Re: Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times Tips FAQ Help Tricks Hints Cheats Strategy Gui
I've gone in the haunted house and had all the chests be empty, so I'm not sure what governs when you get something.
The jobs for the shop lady, she just gives you more money when you sell them to her. She may also give you bonus money after selling, and maybe even the items she needed the materials for. She'll continue taking the items until she changes what she wants, which I think is like a couple days.