IMPORTANT!: Neopets is currently making changes to premium and as a result no sign-ups are currently avaliable. This means that if you do not already have premium, you must wait until sign-ups open again to join.
Neopets Premium is the paid service of neopets. If you pay for neopets you will be able to get extra features on the site. This page will give you an overview of these features, so you can make a solid decision of wether this service would be worth paying for to you.
Super Shop Wizard
One of the most famous features of premium is the Super Shop Wizard. In order to understand what's so great about it you must understand the difference between the normal shopwizard and the super shop wizard.
When you do a search in the normal Shop Wizard, you will get the results categorised in letter groups for instance usernames starting with b+o+1 are grouped together. If you search for an item you will only get the results of these usernames selling your item. You then need to refresh to find the list of items from other letter groups such as i+v or l+y. This will take a lot of refreshing before you find the cheapest item.
The Super Shop Wizard is different, this guy will pull up the 10 cheapest stores of all usernames selling this item. You will then not need to refresh in order to find the cheapest item.
The downside to the Super Shop Wizard is that the searches are limited, the actual number of searches you can do is random; it can be 5 but also 30 searches. After you have done the max number of searches, you will be banned from using the Super Shop Wizard until the new hour starts (for instance: 9.00pm, 10.00pm). If you get banned at 8.03pm, you'll need to wait 57 minutes because you can search again, if you get banned at 8.56pm, you will only need to wait 4 minutes. You can still use the normal shop wizard after being banned from the super shop wizard. The reason for the limited searches on the wizard is that TNT didnt want to give premium users an excessive advantage over non-premium members.
There is one more restriction to the Super Shop Wizard, you cannot use it to search for Secret Laboratory Maps or Paint Brushes, Petpet Paint Brushes, Nerkmids and Transmogrification Potions.
When you use the Super Shop Wizard on your portal, the entire portal will reload if you search for an item, this can make the feature rather slow. This is why you can also pull up the shop wizard in Sniperspace! This is a new window in which the shopwizard appears, which will load much quicker. You can use it to 'snipe' items. This means getting an item at a bargain price, of thousands of neopoints below the regular selling price. Because you are able to pull up the 10 cheapest stores in neopia, you will be much faster in finding a bargain than a person refreshing the normal Shop Wizard.
If you search a lot on the normal shop wizard, this seems to result in less super shop wizard searches, so it is advised to use the super shop wizard before you use the normal shop wizard.