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Thank you, Jace. That was more or less the conclusion that I'd been coming to, and it is nice to have it confirmed.

Unfortunately, I do not have time to actively play the marketplace as a day trader, so it makes playing with these small, fast fluctuations somewhat more difficult -- and I am still working up to the hundreds of millions nest egg. At this point I am typically working in the 10-20 million range in terms of being able to buy and sell comfortably, which is why the spike in prices has become more tricky to deal with.

It seems that I should sell now and invest quickly before the inflation spikes again and makes it truly impossible. I will endeavor to do so. Thank you.
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Oddly enough, I'm getting ridiculous percentage returns on my investments as long as I either...
1. Don't try
2. If I lose, wait until some inflation machine comes out and selling then.
So...I guess the added market volatility is helping me by making me not care.

For example...January 2014 MCs...they sucked so I held onto them. And now I'm getting averages of 385-420%. (My spreadsheet says my average is 85%, but that's because I actually am including in my total calculations 15 that I either kept for myself or gifted to others (Meaning...a loss of 100%) vs 8 that I've actually sold at that 400% margin.

If I sold all of them at 400%, I would have made upwards of 100m profit from just the 23 letters. which is ridiculously awesome.

TL;DR I've been having luck with the "I don't care about Gaia" and "if you lose, just hold and wait" approach to hoarding. xd
~King Awesome
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who wants that? o_o
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I've been collecting tin cans but I won't be buying any.
selling trash.
hording gambino grab bags since the last ones gave me a profit
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Hoarding...jeez...

IDK what to do anymore honestly. I'm sitting here with 100 million and IDK what to invest it in. Dx

Right now, I am in the same boat as King. I bought a few things that are not looking too good right now in price (I am in fact losing quite a bit of funds), but I guess if I hold on to it long enough, it'll rise anyway due to inflation and then I'll be able to sell for a profit...if it really is one with the way gold is devaluing each day. Then again, since I am not buying any items, AKA, no longer care for it, gold is more valuable to me then items really. The only item of value I have is 3rd gen Agape, an extra one I was supposed to sell awhile ago, but I kept it for avi purposes instead of selling it...looking at the price of it makes me want to sell, but maybe another time I will.... eh, I really hate this uncertainty. I was like this before and it wasn't too bad, but now it is worse due to this inflation business. Dx

Love this guide still, and you too Jace. emotion_hug emotion_awesome
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kitty868theonly
Hoarding...jeez...

IDK what to do anymore honestly. I'm sitting here with 100 million and IDK what to invest it in. Dx

Right now, I am in the same boat as King. I bought a few things that are not looking too good right now in price (I am in fact losing quite a bit of funds), but I guess if I hold on to it long enough, it'll rise anyway due to inflation and then I'll be able to sell for a profit...if it really is one with the way gold is devaluing each day. Then again, since I am not buying any items, AKA, no longer care for it, gold is more valuable to me then items really. The only item of value I have is 3rd gen Agape, an extra one I was supposed to sell awhile ago, but I kept it for avi purposes instead of selling it...looking at the price of it makes me want to sell, but maybe another time I will.... eh, I really hate this uncertainty. I was like this before and it wasn't too bad, but now it is worse due to this inflation business. Dx

Love this guide still, and you too Jace. emotion_hug emotion_awesome


You're right about losing value by holding onto things hoping they go above what you bought them for. Since gold is becoming less and less valuable even when things go "back up" after a while unless they go up more than the rate of inflation they've really just lost more value. You should just ditch them and reinvest in something that's going to go up faster than the rate of inflation.

Every time they announce something I write down the day it's leaving. Then at the end of the day I look to see what's leaving today. Then I buy some. This does not work universally well for all items but since they release stuff every day you can invest a little in a lot of items and thereby spread out the risk.

I have been trying to do major re-works for both of my guides but it's not an easy process. For my other guide I want to try to figure out how much you can earn from various gold-earning methods in an hour. How much for an hour of Booty Grab, an hour of fishing, an hour of zOMG, and so forth... compared to an hour of vending/exchanging or hoarding.
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Jace Quin
kitty868theonly
Hoarding...jeez...

IDK what to do anymore honestly. I'm sitting here with 100 million and IDK what to invest it in. Dx

Right now, I am in the same boat as King. I bought a few things that are not looking too good right now in price (I am in fact losing quite a bit of funds), but I guess if I hold on to it long enough, it'll rise anyway due to inflation and then I'll be able to sell for a profit...if it really is one with the way gold is devaluing each day. Then again, since I am not buying any items, AKA, no longer care for it, gold is more valuable to me then items really. The only item of value I have is 3rd gen Agape, an extra one I was supposed to sell awhile ago, but I kept it for avi purposes instead of selling it...looking at the price of it makes me want to sell, but maybe another time I will.... eh, I really hate this uncertainty. I was like this before and it wasn't too bad, but now it is worse due to this inflation business. Dx

Love this guide still, and you too Jace. emotion_hug emotion_awesome


You're right about losing value by holding onto things hoping they go above what you bought them for. Since gold is becoming less and less valuable even when things go "back up" after a while unless they go up more than the rate of inflation they've really just lost more value. You should just ditch them and reinvest in something that's going to go up faster than the rate of inflation.

Every time they announce something I write down the day it's leaving. Then at the end of the day I look to see what's leaving today. Then I buy some. This does not work universally well for all items but since they release stuff every day you can invest a little in a lot of items and thereby spread out the risk.

I have been trying to do major re-works for both of my guides but it's not an easy process. For my other guide I want to try to figure out how much you can earn from various gold-earning methods in an hour. How much for an hour of Booty Grab, an hour of fishing, an hour of zOMG, and so forth... compared to an hour of vending/exchanging or hoarding.


I'm still seeing a profit with rigs. They move so fast. You gotta buy them when they're low, preferably on sale, and still in the cash shop, and then sell them for a few million profit each after they've left. It's only a few million profit, but it helps me keep up with inflation.

Also, the 'limited' items in the cash shop, the ones that have only a certain number of them before they leave, skyrocket in price once people realize they can't buy them. The heterochromia lovesick gaze was at 80 million in the marketplace when it was in the cash shop, and now it's going for over 200 million.

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