Pricing items

ShaantiShaanti Member
in General Chat 11.45 Karma
I know many of the shoppers are not going to like this, but I'm going to put it out here anyway.

I find it odd that that some people will pay 41k for pajamas that make you bounce, but are not willing to pay a decent price for other items. Example: "I buy black marble 15/1c". Here's the problem with that. In a forest mine, the most plentiful block is dirt; grass only covers the surface; trees and bushes are not on every Grass Block so they are less plentiful; and marble has to be dug out of the ground. The buyer needs to take into consideration that the seller has gone to the trouble of traveling to the forest mine and digging around for marble. I have found that any one section of mine with marble will give you only 16-20 blocks so that makes them fairly rare. If you are too lazy to go out and look for the marble yourself, then you need to pay the seller for the labor involved in getting it for you. Don't expect the seller to give things away.

In addition here's a little lesson about retail and wholesale. Retail is the price you pay when you buy, say, a sweater from the clothing store. It is meant to be the FINAL price on the sweater and for you to wear the sweater yourself (or give it as a gift to someone who will wear it themself). Wholesale is the price that the clothing store pays for sweaters in bulk amounts so they can stock their shelves. They buy at a lower price because they are buying lots of the same sweater at a time. Then they take that price per sweater and mark it up about 300% so they make a profit when you buy the sweater in their store. This is the reason so many buyers want rates "cheap". Why would you expect someone to pay 350c retail to get a hat in the cubit store and sell it to you for 50c wholesale? That makes no sense. It seems that the chances of getting an expensive rare item from dehydrated cubes is very small. Again, don't expect the seller to give things at whole sale prices unless you are buying in bulk (like thousands of items).

If you need cubits to buy the things you want, get out there and mine. Yes it's a slow process, you only earn one cubit for about every 16 blocks pulled. But if you stay with it you can earn enough, and it won't take that long. Stop worrying about being rich, looking cool and impressing your friends with the latest new thing. It's not worth the stress.

Comments

  • 14.15 Karma
    Just to say, black marble is not 15/c, that is unbelievable cheap, it sells 1-3 cubits esch block.
  • ShaantiShaanti Member
    11.45 Karma

    Just to say, black marble is not 15/c, that is unbelievable cheap, it sells 1-3 cubits esch block.

    It was just an example.

  • QbirdQbird Member
    103.85 Karma
    Prices are chosen by the players .
    That's all .

    They use the prices they want, and if you don't agree with them, find someone that buys/sells higher/lower.
  • ShaantiShaanti Member
    11.45 Karma
    -Gundam- said:

    Prices are chosen by the players .
    That's all .

    They use the prices they want, and if you don't agree with them, find someone that buys/sells higher/lower.

    Yes, I agree. I just don't see why people don't respect the time and effort of others.
  • QbirdQbird Member
    103.85 Karma
    Shaanti said:

    -Gundam- said:

    Prices are chosen by the players .
    That's all .

    They use the prices they want, and if you don't agree with them, find someone that buys/sells higher/lower.

    Yes, I agree. I just don't see why people don't respect the time and effort of others.
    Maybe they don't imagine how much time and efforts has been spent.
  • ShaantiShaanti Member
    11.45 Karma
    -Gundam- said:

    Shaanti said:

    -Gundam- said:

    Prices are chosen by the players .
    That's all .

    They use the prices they want, and if you don't agree with them, find someone that buys/sells higher/lower.

    Yes, I agree. I just don't see why people don't respect the time and effort of others.
    Maybe they don't imagine how much time and efforts has been spent.
    Yes, I'm sure that's true. Especially since they are mostly little children.
  • KnothKnoth Member
    4.55 Karma
    The people who overprice and rip others off are the typically the richest in the game. I don't agree with their methods, but as Gundam said, it is an open economy and players price things at whatever they want. There is no stopping this, and there is no regulation of prices. A very sad truth, but still a truth nonetheless. Respect, kindness, and fairness exists only in a world made of perfection, and that is not our world in and outside of game sadly.
  • ShaantiShaanti Member
    11.45 Karma
    Knoth said:

    The people who overprice and rip others off are the typically the richest in the game. I don't agree with their methods, but as Gundam said, it is an open economy and players price things at whatever they want. There is no stopping this, and there is no regulation of prices. A very sad truth, but still a truth nonetheless. Respect, kindness, and fairness exists only in a world made of perfection, and that is not our world in and outside of game sadly.

    Thanks for the input. Sadly, you are correct.
  • AshiMagariAshiMagari The internet :PMember
    14.45 Karma
    If you know something is overpriced, there is always the option to not buy it. The sadder truth is that people don't know when they are getting ripped off, even when the information to prevent such a thing exists.

    Qbees don't follow the market changes >>> Qbees don't understand prices >>> Qbees get ripped off.

    Likewise:

    Qbees research market values >>> Qbees understand prices >>> Qbees do not get ripped off.

    The people who do not read or research and then accuse others of unfair selling tactics are just looking for an excuse for their poor buying tactics.
  • ShaantiShaanti Member
    11.45 Karma

    If you know something is overpriced, there is always the option to not buy it. The sadder truth is that people don't know when they are getting ripped off, even when the information to prevent such a thing exists.

    Qbees don't follow the market changes >>> Qbees don't understand prices >>> Qbees get ripped off.

    Likewise:

    Qbees research market values >>> Qbees understand prices >>> Qbees do not get ripped off.

    The people who do not read or research and then accuse others of unfair selling tactics are just looking for an excuse for their poor buying tactics.

    Totally agree.
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