So i have been making pretty good gold with alchemy. The only trouble has been consistency of prices.(morons undercutting for 100 gold. I just buy and relist their 3 flasks). Anyway, for the last few days i have been thinking about ways to improve this and i think that (on my server) i can stabilize the flask market at least. Since every flask requires a lotus and lotuses are always 100-125 gold on my server I think I will just buyout all lotuses at all times under,say 250 gold in order to force the flask prices up. Thus keeping flask prices near 300 gold.
There will always be under cutters etc but i can deal with them. The other problem i see, is that people may stop buying flasks if they cost too much. I dunno. Maybe an experiment to try i guess.
I know its basic market control strat. I just wanted to run it past some other AH gurus.