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Grand Exchange

Players at the Grand Exchange.

Grand Exchange map

A map of the Grand Exchange.

The Grand Exchange, also referred to as GE, was released on 26 February 2015. The GE is a trading system for players to purchase and sell tradeable items in RuneScape. Members get eight Grand Exchange slots, in which they may buy or sell items; however, free players are limited to three.

Traders need not advertise, meet each other, or even wait at the Grand Exchange for trades to finish because coins and items from fully and partly finished trades can be collected at any bank, but not at bank chests (except the ones in Shantay Pass, Burthorpe, the Clan Wars and Castle Wars lobby, and the Motherlode Mine) or deposit boxes. Additionally, players will receive a message in their chatbox when the status of a trade offer is updated. This trading system resembles a real-life electronic assist exchange and has since replaced the Trading Post and the older marketplaces in Varrock and Falador.
Grand Exchange interface


General InformationEdit

Finding the Grand ExchangeEdit

Location on World Map
Edgeville Grand Exchange Varrock Palace
Cooks' Guild

The Grand Exchange is located northwest of Varrock and east of Edgeville, both of which are located just south of the Wilderness. There are many ways to get there, including the following:

Item setsEdit

GE item set exchange

The options available for any set within the Item sets interface.

Main article: Item set

Most armour sets and the dwarf multicannon can be assembled into sets to save space. They behave like ordinary items except that they cannot be worn or used until disassembled. Only the Grand Exchange clerks and bankers can assemble or disassemble sets, and they will do so an unlimited number of times for free. Right-clicking a set and selecting "destroy" WILL NOT disassemble it.

NPC InformantsEdit

Around the Grand Exchange are six characters who show the current prices of various items.


Prices are partly governed by the Laws of Supply and Demand:

  • If an item's demand is higher than supply, then its price will increase.
  • If an item's supply is higher than demand, then its price will decrease.
  • If an item's demand matches its supply, then its price will stay the same (thus, remain at equilibrium).

Jagex has never published the Grand Exchange's exact pricing algorithms, although there are some reasonable guesses. By using the Laws of Supply and Demand, the prices of items are updated depending on its recently traded prices and volume. For items with low volume such as partyhats, their prices update every few days or even once a week. Jagex can also intervene and set the prices themselves, and they reserve the right to intervene when they believe price manipulation is occurring on an inexcusable scale. The Grand Exchange Market Watch contains up-to-date information on the prices for various items.

Buy limitsEdit

GE offer

Making a 'Buy' offer

Buying rate is restricted to a certain quantity every 4 hours. Some items have a connected limit, meaning that you can only buy a certain amount of either item, or a mix of the two up to a particular point. However, there are no restrictions on selling items.

Tradeable items that cannot be traded using the Grand ExchangeEdit

Some items cannot be traded using the Grand Exchange, but they can still be traded using the traditional player-to-player trade. The list includes:

New playersEdit

New accounts cannot sell or buy any items on the Grand Exhange until they have acquired at least 7 quest points or have been active for at least 24 hours. This limitation is easily lifted by completing some of the following quests:

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