Opening Hours

**Ordinance** **Hours**
Normal 9am to 11pm
Early Bird 6am to 11pm
Night Owl 9am to 2am

Always sell your loot to Reese rather than the Nooklings.

Reese, the pink alpaca, run Re-Tail with her husband Cyrus, who is asleep when you arrive. Reese will buy anything you have to sell and can also offer you a space to sell your goods to other villagers (flea market).

This chapter covers selling items to Reese, the flea market and customising items. You can also ask for turnip prices at Re-Tail but this is set out in more detail in the Turnip Market chapter.

Selling to Reese

Reese will buy almost everything you can sell and for a higher price than Timmy and Tommy Nook.

If you check the sign outside the shop you will find out what is being bought at a premium that day. This means that Reese will buy those items for twice the number of bells she usually would.

Some items cannot be sold to Reese and you must pay her to take them instead. It will cost 80 bells for her to take trash you find while fishing (e.g. cans, boots, tyres) and 400 bells for spoiled turnips.

Alternatively you can buy a trash can from Timmy and Tommy, or build one as a Public Work, to dispose of items for free.

Flea Market

You can walk up to any empty space (with a chalkboard instead of an item) and place an item to be sold to other villagers.

Reese will ask you the price at which you would like to sell the item and she starts with the price she would pay for your item.

Bells from anything sold via the flea market goes straight to your account in the post office. Sometimes other villagers will be in Re-Tail and looking at your items.

If you speak to them at this time you can goad them into buying your item, or anything else which has caught their eye.


Cyrus will only wake up (literally) after selling 100000 bells worth of items to Reese and having owned 50 different pieces of furniture and 10 different items of clothing.

You must also have lived in town for over 7 days so you won’t be able to harvest your friends’ items! Note that Cyrus will go back to sleep when your gates are open.

Cyrus can change to colour of certain items including furniture and fossils if you’ve collected gems from fake rocks. He charges 300 bells per item.

You can get gems by hitting a fake rock with your shovel. Every day there is one fake rock in your town so hunt it down! If you have a silver shovel you can mine gems from the money rock.


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    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    29 July 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams!

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