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[–]Arivale Asuraborn on Midsomwargarbl (I <3 my downvote brigade.)Because_Bot_Fed -40 points-39 points ago

Such a cancerous practice.

I really wish they'd implement some kind of anti-reselling protection to stop this kind of nonsense.

You provide no service, no value, perform no function, generate no materials, and produce no finished products, you're literally a leech on the economy.

[–]Sexiest Bitch on all of Rabanastreburndownthescene 11 points12 points ago

Yea! We don't want no economy actin' like an economy up in our game! Derp.

[–]Milk Shake on MidgardsormrUninstalling_ATG 4 points5 points ago

What are you mad at him for? Direct your hate at those undercutting for a quick profit.

[–]NeuralNos 6 points7 points ago

Except he does provide a service; he provides the mobility of capital. He allows for the seller to get their money today instead of waiting several days for a buyer, he warehouses the goods in his inventory, and then creates the market on the opposite side. This is a very important function that needs to be performed in an efficient market. What he's doing is what creates the volatility and movement of the market, otherwise we would end up waiting long periods of time for orders to get filled

[–][Antari] [Nova] on [Balmung US]e-jammer 3 points4 points ago

Clearly you have no idea what economics are....

If you want them cheap, you know when they cost the cheapest. You can buy them as cheaply as they can..

Economics is a game of intelligence. If you aren't smart enough to compete, then don't play games with economies.

Also, never play Eve. You clearly haven't got the brain power to survive in that kind of environment.

[–]ethereal_g 1 point2 points ago

There is an anti reselling practice: you can choose how much Gil you'll accept for the sale of your item. Yay

[–]Annana Anna [Best WHM DPS 2013] on GilgameshEhkoe 1 point2 points ago

"Buy low and sell high."

Why would you not do this?

[–]Arivale Asuraborn on Midsomwargarbl (I <3 my downvote brigade.)Because_Bot_Fed -4 points-3 points ago

Just because it works in an MMO does not make it analogous to examples in real life.

If you went to the store and bought up all of the cheap ... say ... milk, and then you sat outside the store and tried to resell the milk at a huge markup, do you know what you'd be? The world's biggest jackass. I'm pretty sure you'd be lynched before the day was out.

A better question is why are so many people complacent with this behavior?

But cheap goods listed on the market just for the sake of reselling them to someone who actually needs them. And you're contributing what to the economy? You're helping who?

No one. You're just a parasitic middleman interjecting yourself into the equation for no other reason than greed and lethargy.

[–]Annana Anna [Best WHM DPS 2013] on GilgameshEhkoe 1 point2 points ago

Buying low and selling high is how the real market works.

Ever seen the stock exchange? That's all they do. Buy when the stocks are cheap, sell when they're pricey.

Your example is like if you bought a bunch of Gyshal Greens from the vendor, moved to the next zone over and started selling them for more - which is nonsensical.

And for the record, I don't even play the market.

[–]Arivale Asuraborn on Midsomwargarbl (I <3 my downvote brigade.)Because_Bot_Fed -4 points-3 points ago

1) The stock exchange serves a hypothetical purpose that I don't entirely agree with.

2) Generally speaking the stock exchange is riddled with corruption

3) Most of the people making money off the stock exchange are parasites too.

And no, my example is exactly what my example is. You take all the cheap shit, and then move it to the front of the line in the listings for barely less than the next guy, and expect to make free money off someone else's work.