OSRS Bonds are a form of currency that was introduced to the game in 2015. They were created to give players a way to buy membership without having to spend real money. The bonds themselves have no value outside of the game, but they can be sold on the Grand Exchange for RuneCoins and then used as real-world cash within Runescape. Each bond is worth about 3.75 million coins so there’s plenty of room for profit if you’re willing to take some risk.
When bought using real-life currency, Bonds are tradeable. Once traded to another player for an in-game sum of money or items, they become untradeable. You can make them tradeable again with a payment of 10% of the Grand Exchange value.
As of now, the price for in-game items has been going up. Many players have voiced their opinion on this issue but it seems that those who want to buy these items are able to do so with little difficulty thanks to a rise in popularity and value. For example, Runescape bonds were worth more near the end of 2020 when there were very few sellers as well-meaning anyone looking is easily capable of buying them!
It’s not really anything new, and it has been quite a common trend for the prices to go up vastly when it comes to the tail end of the year. Once this time passes, we tend to then see them drop off as well before leveling out again.
You may be wondering why OSRS bonds are so valuable. They serve to provide players with Old School RuneScape membership, allowing them access to all aspects of the game which would otherwise require a subscription fee like changing your player name or buying items that can only be bought using real money (such as cosmetic items). The benefits don’t stop there though. Bonds also allow you instant bank and inventory space upgrades without having to spend hours earning gold for it while still giving you something tangible in return.