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Fastest $$ W/ Thieving - Customs Lockers & HAM Storeroom+Vid


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Hi, I’m Boomer12342, and this is my first guide on TIF.

In my guide you will find out how to effectively use the Customs Evidence Lockers on The Rock to make some money.



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Disclaimer:



These are the fastest ways to make money using the thieving skill. The downside is that it takes time to do this. Each trip takes me approximately 30 minutes from start to finish.



Ratings for My Guide from other players




This is NOT the fastest way to get experience though. If you are looking for experience, I suggest you go elsewhere.



High Level Option



Requirements:



For the purpose of this guide, you will need the following Requirements:



Completed the quest, “Rocking Out”

Completed the quest, “Gnome Stronghold”



Highly Recommended:

A house in Rimmington

Level 40 mage



Getting There:



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Blue – Teleport to Falador, use the shortcut under the wall.

Red – Teleport to Falador

Green – Skills Necklace Teleport to Crafting Guild

Pink – Teleport to House

Yellow – Teleport to Port Sarim jail from Shanty Pass (Information on that can be found here)

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The building circled in red is where you need to go.



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You cannot take any items with you to The Rock, so you must bank them using the lockers in the northeast corner of the building. When you have EVERYTHING banked, talk to the sleeping Customs Sergeant to be shipped off to The Rock.







Welcome back to your cell (with the big gaping hole in the back! How convenient)

Start off by going to your equipped items tab and remove both parts of your prison uniform. Right click and destroy both of them.



Now, search the ‘bed’ on the floor to find Cap’n Izzy’s Crude Picklock. Right click on the cell door, and click open. Kill the Customs Officer that will attack you, then pick up his/her full outfit, and put it on. Go ahead and right click and destroy your crude picklock now, too.







Continue up the stairs, then just slightly east of the stairs you just went up, go up another flight of stairs.





Welcome to the Customs Evidence Files Locker Room.



Possible Loot:



(This is taken from Tip.it’s thieving guide, and altered slightly by me so that it is more “reader-friendly”)

Scimitars (Bronze, Iron, Steel, or Rune)

Iron/Gold/Mithril bars

Coins (~60-300)

Cooked sharks

Striped pirate shirts (Brown)

Eyepatches

Pirate boots

Uncut gems (sapphire to diamond)

Level 2 Clue Scrolls



But what items are worth keeping?

Here is what I recommend:

Mithril Bars

Coins

Uncut Gems

Clue Scroll

Shark

Gold Bars (Optional, I personally do not keep them, as I can get more money from the gems or other items)

Iron Bars - (Optional, I personally do not keep them, as I can get more money from the gems or other items)



Training:



You can start from any locker you want. The lockers take about 3 minutes to respawn, though by the time you check every locker, your starting one should have respawned, or is about to respawn.



Every time you ransack a locker, there is a chance that you will be seen by a Customs Officer, and attacked.

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As you cannot thieve from the lockers while under attack, you have to kill the Officer, then continue on steeling.



There are a couple ways to block the guards though. Most of them are temporary, but still effective enough to let you loot one or two more lockers before being attacked.



Way 1




Way 2




Way 3




Finishing Up:



After you have gotten a full inventory (or just want to leave The Rock), head all the way back downstairs, and right click and enter your cell again.



Head through the hole in the wall, then head, north, then east, and go on the little pier. There is an option at the end of the pier to jump off.



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Items you cannot take off the island with you include:

- Anything of the Customs Uniform, including a Mithril Scimitar.

- Crude Lockpick.

- Either piece of your jail uniform



You will end up on the coast of Karamja, conveniently next to the Gnome Glider.



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Using the Gnome Glider, fly to the Grand Tree (Ta Quir Priw, as its called on the map)



Here, you have one of two options. I’m going to start with the one I use.



Option 1




Option 2




Bringing it all together:



By this point, you may be wondering how much exp you get per hour, and how much money per hour.

I figured that you get roughly 20k Thieving Experience per hour.

You get roughly 50k-120k per hour. (It all depends on how lucky you are with getting those rune scimmys!) This estimate of cost does not include the reward for a level 2 clue scroll if you happen to get one.





This method of thieving isn’t the best experience or money, but if you need some extra crafting or smithing experience, this is a good way to get that for free.



Also, remember common courtesy: if someone was there before you, go to a different world. If you were just returning from a bank-trip, then nicely tell them that, and nicely ask if they will leave. If they won’t, just go to a different world yourself.





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Low Level Way



Since the majority of players cannot get to The Rock for the Custom’s evidence lockers, I have decided to add on to my guide and include something for everyone of a lower level.



Required:

The quest, Death to the Dorgeshuuun, completed



Recommended:

Gloves of Silence

Started the quest, Recipe For Disaster (for slightly faster banking)

Or a Glory Amulet

H.A.M. Clothing



Getting There:



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Red Path – Glory Teleport to Draynor, direct path to trapdoor

Green Path – Glory Teleport to Draynor, avoiding jail guards (for low leveled players)

Cyan Path – Lumbridge/Home Teleport



Once there, look in the north-west corner of the building to find a Trapdoor. Right Click and choose “Pick-Lock”.



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Climb down when you get it open. Follow the path, and go through the door to find yourself in a large room filled with H.A.M. members.



Go to the south end of the room, behind the central stage. Right click on the ground behind the two torches to find a trap door. Right click and pick-lock it. (The ground is light-brown where the door is)



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Climb down the trap door to find yourself in the storage room.

The trick down here is to avoid letting the guards see you while trying to open a door, other wise you will be attacked. Try to open the door when they aren’t facing you. You may have to kill a guard to get in a room though.





Starting Training:



To get keys, you need to pickpocket the guards. The following is all that you can get from pick-pocketing the guards:

(I got this from Tip.it’s Thieving Guide, and altered it slightly to make it a little more “reader-friendly”)

- Bronze, iron, steel, or silver key

- Level 1 clue scroll

- Coins

- Cowhide

- Herbs

- Leather body

- Logs

- Needle

- Thread

- Tinderbox

- Uncut gems

- Raw anchovies

- Raw chicken

- H.A.M. clothing

- Bronze iron or steel arrows, axe, dagger, pickaxe

- Buttons

- Damaged armour

- Rusty sword

‘etc.’



What to keep out of all of that?

I’d just say keep the Gems, Keys, Coins, and Clue Scrolls, Raw Chicken, 1 Tinderbox, Logs, and H.A.M. clothing (the clothing is optional). Or, if you are going to take option three (see below) then you will be taking the damaged armour and rusty swords.



Why the Tinderbox, raw chicken and logs you ask?

Because if you are low on HP, then you can just simply make a fire down there, cook the chicken, and then you have instant food! It may not heal much, but some is better than none.



Jagex has stated that wearing pieces of H.A.M. clothing gives you a less likely chance of being caught. If you have Gloves of Silence, don’t trade those for H.A.M. gloves though. The gloves of Silence are much more useful than the H.A.M. gloves.



So now that you have keys, what should you do with all of them?

Simple: Go to the Corresponding chest and open it up using the key. Refer to the below picture of the mini-map to find out which room to go to for which key.



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For every room, you must right click and picklock the door to get in. The bronze room has another option to get in though: There are cracks on the northern and southern wall of the bronze room where you just have to click to get in. This is much faster to use than pick-locking the door.



Getting caught:

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Depending on your level, you will be caught trying to pick the guards pockets. You will be hit anywhere from 1-5 HP. Having a decent agility level also helps you not get hurt as much sometimes.



Also, every once in a while you will locked up in the H.A.M. jail upstairs.



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To get out, just simply right click and choose “Pick-Lock”





Finishing Training:



Possible Loot from the chests:

Un-enchanted jewelry (Gold to Diamond) (No bracelets)

Gems (Sapphire to diamond)

Coins



Note: You can get more than 1 item per key.

Note2: The chests only take about 1 second to respawn.



Now you have three options to choose from when training:



Option 1




Option 2




Option 3






Rounding it Up:



Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how much experience and money you can get per hour, as it all depends on your thieving level, if you are wearing gloves of silence, or if you are wearing full H.A.M. clothing or not.



I can tell you a few things though, to consider what option to choose.



You get 22.5 experience for pick-pocketing the guards in the store room, 22.5 from regular Male H.A.M. members (upstairs), and 18.5 from Female H.A.M. members (upstairs)



Option One is the 2nd slowest way to train for money and experience, will give you decent amounts of experience per hour, but little amount of money.



Option Two is the fastest way for experience, though may or may not make you money, because of the cost of the runes.



Option Three is the slowest way for experience and money, but overall you will get the most money.

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If you have questions, corrections, or such, then post them on this thread, or PM me in-game :P



~Boomer12342

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Your guide looks fine, though the method doesn't look spectacular as you said. You may consider posting your average xp/hour (5-15k every 10 minutes tops off at 90k with a minimum of 30k. That's a broad range).



Also, perhaps your gp/hour.
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Alright, thanks.

Pretty soon I was planning on actually trying to find out the average gp and exp per hour.

I should have those updated within a couple hours.



I just got done making a video for this, and I should have it uploaded on Youtube and have it on the thread in about a half hour.



EDIT:

I have updated the Disclaimer so that it correctly explains why you should use this method.



EDIT:

I have removed the information about the rune scimitar for when leaving the Rock. I had made an assumption, and just proved that I had made the wrong one. You do not drop the scimitar when leaving the island with a full inventory.



I have updated the video.



I have updated the average amount of money and the amount of experience per hour.

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Is the video not appearing for anyone else :?



I copied the object/embed code from Youtube, pasted it on the post, then put the youtube tags on either side of it :?

But yet its not appearing? Can anyone else see it?



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Never mind, I (somehow) got the problem fixed, and I can now see it.

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I have changed my title name, and have now included a low level option for making money using the thieving skill!



I'm currently working on making a video for the HAM Storeroom, so be patient!

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I have changed my title name, and have now included a low level option for making money using the thieving skill!



I'm currently working on making a video for the HAM Storeroom, so be patient!


the route picture on the ham one is incorrect.

it is the same picture as the last one

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the route picture on the ham one is incorrect.

it is the same picture as the last one




Thanks for noticing that! I now have the correct picture up :<img src=:' />

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I may give this a shot after I'm done enchanting my 2k emerald rings. Thanks for the guide!

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I have changed my title to make my topic more "appealing" so that more people will read it.

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Do you get random events there?




My goals:
[b]5M coins:[/b] 4350K+ coins 200k+ items - 2 dec 
5M coins - 16 dec
I [b]have gotten[/b] my 5M by christmas.

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9/10, nice guide.
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HoMM88, I'm not sure if you can get randoms there or not.

I personally have never gotten one, and am making a pure guess when saying that you more than likely cannot, as this is a quest place.



Besides, the people who built the place probably don't want any (Wise) Old Men or any (Drill) Demons breaking you out of prison. ;)

Next step to preventing breakouts: Fixing big gaping holes in the back of cells :D



If anyone can prove me wrong, then please post and correct me :)

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Nice guide, very well explained. This may be better for lower levels, but I still think paladins are better cash.
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Prove me wrong!

If you can get more than 100k in an hour from paladins, then I will change my title ;)



And the HAM storeroom is intended for the lower levels.



But the customs lockers are meant for higher leveled players, because it is VERY unlikely that a low level player would have killed the barrelchest anchor monster or have all the quest and skill requirements for Rocking Out.

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Well the thing is unenchanted jewels NEVER sell alch them
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Please read my whole post before posting something. Especially something like that.



When you have enchanted all of the jewelry you can, go to the Grand Exchange and sell everything on there (it is recommended min. price to sell faster). Sometimes unenchanted jewelry will not sell on the Exchange at all, so you can try seeing if someone will assist you (using the assist system) and then you can enchant and sell them, or if they won’t sell at all, just alc them.




That can be found under the Hidden Tab named "Option One" under the low level way, towards the bottom of the post.

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Great guide, love the Customs Evidence Files. One annoying thing though; if you get a random that takes you away from Rock Island, you'll lose your Customs Officer uniform and will be attacked when you get back. Fortunately you can get the outfit right back, and you don't lose all your other items.
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Great guide, love the Customs Evidence Files. One annoying thing though; if you get a random that takes you away from Rock Island, you'll lose your Customs Officer uniform and will be attacked when you get back. Fortunately you can get the outfit right back, and you don't lose all your other items.




Oh, so you can get randoms :o

Thanks for clearing that up ^_^

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BUMP! :(

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BUMP :(

Seems as if my thread hasn't kept the interest of everyone, and I'm not getting any posts anymore :(

If you read my guide, then please post, tell me what you think of it, tell me how it could be improved, if you have any questions, ect.

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