Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 56

Thread: Rational behind Trades Price Controls?

  1. #1
    ritzwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Gender
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 57 Times in 30 Posts


    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Time Online
    13 d 10 h 8 m
    Avg. Time Online
    11 m
    Rep Power
    5

    Rational behind Trades Price Controls?

    http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.php?26269

    What's the rational here? Keep out competition from the established buyers? New sellers have to sell for the same price as old ones. Who's the buyer going to go to- someone who's trustworthy and established or the new guy with 5 posts selling for the same price.

    That's what it feels like. I mean if this forum doesn't like competition that's cool- it just appeared like a freer place when I first joined.

    Also the price on other forums without price controls is barely lower than here. $2 for small transactions and down to like MAYBE $1.3 for huge transactions. So don't give me any BS about "The price will crash!"
    Last edited by ritzwin; 10-27-2013 at 02:00 PM.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to ritzwin For This Useful Post:

    Sociopath (10-27-2013)

  3. #2



    Ghosts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Gender
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,525
    Thanks
    950
    Thanked 973 Times in 356 Posts


    Downloads
    81
    Uploads
    3
    Mentioned
    445 Post(s)
    Time Online
    187 d 16 m
    Avg. Time Online
    2 h 46 m
    Rep Power
    9
    If the NP price limit wasn't in place, NP would be selling for $0.50/m or less, and the market would be dead. It's better for everybody.

    It's the same with NC, the market was dying, so the $1/cap rule was implemented. It helps everybody get more for the stuff that they're selling.
    Last edited by Ghosts; 10-27-2013 at 02:02 PM.

  4. #3
    Andrew


    I_royalty_I's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Gender
    Location
    Behind you.
    Age
    98
    Posts
    5,989
    Thanks
    5,141
    Thanked 7,779 Times in 2,993 Posts


    Downloads
    29
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    1781 Post(s)
    Time Online
    338 d 4 h N/A
    Avg. Time Online
    4 h 18 m
    Rep Power
    15
    It's to keep things rolling and keep the neo-economy alive. If people were left to keep undercutting soon it wwould've $0.25/mil.
    I don't think it has anything to do with keeping out new people from selling. But at the same time, you should have to establish your reputation if you want sales. Why would somebody wanna go with the new person with 5 posts when there is a well established person who is very trustworthy selling the se thing they are after. There are perks for sticking around, building your rep and giving back to the forum.

  5. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to I_royalty_I For This Useful Post:

    futoss (10-28-2013),Ghosts (10-27-2013),Skarl (10-27-2013),Soul (10-27-2013)

  6. #4
    Wenis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Gender
    Location
    Your Elbow 0.o
    Posts
    363
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 532 Times in 281 Posts


    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Time Online
    31 d 22 h 40 m
    Avg. Time Online
    27 m
    Rep Power
    5
    Gamer IDs

    PSN ID: TH3BIGL0NGW3NIS
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts View Post
    If the NP price limit wasn't in place, NP would be selling for $0.50/m or less, and the market would be dead. It's better for everybody.
    To be far and to be honest the market is kinda dead already........there are truly not a whole lot of people making sales here now adays........even since school has started the market has begun to tail off a large amount and if people are smart enough they dont buy nps directly through here to maintain the price market

    .......things are only truly worth what people are willing to pay for them and its just sad to say that the neopets market that we are mainly here for is falling to rock bottom in front of our very eyes

  7. #5



    katix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Age
    24
    Posts
    242
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 132 Times in 64 Posts


    Downloads
    18
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    81 Post(s)
    Time Online
    23 d 6 h 56 m
    Avg. Time Online
    17 m
    Rep Power
    6
    i have no problem buying from a newbie. just use a MM. i dont see any discrimination against newbies selling things. plus like ghosts said. np price is set just to keep the market alive.

  8. #6
    ritzwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Gender
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    328
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 57 Times in 30 Posts


    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Time Online
    13 d 10 h 8 m
    Avg. Time Online
    11 m
    Rep Power
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by ritzwin View Post
    Also the price on other forums without price controls is barely lower than here. $2 for small transactions and down to like MAYBE $1.3 for huge transactions. So don't give me any BS about "The price will crash!"
    Common guys, lets give me the real answer.

  9. #7
    Andrew


    I_royalty_I's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Gender
    Location
    Behind you.
    Age
    98
    Posts
    5,989
    Thanks
    5,141
    Thanked 7,779 Times in 2,993 Posts


    Downloads
    29
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    1781 Post(s)
    Time Online
    338 d 4 h N/A
    Avg. Time Online
    4 h 18 m
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenis View Post
    To be far and to be honest the market is kinda dead already........there are truly not a whole lot of people making sales here now adays........even since school has started the market has begun to tail off a large amount and if people are smart enough they dont buy nps directly through here to maintain the price market

    .......things are only truly worth what people are willing to pay for them and its just sad to say that the neopets market that we are mainly here for is falling to rock bottom in front of our very eyes
    The market has been going downhill ever since it was established. I remember selling for $5/6 a mil, on the very rare occasion (when nobody else had stock) I would get $7/mil. That was back in like.. 2009. Since then things have been getting cheaper and cheaper. This time of year is always slow. The sellers still have things but aren't doing as much along the lines of getting new things. And the buyers aren't buying as much. It's pretty much just the way things go.
    The main audience is college aged people now a days, give or take. Everyone is busy with work/school/etc this time of the year. It usually picks back up over the winter and towards the end of spring/summer.

  10. #8
    Wenis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Gender
    Location
    Your Elbow 0.o
    Posts
    363
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 532 Times in 281 Posts


    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Time Online
    31 d 22 h 40 m
    Avg. Time Online
    27 m
    Rep Power
    5
    Gamer IDs

    PSN ID: TH3BIGL0NGW3NIS
    Quote Originally Posted by ritzwin View Post
    Common guys, lets give me the real answer.

    Give you the real answer......that is the real answer...... the price floor helps keep things as stable as you possibly could go it also makes things more legit and cuts down on the competition and price slashing like you tried to do yesterday with a few tiny little neo items.......yes super duper bulk is acceptable but having that floor makes it so you cant just show up to this site randomly for who knows how long and under mine the market

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Wenis For This Useful Post:

    I_royalty_I (10-27-2013)

  12. #9



    Ghosts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Gender
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,525
    Thanks
    950
    Thanked 973 Times in 356 Posts


    Downloads
    81
    Uploads
    3
    Mentioned
    445 Post(s)
    Time Online
    187 d 16 m
    Avg. Time Online
    2 h 46 m
    Rep Power
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by ritzwin View Post
    Common guys, lets give me the real answer.
    No offence, but you're just angry that you can't start making lots of money without building a rep. You're not listening to the other side. It's not about keeping new sellers out. It's about giving everybody a chance.

    Clraik is the biggest/most active Neopets cheating forum as of right now, so it sort of controls the price of stuff on other forums, since a lot of those sellers are people from here.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Ghosts For This Useful Post:

    I_royalty_I (10-27-2013)

  14. #10
    Saiyan Race





    Infamous Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Gender
    Location
    Hyperbolic Time Chamber
    Age
    26
    Posts
    9,752
    Thanks
    2,780
    Thanked 16,236 Times in 4,237 Posts


    Downloads
    23
    Uploads
    36
    Mentioned
    2985 Post(s)
    Time Online
    293 d 17 h 13 m
    Avg. Time Online
    3 h 44 m
    Rep Power
    10
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: Infam0us Joe Steam ID: infamousjoe
    Quote Originally Posted by ritzwin View Post
    Common guys, lets give me the real answer.
    Well in case you haven't noticed, cK has the biggest and most active trading community. This leads other forums to use us as a price guide.

    There is your answer.

  15. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Infamous Joe For This Useful Post:

    Cath (10-27-2013),DarkAngel (10-28-2013),Emily (10-27-2013),Ghosts (10-27-2013),I_royalty_I (10-27-2013),Lavendrae (10-31-2013),Mint (10-27-2013),Soul (10-27-2013)

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •