It's pure conjecture whether or not I would make more profit by selling higher. Besides, who am I supposed to be bullying, the other sellers? I'm not stopping them listing what they like and for how much they like. Is Poundland bullying Tesco when they sell things cheaper than them?
Dragonslayer Hoddie - pretending to know what I'm doing!
Quick someone call a regulator to eliminate competition. -.-
If it's not an elf, leave it on the shelf.
I rarely ever sell anything on the auction house and I have all the money I need for any of my toons just from questing. I don't understand why anyone should get in trouble for selling anything in-game for whatever price they feel. If I happen to get a bunch of gems ill toss them on the AH cheap to sell them. It shouldn't matter what I choose to sell them for.... this isn't real life and the auction house shouldn't be treated as if it's that important to the game.
Ppl on mine realm are happy that i dint sell gems in AH
When i do it i always post half of the lowest price just because i can mats are free for me and everything that i can sold for price bigger than vendor price is profit to me + that i can sell lots for short time bcz auction players will buy them
So then it becomes a question of how much is x time worth?
Also, is it just me or does anyone else get a headache trying to decipher Zaxio's post?
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Over the past few weeks I've bought about 100k g of cheap glyphs from various folks who apparently think all glyphs should be priced at some revolutionary low figure like 40g, and I'm not losing gold so ...
... so I don't have to spend time milling, among other things.
But they do, and it gets boring pretty quickly, so, they come, and they go.
Also in addition to making a profit, I have thousands of extra glyphs I won't have to make again.
Sounds like Davshan on my realm Auchendioun. I haven't caugth him doing something fishy yet, but I can't get thats its an actual player.
Hes online every day for soooo many hours inn a row. Just sits there inn dwarven AH on EU Auchendioun day out day inn.
some 900k auctions posted, 23k gold daylie earned his statistics says. Seems like a bot to me, but I haven't caugth him.
And he undercuts heavly to, with a way to large ammount off mats.
One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?
You are thinking of "exploiting the economy" which has nothing to do with the auction house. Exploiting the economy is Blizzard legal speak for buying or selling in-game items for real-world currency.
Competition is ruining the economy!
Seems like people are lazy gathering gold and expecting that the gems should be free.
And to all the ("stupid", depends) undercutters. I understand those who just gotten a hand of a limited supply, and want to get rid of it. Or those who doesnt understand the market.
But those who are gonna be a part on the market, there is no reason to undercut that much, things that gonna sell will sell.
If the price is ~300g why should you sell it for 75g?
What does it help more then destroying the market.
Your mats are never free (unless someone give it to you for free, but then they have payed for it in gold/time), and lets say a 300g enchant that you have for 1 month isnt expensive.
And on the other side, in the end people wont bother posting (undercutting) when the price is to low.
So in the end maybe the people that you want to give away things to are looking at a empty AH.
But I think that most of the people in this thread that likes to undercut much are trolls.
They want to scare people away to make more money themselves.
Dont like the way blizzard did with rare mobs and the farm. Not good for the market.
I dont have inscription on any of my alts (dont have that many). So I have to buy my own shoulder enchants.
And its not like that I care when I get a better version if the enchant cost 75 or 300g. Its a upgrade.
TLDR;; All heavy undercutters, just get over your self, you are not saving the world and in the long run you are probably just destroying the game for all "regulars".
Last edited by Kotan; 2014-07-07 at 11:28 PM.
People who "crash" the prices be it because they're out for "quick coin" or intentionally frustrate me to no end.
There's nothing worse then seeing a bunch ppl competing to sell their stuff in a... healthy fashion and some asshats drops the price between 20 to 100g. It's those times that i wish i could gank ppl from my own faction.
What you, OP, call "Purposely Ruining the Economy", is a strategy called deep undercutting. While I recieve a lot of hate mails and whispered insults, I stick to this strategy since months:
- I usually post 1000-2000 gems daily
- I dumped the prices for raw gems from 200 G to 40-50 G
- I dumped the meta gems from 400-600 G to 150-190G
My AH foes ask my always the same question: "WHY do you sell this sh1t so low??" Answer: Because I can and I still make profit.
- I don't need to camp the AH for 4-10 hours per day anymore because there is no need in time consuming cancel-relist wars anymore
- My competition from ~ 15 gem seller 1 year ago is on an all time low of 4 now. 3 guys even transferred to other servers because I "killed" the gem market in their view
- buyers love me
- my gold/hour (i hate that stuff for different reasons tho) is higher than ever because I just need 1-2 hours per day for producing gems and relisting them
All the dudes who told me I would be bankrupt soon, well, are gone now. I am still there.
There are often some Knights who try to buy me out. They usually do this two times: For the first and last time
Last edited by Embodier; 2014-07-08 at 02:56 PM.
There is one old story about a Jew that wanted to start a cigarette business. He asked the richest Jew in a town to borrow him a lot of money. He bought the cigarettes and selled for 80% lower price than the other sellers. He was keep asking the rich Jew for money every 3 months for 3 years. After 3 years all his opponents run out of money and he was the only seller on the market. Rich Jew get 1000% profit, and the cigarette guy was as rich as the man that he borrowed money from. Moral of this story is: you will counter him or find another job
<sorry for my english>
+1 to what Embodier said minus the answer. When competitor sellers ask me to increase absurd low pryces to the market value I reply with something elusive along the lines of No because profits are for capitalist pigs.
The fact you actually make more golds than them is not one to be revealed.
Also it is amazing how some AH Barons fail to see the impacts of their negative prices even when when it got so out of hand that Blizzard had to Change Inscription in WoD from daily discovery to Trainer-learned everything and also gave players some Glyphs for free and removed most Gem sockets from gear.
It may appear appealing at first to just mindlessly shoot for profit via whatever you can get away with in the economy and also in other parts of the game such as Rolling *Need* on every Item you can or roll mass LV1 Alts on the Timeless Isle to grab infinite Disenchant Chests, to name a few examples.
But not only does this diminish your fellow players' enjoyment of the game, it also forces Blizzard to go ahead and do what they did like hotfix Timeless Chests, inventing and maintaining Personal Loot System, and changing up how the professions work in WoD instead of working on fun content so it also diminishes enjoyment for you.
Last edited by Fincher; 2014-07-08 at 04:24 PM.
I drastically lower the prices of items on the Auction Houses all the time. When an item can be made for a gold or less and people are asking 100 gold, it's just silly. Why list and maybe sell one a day for 100 gold when I can sell 10-20 or more a day at only 20 gold and I still make a huge profit, much more so than all the people who all have theirs listed for 100 gold and are waiting for someone with enough gold to finally come by and hoping that it's their listing that gets picked, all the while undercutting each other by a copper or two.
Not to mention it's harmful to the player-base in general when people list cheaply made items for ludicrous prices simply because they are greedy and controlling.
If you list a needed item (glyph, enchant, rune, gem, sigil, jewelry, whatever it is) at inflated prices just because you are greedy, then less players will have it. If less players can afford the item then when you end up with those players on your team in PvP, PUGs, or even open world combat, it's your fault they are not performing up to their potential because you wanted to overcharge for an item that's needed, just because you could. The challenge in any game should Not be from struggling to get gold for basic needed gear, it should be from doing difficult content and having the skill to complete it.
Just my $0.02 and why I will continue to sell crafted or easily attainable items for far less than most people think they should be able to charge.
Heavy undercutters just don't want to sit there all day long to resubmit AH constantly. Maybe that's being lazy or maybe it's just smarter?
Honestly, "regulars" can either deal with heavy undercutters by ignoring them or by buying them out. It's your choice as a seller. There is functionally no difference in quality in what you are selling so why should a "buyer" pay a higher price?
TLDR Justify your high price with a legitimate reason then we'll talk.
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^ Because heavy undercutters are not actual heavy undercutters.
My thing is the Meta gem market. Yes i'll stay at the AH for a while going back and forth trying to have my auctions till are the cheapest by a silver/copper.
Therefore all idiots that undercut by a large margin are not people with a stash of 100gems out to break the market and make a profit for themselves. Every single one of those dudes that i've noticed is the casual arse that shows up and posts tops 3 gems at a price 50 to 100g lower than the rest (or worse).
Why? Like i said on my previous post, he is either intentionally lowering the price cause he's a "good guy" (there's no such thing) or he's trying to make a quick coin. If he is the last, the thing he doesn't realize is that, in the meta gem market, he won't make the gold, because there's still regular sellers that are willing to sell their gems at that price.
I refuse, which is why i have 13 meta gems in my bag waiting for the price to stabilize back to 200-300g.