Selling to Van
Selling to Van

When Van comes to visit every 3rd and 8th day of the season he will set up shop upstairs in Ruby's Inn. If you talk to him from the opposite side of his orange crate you can trade goods for gold. Just like selling items to Won in More Friends of Mineral Town, Van's prices will fluctuate every time you ask him to give you a price estimate on items. If you don't like the offer he gives you, just decline to sell and ask him to buy the item again. To sell you first have to select the quanty of items you wish to sell (ONE or ALL), then select the item from your rucksack.

If you are trying to sell Van more than one item at a time, make sure you have selected "ALL" from the options on the left side of the sell screen and not CHOOSE. In HMDS and HMDS Cute, there is a bug in the game that if you use the CHOOSE option to select the number of items you want to sell, you will sell the selected number but only get paid for one item; e.g., Van offers 930 G for each Moondrop Flower and you have a stack of 20. If you choose to sell 10 of them, you will only receive 930 G instead of 9300 G.

Van shop

Van will buy seeds from you for half the cost that you purchase them for. If you had bought a bag of Cucumber seeds for 200 G, produced 8 cucumbers, and then converted the fruit back to seeds via the Seed Maker machine, you can then sell those 8 bags of seeds for 800 G. You can also sell the cucumbers directly to Van instead of shipping them through Thomas, earning you a few more Gold if Van's price is low, or a few gold higher than the Cannery if you get lucky to settle on a high buy price.

You can also sell items to Van that Thomas won't accept through the shipment box. This allows you to convert the prizes you win from the Sprite Casino into Gold you can spend outside the Sprite Tree. If you find extra cursed accessories you can ask the Church to remove the curse and then sell those items for a hefty profit.

In the Girl version of HMDS you can not abuse the Casino to buy and sell prizes to Van. He will not purchase the Love Bangle, Truth Bangle, Red Cloak, Godhand, and Miracle Glove prizes. You can sell him the Teleport Stone and Relaxtea Leaves though.

Item NameProfit
Crops (turnips, flowers, apples, etc.)varies
Animals (eggs, milk, yarn, etc.)varies
Cooked Food (tempura, cheese fondu, etc.)none
High profit items
Alexandrite11,000 - 16,000
Fish Fossil5500 - 8000
Mythic Stone22,000 - 33,000
Pink Diamond11,000 - 16,000
Pirate Treasure11,000 - 16,000
High profit accessories
Fast Boots165,000 - 242,000
Friend Broach (red)443,000 - 640,000
Goddess Broach (red)~150,000
Goddess Earrings (green)701,000 - 981,000
Goddess Hat (green)~400,000
Godhand559,000,000 - 801,000,000
Kappa Broach (red)~150,000
Kappa Earrings (green)~700,000
Kappa Hat (green)~400,000
Love Ring28,000 - 41,000
Miracle Gloves565,000,000 - 802,000,000
Red Mantle360,000 - 576,000
Time Ring~150,000
Truth Ring11,000 - 16,000
Witch Earrings (black)~150,000

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