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ROBLOX Tablets: To Trade or Not to Trade

December

08, 2012

by JacksSmirkingRevenge


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A few weeks ago, ROBLOX launched a promotion to raise awareness of its impending mobile app release: at random times throughout each day, we put an extremely limited virtual ROBLOX Tablet on sale in the Catalog. Users who own one of these rare tablets when ROBLOX Mobile officially debuts will receive brand new iPad 3s from ROBLOX.

Since we released the tablets, we’ve been monitoring trade activity to see which users purchased them. We were curious to see how many users would simply keep them (to win an iPad), and how many would leverage them to trade for other rare items. Though not every user who got a ROBLOX Tablet chose to flip it, some did–and for some valuable virtual items.

User DailyBasis got his hands on our third tablet, and traded it with user Vilicus for some hard to find items, including the Dominus Frigidus, Darkheart, Ice Crown, and Wanwood Antlers. The Ice Crown is an extremely rare item and is currently being sold on ROBLOX for an average price of 266,000 Robux (if you can even find one).

User TheAmazeman traded his tablet with user Voxhall for some rare items as well. TheAmazeman ended up with the Agonizingly Ugly Bucket of Doom, the Sword of the Autumnal Winds, and Red Grind. The limited Agonizingly Ugly Bucket of Doom has an average price of 65,000 Robux.

Voxhall then took tablet #16 and traded it with DailyBasis for some other items, including the Dominus Frigidus, Star Tailslide, Darkheart and Ghostwalker. The Ghostwalker limited sword is selling for an average 195,000 Robux currently.

We saw some big-time trades for these items, but some of our wealthiest users simply bought ROBLOX Tablets to, well, get an actual iPad from ROBLOX. We got the chance to talk to user Enyahs7, who bought our most expensive ROBLOX Tablet for one million Robux.

“I hadn’t seen a single iPad even go on sale, they sold so quickly,” recalls Enyahs7, who’s been wanting to purchase an iPad for game development. “I was just checking my messages and I saw it. Me and my brother immediately freaked out.”

Enyahs7 knew it was a race against time–he had several rare items from 2007 that he had recently sold, but differing amounts of money were in different accounts. As quickly as he could, Enyahs7 began transferring all of his Robux into one centralized account. His big ticket item? He had the Illumina, an extremely limited item from Telamon’s Sword Fight on the Heights. He had recently sold it for just over a million Robux–a price he thinks he could’ve easily made higher.

“I’m a classic ROBLOX player and have been around since the beginning,” recalls Enyahs7. “That sword is one of the first things I ever bought from your Catalog. I never thought it would reach such a high value. It’s really crazy, but if you hold on to an item for four years, you get a lot back for it.”

Next Steps 

This is likely the very last weekend that you’ll be able to trade tablets, so if you’re trying to get one, hop in and start making big offers! Owners of the virtual ROBLOX Tablets will be contacted as soon as the app officially launches.