They don’t tell you this at the ticket counter, but it all comes back to turnips. There are many other sectors of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons economy, from butterflies to fish, fruit and fossils, but they all pale in comparison to turnips. If you want to get rich on this island paradise, build the house of your dreams and drive your neighbors crazy with envy, there is only one way: buy turnips, sell turnips, repeat. The stem market governs everything. I’ve written quite a bit about this fascinating piece of Animal crossing economy, but I wanted to summarize everything in a simple guide.
So if you were wondering what was wrong with Turnips, read on.
The basics: Turnips are a special item in the Animal Crossing series. They can only be bought on Sundays and will rot if you don’t sell them within a week. Its price fluctuates, like the stock market, so you can lose money or make money depending on when you sell it.
How do I buy them? Every Sunday, from 4:00 a.m. At 12:00 p.m., a character named Daisy Mae will roam her island. It is easy to recognize: there are turnips in his head.
During this time, Daisy Mae will sell you turnips at a predetermined price ranging from 90 to 110 bells. A lower price is better. You can buy them in stacks of 10, as many as you can carry, and you can make multiple trips. You can easily put your entire fortune into turnips, and many do.
How do I save them? Turnips cannot be stored as normal items. You have to scatter them on the floor or your floor, and many people have a dedicated turnip room in their homes for this purpose.
How do I sell them? You sell turnips in Nook’s Cranny to Timmy and Tommy, like anything else. The trick is that prices change twice a day: once in the morning and once at 12:00 p.m. These prices will fluctuate enormously, from just 15 bells to 650.
The trick, then, is to make sure you sell your turnips at a higher price than you bought them. Ideally, a much higher price. You can recoup more than six times your initial investment, and you can do so with as many turnips as you can buy. That is why they come to dominate the economy.
Those are the basics, and they can get you far enough. But if you really want to get the most out of your turnips, you need to know a little more. Here are some ways you can more or less make sure you make money.
Different islands, different prices: The prices for both buying and selling are different on each island. This creates a market that can dramatically increase your chances of getting a good price – you may only be able to sell for 40 bells, but your friend could be selling for 400. You can head to your island, sell at your price, and reap the rewards.
We are going to learn more about how to maximize this in a second.
Predict prices with turnip / prophet calculator: As data miners discovered, Nabo’s prices are not random. They follow a set of predetermined patterns that can be predicted with the correct information. Online tools have appeared that allow you to use this to your advantage.
The two most prominent are Turnip Calculator and Turnip Prophet. The two are basically the same: you put your buy and sell prices, and use that information to predict what the prices will be a few days in advance.
I prefer Turnip Prophet, at least in the second week of use. This is because it allows you to enter your price pattern from the previous week, allowing you to be much more precise about what will happen in a given week.
Turnip Exchange: Maybe your friends don’t have good prices, or maybe your friends don’t play Animal crossing. It’s okay! There is a whole network of friends out there. One of the easiest ways to find a good turnip price is through the Turnip Exchange, a website where players can post their islands, their prices, and usually something they want in exchange for prices – usually , are some bells or Nook Miles tickets.
It may take a while to wait for the best prices, but if you have the time a good return can be guaranteed. Tips are never burdensome, and it’s easy to save 99,000 bells if you bring 2,000,000 home.
The rest of the social networks: The turnip exchange is the most reliable, but almost any gathering place on the Internet can be reused in the turnip trade. Just try searching for “turnips” on Twitter, and you won’t get a lot of people really interested in tubers. You will see a lot of people listing their prices and generally you will be able to sell on someone’s island.
Exercise the same level of caution that you would always use when dealing with strangers on the Internet, and monitor your children if they are using one of these methods.