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#1 Aug 30 2013 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
So I just finally got around to wanting to see things on here, and buying from there. I noticed there's a history button to figure out how to price your item, though it seems to be a list of what's currently posted?

Other question, when you go to buy items, if something is listed as 50gil/99 units, can you not just buy 1 unit of it? I didn't see any options to only select 1, seems you have to buy the lot of them?
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#2 Aug 30 2013 at 9:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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The price history is a listing of current prices and you have to buy items in the quantity that the seller has put up.
#3 Aug 30 2013 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
Alright, thank you!
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#4 Aug 30 2013 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
So I just finally got around to wanting to see things on here, and buying from there. I noticed there's a history button to figure out how to price your item, though it seems to be a list of what's currently posted?

Other question, when you go to buy items, if something is listed as 50gil/99 units, can you not just buy 1 unit of it? I didn't see any options to only select 1, seems you have to buy the lot of them?


The items that are listed on the screen are the items currently for sale, along with their quantities, price per item, and combined price for buying all the item stack (Like the "All Listings" feature on Ebay). The price history button brings up a different list of what has sold in the past, and for how much (Like the "Show Sold Listings" feature on Ebay).

You can not buy just 1 unit off the stack. I wish you could. I think SE is working on it. There was a post on the lodestone about it.

Edited, Aug 30th 2013 11:10am by Valkayree
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#5 Oct 06 2013 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah i dont like the ability to be able to buy 1 item from a stack. I can't open a pack of Oreo cookies in Wal-Mart and buy just one Oreo, I have to buy the pack.

I post discounts for buying in bulk. I'd hate it if someone could just buy 1 from that stack.
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#6 Oct 06 2013 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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jetah wrote:
Yeah i dont like the ability to be able to buy 1 item from a stack. I can't open a pack of Oreo cookies in Wal-Mart and buy just one Oreo, I have to buy the pack.

I post discounts for buying in bulk. I'd hate it if someone could just buy 1 from that stack.


Thats kind of a bad analogy. A grocery store doesnt sell you 30 oreos. They sell you 1 bag of oreos. If on the market boart im seling 30 sheep leather, thats not 1 pack of leather, its 30 individual leathers.

Also, it does suck that you cant buy as many as you need. Sometimes just 1 isnt on he AH and thats all you need. People who need only 1 should be able to buy 1 while people who need a stack can buy a stack. This doesnt stop you from giving out a discount.
#7 Oct 06 2013 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
jetah wrote:
Yeah i dont like the ability to be able to buy 1 item from a stack. I can't open a pack of Oreo cookies in Wal-Mart and buy just one Oreo, I have to buy the pack.

I post discounts for buying in bulk. I'd hate it if someone could just buy 1 from that stack.


Thats kind of a bad analogy. A grocery store doesnt sell you 30 oreos. They sell you 1 bag of oreos. If on the market boart im seling 30 sheep leather, thats not 1 pack of leather, its 30 individual leathers.

Also, it does suck that you cant buy as many as you need. Sometimes just 1 isnt on he AH and thats all you need. People who need only 1 should be able to buy 1 while people who need a stack can buy a stack. This doesnt stop you from giving out a discount.


a better analogy would be 6 packs of beer — some liquor stores will let you take one beer out of the six pack, some won't :P

yeah even as a buyer i dont like the idea of being able to pick apart a stack but if they are going to implement this feature i cant do much about it soooo we'll see! :)
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#8 Oct 06 2013 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
jetah wrote:
Yeah i dont like the ability to be able to buy 1 item from a stack. I can't open a pack of Oreo cookies in Wal-Mart and buy just one Oreo, I have to buy the pack.

I post discounts for buying in bulk. I'd hate it if someone could just buy 1 from that stack.


Thats kind of a bad analogy. A grocery store doesnt sell you 30 oreos. They sell you 1 bag of oreos. If on the market boart im seling 30 sheep leather, thats not 1 pack of leather, its 30 individual leathers.

Also, it does suck that you cant buy as many as you need. Sometimes just 1 isnt on he AH and thats all you need. People who need only 1 should be able to buy 1 while people who need a stack can buy a stack. This doesnt stop you from giving out a discount.


The bag of oreos may have the set amount of oreos in it though. You can't just pull one out to buy it.

When you put up the leather, you're deciding what size group of leather you're selling. You can set it to whatever amount you want, and this puts pressure on you with pricing so that you don't just sell a hundred individual sales of something since you have limited sales slots, so you instead have to sell in stacks of some sort, and decide for yourself a sensible amount that will actually sell instead of just plopping 150 leather on the market board and hoping someone needing over a hundred leather will buy it.

This helps to keep people from putting too many of these things on the market board as well. Which is a good thing, since it means you don't end up with something like one crafter deciding they're going to sell EVERYTHING, that they'll be the only game in town and just put up everything everyone needs and essentially push out every other crafter in the game.

WoW lets you put up unlimited auctions, and that's pretty much what happens there (or people attempt to). Which helps buyers a lot, but screws over all sellers since prices then drop like a rock as everyone is then undercutting like mad.

What you're suggesting would make crafting worthless.
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