A sign of the times :( (in General)

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 19 2009 4:51 PM EDT


From: auctioneer (4:25 PM EDT)
Your auction for A Sling of Death [5x1] (+0) has sold for $725,000.

The lowest a SoD has sold for on the view past auctions page. :(

Bah, so frustrating.

To friends and the HUNDREDS of CMS I don't even know where to begin answering. I live in a forest, and it's been thunderstorm after thunderstorm the last week, and I've been without power at all for the last two days...

So I should be back, as the power is back on, well see what the storm tonight does.


QBOddBird June 19 2009 4:54 PM EDT

Nice, I was gone for a week and a half and I got 0 CMs.


QBRanger June 19 2009 4:56 PM EDT

Welcome back.

Hope this lowering of item prices in auctions is not a trend but an isolated occurrence.

Perhaps people are saving more with the lowered rewards.

Who knows? Another 6 months of data may do the trick.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 19 2009 4:57 PM EDT

Hehe OB, It's a time consuming curse this thing we call being 'social'

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 19 2009 5:00 PM EDT

Hehe, yeah I hope so ranger, I was expecting more than that... I was trying to get more BA, but that SoD didn't even buy me a full day's worth :O how sad is that >_<

QBRanger June 19 2009 5:01 PM EDT

As you stated...

A sign of the new times.

QBJohnnywas June 19 2009 5:05 PM EDT

A sign that nobody wanted to pay more for it. It happens.

Ask yourself: is it a sign of the times that one sold for a million this morning?

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 19 2009 5:09 PM EDT

A sign that 'Mr Chairman' hates me more like.

For sale by SilvaGaidin
Net worth: $89,128
$961,525 Central Bank ( Mr. Chairman )

For sale by {Jiraiya}-Fame.Vr
Net worth: $606
$680,000 Central Bank ( Mr. Chairman )

Apparently 88.5k more networth on the same item makes it worth 281k more from the chairman. If I knew that I would have disenchanted it less. :(

QBRanger June 19 2009 5:11 PM EDT


To be completely fair,

Mr. C bids one higher increment than the last bid.

The one sold this AM had a higher bid already when Mr. C bid on it.

Mr. C only bids one time.

QBRanger June 19 2009 5:12 PM EDT

Bids on yours:

$725,000 deifeln8 ( Death-Note )
$680,000 Central Bank ( Mr. Chairman )
$590,000 Lord Bob ( Lord Bob )
$500,000 Shark ( FishHeadII )
$480,000 Sickone ( Occam's Razor )
$300,000 {CB1}[umk]Fangs ( Kulitski )
$45,001 j'bob ( The Crow )

Bids on the one earlier today:

$1,000,001 ltachi ( ltachi )
$961,525 Central Bank ( Mr. Chairman )
$872,131 deifeln8 ( Death-Note )
$787,500 {CB1}[umk]Fangs ( Kulitski )
$750,000 Shark ( FishHeadII )
$750,000 {CB1}[umk]Fangs ( Kulitski )
$650,000 noidraug ( Noid )
$500,000 Shark ( FishHeadII )
$300,000 {CB1}[umk]Fangs ( Kulitski )
$235,000 The R in Poutine ( Seven Hundred Thorns )
$44,444 Conan ( Chluk boum )
$2,570 Bolfen ( Dogbert )

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 19 2009 5:13 PM EDT

Ahh, I didn't know that's how it worked. :O I'm not REALLY 'upset' over 200k or anything I was more trying to announce that I'm back, with a title that I know people would flock to.

Marketing 101



Lord Bob June 19 2009 5:17 PM EDT

"$590,000 Lord Bob ( Lord Bob )"

And the ONLY reason I made that bid is because I couldn't bear to see a SoD go for $500,000 when I recently paid $1,200,000 for mine.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- June 19 2009 5:18 PM EDT

Yeah I paid something like 1.1m for it not too long ago. So I understand lol.

QBRanger June 19 2009 5:19 PM EDT


Again we agree :)

I frequently try to buy an item I see going for far lower than expected market value.

I see Talion doing that all the time.

With people doing just this, again why is Mr. C needed?

QBOddBird June 19 2009 5:47 PM EDT

You can 100% count on Chairman to do that, you cannot 100% count on players to.

Thak June 19 2009 5:50 PM EDT

But on the opposite end there are a few items now going for ridiculously higher then average amount

Lord Bob June 19 2009 5:57 PM EDT

"With people doing just this, again why is Mr. C needed?"

I've been saying that for years. Even got into an argument with Jon over it, which led to several threads on the subject being shut down by admins.

Mr. C is a useless feature. Period.

Lord Bob June 19 2009 5:58 PM EDT

"But on the opposite end there are a few items now going for ridiculously higher then average amount."

Supply and demand...

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] June 19 2009 6:01 PM EDT

See Jira, my trick on selling items is to make a thread with the title ITA, In The Auctions, and then bump it about six hours before the auction ends so that way people see it easier. Of course, the fact that I've already burned through the money I made on a BoM is filled with Grrr. >.<

DoS June 19 2009 6:29 PM EDT

I got lucky ;o
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