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You're asking a whole lot for a crystal

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Jayshames
04.21.2013 , 11:39 AM | #21
I do understand why they are so pricey. That being said, I myself would rather just get it sold as opposed to have it sitting in GTN for days upon days trying to get someone with more credits than sense.
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Twickers
04.21.2013 , 03:38 PM | #22
They're rare, they're gonna cost a lot, I got lucky and got a white-black endurance crystal, sold that bad boy for 2.2 million
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JouerTue
04.22.2013 , 05:35 AM | #23
they ''gotta'' tank good or whatever they do ,if they run with a 1.5 mil crystal..

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Jemfisto
04.22.2013 , 08:28 AM | #24
I ended up snagging one for 700k.

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WarbNull
04.22.2013 , 11:05 AM | #25
I personally will not spend a Million Credits on anything in the game. In my opinion it is ridiculous. I would just assume to go without it if it cost that much. I will not buy Cartel Packs either as they are just a waste of money.

So I will probably never see one of these Crystals, and I could care less about it.

You know another useless thing is the VIP Vendor. It has one item and it is like 2.5 Million or something for that stupid Speeder that it has. What a waste the VIP Vendor is in this game. BioWare really needs to learn to make things more useful in this game.

My suggest. Do not Buy Cartel Packs and do not spend over a Million Credits on anything. Hoard all your Money and Credits. That is what I do.
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You know when I get items in the game that I do not use, I put them up on the GTN for half of what people are asking for them. If people do not like me undercutting them that bad that is to bad. If they do not sale in the first 2 days I will sale them to the NPC Vendors to just get rid of them. Unless the item is really good in which I may give it another go on the GTN for a few more days. Usually though if it is anywhere less than level 40 items I will sale them to the NPC Vendors in the long run if I do not keep it for myself for one of my toons.

The GTN is full of Crap mostly. All the good items are priced stupidly. You know what I miss is the Vendor System that we had in SWG. I miss having my own store that I could setup and decorate and sale my loot and crafts. It was pretty fun. If you were good at it, you could do very well. Customers would be coming back to you often instead of dealing with others. BioWare could have learned from that but they didn't. There loss in my opinion.
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AlixMV
04.24.2013 , 04:30 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Jossajus View Post
Less rare. I've gotten half a dozen purples and haven't seen a single white-black.

The fact is: the OP wants something very rare for cosmetic reasons. Everyone wants this crystal for cosmetic reasons. It has a very high demand and a very low supply, therefore ppl can charge pretty much whatever they want for them.
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Really, OP, the fact that people 'could' get the same stats for less credits undermines your argument. If you just wanted it for the stats, then you could get a different, cheaper color, too.

If you want it for cosmetic reasons...well, join the club. Simple economics: supply and demand. Aesthetic demand is what keeps the price so high.
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Solairous
04.25.2013 , 10:33 AM | #27
I have one of these on the GTN. the price I used was the lowest price at the time. I never undercut other players.
I am tempted to send this to one of my lowbies. it does look so good.
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Sobur
04.26.2013 , 01:55 PM | #28
Other color crystals on the gtn are dropping in price very fast , they're not white-black but still look nice.

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emidas
04.26.2013 , 02:01 PM | #29
If you're hoarding credits and not spending them...what is the use?

I routinely make about 5-10 mil in a given week, but that is because I am constantly spending on stuff I want and like. If you're not interested in spending money, why hoard it?
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FreePrometheus
04.28.2013 , 06:03 AM | #30
Aside from rare crystals, which should be priced high, It must be said that prices for even lower rarity items has become stupidly high in some cases. People are simply starting to get greedy. Some of us dont do dailies (for our own reasons) So we only earn money from other methods such as selling items. But i rarely sell anything above what it should be worth.

Frankly, there are some people out there that are harming the games economy by increasing prices. Its herd mentaility one person sells an item for a stupid price, other person comes along and sees price, sells their item for around the same or much more. Chain reaction begins and we start getting inflated prices. Meaning us lowly peons who dont grind dailies (as i'm sure most of you think we should) Either have to give it up as a bad job or join in the inflation frenzy.

There is a reason most of my equipment has been purchased from the Cartel Market. All i have to do then is buy mods and weapons and such.

Anyway, thats my opinion. But this started around F2P i'm sure a lot of it was peoples trying to exploit the new guys, but the new guys thought they were normal prices so sold high. I remember before F2P i could buy a low level orange item for an affordable price. That is now a laughable statement.

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