in other mmo's sales are individual, but in gw2 they are grouped by value and sold in bulk to the millions of other players worldwide, so why undercut another player? what's the point? what are they gaining from this in the long term?
when they undercut another player's price all they are doing is decreasing the value of this item for the next time they want to sell it, shooting themselves in the foot.
Arena Net even made a button saying "match lowest seller" to try and teach people the new method of trading in gw2, which is different to other games people are used to. why don't they take the hint?
I mean seriously, people are undercutting so much that they are now selling items for less than vendor value (after 15% cut from the sale) EVEN THOUGH arenanet have put the vendor value on the item tooltip, AND state the posting fee on the screen when selling the item, how could they make it any easier for players to understand?
the one and only reason I can imagine is that they are trying to sell the item quickly before other player's, and for less popular items like specific types of armour/weapons i can understand, but common items like crafting materials that people are putting up for 45 copper each, why would anybody want to undercut by 1 copper? do they honestly think if they use the "match lowest seller" button that their item won't be sold?
If you are trying to sell an item that nobody wants, it won't be sold, undercutting somebody else doesn't change this fact, it just devalues the item when people do eventually want to buy it, and thus assuring you will make less money from the eventual sale.
so just stop it, seriously, learn how the trading post works before throwing your money away and crippling other players from earning profit for similar items.
please correct me if I'm wrong, because I want to understand the logic (if any) to the players who keep undercutting. what positive thing does it actually do for anybody?
lol I think people should learn what the ''classes'' in this game are called beforehand...
common gw2 knowledge doesn't exist in gw2.