As many of you know, the activities of the buying/selling of (Old School) RuneScape gold is not exactly ordained by Jagex without the usage of bonds only. Buyers will only ever receive a temporary ban if that at the billions mark, the risk is on the sellers. However, when it comes to the selling and buying of accounts, Jagex does absolutely nothing – but this market is absolutely difficult to navigate without getting scammed in the long-run due to account recoveries. Training skills can also result in accounts being hijacked and valuables stolen or botted on.

This is why middlemen exist in the community and have an actual purpose rather than making you feel safe. They do all the checks required to ensure a deal goes as it should and if not, they are held responsible.

What do middlemen get out of this?

On underground (Old School) RuneScape black-market communities such as Sythe, you will often see middlemen advertising their services as “free”. These are people making money through tips, not actually through 100% generosity to the community. However, in some cases, these middlemen claim absolutely no responsibility/liability in case a deal goes sideways, so they may not even really cover you properly, if at all.

On such communities, there are typically middlemen who take a percentile fee and have ranks such as “OMM” – meaning official middleman. They have to be highly trusted in the community and vouched for to receive such a rank and generally they are the ones who can be trusted, just ensure to read their terms.

What do middlemen actually do?

When you’re dealing with RS middlemanning, they tend to conduct a lot of different checks on both parties, and may hold valuables. For example, holding gold whilst payment is sent to the seller – at which point the process is safe unless someone gets banned, if dealing with a safe payment method such as cryptocurrency. PayPal still has the ability to chargeback for any user. This includes background checks, has the account (on the underground community) been created a few days ago or a few years ago? An account created a few days ago is very high-risk. Are this person’s vouches real or potentially fake and set up with alt accounts?

There are also lots of impostors in the underground community. Some people refuse to deal with Discord due to it. You see, Discord has a premium program called “Discord Nitro”. It also allows invisible characters in someone’s username (with the use of foreign characters) and with Discord Nitro, you can customize the number in your name. Thus, you could be John#0001 and someone else can also be called John#0001. Cons like these aren’t possible with Skype and people do this via creating two Discord accounts (and servers) for the other party and middleman involved and con everyone by relaying messages, so even confirmation messages between real accounts on the forum communities seem genuine though they’ve both been talking to impostors. While any reputable community would make the middleman pay you back, likely even with ‘no liability’ clauses, as it was the middleman’s explicit fault, if this scam was done against you only with no middleman, then you have no chance of being refunded.

A seasoned (Old School) RuneScape middleman would prevent this by using Discord developer IDs (each user no matter what nickname has an unique id), or through interacting with official Discord servers for that user where they simply have to click onto your name to speak to you.

Are RuneScape account sales safe?

Unfortunately, the sales of (Old School) RuneScape accounts can never be 100% safe with random people on the internet. RS middlemanning can help to an extent with background checks.

Even with recovery tests, the original account owner has all information available to recover you at any times, and you don’t necessarily need all information to do a recovery, so some information may be withheld. And Jagex doesn’t care about newer information such as recent password changes, they care about the original account owner and they can claim their account has been hijacked from many years ago essentially.

Selling accounts is best done with large businesses who will stick around. These people create accounts to actually sell. They aren’t some random person who may feel like looting your account a few years down or want their account back after a few years as they regain interest in the game but don’t want to grind all over again.

These large businesses will tend to stick around for the duration of (Old School) RuneScape. Also, with extra (insurance) fees in place, whether a middleman or a business, as the 1 in 10 case where a recovery occurs the fees accumulate for a refund.

Another tactic a middleman or business may employ is to also collect the seller’s identification (and verify this is who they are paying to) and also may be able to escalate proof of an account sale to Jagex and get the account banned, further reducing incentive to recover. Using mules is also a semi-common practice, keeping wealth on completely unknown accounts in case your main gets compromised, not everything is gone. Odds are you aren’t going to go through 1 billion GP in a day and Jagex will not ban the mules if operated to distribute wealth rather than real-world trade it as a seller. Many streamers do this.

What should I look for in a middleman? What should I strive for?

First of all, a middleman needs to be trusted, you need to look for this person’s vouches and how long they have been in the community, and their total traded amount. If they’ve traded $50,000 – there’s minimal chance they are going to scam you for $50 as they will profit more in the long-run, unless it’s an impostor or a liar. Ranks such as OMM on communities also mean they’re more trusted.

Most importantly, look at the middleman’s terms. If they hold no liability, that means they’re only conducting some checks and may proceed with risky trades in order to get a tip. If anything goes wrong, they will not be held responsible and will not refund you if they explicitly claim no liability. This is why fee traders can potentially be better than free-middlemen who may claim much less responsibility, though even fee-traders may not claim responsibility for factors beyond their control.

Why should I sell my Runescape account?

Just like selling your Runescape gold, selling Runescape accounts is also a viable way to earn a few extra dollars every day. A Runescape account value depends on many factors like the accounts age, the skills that have been trained, the quests that have been completed, and the items that are stored in the account. Accounts that are new, with a relatively low total skill level, can sell for around $5-$30 a pop. Multiple of these accounts can be trained every day by one person resulting in a hearty profit. Accounts that are older, with a more seasoned skillset, can sell for upwards of $30 – $250 each. These accounts require a lot more time to prepare, around one every month, but are worth it monetarily. Finally, accounts that have been played on for years, achieving the greatest possible level can be sold for $2500-$5000 plus, depending on the stats, quests, and items on the account.

Who should I sell my account to?

Many people with ill intentions roam the internet, waiting for someone to deal with them. The best way to avoid such people is to sell your Runescape account to a reputable seller. Reputable account dealers have bought and sold hundreds of accounts over their lifetime, enabling them to inform you on the safest and most efficient way to sell your Runescape account. Another way you can sell your account is by selling it to an account retailer like AccountKings. This is the safest way to sell your account as it is protected by AccountKing’s insurance, making sure you always get the money that you are owed through an instant payment. AccountKings has a marketplace for OSRS Accounts and Runescape 3 Accounts so all your account needs are guaranteed to be met!

How do I find a reputable account dealer?

The easiest way to find a reputable Runescape account dealer is through the various black-market forums. These forums usually have a section for account sales where you can post information about your account and people can bid on it. One marketplace I recommend for account sales is Powerbot. The neat thing about the Powerbot marketplace is that it uses a reputation system. This reputation system should be used to determine the trustworthiness of the buyer. If they have a lot of feedback (100+) and it is all positive, this is a good sign that they are trustworthy. These dealers usually have multiple payment methods that they can accommodate giving you an instant payment on account delivery.

Why should I sell gold?

Selling your Runescape gold can be a very easy way to earn a few extra dollars every day. Runescape gold, just like everything else in life, has value (Approximately $0.18/M Runescape 3 $1.1/M Oldschool). This value that the in-game currency holds has flourished a vast economy derived by people who are too lazy to earn gold themselves. This demand that needs to be met is where you come in. Whenever you have extra gold, you can choose to sell it to one of the vetted and guaranteed suppliers listed on RSGilded for an easy and quick profit.

Who should I sell gold to?

Selling Runescape gold to a verified listing on the RSGilded Gold Site Listing Page is guaranteed to be safe, with no risk to either you or your account. This safety is vetted by RSGildeds team of Runescape real-world trade experts who have personally used every website that is listed. Some gold selling websites choose to pay higher rates if you sell gold to them in bulk, some only accept gold from certain games, and some choose not to buy gold at times due to them being overstocked. You need to take all these facts into account before deciding on a gold selling website because choosing the right buyer for your gold is the most important part of the gold selling process.

You can watch our guide on how to buy Runescape gold here.

How do I sell Runescape gold?

Once you have found a safe and reliable site to sell your gold to, all you need to do is contact the site or person via either live chat or skype, make sure you are talking to the correct person by making them send you a private message from their verified forum account, and finally follow the person’s instructions on how to give them your gold. Once you do this, the site or person will ask you for your PayPal or Crypto addresses and you will receive your money.

How can I make enough Runescape Gold to sell?

Selling gold requires you to have a lot of it. One question you may have is how am I going to acquire all the RSGP that I am going to sell? There are two very easy ways to earn a lot of Runescape gold every day using no effort at all.

One of the best methods to earn gold is flipping items on the grand exchange. You can view a tutorial on this here Flipping in Runescape. This method can easily net you around 25-30 million plus Runescape gold every day while only playing around one hour a day putting your buy and sell offers into the grand exchange. Some days, if you are lucky, you can earn billions of RSGP by cashing in on long-term investments.

The second way of earning RSGP quickly is to stake money in the duel arena. You can view a tutorial on this here.

This method can yield unlimited Runescape gold every day, but it is a lot riskier then flipping items. Some days you may make 10 billion RSGP ($1700 RS3 or $17000 OSRS), or some days you may lose 200 million Runescape gold. It all depends on your luck!

So, what are you waiting for? The gateway to wealth and glory awaits you. Jokes aside, go sell some of your Runescape gold. You wont regret it!