Topic Vial of the Sands
To whom it may concern,
Stop driving the prices of <Vial of the Sands> down. You can easily sell it for well over 35k and by pricing them at 32k you are, essentially, shooting yourself in the foot.
29k for the vendor mats without the guild discount, not counting the cost of 12 truegold in addition to some non-trivial other mats. Oh, don't forget the AH cut and the deposit for relisting multiple times, this sort of thing is not exactly a high volume object. At 32k, he's probably 'making a profit', but less than he could if he just sold truegold, flasks, and potions instead.
Not specific to this particular item, I do so love how people forget to factor in 'time' as something they should be compensated for when pricing goods on the AH. You wouldn't go to work for an extra hour each day without pay, so why would you sell goods on the AH for less than the cost of the mats, and why farm mats for an hour only to sell them for less than what you could make questing/doing dailies/queuing dungeons/etc.
I can't complain too badly, I make some serious gold flipping items that I buy off these people and reselling for much more.
what is probably going on, like on my server is the "dupers/hakers" what ever you wanna call them, are buying mass amounts of Sands of Time that go for 3k vendor price and selling them in trade chat for 500g-1k gold.
People will buy them up quick, make the drake and sell for 20k gold (because they wanna get rid of the mats quick and know what is happening) people will see the very cheap price and buy it right away.
it so bad right now, that no one will pay more than 23k for the drake if you try selling it in trade.
So your complaining about them selling for 32k instead of 35k? I welcome you to our server....
*also i don't understand this logic*...people undercut by stupid prices because they think it will make it sell faster....it doesnt. All it does is drive down the market.