes will grey out:


You can then close the Offer Window buy clicking on the red X top right of the window and move on to viewing the next Trading Warehouse.

When you buy something from a farmer Trading Warehouse, or they no longer have products available to buy, their beige color will disappear from their name label.





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