In the middle of my current game, suddenly the menu for the Consignment Store cash register stopped coming up. I still get the "buy" interaction, both on the clerk and the register, but the menu never appears. I'd used the store a couple of sim days earlier, successfully.
Somewhere in there I'd installed Twallan's supercomputer, but removing that mod and clearing the caches didn't fix the store in that game. I'll check and see if it works in a fresh game, but in the meantime, was wondering if anybody else has seen this.
Actually, thee have been a few reports of consignment store issues. Though the ones I saw recently, attributed it to recently registering as an Inventor at City Hall. Which seems to also point to Twallan's SuperComputer where I believe that option derives.
I had a sim learn all the items to invent and kept checking the store for issues. To date, I dont have any. I also recently (today) installed the updated SuperComputer and registered as an Inventor, but still dont have any issues with the register.
I can't prove or disprove it is caused by custom content or a bug.
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Reading the The Sims 3 Ambitions GLITCH THREAD I found ~SimGuruLily~ make this statement, "Can’t sell Invention items to the consignment store for career progress. We are aware of this issue and are checking it out. For now please sell your items the old –fashioned way through the Sell box in the inventory or in Build/Buy mode."
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Thanks, Werismyki, but that's really a separate problem, I think That's the issue where selling invention items at the consignment store doesn't progress you in the Invention self-employed career... which is the case whether or not your Consignment Store cash register happens to be broken.
The inability of inventors to sell anything at ALL at the consignment store... after a certain point in the game... is independent of that. And, btw, I've recently discovered that it affects the inventor's whole household, not just the inventor Otherwise I coulda given stuff to a family member to sell. As it is, my inventor's sculptor girlfriend can't sell her sculptures at the consignment store either.