The Sims 2 Tips

Dessert info u may not have know...
As you know , when you get the metal detecor you can use it in the dessert to locate buried items and you can sell them at the town store...
item cost
copper bar §100
silver bar §250
lead rock §25
spaceship §150
gourds §20 (heard it comes in another use)
fuel rod §40/power hotel and detector

you can also get a mummified alien and autopsy it in the alien lab (located in the basement. Depending on how well you autopsy the alien, you can get §256. But I found out that if you sell it in the store you can get §345. So unless you really like the autopsy game, selling the mummy is a better bet to egt money.