The economy system provides players with a means of buying and selling items with other players using currency. It is a completely free market; there are no set prices. The price of any particular item is determined by the seller(s) of the item (if there are any). It is also effectively a gold standard. The currency (dollars) is derived solely from gold ingots. One gold ingot converts into $20.
-- Shows your balance.
/money pay [name] [amount]
-- Sends money to another player.
You can convert your gold ingots at signs which read:
B 20 : S 20
The meaning of this sign is that you can sell 1 gold ingot to it for $20, or buy 1 gold ingot from it for $20. These signs can only be created by the server administrator. There will always be one located near the world spawn in the "First Bank of Minecraft," identified by the marker on the map.
To convert 1 gold ingot --> $20, left-click
on the sign.
To convert $20 --> 1 gold ingot, right click
on the sign.
Buying and Selling with Shops
Buying and selling your belongings can be done by setting up ChestShops. A ChestShop is the combination of a regular chest and a sign placed within one block of the chest, on which you put the item you're selling/buying, the amount, and the price. On the sign, you type:
The first line must be left blank
, as the plugin automatically fills that in with your name.
B 128 : S 96
In this example, a player can buy 64 cobblestone from this shop for $128, or sell 64 cobblestone to this shop for $96. The item amount is the amount you will buy per click. It is not necessarily the total amount they are selling.
The number next to "B" is the price at which people buy from your shop, and the number next to "S" is the price at which people sell to it. You do not necessarily have to type both. You can simply type "B 128" on this line if you only want to sell, or "S 96" if you only want to buy. For the last line, type either the item's ID or alias. Once you're done with the sign, stock the shop by simply putting however many of the specified item you want into the chest.
You buy from shops by right-clicking
You sell to shops by left-clicking