Inside the shop

Looking at the order and sliding the card, Suitachi was quick to nod, quickly grabbing the parts that he was requested of. Putting them in a plastic bag and sliding the card again to get the full balance, he slapped a bow atop the bag of navi upgrades, sliding both card and bag over with a nod. "Merry Netmas and enjoy."

Jenny LOSE: 5500z
Jenny GAIN: NC EXP v5, First Barrier and PU EXP v10
"Thanks! You too!" Jenny grabbed up her purchases and gave the shopkeeper another brief wave and a smile as she hurried out again.

((To -> A Cafe Nearby))
"Good, nobody around," Maru mumbled to herself as she looked around for any visitors of the store, before eyeing over the counter, "I'll take 3 Process Upgrades." She took a short glance at her PET, but VenusMan was nowhere to be seen on the screen. After all, he had been malfunctioning and was undergoing maintenance. "I'd like to pay without using my PET," Maru continued as she looked up at the salesman and took out a debit card from her pocket.

((Buying Process Upgrade 4, 5 & 6: Total of 1500z))
Finding a quiet moment in Suitachi's upgrade shop was a tricky business at the best of times, but luck was in and Maru managed to pick a moment when it seemed like there was no-one else about. the shopkeeper didn't seem put off by her furtive behaviour and instead just looked up at her from his paper, before standing with a short sigh.

"Right. That's no problem, we take all types of payment here. Except eggs and promises of children or souls. Zenny. Mostly we take zenny, but we take it in any form. What was it you wanted again? Right, right... Just a minute." He rummaged for a moment and brought out a handful of upgrades. "Which ones? Never mind." He squinted at Maru, as though appraising her aptitude, then nodded and fished three process upgrades out of the pile of different version numbers, and handed them across the counter. In the same action he took her card and processed it, then swept the other upgrades away into a drawer.

"There you are, all done. Enjoy your upgrades and come again."

Maru GET: PU v4, 5 and 6
Maru LOSE: 1500z
Maru's eyebrow arched upwards as the 'promise of children' was mentioned as invalid payment. But quickly decided that she did not want to reward it with a rebuttal or comment. Her curiosity, however, was piqued by Suitachi asking about 'which' Process Upgrades. "Is there an order to these things?" Maru asked herself while taking her card back from Suitachi and taking the upgrades into her hands, "They just look the same to me... I guess the runt can tell the difference." She pocketed the upgrades and looked up at Suitachi as he said his goodbye. "Thanks for the help," Maru replied and left the building.
Any and all peace and quiet in the shop would be immediately disrupted, as two Netopian high schoolers walked in, one of which would look familiar to Suitachi. "Welcome to Suitachi's!"

"So this is the shop you go to? It's a lot...er...plainer than I was expecting."

"Yeah, the layout's kinda boring. But he's got pretty good stock, and the prices aren't bad, either!"

"Is that so? Maybe I'll grab something for CourtMan, then. But how do you check his inventory? Do I need to download a list?"

"Nah, it's a little lower tech than that." Sabrina grabbed the binder from the counter, and carried it over to one of the tables. "Here it is!"

"A binder? Rather simple."

"Yeah, but it gets the job done. Check it out." The blue shirted girl opened it up to the first page. "See? Nice, big picture, and it even has customer reviews!"

"I'm not gonna lie. I'm surprised you come here, if you have to do so much reading."

"And just what is THAT supposed to mean?"

"Oh, don't worry about it, hee hee!"

Over the next 30 minutes, the two girls gave the various pages a good look, chatting about them, with their Navis playing the role of basic calculators. Eventually, they were satisfied with their decisions, and Sabrina returned the binder to its original spot. "Okay, we're ready!"

"You can go first. You're going to be the big spender, after all."

"That...may be a first for us. Me spending a ton, and you just getting a couple of small things."

"I know, right?"

"Ahem! All right Suitachi, prepare to be rich! I'll take 8 HPMemories, and 5 Process Upgrades!" She readied her PET for payment, as well as allowing the shopkeeper to see her already obtained upgrades...which were already numerous enough that her order would be quite expensive, indeed.

[Order of Purchase
1-HPMemory #13 - 6000z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
2-HPMemory #14 - 6250z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
3-HPMemory #15 - 6500z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
4-HPMemory #16 - 6750z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
5-HPMemory #17 - 7000z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
6-HPMemory #18 - 7250z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
7-HPMemory #19 - 7500z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
8-HPMemory #20 - 7750z (8 NC Upgrades also owned)
9-Process Upgrade #25 - 2500z
10-Process Upgrade #26 - 2600z
11-Process Upgrade #27 - 2700z
12-Process Upgrade #28 - 2800z
13-Process Upgrade #29 - 2900z

Total Spent - 68500z
Money Before Purchase - 73860z
Money After Purchase - 5360z]
As the pair entered, Suitachi cast one eye up from where he was reading, though he didn't try to appear too eager at first... but there was no escaping the distance sense of interest that emanated from the counter as Sabrina and her friend worked out their orders. By the time they approached, he was already standing at the counter with a welcoming smile.

"Welcome back! What can I get for you today?" the prospect of a generous return customer was matched by the enthusiasm with which he gave her PET a quick check to confirm its upgrade point, and then busied himself with the large order. The sizable pile of upgrades made an impressive monument on the counter in front of Sabrina as he processed the purchase.

"There you are! A pleasure doing business with you, as always! Enjoy your upgrades!" He nodded to her once more, then turned his attention to Sabrina's friend, checking if she had any requests of her own to make.

==
Sabrina GET: HPMem 13-20 (combined upgrade total now 28), PU v25-29
Sabrina LOSE: 68500z
((From -> A Nearby Cafe))

Jenny slowed to a more respectable walk again shortly before she reached the doors, but she was still a little flushed and breathing harder as she stepping back into the navi shop and made her way to the counter.

“Hi again... hahh... Um, could I get ah, the... version six customiser expansion, another copy of the 'First Barrier' customiser part, and the eleventh and twelfth process updates, please?” She fished for her purse and presented her card in between swallowing and taking deeper breaths.

==
Buying:

NC Expansions V6: 2250z
First Barrier NCP: 2500z
Process Upgrade V11, 12: 1100z, 1200z
Total: 7050z
Funds Remaining: 210 z
Raising an eyebrow at the girl running into his shop, he quickly processed her purchase, putting them in a small plastic bag for her to sort through once she left, her card being swiped and all the costs deducted from her account, he handed her card back and put a little chocolate mint on top of the bag. "Have a good day. Might wanna invest in some cardio, helps you get to your navi faster when you gotta make a run like this. Have a good day." He spoke bluntly, as he turned around to go through his stock. "Okay...need to buy some of these...this...that..."

Jenny Lose: 7050z
Jenny Get: PU 11 & 12, First Barrier NCP and NC Expansion #6
Jenny only took the time to raise a quizzical eyebrow at the shop-keeper as she took the bag.
"That's kinda rude for a store clerk, you know... Why do you think I choose to run over walking?" She shook her head as she took the back and put it away in her backpack, then made her way out of the store, breaking back into a run once she was away from the entrance.

((Return to -> The Cafe))