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Effect of transfers on the GTN/market?

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Effect of transfers on the GTN/market?

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GnatB
06.19.2012 , 11:30 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by PhoenixCorvus View Post
I am on the EbonHawk, i have found more items that i can actually use now at mid levels. But some thing are just way over priced (ie. Lvl 2 green companion gifts that are more than Lvl 5 blues or even purples of the same type)
Assuming that's not hyperbole, that's just stupid. lvl 2 green companion gifts can be purchased from vendors for something like 500 credits. Though I guess it could be an odd way to launder gold seller money.

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EricJS
06.19.2012 , 11:40 AM | #12
Well, since the Correlian Run transfers just hit yesterday (I was a transferee, not a resident), the GTN there is... chaotic at best. Way too much stuff being posted at the GTN default price. Almost all T5 prototype quality gifts have shown up at that price (my normal prices pre-transfer ranged from 3250-4500 credits, and few people tried undercutting me). If the volume isn't too high, I'll buy it out and post at my normal prices, but when I'm looking at a solid wall of one type of gift at the default price, I'll let someone else try to manhandle the market.

Since I'm not grinding as many gifts as I was before the transfer, I'm doing a lot more slicing for missions. Even there, the prices are chaotic, and significantly lower than the pre-transfer prices I'm used to. 340 artifact slicing missions are already below 25K, and that's the highest price. Heck, I've picked up every type of 340 mission except slicing for the default GTN price at least once. OK, I could be picking up investigation, and I've actually sold a few of those for 12K or so, but my backstock on those is so high I'm not interested in buying more hoping to turn them around for a profit.

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GnatB
06.19.2012 , 12:06 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by abercromb View Post
Don't get sucked into the black hole that is more orange crafted armour recipies. Demand will be low, when you can join a pug, get a better free purple and throw an augment in.
I've actually stockpiled a handful of augmented good looking low level stuff with a cheapo green lvl 49 augment stuck in them to "preserve the slot". Some people actually care about looks, and much of the low level stuff looks better than the high level.

that being said, orange crafted stuff is selling for so fast & so much over cost of mats, that (IMO) I'd have to be an idiot to stop selling them, when it looks like it's (at least) a week away from 1.3 dropping.

Though admittedly, I'm thinking I should probably start thinking about stopping restocking the lvl 50 gloves/boots, and start saving up the grade 6 mats for augment kits making. Just *really* wish I had some idea when 1.3 is going to drop. I assume it'll be on a Thursday morning, and we'll probably have at least 2 days warning about a Thursday patch. (so probably not this week). Haven't really read about all that many serious issues (other than balance whining) on the PTS forums, which to me sort of indicates it could be as early as next week. Ideally, I'd like about a week or so to finished emptying out my augmented low level stuff/getting prepped for 1.3... so, I'm torn. I have a plethora of low level mats that are going to become pretty darn useless once 1.3 hits, and I need to dump (preferably before then)

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Wapakguy
06.19.2012 , 01:28 PM | #14
Observation: A significant drop in the listing prices of mid range (late 20s - early 40s) gear. A lot of the high end gear is being listed at pre-merge prices. Speculation: Demand can sustain it.

Confession: I spent nearly a half million on what I perceived to be underpriced crafting missions and grade 6 slicing mats.

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Ivan-Drago
06.19.2012 , 02:26 PM | #15
My lower level crafted Mods and armor have been selling fast at a pretty good profit now. My biochem crafted stuff is taking alot longer to sell then before transfers, but my bioanalysis mats and diplomacy medical mats are selling within a day.
While I was gathering mats to craft mods and armor for my lower level alts, I was getting alot of purple underworld trading metals and I was able the same sell them for huge profits..... krayt dragon scales I sold for 10000 a piece.

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abercromb
06.19.2012 , 10:49 PM | #16
I think most people would agree that there is a lot of opportunity at the moment to grab a bargin on the trader. Lots of people from dead servers relisting on new servers at the same old prices. I am still able to pick up the main level 49 purple augments for under 30k each, That's way below the cost of the materials. I suppose if you have deep pockets there is a lot of money to be made buying and sitting on stuff at the moment. The real test will be this weekend though. Lots of people still have not transferred accross to the new larger servers and I don't expect the patch to drop until that settles down a bit. So next week or the week after would be my quess.

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Flying-Brian
06.19.2012 , 11:35 PM | #17
I have noticed a ridiculous increase in the price of high level implants.

On my old server, crafted black hole implants (while being very rare) were between 300-500k. New server 1.5mil+.
Rakata implants, old server around 250k, new server 700k-1mil.

I'm very glad I picked up a few rakata and black hole items on the day before the server transfer.

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parmie
06.20.2012 , 05:47 AM | #18
Pretty similar to most from what I've seen on Red Eclipse after transferring from Arkanian Legacy.

Example - Alien cubes: there is one seller trying for 1m credits, and all prices below this down to about 250k.

In the early days I sold a lot of ship parts and accrued 1,000 or so units of quadranium, in blocks of 20 these are selling at the initial price (frankly with such a stock I'm happy recouping that outlay to any extent rather than profiteering it). On the old server, no one bought blue metals.

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asbalana
06.20.2012 , 08:44 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Inkedbettiepdx View Post
I'm on The Harbinger, that's now full and a wait to get in, in the evening. I'm sure that will eventually pass, but as for the GTN, I notice a dearth in lower level items and the sparse amount were all very expensive. My guess is someone is playing the AH slot machine.
A few months back I rolled two characters on Harbinger just to see what a high pop server was like. My original server was one of the dieing many. I was greatly surprised that the low level mats that I gathered along the way while questing were mostly sparce and in great demand. They all sold quickly for a good price. It surprised me. I leveled one of the characters to mid twenties and another to mid teens and stopped playing on Harbinger because my heart was with my characters on my old server. I did continue to log onto Harbnger from time to time and monitor mats and pricing and saw little change.

Yesterday, as fate would have it, I moved all of my characters over to Harbinger from my old server. That was a few days after mostly everyone had transferred from my server and most of the others that had merged into Harbinger. A quick look at the GTN showed no real change in the low level mat area.

I don't think that anyone is playing the GTN. My wife and I are leveling alts right now. They are fully geared in at level augmented purples. To get the schematics for the purples sucks mats like a black hole when you start REing stuff (especially if you hit a string of bad luck) and then crafting gear until you hit the augment slot also sucks a ton of mats. So to us the accumulation and management of mats is an important part of craftng. It is hard to be self sufficient. So perhaps part of the scarcity of mats (at all levels) is the sheer number required to craft the best items possible.

In any case, my cargo holds are chock full of mats and I listed some stacks late yesterday after completing my transfers. I also have a good deal of purple gear and augmented blue that I crafted on the way to augmented purples. Today I will list some of the items to see if they sell. it will be interesting.

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asbalana
06.20.2012 , 09:06 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by EricJS View Post
Well, since the Correlian Run transfers just hit yesterday (I was a transferee, not a resident), the GTN there is... chaotic at best. Way too much stuff being posted at the GTN default price. Almost all T5 prototype quality gifts have shown up at that price (my normal prices pre-transfer ranged from 3250-4500 credits, and few people tried undercutting me). If the volume isn't too high, I'll buy it out and post at my normal prices, but when I'm looking at a solid wall of one type of gift at the default price, I'll let someone else try to manhandle the market.

Since I'm not grinding as many gifts as I was before the transfer, I'm doing a lot more slicing for missions. Even there, the prices are chaotic, and significantly lower than the pre-transfer prices I'm used to. 340 artifact slicing missions are already below 25K, and that's the highest price. Heck, I've picked up every type of 340 mission except slicing for the default GTN price at least once. OK, I could be picking up investigation, and I've actually sold a few of those for 12K or so, but my backstock on those is so high I'm not interested in buying more hoping to turn them around for a profit.
It is hard to tell over a short period of time. On my old server companion gift prices went up and down like an overheated yoyo. The prices would be high for a week and then drop though the floor to the point that it did not pay to list and that would hold for a week or so and then they would go way up again. I have a bunch of the companion gifts but try to stay away from them as much as possilble because I have found the profit to be small and the pricing volitile.

I have one full cargo bay full of crafting missions that I have not run yet. I do not sell them in. My exerience there has been that they hold their price pretty well, but a few times a week someone will come along and list at a crazy low price so I would snatch the mission up. I do get them from slicing as well. The value of the crafting missions is the cost of the mats that they produce. If grade 6 irons are going for 8 - 10K each and each UT mission will drop three to five of them, then they should go for at least 30K. If I see one below 25K then I will buy it without thought, run the mussion overnight or while a work and list the mats and make a sizable profit.