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Ridiculous Trading Post Offers

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Have any of you ever had a spell where you receive only ridiculously LOW offers on your lots on the TP? Because I sure have! I wish there was somewhere to report these people because it feels like they are just trying to rip people off and hope that someone will accidentally press the ACCEPT instead of REJECT button. 

Like a lot will be worth far over 200.000 and they're bidding 70.000. 

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Yeah, I've had some very low offers.  Like one person offered via neomail on an item but offered lower than the item had been worth in several years, less than half its current worth (I think it was like 200k instead of 500k+).  If you know what you want, make sure you put it in your wishlist, that might help some.  Though some people just don't read wishlists.  There was one time I had trades of codestones up for my guild members only, which I had in my wishlist, and someone kept offering on them.  I neomailed them and was like "As it says in the wishlist, these trades are only for members of my guild.  If you'd like to join my guild, our webbie is here...."  Their response was that they never read wishlists.  Which is rather silly, if there's going to be a wishlist, you should look at it.

I think trades with a price listed sometimes get real offers faster, because it means you know what you want, and if I'm willing to pay that, I'm guessing you'll respond faster than others who aren't sure.  And if you don't, then you may be more likely to get people who don't want to pay the going rate.  Especially since to a newbie, "wishlist: none" could imply you don't want anything, instead of just not listing what you want.

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I hear you. Just put up 3 nerks for 205k (one was the higher priced ones) and got offered 150k for all three. Seriously?

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It goes the other way around too, I've been looking to buy a Wraith Paint Brush (worth 3 mil) and there's a few people offering them on the trading post for 10 mil! :whaa:

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I've had my fair share of low offers too and it's really annoying. I always state in my wishlist what I'm accepting. Anything less then what I've asked for I auto reject. I always price lower then everyone else on the TP so I can make a quick sale.

What bugs me the most is I've been trying to get a Faerie Paint Brush and offering exactly what was requested in the wishlist. Being patient I waited days only to get one trade auto cancelled and another to just get rejected. Then I go to offer again on a different one and find the prices to be going up again. Very frustrating for sure!

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I`m terrified of offending, lol, so if folk don`t say what they want then I`ll move on. 

And if they put  "Don`t neomail asking the price"  then I move on extra quickly  :D

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23 minutes ago, acorah said:

I`m terrified of offending, lol, so if folk don`t say what they want then I`ll move on. 

And if they put  "Don`t neomail asking the price"  then I move on extra quickly  :D

I'm not terrified of offending anyone. If they don't have anything stated in their wishlist what they want and are accepting neomail offers they're the first ones I'll contact. I do my research and will offer a fair price. If I'm buying a stamp for my album, I always say it's for my album. That way the seller knows I'm not a reseller looking to buy low and turn around and sell it high. Several people have been very reasonable at discounting stamps to me for my album.

If they don't have anything or not to send neomails, then I likely won't even bother with them.

What irritates me the most is when you make a decent offer, exactly what they're requesting and they leave the trade sitting for days despite being online. Stop playing "games" and either accept or reject the offer.

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If someone sends me an NM with an offer and presents a really low price, I don't really mind much because I can just say "nty" and be done with the exchange. Getting unsolicited reseller offers on my lots does annoy me, though, because then I almost feel pressured to seek out better offers.

I think mentioning the JN price for the item and saying, “I'm willing to sell it for Xk, NM to negotiate prices” helps get better offers a lot more quickly. If you really want to filter out lowball responses, just say, “no reseller offers” in the trade description. I've found that it helps a lot when you're trying to sell things.

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59 minutes ago, altargoblin said:

If someone sends me an NM with an offer and presents a really low price, I don't really mind much because I can just say "nty" and be done with the exchange. Getting unsolicited reseller offers on my lots does annoy me, though, because then I almost feel pressured to seek out better offers.

I think mentioning the JN price for the item and saying, “I'm willing to sell it for Xk, NM to negotiate prices” helps get better offers a lot more quickly. If you really want to filter out lowball responses, just say, “no reseller offers” in the trade description. I've found that it helps a lot when you're trying to sell things.

That is some very good advice. However, I don't go buy JN's prices as definitive. I use them as a guide and look at the history as well as the current price.

I'm looking forward to when our price tracking is up and running. :D

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Yeah, and like when I was getting the pastel paint brush to paint Ananda, I wanted to pay what JN said, not the newly inflated price, so I just asked around until I was able to find someone willing to sell for that.  Asking prices don't really mean anything.  The price of something is whatever a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept.  If your value is way different than what others think, than you might have trouble getting it, but that doesn't mean it is impossible.

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I almost always do that though, state what I want for it and/or that I take offers through NM. But then when I mail people after another ridiculous offer, I get back that they're Resellers and that they've got it for this and this price here or there. Yeh, I don't care mate, I follow the prices online and sit slightly below that. Don't offer if you won't pay! Gahh.

Like I'm willing to negotiate somewhat but not 3 million np.

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In the last 2 days I've had 5 more reseller offers, today one for a lot worth around 170k, with an offer of 50k! And then them saying that's a normal offer for resellers! Are there actually people willing to take 70% losses on their lots? 

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