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Buy Contracts question

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#1 - 2013-03-08 23:08:10 UTC
o/ Noob question incoming Cry

Particularly with Cosmos items (and some other obscure stuff) it seems impossible to setup Want to Buy contracts as entering say 'Ryoke Laika' into the Also Request Items from Buyer field brings up the following message:

No items found - Your query returned no legitimate item types. Please try again.

This is despite there being plenty of Sell Contracts up with the stated item. However some clever people seem to have found a way to get buy orders up regardless and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how exactly this is done?

Thanks for reading.
RaVeN Alliance
#2 - 2013-03-09 02:10:09 UTC  |  Edited by: RavenPaine
I had a similar problem some years ago with searches. My problem if I recall, was the quotation marks. try and play with that.

Edit here: Try to Drag and drop the item into your search window. Just a thought.
The Untraceable
#3 - 2013-03-09 06:55:23 UTC
It's often a matter of how you are typing it in. The system can be rather... finnicky.
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#4 - 2013-03-09 09:14:18 UTC
Thanks for the replies but still no joy, even dragging/dropping doesn't work Shocked
#5 - 2013-03-09 09:17:43 UTC
Petition time ?

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

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#6 - 2013-03-09 09:20:20 UTC
Guess so, thanks to all Smile
#7 - 2013-03-09 09:27:39 UTC
Let us know what was the reason it didn't work btw once the petition is answered , might save us some fiddling in the future .

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Carebears with Attitude
#8 - 2013-03-09 10:01:32 UTC
Doesn't the Contracts form have a sort of search function, where if you input a partial string, you get a list of possible options?

It's cumbersome, but if it works then at least it's better than nothing.
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#9 - 2013-03-09 10:58:19 UTC
Yeah, should probably have been clearer - tried full terms, partial terms from the beginning/middle/end, Type IDs, drag and drop, using quotes and doing a little dance to try and win favour, not a one worked.

For sure will put up the petition response ^^ but as its the weekend any helpful souls would still be welcomed.