@Subject-Astra said in Undercuts in market:
@Likaizam said in Undercuts in market:
Every auction house in every mmo evar.
In most MMOs, it's the opposite. People are so obsessed with making money that they overprice the hell out of everything.
This is it, exactly. Take the Rappy Suit on Ship 2, for example. It's been holding steady at 10 million for ages. When PSO2 day hit and the market flooded with new ones? They were snapped up instantly and resold for... 10 million. I watched the same thing happen with a cosmetic I wanted, any time someone would put up a cheaper one, one of the resellers would snatch it and promptly resell it - to the point where it was basically only the same handful of people listing this item for ages now, the price only increasing rather than decreasing. Maybe people are buying it, maybe not, but given how few people I've even seen using this item? I'm more inclined to think that these people have just straight up ruined the market for it and now no one's buying it at all, and they're trying to jerk the "LOL SUPPLY AND DEMAND" quote so hard they don't realize they've choked the demand out and every time they jump the price up by three million more, less people are going to buy it because why the fuck would they.
And you see it happening in the formative stages with a lot of other items from the newer scratches too, like the blaze hands. People snatch them up in masses expecting to resell them; people who can't afford the new price just shrug and give up and now the squatters have ruined another item for the community because they weren't happy with already having billions of meseta more than anyone else.