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Dinkum - Traveling Trader John - Tasks, Items and Friendship Level

August 8, 2022

Traveling Trader John is the first visitor to your Dinkum Island and will eventually setup his shop once you complete a few tasks for him.

He is very important in Dinkum and allows you to sell all the items in the game to him. He also has plenty of items for sale.

This guide will show you what you can purchase from John, the Tasks he asks for and the rewards he gives.

Dinkum John - Items For Sale

John sells the following items in Dinkum.

Item Cost Requirements Notes
Table Saw 5,200 Dinks    
BBQ Cooker 34,000 Dinks    
Bug Catcher 1,100 Dinks    
Basic Axe 1,000 Dinks Logging Licence  
Basic Pickaxe 1,200 Dinks Mining Licence  
Fishing Rod 1,260 Dinks Fishing Licence  
Shovel 900 Dinks Excavation Licence  
Bananas 496 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop  
Lime 180 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop  
Gear 1,050 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop Randomly available.
Copper Bar 2,000 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop Randomly available.
Iron Bar 4,000 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop. Setup Town Hall. Randomly available.
Deep Mines Pass 25,000 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop  
Metal Detector 6,600 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop. Metal Detector Licence  
Furnace 30,000 Dinks Setup John's Goods permanent shop  
Stone Grinder 10,000 Dinks    
BBQ 34,000 Dinks    
Machine Manual 16,000 Dinks    
Torch 6,000 Dinks    

John Daily Tasks

You can complete one Task for John each day to increase your friendship level. Daily Tasks increase a heart by 25%.

Below is a list of tasks John can ask you and the rewards you can get.

You must complete the task the same day you're given it.

Task Reward Notes
Find him something to eat
  • Red Hooded Cap
  • Does not like Fruit
Purchase an item from your inventory.
  • Dinks
Give him 2 Tin Bar
  • Chef Pants
Give him 2 Copper Bar
  • Orange Flat Cap
Sell you clothing items
  • Purple Cuffed Pants
  • Rainbow Pants
  • Yellow Bucket Hat
Catch a Carp
  • Blue Beanie
  • Wooden Lamp Post
Catch River Bass
  • Black Baseball Cap
Catch Ulysses Butterfly
  • Dog Hat

John Weighing Rare Gems

John Amber Chunk

John also will buy super-rare gems off you that he can weigh on the scales in his store. You can find these rare gems and ore on your Island, but also in the Deep Mines.

Just pick up the gem and place it on the scales; John will weigh it and pay you based on its weight! Usually you can make 30,000-80,000 Dinks per gem!

You can dig up rare gems using a shovel and Metal Detector.

  • Amber
  • Ruby
  • Thunder Egg (found during Thunderstorms)
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