1. My record was over 10 mil one night (and i bet there are better ones) so cut the poppycock.
If you manage to get a rare thing before everyone else then you can make a lot in a very short time.
Yes, but how often does this realistically happen? I've been playing since launch and consider myself to be reasonably well off financially yet have never sold anything for more than 1mill... and that happened about twice. Slow and steady is a perfectly viable way to make money in MMOs. Most of my millions came from selling hundreds of items worth 10-50k apiece
I believe the point psandak was making, especially for people just starting out, is to not dismiss the 10k profit and only look for 1mill profits. Every little bit helps.