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frtoaster 09-12-2013 10:51 PM

Market corner on lockbox traits
 
I recently noticed a large increase in the prices of lockbox traits on the Exchange. There was jump in price yesterday and another jump today. Below I list the current prices of the lockbox traits along with the average prices from about a week ago. Note that the old prices are from memory and may not be completely accurate. If only the current price is listed, then that means I don't know what the old price was. Also, the numbers below have been rounded down.

Helmsman: increased from 30,000,000 to 60,000,000
Inspirational Leader: increased from 17,000,000 to 29,000,000
Precise: current price 3,000,000
Wing Commander: increased from 4,000,000 to 8,700,000
Conduit: current price 1,000,000
Disassembler: current price 1,000,000
Firearms Specialist: increased from 400,000 to 5,000,000
Regenerative Tissue: increased from 400,000 to 1,600,000

My guess is that someone bought up most of the lockbox traits in the last two days in an attempt to corner the market.

dahminus 09-12-2013 10:56 PM

firearm specialist was only 400k? sunuvabit

and at those prices, i think ill gamble

frtoaster 09-12-2013 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dahminus (Post 12386531)
firearm specialist was only 400k? sunuvabit

and at those prices, i think ill gamble

Or you could just wait for prices to drop again.

notapwefan 09-13-2013 12:51 AM

They will be back sooner or later..

khayuung 09-13-2013 12:53 AM

Sky-Q-ing 30 million on an Inspirational leader. That's like buying a new SHIP.

rylanadionysis 09-13-2013 03:40 AM

I bought leader and helms for a combined 41 million a week or so ago, so yes, the prices have definitely increased a lot.

azurianstar 09-13-2013 04:21 AM

Not surprised, there are people who play the market and buy cheap and then resell them at a premium. You see this quite often with the Lore Datachips.

In large quantities, this does cause further inflation of the economy. Not through the sell of items, but by encouraging players to work harder to earn EC. They sell at high prices and then sell the EC itself at their goldfarming sites.

zerobang 09-13-2013 10:03 AM

not bothering with those Pay2Win traits.

free traits, fine,
hard to find traits fine
LockBox Traits? GTFO!

lowkeylogic 10-25-2013 02:14 PM

BS
 
I wish they would limit what you purchase in some way to prevent this from happening.

buccaneerdtb 10-25-2013 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azurianstar (Post 12388711)
Not surprised, there are people who play the market and buy cheap and then resell them at a premium. You see this quite often with the Lore Datachips.

In large quantities, this does cause further inflation of the economy. Not through the sell of items, but by encouraging players to work harder to earn EC. They sell at high prices and then sell the EC itself at their goldfarming sites.

This is the biggest problem with uncontrolled markets. It happens in real life too.


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