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Thunderthyze
10-16-2007, 09:29 AM
<p>Is it my imagination or are broker sales getting pretty slow recently? Is it because of the greater number of characters actually selling these days? Or is it because people are beginning to save up their plats for the big push next month?</p><p>Either way folks.....come on buy my lewts....tuppence a bag!!</p>

Killerbee3000
10-16-2007, 09:50 AM
well, depends on what lvl and what things your looking at, my alchie is selling t6 poisons like crazy and in massive crast to that the t7 masters i have on the broker just sit there... or my carpenter for example, try to sell a table? forget it... but the paintings and bookshelves are bought within minutes.

Spyderbite
10-16-2007, 09:52 AM
I find there are periods of time where the supply outweighs the demand and sales slow a tad. But, it usually doesn't last very long. On Venekor, my resource and rare sales crates are still selling out nightly. /shrugs

Thunderthyze
10-16-2007, 09:53 AM
<cite>Killerbee3000 wrote:</cite><blockquote>well, depends on what lvl and what things your looking at, my alchie is selling t6 poisons like crazy and in massive crast to that the t7 masters i have on the broker just sit there... or my carpenter for example, try to sell a table? forget it... but the paintings and bookshelves are bought within minutes.</blockquote><p>I was kind of thinking along the lines of mob loot, adepts, masters and shineys. But... paintings and shelves are big sellers? Really? Why would that be?</p><p><dusts off carpenter alt></p>

Killerbee3000
10-16-2007, 10:29 AM
adepts = transmuter fodder, i guess most of the ones that are hardcore masochists enough to get a transmuter high up will allready be capped, and adorns are avalaible in masses allready on the broker, so i guess that transmuters simply dont buy that many adepts anymore. mob loot? well, you have the raiders that never buy equip on broker, you have the ones that have been capped for more than a year (read they allready have lots of gear) plus lots of loot from eof is no trade, people go loot it, but dont buy the tradable stuff since its usually worse. shinies? well, i buy plenty of them.... i have noticed a rahter big rpice drop with them as of lately though.. no idea why. masters.. the t6 and low t7 ones will get replaced with rok, i've seen people stating in public channels monthes ago that they woudnt buy any masters anymore due to rok. the ones higher up in t7 drop literally left and right and below and above all the time... which leads to a oversupply, especially since many have had the masters for a long time.

interstellarmatter
10-16-2007, 11:35 AM
<p>I found that master spells have slowed down dramatically.  People aren't willing to invest atm in a tier of spells that is about to be replaced.  I've had several masters that I've lowered the price greatly.  A few months ago, it would of been considered a steal at the price.</p><p>Not only will the masters be high, the adepts for 71 to 80 will be high for a while.  People power leveling will be grabbing whatever they can just to get the next tier of spells (if it's better than their old masters).  So, people are saving up for the crazy prices.</p>

Bramwe
10-16-2007, 12:23 PM
There are a few masters I do not have and have decided to skip them.  There was one on the broker last night for 4plat but I wouldn't buy it simply because it will be obsolete in a little over a month.  A few months ago I would have paid twice that.

Equinon
10-16-2007, 02:33 PM
<p>You'll also find that master spells have slowed down because there are posts in the forums about INCREASED resist rate from Adept III to Master.  Seems to be a lot of upset people that are no longer willing to go to masters if the resist rate increases.  Some have even posted lower parsing using masters due to the resist increase.</p><p>As for craftables.........of course they have slowed down.  SoE increased the rate of rares on the servers, therefore the brokers are constantly flooded with those at a cheaper price than you previously crafted.  Even I will buy the rare and have something crafted if it saves money <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  With all the farmers they have on the servers, you can buy say, 40 moonstones on Lucan at any given time for 35-50 gold..........after you do that though, watch the farmers, they will post 80 more moonstones at 24-35 gold.  Sooo, with the increased rate of rare finding and the increased amount of farmers able to harvest and kill in all tiers..........prices will continue to fall through the floor, the market will continue to be flooded with goods and rares, and (until the expansion) there's nothing there to keep anybody busy enough to let the markets adjust properly (supply is far outwieghing demand atm)</p>

Leatherneck
10-16-2007, 03:05 PM
<cite>Killerbee3000 wrote:</cite><blockquote>well, depends on what lvl and what things your looking at, <b>my alchie is selling t6 poisons like crazy and in massive crast to that the t7 masters i have on the broker just sit there...</b> or my carpenter for example, try to sell a table? forget it... but the paintings and bookshelves are bought within minutes.</blockquote><p>That makes sense.  People are trying to get their alts up to Kunark level and their 70-ish mains (if any) are sitting around collecting dust.</p><p>Some things, like high-end gear and high-level masters are probably not being bought because in ~ 1 month, they'll be worth no where near what the market was bearing.</p>

Tae
10-17-2007, 01:21 AM
I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.

deKoven
10-17-2007, 09:39 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother. </blockquote>Hmmm, guess I don't understand this. Found money is found money; YOU got the thing for nothing. If you're going to the broker from time to time anyway, what does it matter ??? While you're there just drop that item and price it. Takes so little time it's ludicrous. And our ancestors learned, if we did not, that "A penny saved is a penny earned" and such-like sentiments. If you got 50s for one, then two makes 1g, etc. Try setting your low level earnings "aside" (keep track somewhere) and see if you aren't earning enough over time. Would be nice if we could have more than one bank account. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/b2eb59423fbf5fa39342041237025880.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

dhvyse000
10-17-2007, 11:05 AM
No one wants to buy a level 40-60 master for a PP anymore, espiecially with RoK coming out.  LOWER YOUR PRICES!

Tae
10-17-2007, 11:15 AM
<cite>deKoven wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Hmmm, guess I don't understand this. Found money is found money; YOU got the thing for nothing. If you're going to the broker from time to time anyway, what does it matter ??? While you're there just drop that item and price it. Takes so little time it's ludicrous. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/b2eb59423fbf5fa39342041237025880.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>Picking them up takes time, time that I often don't have. I go out and PvP for a few hours and get two or three while I'm wandering around. 1 gold a day doesn't even pay for the totems I used while I was out PvPing, so why bother?

Gladiia
10-17-2007, 11:31 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>deKoven wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Hmmm, guess I don't understand this. Found money is found money; YOU got the thing for nothing. If you're going to the broker from time to time anyway, what does it matter ??? While you're there just drop that item and price it. Takes so little time it's ludicrous. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/b2eb59423fbf5fa39342041237025880.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>Picking them up takes time, time that I often don't have. I go out and PvP for a few hours and get two or three while I'm wandering around. 1 gold a day doesn't even pay for the totems I used while I was out PvPing, so why bother?</blockquote><p>Well, that's certainly up to you.  </p><p>As far as I am concerned money, is money, is money.  I much prefer when my items selling for plat sell, but in the end I sell hundreds or thousands of items for silver, and that has added up to quite a bit of plat over time.</p>

Spyderbite
10-17-2007, 11:35 AM
<cite>dhvyse000 wrote:</cite><blockquote>No one wants to buy a level 40-60 master for a PP anymore, espiecially with RoK coming out.  LOWER YOUR PRICES!</blockquote>I agree. I haven't updated many of mine to masters cause the prices are outrageous. One of the masters I need is going for 9 plat atm.. so I'm skipping it till I hit 50 for the upgrade and then master it cause the master for that one is selling for only 20 gold.

Equinon
10-17-2007, 04:18 PM
<p>My advice.........be patient.  When RoK comes out, your farmers will be moving to T8, leaving T7 where T6 currently is.  Not sure about other servers, but on Lucan, you can buy things T7 for half the price you can buy things T6.  Why?  cause very few farmers are farming T6.  They are able to successfully farm T7, so that's where the mass loot comes in.  Flooding the market reduces demand all while supply increases, thus price drop.  T6 and lower tiers however (on Lucan) have had price increases due to the lack of availability and increased demand from people playing alts.  </p><p>After RoK,  T3-T7 will slowly be consumed.....therefore inflating the price of these Tiers.  Although T8 will be extremely expensive, cause everybody and their dog wants to play their mains now, it will eventually become (like it is now) cheaper than almost all the other tiers due to farming.</p><p>Grasp it..........Sell your stuff early in T8 to make huge profits.  Hoard your stuff T3-T7 to let inventories dissipate, then after (say about a year) place them on the market at a higher price to a higher demand from people playing alts yet again.  It's a big cycle people.  Over and over, same thing when KoS came out, then again (due to new race) when EoF came out........it will happen again.  Over and Over she goes......oh wait, that's called Cyclical <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> LOL</p>

UlteriorModem
10-17-2007, 04:29 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p><cite>deKoven wrote:</cite></p><p><cite></cite>Picking them up takes time, time that I often don't have. </p></blockquote><p><img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /> Im just at a loss for words here.</p><p>I can see if your involved in a big fight but it takes all of 7 seconds to pick one up.</p><p>I always pick them up even if to just put them on a broker for a cheap price to help another player out.</p><p>I grow more jaded with each day <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/136dd33cba83140c7ce38db096d05aed.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p>

deKoven
10-18-2007, 10:35 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>deKoven wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Hmmm, guess I don't understand this. Found money is found money; YOU got the thing for nothing. If you're going to the broker from time to time anyway, what does it matter ??? While you're there just drop that item and price it. Takes so little time it's ludicrous. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/b2eb59423fbf5fa39342041237025880.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>Picking them up takes time, time that I often don't have. I go out and PvP for a few hours and get two or three while I'm wandering around. 1 gold a day doesn't even pay for the totems I used while I was out PvPing, so why bother?</blockquote>Well sir, I guess that's an area where you and I differ. I do NOT play PvP at all, at all. I'm on the Mistmoore server and have no plans to move off there anytime. If you're going out the beat up on whomever you can find then that's YOUR bag. But "I get two or three" isn't really the issue. Harvest some items while you're out there. Perhaps find some rares that others might want. Even lowly harvested items actually sell on Mistmoore. I, myself, buy them rather than harvesting; in the course of tradeskilling I might need a stack of pelts so, rather than dropping my current effort, I go buy a stack from the broker. Yes, one doesn't make a whole lot for some items but as I said earlier, Found Money Is Found Money. In the end you have more than you started with and that's the whole issue.<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/2786c5c8e1a8be796fb2f726cca5a0fe.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Spyderbite
10-18-2007, 10:46 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Picking them up takes time, time that I often don't have. I go out and PvP for a few hours and get two or three while I'm wandering around. 1 gold a day doesn't even pay for the totems I used while I was out PvPing, so why bother?</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong areas then. Of course, if you harvest a shiney on your way to the spires in the CL you're not likely to pick up something worth much coin. But, keep in mind that shiney's sort of work like the McDonald's Monopoly game when it comes to Collections. Its easy to get all but one of the "game pieces" and the the remaining piece is extremely difficult to find. There's the motivation for grabbing every shiney in site.. Take a peek through the broker and you'll find most collection items go for around 1s to 10g.. but there's always one piece in the collection that is 20g+ depending on the difficulty of the zone it can be harvested in.Quests and Discoveries are not the only method of obtaining AA's.. some of us are willing to pay good coin to get that last piece in a collection so we can turn it in finally and ding another AA point. ^^

skimpy82
10-18-2007, 11:41 AM
I dropped 14pp recently to lvl a monk(via collections) from 10 to 32 to catch up with my other 2 characters.. now they are mentoring him and adding to his earned xp. For me, it was well worth the cost. And in rewards, I got a bit over 9k status reduction for one of the houses I plan to buy soon. Huge plus to me, to be able to save status like that. Well well well worth the plat spent.

Leatherneck
10-18-2007, 11:44 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.

skimpy82
10-18-2007, 11:51 AM
<cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote>There are several shinies I still need to compelte some nice reward collections, but I refuse to pay 1pp+ right now for them. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />(

Gladiia
10-18-2007, 12:02 PM
<cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote><p>I got 4p50g from a single shiny last week less than an hour after putting it on the broker.  Was one of those things that made my day.</p>

Sunlei
10-18-2007, 12:31 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Is it my imagination or are broker sales getting pretty slow recently? Is it because of the greater number of characters actually selling these days? Or is it because people are beginning to save up their plats for the big push next month?</p><p>Either way folks.....come on buy my lewts....tuppence a bag!!</p></blockquote><p> It's like the others above say, people are waiting for the expansion, the rich players are not starting any more alts, the broker was recently flooded with crafted because of the rare harvest changes and easy to get stuff like shinies,common masters,loots are farmed to death.</p><p>There are also 'broker campers' online 24/7 who can almost instantly change their prices. So you set your prices on items that you compete with others for sales and there could be someone reseting lower than you within a few mins. Some of the fast price changers wait 10 mins or wait 'till you logoff before they change the price, Depends on what you are selling but it's easy to 'test' once you know you are vs. a bot. You won't get the sale anymore unless someone buys in that min. or the 24/7 runs out of stock.  </p>

Leatherneck
10-18-2007, 12:44 PM
<cite>skimpy82 wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote>There are several shinies I still need to compelte some nice reward collections, but I refuse to pay 1pp+ right now for them. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" width="15" height="15" />(</blockquote><p>Just out of curiosity, which ones?</p><p>I'm more interested in the rewards than trying to gouge 10pp outta someone.</p>

Leatherneck
10-18-2007, 12:44 PM
<cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote><p>I got 4p50g from a single shiny last week less than an hour after putting it on the broker.  Was one of those things that made my day.</p></blockquote>Nice!  Which shiny?

Gladiia
10-18-2007, 12:46 PM
<cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote><p>I got 4p50g from a single shiny last week less than an hour after putting it on the broker.  Was one of those things that made my day.</p></blockquote>Nice!  Which shiny?</blockquote>I want to say it was the black poisonous mushroom.  Ive been getting a decent amount of rares from eof lately, but if I recall, this was the one that was the jackpot for me.

Leatherneck
10-18-2007, 01:10 PM
<cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote><p>I got 4p50g from a single shiny last week less than an hour after putting it on the broker.  Was one of those things that made my day.</p></blockquote>Nice!  Which shiny?</blockquote>I want to say it was the black poisonous mushroom.  Ive been getting a decent amount of rares from eof lately, but if I recall, this was the one that was the jackpot for me.</blockquote><p>I got that one, but I needed it.  Sad, but true.</p><p>However, I got two Brilliant Ghostly Essences two days in a row, so that makes up for it.</p>

Gladiia
10-18-2007, 01:16 PM
<cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Leatherneck wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I used to sell shinies on the broker, but now EVERYONE is doing it so I can't make more than about 50 silver for the majority of shinies. Which of course is not really enough to bother.</blockquote>You're picking them up in the wrong zones.  I've gotten well over a plat for a single shiny.</blockquote><p>I got 4p50g from a single shiny last week less than an hour after putting it on the broker.  Was one of those things that made my day.</p></blockquote>Nice!  Which shiny?</blockquote>I want to say it was the black poisonous mushroom.  Ive been getting a decent amount of rares from eof lately, but if I recall, this was the one that was the jackpot for me.</blockquote><p>I got that one, but I needed it.  Sad, but true.</p><p>However, I got two Brilliant Ghostly Essences two days in a row, so that makes up for it.</p></blockquote>Yeah, I generally won't sell em unless I already have the collection done.  I got two platinum bandit coins two days in a row....wonder if it was the same two days you got the essences :p