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    Unusual AH goings on!

    Hi guys,

    I noticed a couple of strange things today in the AH on my server (Nathrezim, horde)

    1stly one guy with a gold seller type name who I have never noticed in trade chat or in the AH before has no less than 5 Designs:reverberating shadowspirit diamond. This is bizare because since the new Meta recipes where introduced there have been about 2 per week in the AH for sale. Its a low pop server so not many designs overall have been dropping. Its hard to imagine someone being able to buy 5 of the same design to resell them and as their price has been dropping rapidly I cant imagine why anyone would want to do that unless of course they where very cheap. I can see someone maybe getting their hands on 1 design for a couple of k, perhaps even 2 but 5 at once seems very unlikley.

    2ndly and even more stranger is the all of the Volcano + Hurricane decks AND trinkets have vanished from the horde AH. When i went to bed last night there was a good 600k worth in there at least. This morning nothing apart from 1 tsunami.
    My first thought was that someone had bought them all out hoping to resell later but well a) as far as i know there are only a handfull of people who have 600k+ and none of them claim to have done it and b) decks/trinkets had become cheaper in price and much harder to sell and surely even if there was a brave individual who was going to invest 600k in something then he/she would have the sense to invest their gold much more sensibly lol. There were so many volcano + hurricanes in there this time around that I would wager there is no chance of them all being sold before the fair is back in 1 months time.

    If anyone has any other ideas I would be very gratefull coz its been making my AH brain work overtime hehe.

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    The only thing I can think of for part a) is a server transfer, these patterns are not uncommon on large population servers. Indeed an aspiring goblin could try to move from a high population to low population server and stockpile BOE world/rare drop items due to the inherent inflation. My current AH posting character has a "goldfamer" type name since I wanted it to be fairly anonymous.

    For part 2) I would think the opposite could be true, someone with large pockets attempting to transfer OFF server and needed to get below transfer cap with some desperation, they could be willing to risk 10-20k to save the majority of it.
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    Had a similar thing happen with the recipes on my server. I happen to catch the guy and he admitted to sniping them early on and trying to keep the market low but now that the gems have tanked to around 190g per he decided to get some money out of the recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotPermanent View Post
    Had a similar thing happen with the recipes on my server. I happen to catch the guy and he admitted to sniping them early on and trying to keep the market low but now that the gems have tanked to around 190g per he decided to get some money out of the recipes.
    190g...I wish they were still 190 on my server. They push as low as 100 at times. Metas are NOT a market to be in on Alliance Lightbringer...

    Anyway, back to the original topic.

    /hijack

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    Oh I had overlooked the server transfering option. Very possible really as if someone had a lot of gold they wanted to transfer with them then trinkets are a reasonble way to move the gold, especially if on the destination server the prices are higher!

    If thats true though, resulting in a shortage of darkmoon trinkets on my server now for a few weeks I will be kicking myself for stopping card production hah.

    Thanks for the input

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    1stly one guy with a gold seller type name who I have never noticed in trade chat or in the AH before has no less than 5 Designs:reverberating shadowspirit diamond. This is bizare because since the new Meta recipes where introduced there have been about 2 per week in the AH for sale. Its a low pop server so not many designs overall have been dropping. Its hard to imagine someone being able to buy 5 of the same design to resell them and as their price has been dropping rapidly I cant imagine why anyone would want to do that unless of course they where very cheap. I can see someone maybe getting their hands on 1 design for a couple of k, perhaps even 2 but 5 at once seems very unlikley.
    It could be a gold seller. With this on my server, they offer popular items at a low price so you whisper them. Then they reply with their spam. They dont really have the item, its just a way to avoid getting caught getting reported by spamming trade.