- Aug 31, 2005
- the Netherlands
- Natural Born Killers
- Avatar Name
- Bregi Ardorj-Njarr
First : you're doing something wrong if you get an average return of 70%. Either track yoru result and find out what your true result is, or adapt.Right now we have people who are getting 70% returns, and others who are just leeching through trade. Leeches are sucking the blood out of this economy, all of those who did well in trading did so at the expense of others who lost. And those leeches, if they could, would suck this economy dry until there's nothing left, then they would just move on to something else. That's how leeching works.
Second: trading is an essential part of any functional economy. You trade your money for someone else his skills and/or time. Such as the warp service mentioned before. And, where you seem to have the biggest problem with, trade for time. I can sell in minutes to a trader below markup, then he takes the time and effort to sell it for a bit more. I'm happy, because I have the PEDs again to hunt. The trader is happy, because he got stacks again to sell. See it more as a service you are paying for. Or do you suggest that any RL shop is also "sucking the blood out of the economy"?
Third: If you want, you could also see trading as a symbiotic relationship. A personal example: I play on Arkadia for over 90% of my time. Unfortuatly, Arkadia has less trafic, and thereby less demand of loot and other resources. A friend of mine often buys my loot on Ark, and sells it on Caly. And I'm perfectly oké with that, because it means that I can keep, while also getting a bit of markup.
Last: Most hunters can be considered a leech when applying your logic here. I loot an item, and when it has good markup (typical >120%) they I'll put it on Auction. I look at the sales graph, and put the starting bid at the lowest sale of the past month to year. For the buyout I look at how the trend is progressing the last 1-2 weeks. I put the BO price above that. If a buyer wants it, and whants it now he can pay the BO price. If not, he can place a normal bid. It's the buyers call, really, how to spend their PEDs.