As we had discussed a couple of days ago, there are several rare and/or discontinued RuneScape items. Unfortunately, players cannot obtain these at little or no cost anymore. But still, there are several ways to get rares nowadays:
1. Get a membership so you can join the RuneScape Members Loyalty Programme. If you remain RS member for several months, you can accumulate some points for rare items.
2. Once you have a membership, go to Treasure Trail. If you have good luck, you could reap big rewards there, even if you are a beginner on level 1.
3. For non-tradeable items, try events. Repeatable or ongoing RuneScape event items can only be obtained only this way, and in some cases through game cards.
4. If you see a party hat or other RuneScape item that you like, try borrowing it. Other players may lend you their items for short periods of time much cheaper than buying the items.