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08.21.2019 , 10:01 AM | #11
The GTN only allows you to see the current supply data. You can't see the demand (no buy orders), and you don't get any data on historical transactions. This makes it a wildly ineffective tool for determining the "right" price.

The best you can really do is look at the current orders and price your order somewhere in the mix after taking the expiration times into account.
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08.21.2019 , 10:35 AM | #12
Along the lines of the above:
Any time you go to the GTN you are only seeing the listings of items that have not sold yet. There may have been several lower priced units that sold very quickly.
But you need to be there at the right time to get the bargains.

I've recently been clearing out some items I no longer want, to make room in my Legacy Storage. Just a few days ago I put about 25 complete armor sets and 4 or 5 partial sets (upper half/lower half) on the GTN for real bargain basement prices (compared to the other listings). They almost all sold the same day - of course, most of that may have been GTN speculators buying up the cheap stuff to re-sell later, but I don't care.

Today or tomorrow I'll be unloading another bunch of miscellaneous stuff cheap - I'm more interested in making room than making credits. (It's over one whole storage tab of stuff.)
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08.21.2019 , 10:46 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraysk View Post
Small amount? You must be joking. 100 mil is nothing in current in-game economy, 99% of players have billions in their storage.
Most players haven’t even gain a current 100mil in their whole time of playing this game.
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Ruvalie
08.21.2019 , 11:07 AM | #14
If you watch the price for the item(s) you want to sell over time, you'll get an idea of what is a high price and what is a low price for it. Depending on the item, it might fluctuate quite a bit.

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08.21.2019 , 11:10 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraysk View Post
Small amount? You must be joking. 100 mil is nothing in current in-game economy, 99% of players have billions in their storage.
Um, no - 100 mil is still a lot for most players. You know, the majority of players who only have an hour or so to play after the kids go to bed or whatever. (And who actually spend credits on things.)
Your outlook is skewed by the players like me who have lots of time to play, over many years, and lots of rl money to spend on loot boxes, much of whose contents then get sold on the GTN for credits. I've never had 1 billion credits - I've come close to 400 mill - although I might if I didn't spend any. But in my humble opinion, credits (play-money) are there to be spent - you really can't take it with ya - not even to a different game. (The most I've spent on the GTN was 130+ mill on a armor set.)

However, as someone who played GW for many years (and WoW and GW2 for some time) I can say that's it's normal for the prices of rare items to go up as the number of veteran, long term players goes up. It's kind of bad for new players who want all the shiny-shiny, but they just have to get them the hard way - through drops, or loot boxes, etc - like we once did.
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08.21.2019 , 11:28 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraysk View Post
Small amount? You must be joking. 100 mil is nothing in current in-game economy, 99% of players have billions in their storage.
You might need to pull your head out of whereever it is about 10% at the most have more than a billion, most of these are the players who spend real money on cartel stuff and sell it, or have spent a lot to get people to click their referal so they have thousands of cc's to waste. A smaller percentage of us, built up our credits over time, playing the gtn like a mini game. It can be hard at times, but fun too, especially if you can spot the patterns of what sells well. They are the only way to make billions, you can make a fair bit (Millions) just doing content, but it'll never reach the billions.
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08.21.2019 , 11:46 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
you really can't take it with ya - not even to a different game.
That made me chuckle, because it reminded me of a quest in the French MMORPG "Dofus".

Ankama, the developers, are located in the north of France, not actually far from my home, and they have a bunch of different games and other properties, and this quest was ... a little out of the ordinary...

You picked it up in Dofus, and to complete it, you had to go to a particular place in the world of Dofus, and leave an item there. You then installed *two* other games by Ankama, and in one, you went and picked up the item from a particular place, and took it somewhere else. You then loaded up Wakfu, the third of the games, and picked up the item *again* before eventually depositing a different item somewhere that would transport it back in time to Dofus (Dofus and Wakfu are set in the same world, with Dofus being a thousand years earlier in the timeline). Your character in Dofus then picked up the item and you could complete the quest.

It made more sense, I think, than my description, but it was, indeed, a single quest that crossed three games.
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08.21.2019 , 11:53 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
That made me chuckle, because it reminded me of a quest in the French MMORPG "Dofus".

Ankama, the developers, are located in the north of France, not actually far from my home, and they have a bunch of different games and other properties, and this quest was ... a little out of the ordinary...

You picked it up in Dofus, and to complete it, you had to go to a particular place in the world of Dofus, and leave an item there. You then installed *two* other games by Ankama, and in one, you went and picked up the item from a particular place, and took it somewhere else. You then loaded up Wakfu, the third of the games, and picked up the item *again* before eventually depositing a different item somewhere that would transport it back in time to Dofus (Dofus and Wakfu are set in the same world, with Dofus being a thousand years earlier in the timeline). Your character in Dofus then picked up the item and you could complete the quest.

It made more sense, I think, than my description, but it was, indeed, a single quest that crossed three games.
That sounds really cool, and an interesting way to get people to try all 3 games
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08.21.2019 , 12:47 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraysk View Post
Small amount? You must be joking. 100 mil is nothing in current in-game economy, 99% of players have billions in their storage.
99%? There's no laughing emoji big enough...
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08.21.2019 , 01:29 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruvalie View Post
If you watch the price for the item(s) you want to sell over time, you'll get an idea of what is a high price and what is a low price for it. Depending on the item, it might fluctuate quite a bit.
^^^ This !

Sometimes working the GTN can be a bit tricky. It does take time. BUT ! If you watch the market you will find that there are some areas that are more profitable than others. And .. YES if you pay attention you can and will learn a lot about pricing.

Take your time at first. The market will fluctuate and change from time to time. I would imagine that things will change a lot in the next few weeks ... particularly when 6.0 is released !

Be patient... watch, and if you especially find that you want to become involved in crafting you might also discover a niche that works well for you !
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