GM Notes [GM Note] Start of a New Era - Central Market
Black Desert 2019-01-30 10:00
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Hello to all the Adventurers exploring Black Desert!

On January 30th (Wed), the Marketplace transformed to be more convenient and enjoyable.
The brand new Marketplace is named the
‘Central Market’.

So, what are the differences between the old Marketplace and the new Central Market?
This GM Note will answer this question.

Just Follow These Steps!

1. Central Market has its own ‘Inventory’.
The first step to using the Central Market is to find a Marketplace Director and set up a ‘Central Market Warehouse’. It’s just like opening a bank account.

The Central Market Warehouse is similar to the storage UI. You can store items and silver that are to be used for trading.



▲ Visit a major town or city to find a Marketplace Director. Select Central Market Manage Warehouse to open the warehouse.

The Central Market Warehouse is limited by volume, so you can store as many items as you want within this limit.

▲ Silver can be transferred from your inventory and storage through Marketplace Directors, while Transaction Maids/Butlers can only transfer silver from your Inventory.


2. Leave the Marketplace Director behind and use the Central Market!

Go on ahead and start your adventure!
The Central Market can be accessed through the ESC menu or the World Map menu. Use items and silver stored in your warehouse to make transactions.


▲ You can check the Central Market by pressing ESC to open the menu.



3. Buy Items

Follow these simple steps to buy items.

First, visit a Marketplace Director.
Next, interact with the Marketplace Director and select Central Market
→ Central Market.



Once there, pick out the item you wanted by using the list on the left or the search bar near the top of the window.


Then, select the desired purchase price to buy it.
However, a pre-order will be placed if the item is not in-stock.


4. Selling Items
Selling items is even easier than buying!


Click the ‘Sell’ button in the Central Market to see a list of everything stored.


Left click on an item to open the Sell window, then set a selling price to register it!


5. Returning to the Marketplace Director

After completing a trade, visit the Marketplace Director.
Then, you can move items to your inventory or store new items through
‘Manage Warehouse’.



Getting Comfortable

1. Using the Central Market Warehouse

You need to visit a Marketplace Director of any territory to manage the Central Market Warehouse. Unlike your storage, the warehouse is the same regardless of where you are. This means, you no longer need to go to a specific city to make transactions.


Additionally, you can manage your warehouse without visiting a Marketplace Director by using Transaction Maids/Butlers.




2. Keep in Mind - Selling
Left-clicking an item in the Central Market Warehouse will register it for sale.

Once an item is registered, it will be visible to other Adventurers.


3. Keep in Mind - Buying

Find the item in the Central Market to buy it. Just be sure to have enough silver in your warehouse. If the item you want is in-stock, then it can be purchased immediately. However, if the item is not in-stock, then a ‘Pre-order’ will be made instead. This item will be bought as soon as it comes back in-stock.


If all the pre-order prices are the same, then the pre-orders will be completed in a first come, first served basis. However, if the number of the pre-orders at the maximum price range start to pile up, then the pre-orders will be completed in a random order.


▲ Pre-orders can be placed at up to 10% over the standard price, and items can be registered to be sold at 10% below the standard price.



Get more out of the Central Market

Learn the features of the Central Market to use it more effectively.

Check out the Fluctuating Prices

The fluctuating prices of items are shown on the first window of the Central Market to help prevent abnormal transactions.

Changes to the Pre-order System

Stop wasting your time waiting around the marketplace to bid on an item.

Just place a pre-order and get the items you want at a reasonable price.


Pre-orders have become much more affordable as you can only place them at up to 10% over the standard price.
But what if several Adventurers set pre-orders at the highest price on the range? Then the items are sold in a random order to those that placed their pre-orders at the highest price.


There’s something else you should know about pre-orders. You’ll get the lowest enhancement level in each enhancement group when buying enhanced items


For example, when you pre-order an item in the +0 - +7 group, you’ll get a +0 level item..
So, just remember this fact when you pre-order enhanced items.



Enhancement Level Groups

What you’ll get

Enhancement Level Groups

What you’ll get

+0 - +7 Level


+0 - +5 Level


+8 - +10 Level


+6 - +9 Level


+11 - +12 Level


+10 - +12 Level


+13 - Higher Levels

Chosen Item

+13 - Higher Levels

Chosen Item



Taxes are the same as before.

You receive 65% of the silver when you sell an item. However, if you have an active Value Pack, then it’s increased to 84.5%.


Shall we now summarize the changes the Central Market brings?
Below is a quick comparison of the new and old marketplaces.


Central Market

Old Marketplace


Adventurer (A) ↔ Marketplace Director ↔ Adventurer (B)

Adventurer (A)
Adventurer (B)


If the Marketplace Director doesn’t have an item in-stock, then place a pre-order at the standard price or higher.

(10% higher at most)

Adventurers set their own prices when placing pre-orders

Registering an Item to Sell

Items can be registered for sale at the standard price or lower.

 (10% lower at most)


Buying Enhanced Items

Able to buy enhanced items within a group

Only able to buy enhanced items registered by other Adventurers

Central Market Warehouse



Access the Market through the Web




Central Market Q&A

Q : Do items have a maximum price cap?

A : As with the previous Marketplace, each item retains a maximum price cap.

However, the maximum price cap of each item is significantly higher, and the standard price will adjust fluidly to the transaction volume unlike the previous Marketplace.


Q. What’s the point of having Transaction Maids/Butlers when we have the new Central Market?

A. You still need to go visit a Marketplace Director if you want to register or take out an item from the Central Market Warehouse. However, Transaction Maids/Butlers can be used to register or receive items in the warehouse from anywhere in Black Desert. In a sense, they have become even more useful than before.


Q. How do I transfer purchases from the Central Market to my inventory?

A. You can transfer items from your Central Market Warehouse to your inventory by visiting a Marketplace Director, or by using a Transaction Maid/Butler.


Q. Does the Central Market have a Marketplace Registration Notification?

A. With the bidding function removed, the marketplace notification has also been removed.

Please try using the pre-order feature instead.


Q. There’s a NPC that sells items at a lower price than the Central Market...

A. You may see some NPCs selling the same items at a lower price if you have a lot of ‘Amity’ with them. Try using amity next time when you see the item you want at a lower price.


This is the end of this GM note. We promise to return with interesting news and useful information on our next GM Note.


Thank You!

Comments 44
... i hope this thing isn't buggy
2019-01-30 10:18 0
Even Pearl Items able to Pre Order?
2019-01-30 10:43 0
It's a sh!!tty update. At least they could give us the market notification in chat and item notifications.
2019-01-30 11:36 0
its been 1h 30m since i listed items to sell. its not being posted for others to buy. i still see 0 stocks on all items, was i the only one who posted to sell items or am i missing something here??
2019-01-30 11:43 0
please fix the main page of stock item
2019-01-30 11:45 0
i dont see the reasen why removing notifications item is a good thing, also keep it back to bidding for pearl item.
2019-01-30 11:46 0
bug sir
2019-01-30 12:01 0
the search function didn't work in Outfit section... and how to advanced search? how to search item by level enhance? I want to search all accessories at TRI, how to do?
2019-01-30 12:03 0
No explanation on how special deals work now
2019-01-30 12:17 0
Pearl Item Have a Tax too ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2019-01-30 12:54 0
GM, by doing this, pearl item will getting unpopular and not attractive for the cashier to post in the marketplace anymore. So pearl item will getting less and hard to buy from other players!
2019-01-30 13:08 0
please fix the in stock details in the central market. it only shows 0
2019-01-30 13:16 0
So what happen to at speacial deals and what if i party with my friend how to sell item like black stone...etc
2019-01-30 13:42 0
i hate central market! plz change to easier GM
2019-01-30 14:28 0
Been waiting for this patch! Love the NEW Central Marketplace! Just fix the stock bug please.
2019-01-30 15:04 0
wat good about this new market kamereon, pls list out
2019-01-30 15:17 0
DEAD GAME ! I have central market ! change please to previous market, because easier, if not ,, DEAD GAME !~
2019-01-30 15:57 0
Really hope there is Special Deal renewed feature, bidding feature for Pearl item, higher 50% preorder for Pearl item.It now bugged. Release with TW, u get chinese notice too. Merge effort.

2019-01-30 16:02 0
@EXOMysticDragon, what is good with the old Marketplace? Everything has Pros and Cons. The NEW Marketplace is not perfect however I like it compare to the old one. You cannot please EVERYBODY!
2019-01-30 16:08 0
It is a matter of getting used to it. Just please fix the "in stock" bug - it always shows 0 while there are items available.
On a side note "Access the Market through the Web - Yes" where?
2019-01-30 16:20 0
Seriously this market place is shit. Everyone will PO at the high point. eg. mem frag. So if 1000 players PO when will it be my turn to get?? huh huh answer please!!
2019-01-30 16:43 0
There is a chinese saying, Smart can already but don't act smart. What is not broken don't fix it. In a mmorpg, market place is one of the important aspect and you guys screw it up big time.
2019-01-30 16:45 0
i dont like it.. hopefully none will abuse the exploit bein done in the MENA servers.. and I hope seeing bans the next patch..
2019-01-30 18:11 0
its not player>market>player, its still player>player. i need to wait til my item sold, WTF
2019-01-30 18:39 0
Hotfix did not fix the central market "in stock 0" issue
2019-01-30 19:12 0
its not work it
2019-01-30 19:26 0
Features Request: Collect money manually, so we can activate vp whenever we want like old time. Bring back old market for few weeks for transition of special deals
2019-01-30 19:28 0
Best update ever!
2019-01-30 20:45 0
this update like "F2P players just quit pls and let's p2w players play on their own" a.k.a its sucks
2019-01-30 21:14 0
good job adding time just to buy 1 item,or just to sell
2019-01-30 21:33 0
In stock should not exist at all, the registration count is already good enough to show an item is being sold or not.
2019-01-30 21:58 0
And the way pre-order works now, you guys literally just enable us to P2P trading.
2019-01-30 22:00 0
I don't understand the system market now, this makes me confused and difficult playing BDO,

and there is no ALARM when the item enters the market?
2019-01-31 12:10 0
Where's the "Access the Market through the Web" feature? don't release things when you dont ready or complete all of the features you listed in
2019-01-31 12:29 0
despite all those cries & whines, this is much better than the old market. good job PA!
2019-01-31 13:16 0
Does anyone knows where is the marketplace director?
2019-01-31 13:35 0
old market is better
2019-01-31 21:08 0
Why cant sell more than 1 stack item? I cant sell more than 1000 flour at same time ...

2019-01-31 22:26 0
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u must teach us the detail,dont make mp more complex, give utube __link,base on people question
2019-01-31 23:25 0
give us back the old market this one is really stupid
2019-02-01 01:24 0
GM can you add below SELL a button for Pre-order, so that it will be easy and also if we prchas/sell can we just right click the price on the current value window and it will automatically synchronize
2019-02-03 09:11 0
Hard to buy item with Central Market cause the item didnt even register and I waste my time waiting just to buy food. HAHAHA.
2019-02-07 09:34 0
i hate this market. to much inflation price.
2019-02-08 11:52 0
items inflation price in the new MP and the income from grinding is not balance.
2019-02-12 11:35 0