I'm trying to make sure I understand this correctly. In the original (Advanced D&D) Dungeon Master's Handbook starting on page 120 outlines various magic items. In the value tables there is Experience Point Value and G.P. Sale Value.
On Page 20 before the first such table it reads:
The suggested experience point (x.p.) values are for characters who keep the items. Gold piece sale values are the usual sums which characters will be paid for magic items, and if so sold, the x.p. award should be based on the selling price of the items, not the x.p. value. Also remember that a character is assumed to retain an item, thus getting the low x.p. value for it, if he or she sells it to another player character.
To give one example a basic healing potion it states has an Experience Point Value of 200 but a G.P. Sale Value of 400.
Does that mean if I find a Healing Potion I can keep it and earn 200xp (split among the group). Or I can sell it and thus earn 400gold and 400xp?