The average price can be a total pain. There are items out there that are worth so much more according to the average price, but they're going for less so I can't make any profit. Boo! Even when the lowest buy price is really high, if the average buy price is low, someone will come on and undercut, and it can be so frustrating!
Also, I saved and bought my NM Bustier and the Class Headphones when they were around 600k or so, and both dropped to practically nothing. = w= Not cool!
I had a similar problem to that back in my noob days. I was going to buy a Ninja Hood and as any other Gaian, I went to Marketplace and searched "Ninja Hood". The Store Price said 2 gold but the lowest buy now price was about 10k or so. "Oh, I'll just get it for 2 gold instead of paying 10,000" I said. But, wait, what store? So I ended up getting the item through a very kind donation from my friend.
Does any one know how the Marketplace Average is calculated?
From what I can tell it's just the last 24 hr that item(s) average selling price was. 24 hours isn't a Marketplace Average, its a short range trend. Please educate me if Im wrong.
A 30 day average would be much better and probably keep the prices more stable.
As I don't have the GC to buy the latest EI Bundle for the azuremella (and a couple other of the EI's being offered), I decided to go through my inventory and sell off some items that I don't use. Most aren't worth a whole lot, so you can imagine my surprise when I clicked on Lil' Gargy and read that the average marketplace price was over 1 million and rising. I was giddy with the thought that an item I've never used could bring me enough to not only get my azuremella but also leave me with enough left over to grab an item or two on my wishlist. I went from blaugh to gonk and then to scream when I went to sell it and found that the lowest buy price was 23,000! Should've known not to count my chickens before I saw the buy price. lol
So... has this ever happened to you? Is there a way fix the tease that is the average price?
I know this post is old, but theres an awesome fix to that problem
when you sell outfits, the site adds up all the averages, not the lowest price. So you can get away with selling items for like 1,000,000.
But sometimes the average is below the lowest and that's the only flaw I have with the plan.