Bob Barter (herbs)

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Bob Barter (herbs) is one of the market price guides located in the north-west corner of the Grand Exchange. Bob appears to be poor, garbed in unwashed clothing. However, he is actually a wealthy merchant from East Ardougne. By pretending to be poor, he is able to more easily manipulate the businesses and individuals he trades and deals with.

Bob can decant various doses of potions, barbarian potions, olive oil, sacred oilcalquat kegs, and juju potions (except perfect juju potions), into 1-dose, 2-dose, 3-dose or 4-doses where appropriate. The potions can be either noted or unnoted when presenting them to him, but he can only decant between the same type - if you have 1 unnoted potion and 1 noted potion in your inventory, they cannot be decanted. He can also decant flasks.

He cannot decant members-only potions on a free-to-play world.

Should extra vials or juju vials be required for decanting, Bob will charge 2 coins per extra vial. Through speaking to him, players can toggle whether any empty vials generated by decanting are discarded or handed over.

Bob has an elven counterpart in Prifddinas named Rhobert Dail, who provides the same services.

Bob can also display the current market price of the following herbs:

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • hidden 27 January 2020 (Update):
    • Bob can now decant flasks, but his right-click operation "decant-X" has been removed.
  • patch 4 November 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed typo in dialogue with Zahur, Bob Barter and Rhobert Dail.
  • ninja 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • By speaking to Bob Barter at the Grand Exchange, you can now toggle whether or not you wish to receive the remaining vial after finishing the last dose of a potion.
  • patch 21 September 2011 (Update):
    • Fellstalk has been added to Bob Barter’s price guides at the Grand Exchange.
  • patch 9 September 2008 (Update):
    • Bob Barter can now combine 3-dose, 2-dose and 1-dose potions from a player's inventory into vials containing 4 doses. This includes barbarian potions and calquat kegs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bob's name is a play on the name Bob Barker, who was the host of "The Price is Right", and barter, a type of trading.
    • If the player has both noted and unnoted potions, Bob can decant both types as once but separately; he cannot decant noted and unnoted potions into one product.
  • When asking him for herb prices while logged on an F2P world, players will be able to see the prices, but the herbs' names will all read "Member's object".
  • He will randomly shout, "I'm in the money!" which is a quote from a commercial by the company "JG Wentworth".
  • He plays a small role in the 2011 Thanksgiving event in which King Roald needs the player to order a delivery from Bob Barter and other merchants.