Thursday, August 12, 2010

So Many Hunters...So Much Hate

I've been using the single ammo sale method of late that I learned from Markco and Cold talked about last week. If you haven't been doing this you buy a stack of shatter rounds or iceblade arrows and then turn around and start posting a few singles at a time for the same price as a full stack.

I have never not gotten a sale from doing this in a given posting period. There is so many hunters that will blindly just buy what ever is the lowest price in the auction house listing. Just to protect yourself I recommend only posting a few ammo at a time, 5 to 10.

Over the time I have been doing this I usually get whispered everyday by hunters doing plenty of name calling. Even some new terms I hadn't heard of =D. I even do the posting on my mains, I really don't care. I'm in a popular raiding guild that my friends run so no worries on what people think of me.

Just remember, It's not a scam. You're taking advantage of morons who can't read.

Thanks for checking in!


Anonymous said...

You are heading towards the dark side of the Force, young Padawan...


Anonymous said...

What I hate is when you know that there are stacks of 1 arrows, but you then have to scroll around to the stacks of 1000. So annoying...

Anonymous said...

It may not be wrong, but is it right?

NakedJay said...

@ 2nd Anon,
Yeah That's why I normally only post 5 to 7 at a time.

@ 3rd Anon,
I feel that you are selling a product that has a visible price and quantity. It is up to the buyer to decide on what to purchase. If he doesn't pay attention then the buyer is at fault for his own mistake. So essentially no wrong doing by the seller = right.

Brian Baker said...

Here's why people don't like it:

If you sell someone a gem, they have decided that to them, the gem was worth more than the gold. You had decided that the gold was worth more than the gem, which is why you sold it. Both parties come out happy thinking they got the better end of the deal.

When you sell someone a single arrow at the same price as a stack, it's clearly dishonest. If you wanted to make a crazy profit, you could charge 100 times what each arrow cost you and make insane profits. But that doesn't work, does it? If stacks are going for 5G and you sell singles for 50 silver, you won't make a single sale.

You didn't decide the gold was worth more than the arrows. The buyer didn't decide the arrows were worth more than the gold. In most cases, the buyer can't even imagine someone being enough of a scumbag to try to game the system like that They aren't happy, and you're not happy about making a good sale, you're happy about taking advantage of someone.

It may not be against the rules, and it may not be punishable by Blizzard, but it IS wrong, and you ARE a scumbag for doing it. There are plenty of ways to make plenty of gold in this game without being a scumbag. The fact that you choose to do this and defend the practice says more about your moral character than anything else you put in print.

NakedJay said...

@ Brian Baker,
Just because a car is listed for 60k and it's actual value is 20k doesn't mean I'm going to blindly buy it. I do the research and know what the real value is.

The price and quantity is clearly visible. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know what they are buying. On the other side of it is, it's a game. Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things?

Being said that it's a game how does that affect the moral outcome of what I do in real life. You in no way know me. In a capitalistic society if you do not like me or my product, don't buy it. Simple as that. No one put a gun to your head and forced you to buy my products. In real life I have never stolen anything from anyone nor have I ever tried to take advantage of someone for the sake of real money. How many here can actually say in there life they have never stolen anything? Point made, it's a game and I am within the lines of the ToS mandated by blizzard.

Cold said...

@Brian Baker
LOL! Did you buy some singles for the full stack price recently?

I refuse to use any add-ons, so any tricks I can use to rip-off the people using add-ons are even better. :)

Anonymous said...

Ok here's how you get around the arrows problem........use Auctionator's buy tab!!!! You type in what you want to look for, arrows in this case and it will clearly list the price and how many of the product are available for that price. It's so easy and you can use this for many other quick buys. Hope this helps at least someone.

NakedJay said...

@ Anon,
Great tip, thanks for sharing.

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