Tanning hides

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The methods in this guide may involve considerable risk, including (but not limited to): loss of money/items, unstable prices, and/or slow GE resale.
Reason: Use this method with caution. Prices can be unstable; it can result in millions of GP lost.
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Tanning cowhides, green dragonhides, and blue dragonhides
RequirementsTanning hides.png
5,068,262+ recommended
ProfitROIExperience gained
Inputs (34,879,572)Outputs (40,830,000)
ItemQuantityGE Price
Green dragonhide.pngGreen dragonhide10,0009,930,000
Blue dragonhide.pngBlue dragonhide10,00017,620,000
Coins 10000.pngCoins400,000400,000
Portable crafter.pngPortable crafter619,572
ItemQuantityGE Price
Green dragon leather.pngGreen dragon leather10,00012,410,000
Blue dragon leather.pngBlue dragon leather10,00019,980,000

The price difference between hides and leather can be fairly small; it is important to buy the hides for a low price and sell the leather for a high price; up to 50% of the profit can be lost otherwise. Test the profit by buying one of each hide and one of each leather. If the difference between the two is less than 200 on a specific hide, it may be worth it to skip this/these ones.

Each of the hides has a buy limit of 10,000 each. About 60,000 can be tanned per hour, so this method should take around 30 minutes to complete and give a profit of 5,950,428.

To tan leather with maximum efficiency, deploy a portable crafter near a bank or bank chest (or find a deployed portable crafter using the "portables" Friends Chat or the Portables Google Sheet), make a preset with 28 hides, and load it. Then right-click the crafter and choose Tan Leather. Additionally, portable crafters can be used on the one already deployed to increase its duration by five minutes per crafter. It is also possible to avoid the cost of the portable crafters by using those placed by other players. This can increase the profit to 5,970,000.

To get the fastest tanning speeds, make sure to join the lowest ping world.

1. Zoom in and adjust your camera so the portable crafter and the bank are next to each other.
2. Now load the bank preset by pressing the corresponding keybind and then instead of closing the bank interface, click on the portable.
3. Press space, and at the same time, click on the banker.

This way, the bank or tanning interface will not have to fully load, causing little to no delay. 60,000 green dragonhides can be tanned in this way per hour; however, at its peak, it is possible to tan over 6,600 hides per portable crafter or nearly 80,000 per hour.

Here's a table of the profit of the hides:

Hide Leather Profit
Cowhide Leather 153
Green dragonhide Green dragon leather 228
Blue dragonhide Blue dragon leather 216