Why do people undercut auctions!

Shattered Hand
I am curious why people undercut auctions by more then 1 copper? When you undercut stuff by more then 20g or more at a time all you are doing is destroying the market price of an item and cutting everyones profit including yours by a ton. And with the AH being so competitive someone will more then likely undercut you by a copper within in minutes of you posting and you will more then likely continue to get undercut and bury your auction.

We all want to make gold so please don't go kill the market on stuff. If you want to undercut someone do it by 1 copper and we will all end up profiting.
as a buyer, I heartily disagree!
when someone is controlling the whole market like jbizzle or w/e you just want to dump your stuff sometimes. you have to understand that if someone isn't buying your stuff your stock and space is building up and you eventually have to dump it at a low price just to make room.

you're right, we all want to make gold, but when there are people literally hawking the auction house every time you post or attempt to repost you're forced to do that sometimes.
I just do it because it's just a little higher than vendoring it all.....
when someone is controlling the whole market like jbizzle or w/e you just want to dump your stuff sometimes. you have to understand that if someone isn't buying your stuff your stock and space is building up and you eventually have to dump it at a low price just to make room.

you're right, we all want to make gold, but when there are people literally hawking the auction house every time you post or attempt to repost you're forced to do that sometimes.


Yea i get that, when i first started trying to sell gems I got frustrated at how i constantly got undercut anytime i posted something. But now i've just found i gotta stay on top of my auctions and get addons that help me post and cancel a lot faster. Since doing that i've managed to sell a good amount of gems. I'm no AH baron but i've managed to do pretty well i think.
I used to undercut glyphs when they were over $300 and I marked them down to $99. This was when it only used one ink though. As far as I was concerned the $300 was a ripoff to the wonderful people of this server *cough*.

I used to get tells and in-game hate mail which I found very amusing.

Alas, I have found something else to sell that doesn't require me to stand in front of the AH all day and night. I also probably don't make as much money but now I am free to enjoy the game again.
Yes i try and not be a slave to the AH myself, I normally check my auctions when I am in org or done doing whatever is I was doing and if i see ive been undercut i will just throw them back up. And i've had pretty good luck i can normally unload must of my gems throughout the week, not as fast as i would like but hey as long as they sell.

It amazes me to see certain people at the AH 24/7 since there is no way i would have that sort of time nor would i want to spend all my free time/game time doing that either.
"all you are doing is destroying the market price of an item "

Yes. On Purpose. Because people who don't grind 3 hours a day into the game should still be able to buy green-quality stuff on the AH without needing to save up for 2 weeks.
"all you are doing is destroying the market price of an item "

Yes. On Purpose. Because people who don't grind 3 hours a day into the game should still be able to buy green-quality stuff on the AH without needing to save up for 2 weeks.


that's the point of Capitalism is right? sell for what the market will buy, not necessarily for what it's worth
Maybe we should just become a socialist WoW community and do away with the AH and share all our stuff and gold.

Oh wait.

NO!
It sure is a good way to keep a dwindled server weak and underpopulated, but as long as a couple people are enjoying themselves, everything is ok... right?
free market.
Some of you reallllllllllly need to go outside. maybe meet someone u can have a relationship with, but what do i know?
Some of you reallllllllllly need to go outside. maybe meet someone u can have a relationship with, but what do i know?
Heed ur own advice!!!
good one. very witty
good one. very witty

some might say, "very original."

ha
ha ha
COME ON DOWN TO CRAZY EDDY'S WERE PRACTICALLY GIVING THIS STUFF AWAY.
WE OVER STOCKED AND ARE NOW PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO YOUUUUUUUU!
It's to sell stuff fast. Sometimes there is stuff I want to sell to make some quick gold and I'll just undercut by a decent margin so somebody will snatch it up quick.

I'm in no way doing it to piss people off.. unless it's jbizz.
Some of you reallllllllllly need to go outside. maybe meet someone u can have a relationship with, but what do i know?


What is this "outside" you speak of? You mean like leaving Orgrimmar?
Who are you to say what the market price is? 90% of the AH is ridiculously overpriced anyways. 1,800 for a bracer enchant today? Retarded.

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