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6-01-2011 @ 8:45AM
The people who buy these books en masse are likely to be either completionists wanting every glyph recipe, or other AH goblins who want to make huge profits on selling glyphs they produce.The completionists are usually willing to pay up a lot more to pad their collection, and I'd bet that Inscription completionists are pretty rare these days anyway.Inscription profiteers know full well that almost any recipe they learn (especially from the books) has a profit potential limited only by server population and competition. There are some glyphs I've learned from books that would still be a positive return on investment if I'd paid 5000g for the book. And of course, people with thos recipes are rarer. Why wouldn't I want to make it that little bit tougher from someone to learn that glyph recipe and start competing with me? Aside from collectors and goblins, who exactly buys these books anyway? Consider the "average" scribe who just wants to make the occasional glyph for their alts or friends and hates the Therazane grind (easy shoulder enchants). They want to make Glyph of Uber-Pwnage for their alt Shamageadin, but don't have the recipe. They will need exactly one. What are they going to do? Buy 10000g worth of books and hope they learn the recipe? Or just buy the glyph straight up from the AH or some player for less than 200g?It's hardly gouging the whole player base when - at least for this item in particular, and at this stage in Cataclysm - you're charging a high price for an item that can be used to make (potentially) unlimited profit.
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