Dec 2nd 2010 5:50PM Undercutting in this fashion isn't theory. There is extra demand that isn't being fulfilled at the current prices simply because the price is too high. People aren't stupid and they do look at cost/benefit. Many players don't have more then 1k gold on them at any one time and 200g is a major imposition on them. Anyone that does have a significant amount of gold is going to know you're taking them to the cleaners because they aren't stupid, and will get someone they know to craft it for them.
Selling below cost is without a doubt a stupid idea. Selling at 1.5-4x cost is just smart business.
Dec 2nd 2010 5:44PM The higher volume and lower incentives for entering the market at lower prices makes up for being undercut. Basically people will eventually stop undercutting you because it isn't worth making new stock and more people will buy because it is more of a bargain.
Dec 2nd 2010 5:35PM You're missing the point that there is a marginal utility for the glyphs. Some people just don't care enough about a glyph to pay 200g for it. Period. By going directly to 40g you are approaching their marginal utility point, so less people will look at it and just say that's too expensive. Yes, it will just get undercut again but they will all sell instead of one selling every now and then.
Look at it this way: If the cost of getting all 20 or so glyphs for your class is ~4k gold then it is almost _cheaper_ to just level up their own inscription alt, make the glyphs they need, then compete with you. You don't want that. You want to turn a profit on your materials and time and keep prices low enough that it doesn't encourage additional competition to come in.
Dec 2nd 2010 5:14PM I did this casually for about a week and a half and turned 600 into 4k. Not super amazing money, but easy and not all that time consuming. Demand for glyphs is there at 20-40g and you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't even make a token effort to go after it.
Mar 2nd 2010 7:54PM More accurately, just like a real commodities market.
Jan 26th 2010 7:05PM Because it would be that much nicer. 240 strength on the proc would make it the best ring for a long time.