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9-27-2010 @ 5:31PM
Glad to see this change. The glyph market was a crap-shoot and many times you get gouged on price since only one person is posting a given glyph, for say 100g each. Best thing I ever did was to have a guildie craft me glyphs in stacks and I banked them. Saved me thousands in price gouging at this point.
9-27-2010 @ 5:35PM
I went into the glyph market to try to make some gold, and it worked, but I also did it to bring the price of glyphs down. Managed to bring them from 40g apiece to 5-20g apiece. While I have to deal with a few other competitors, this only helps my second stated goal. I will admit, even as a scribe, selling a glyph for 100g is just a greasy way of making gold, but to each their own.
9-27-2010 @ 10:54PM
Personally, I've never understood such thinking. I just see it as the way free markets work.If prices are high, why not just level the profession yourself and make some money at it? In the process, the increased competition will probably lower prices (if only a bit) for everyone else.I believe that if prices are truly too high, people won't pay them. I know that I never pay more than I feel is right. If prices are consistently too high (so that simply watching for a good deal doesn't work) I learn to make what I need or I find a way to get it cheaper. Asking for help from a guildie is often the easiest way, but there are still other options. You can simply watch the prices on the AH and try to find a good deal. Usually, I've found that it isn't too hard to find a good deal if you just watch for it. Occasionally, I've even tried talking to one of the people selling whatever I want on the AH - many times I've found that they're happy to make a deal (plus, they don't have to pay the "AH tax" that way).These are my own thoughts on the matter. You may agree or disagree as you see fit. =)
9-28-2010 @ 8:18AM
Not really sure how it is price gouging. Every single player has the same opportunity to learn the glyphs and if you spend the 5 minutes a day you learn all but the ones from the books of glyph mastery. I spent the time learning the skill and spend the time making the glyphs available why shouldn't I make gold off it? The problem now is that so many whiners that didn't want to be bothered with trade skills didn't like the fact that someone could make serious gold off of one. So, they whined long and loud enough so blizzard buckled. I wonder if the other consumable markets will see the same change.For those who don't understand economics, the value of the glyph has absolutely nothing to do with how much it takes to produce but, is solely based on how much someone is willing to spend for it.I personally will keep my inscription skill come cataclysm but, will only be selling glyphs for 1k each. If you don't want to pay it oh well, I made my gold from it already. I recommend all glyph selling really raise there prices now to make the whiners pay before cataclysm comes out.
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