Conclusion? Stop buying useless sh*t so you can afford the things you actually need. Me and my Banker Buddies have seen a drastic decline in profits. How can anyone sell anything in this Market. One day you could see something for 5k and the next it could be 20k or have dropped to 1k! BOE items aren't guaranteed sales and are pretty hard to sell actually because of the competition or maybe overrated/inflated price. Regardless, I think it's pretty damn fair to charge 200g for a red gem, so buy it. You can argue *well that makes you money, but I get nothing out of it*, OH but you do! When I or someone else makes money, it as a collateral benefit helps us lower prices because we can afford to produce items at a lower and more efficient rate.
TL:DR; If you don't want your character to starve this expansion, start buying things.
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