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You see something on the MP going for a fairly reasonable price and you start to quest for it. After a while of questing it, the price sky rockets through the roof! Like from 400k to 1mil! I was only questing something for about 2 weeks and then I checked the price to see how much it might have fluctuated and that happened to me. It's like the entire world knew I was questing for it and decided to inflate it.


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And have you ever had an item that you were planning on selling do the exact opposite? I've had something I wanted to sell that was going for 150k on the MP and then all of a sudden people started selling more and more of them until the price dropped to merely 50k.
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    Happens quite often, especially around holidays where nobody is really selling anything. Halloween would be an awesome time to sell, since costumes can pretty much be anything and people will buy more in general. People inflated Sicilian Wisgeuy. I wasn't questing it, but I really liked that item and was planning to splurge on it, but it jumped from the 300k-400k range to 900k+. That's an over 600k-700k difference. SO yeah, I won't be spending my gold on that anytime soon.
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    Happens quite often, especially around holidays where nobody is really selling anything. Halloween would be an awesome time to sell, since costumes can pretty much be anything and people will buy more in general. People inflated Sicilian Wisgeuy. I wasn't questing it, but I really liked that item and was planning to splurge on it, but it jumped from the 300k-400k range to 900k+. That's an over 600k-700k difference. SO yeah, I won't be spending my gold on that anytime soon.


My thoughts exactly
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Happens all the time. What usually happens the most is when I buy something thats inflated, and didn't realise, then go to sell it a while later and it's 200K less >.<
I've lost so much gold that way.
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Too often. I end up with nothing most of the time. I quest too slowly unless i get help.
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Happens all the time. What usually happens the most is when I buy something thats inflated, and didn't realise, then go to sell it a while later and it's 200K less >.<
I've lost so much gold that way.
That's one way of looking at it.

The way I look at it -- I'm paying to get an item I'll enjoy wearing, so later on, if I go to sell it and it's not worth as much, I figure I didn't really lose anything, because I got the enjoyment out of using/wearing the item. In RL you buy clothes because they look good on you -- not because you will be able to re-sell them someday and get your money back.

I mean, it's a nice bonus if you can sell things and make a profit, or even get back what you paid, but I don't ever expect that.
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Happens all the time. What usually happens the most is when I buy something thats inflated, and didn't realise, then go to sell it a while later and it's 200K less >.<
I've lost so much gold that way.
That's one way of looking at it.

The way I look at it -- I'm paying to get an item I'll enjoy wearing, so later on, if I go to sell it and it's not worth as much, I figure I didn't really lose anything, because I got the enjoyment out of using/wearing the item. In RL you buy clothes because they look good on you -- not because you will be able to re-sell them someday and get your money back.

I mean, it's a nice bonus if you can sell things and make a profit, or even get back what you paid, but I don't ever expect that.


Thats definitely a nice way to look at it.

It's just sometimes I do so many looks that I depend on selling what I used to wear to get my new look. So when I think to myself that I could afford an item ,then realize that my current item dropped a huge amount, it's frustrating.
So it's not so much the gold loss I suppose, just more of a hinderance in my next plans sweatdrop
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Yeah, a while ago I felt I needed the petal professor hana to finish off an avatar, unfortunately at that moment (and during a week or so) the item was horribly AI'ed, I waited for it to come down and after a few days decided that I could do without it. xd

But I must admit, if it's a low ticket item, like usually it's 5k but now it's inflated to like 25k? Then I'm known to actually shell out the 25k just to get the item immediately..
I'm such an impuls buyer.. rofl
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Yeah, a while ago I felt I needed the petal professor hana to finish off an avatar, unfortunately at that moment (and during a week or so) the item was horribly AI'ed, I waited for it to come down and after a few days decided that I could do without it. xd

But I must admit, if it's a low ticket item, like usually it's 5k but now it's inflated to like 25k? Then I'm known to actually shell out the 25k just to get the item immediately..
I'm such an impuls buyer.. rofl


Yeah, when its that little, I don't think it matters. I'm talking about 100s of 1000s gold worth of inflation. They are absolutely crazy!
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Yeah, a while ago I felt I needed the petal professor hana to finish off an avatar, unfortunately at that moment (and during a week or so) the item was horribly AI'ed, I waited for it to come down and after a few days decided that I could do without it. xd

But I must admit, if it's a low ticket item, like usually it's 5k but now it's inflated to like 25k? Then I'm known to actually shell out the 25k just to get the item immediately..
I'm such an impuls buyer.. rofl


Yeah, when its that little, I don't think it matters. I'm talking about 100s of 1000s gold worth of inflation. They are absolutely crazy!
Yeah, well, my example was inflation of a cheap item, but I have splurged hundreds of k's more than necessary on certain big ticket items, because I didn't want to wait until the price settled down.. sweatdrop
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i was questing for princess of the world when it was averaging around 5-6 mil
but then it kept climbing
and climbing
and climbing
and idk i just gave up but ugh i want it so bad still cry
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i was questing for princess of the world when it was averaging around 5-6 mil
but then it kept climbing
and climbing
and climbing
and idk i just gave up but ugh i want it so bad still cry


I understand

/sympathize

I always hope that some awesome person will just deflate it when that happens. Sometimes it's no such luck, though, so it sucks.
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Yeah it happens, its best i found to not tell anyone your questing for something specific as someone could rise the price to try make you pay more (It does happen but cannot be proven if it does) so hang in there if you really want it.
About two weeks ago, I was selling princess of the world in the exchange, my ab was 8.2 mil. Now it's at 11 mil at the mp. gonk
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Bought Jumbo Mouse Ears for 900k
Sold for about 12k crying

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