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SalBasss
03.27.2013 , 07:34 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by FlyinSpaghetti View Post
Still I believe competition should be paramount rather than most crafters on a server having some form of mutual understanding to keep prices high. I've heard of and even seen on this forum (although don't ask me to dig a thread up) of people threatening to "bury" others (financially) if they don't keep their prices at a certain point.

It's scummy price fixing like this is the reason why Bioware are squeezing the rest of us financially with too many credit sinks and other anti-inflation tactics because some people simply have earned too much money by exploiting the GTN as much as they can but even after BW clamps down it's still only the small man that suffers.
How does one "bury" someone else financially in this game? I'm sure there is some level of price fixing going on, but I sell tons of items daily on the GTN and I have never messaged anyone else with that threat, NOR have I gotten anything from anyone else. I have also never even spoken to competitors, even those I compete with daliy.

Now, it's possible that the reason for this is that I don't undercut by stupid amounts (if the lowest sale is at $37k, I'm not dropping to $33k), but still, I think your idea that there is this level of price fixing going on by "most crafters" is fairly misguided.

Prices go up and down all the time on the GTN. In a world where it's possible to generate $130k or so of credits in under 90 minutes, I don't think prices are particularly high on anything.
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MidichIorian
03.27.2013 , 05:33 PM | #32
I'm planning this for the next weekend. Meanwhile I've been buying every silly cheap underworld mission I've been able to get my hands on. It's great to find them for between 1500-3000, love people who don't look before putting stuff up on GTN.

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Kaerwolf
03.28.2013 , 05:50 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieKirby View Post
Wow, and people wonder why crafting is dying.....always someone trying to rip other players off, maybe you should start selling the mods you make for what they are truely worth instead of being a greedy profiteer.
This is the exact opposite of what you are saying. Dying means there IS no market, what he is saying is that there in fact is a market. But, that said I still agree with you that crafting is basicly dead, you spend almost as much in resources and time crafting as you would earn by just normal game play that time and buy the mods through a vendor with comms. THe only things not selling there are the augments, pretty slim branch for a crafting system if you ask me.

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Osskask
03.31.2013 , 01:52 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieKirby View Post
Wow, and people wonder why crafting is dying.....always someone trying to rip other players off, maybe you should start selling the mods you make for what they are truely worth instead of being a greedy profiteer.
An Item is truly worth whatever people are willing to pay for it. Troll.
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sylvantino
05.05.2013 , 02:56 AM | #35
the cost is too high when you are low level with no credits, it makes it impossible to buy anything. 5k for skill lvl 2 might mod..ludicrous. There must be other methods to obtaining these mods without bothering with rip off merchants.
Right now I am only level 9, have no idea which profession makes the mods, enhancements etc, any help would be appreciated

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sylvantino
05.05.2013 , 03:11 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by SalBasss View Post
How does one "bury" someone else financially in this game? I'm sure there is some level of price fixing going on, but I sell tons of items daily on the GTN and I have never messaged anyone else with that threat, NOR have I gotten anything from anyone else. I have also never even spoken to competitors, even those I compete with daliy.

Now, it's possible that the reason for this is that I don't undercut by stupid amounts (if the lowest sale is at $37k, I'm not dropping to $33k), but still, I think your idea that there is this level of price fixing going on by "most crafters" is fairly misguided.

Prices go up and down all the time on the GTN. In a world where it's possible to generate $130k or so of credits in under 90 minutes, I don't think prices are particularly high on anything.
playing devil's advocate for a moment, where do the credit sellers get their credits from? They would need to make tremendous amounts of credits if they wanted to sell them, and the obvious and quickest way would be over inflating items on the GTN. Much like they do in practically all MMO's out there. The amount of times I have been whispered or seen credit seller advertisments in chat does not make this game immune to them doing what they do.
As I see it, the GTN is a little worthless to a new player, because not only can you not buy anything within a reasonable amount of credits, but it harms the economy in the long run, the little guy / new guy gets hurt / stung the most, because he cannot even buy things from the GTN because of the over inflated prices.

If the crafting is dead, you can bet that the GTN will follow it sooner than a lot of people think, it's the law of economics...over price for too long, and people stop buying, except those at the top end of the scale with the most credits, which will lead to the GTN becoming obsolete. The developers need to do something, to ensure that never happens, by making the economy and GTN fair, right now, unless I buy credits I cannot buy anthing my character needs. Healthy at the top, but drastically atrocious at the bottom.