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Old May 04, 2014, 11:47 PM // 23:47   #1
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So Guild Wars has been around for years. People are still playing it. Not as many but they're there. To finish titles, get the 50/50 in HoM, get more fame points, what have you.

Something I still see in local chat are price checks. I've never really gotten into the price check thing. Just seen people call for one in local chat. Whether it's in Kamadan or GToB or where ever.

From what I see, basically someone asks for the trade value of some item by saying something like "Price check on perfect gold Zodiac longbow." Sometimes they get reply answers and usually they don't. Sometimes they'll repeat the price check call a few times.

But here's the thing. Sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes when they get no answers and apparently no whispers after a few tries, they complain to everyone in local chat. They're like, "Helloooooooo! Price check here!"

I don't know what the custom is for price checks. Is everyone really obligated to drop everything like they're customer service and look up the trade value of whatever items someone is asking about? I saw it happen just now, as in today when these days most people are probably playing GW passively while watching Netflix streams. Isn't answering a price check optional?

I've seen it happen over the years in alliance chat. I figured looking up prices for other people, even if it's the same people asking all the time, was one of the obligations of that alliance in particular. But people also behave like this in local chat in major outposts.

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Old May 05, 2014, 05:58 AM // 05:58   #2
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Price checks are totally voluntary.

However, the general lack of social skills that the anonymous internet environment encourages means that people will become rude far quicker. With no real comeback for their actions, the tards can get away with being trolls.

On the flip side, when you DO get an answer to a price check, that too is usually a troll. For example...
'pc on a r9 obsidian edge'
'1g'
'10000000000000 arms'
'Your mom'

Rarely serious, if you even get a reply.

But moreover, somebody yells for a pc on a decent items, they are immediately inundated by low-ballers trying to secure that item at a rick-bottom price.

Use the price check forum on this site instead.

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Old May 08, 2014, 08:17 AM // 08:17   #3
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Oh so people doing a price check may also be selling something on the spot. I thought it was a general question on the value of an item. I imagined someone may get a satisfactory answer, be pleased with having a valuable item, then continue to keep or use it.

I have looked up the price guides here. And I thought when someone called for a price check, they wanted other people to come here and do it for them. Or looking for someone who knows the trade in Kamadan so well, they'll just know the answer.
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Or looking for someone who knows the trade in Kamadan so well, they'll just know the answer.
In theory yes. And there are some honest and decent traders out there, but they're in the minority i'm afraid. Mostly theyre just sharks who'll jump on an opportunity to obtain a decent item for next to nothing, or trolls.

Most pricechecks are done when someone finds an item they suspect might be worth a lot, but don't know enough themselves to be sure. So they go to Kamadan to find its value, and get ripped off there when they take someone's word on their item's value and sell it for that price.

Seller beware. You're jumping in with the sharks.

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Old May 09, 2014, 03:06 AM // 03:06   #5
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Seller beware. You're jumping in with the sharks.

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Old May 09, 2014, 05:44 AM // 05:44   #6
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Last night, I was offered 6k for a shield I know to be worth 30e+.
People will lowball. It's distasteful but it's a fact.

Back to topic, price checks in Kamadan are useless. Do it in here.

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