If I remember right, the search menu was eventually changed to allow you to purchase straight from the menu. Yeah, if you wanted to sell anything, you still had to stuff it on the retainer, but that wasn't really that different from us sticking things on mules overnight in Rolanmart in XI. Purchasing was considerably easier by the time 1.23 shut down.
____________________________FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck: Retired December 2014
FFXIV: Katarh Mest and Taprara Rara on Lamia Server - Member of The Swarm Curator of the XIV Wallpapers Tumblr
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.
and the XIV Fashion Tumblr