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    60% Off Dealer & An Amazon Echo Trick

    I rarely use the dealer because he costs T-cash and I don't make the best use of him because I forget that I have him. But twice now, I have gotten a 60% off deal (10 days for 36 t-cash) and jumped at it. How could I not?

    I rarely use him for products, but I buy jewelry and ore from him since I never have enough of either, especially copper ore.

    The trick I discovered is that when I buy something from him, I set a timer on my Echo Dot for one hour, when he will be available again. I also set timers for anything I want to be sure to follow up on, such as flipping boats for a boat task or refilling the zoo stores when the hot items are high point values. Yes, when the timer goes off, I have to rememberr WHICH item I wanted to deal with as soon as possible, but that usually only involves checking two or three stores/factories. If I really think I'll forget, I set a reminder rather than a timer, which lets me have Alexa tell me "zoo" BUT doesn't keep going off until I say "Alexa, stop" like the timer does.

    Of course I could use a regular timer and accomplish the same thing. But I didn't. Finding it and then remembering to drag it around from room to room so I could hear it when it went off was too much of a nuisance, not to mention I often have two or three timers running at once for different tasks. I find Alexa much easier to use. YMMV.

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    Actually the dealer takes coins for 99% of goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alina Winterberry View Post
    Actually the dealer takes coins for 99% of goods.
    Yes, but hiring the dealer costs Tcash. Usually we get 20% off when rehiring within the time limit, otherwise it costs 90 tcash.

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    You can name your Amazon Alexa timers. "Alexa, set a dealer timer for 10 minutes". When the time expires, Alexa will tell you which timer it was.

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    I'll have to try that when DH isn't sleeping.

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    With the dealer is there any way you could split the search for Eg search for 5 cupcake 5 corn

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitch71 View Post
    With the dealer is there any way you could split the search for Eg search for 5 cupcake 5 corn
    There is no way to do that. 1 search - 1 product

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    No. You can only search for 1 product at a time

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    Snissen, you are right! But you have to exactly follow the format you gave. "Alexa, set a dealer timer for 1 hour" works (most of the time) but "Alexa, set dealer timer for 1 hour" doesn't, at least not for me. Sure is a help, thank you for sharing!

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    I have NEVER seen 10 days dealer for 36 t-cash. It's always been 72. What am I missing???

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