Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:21 PM
So I played Guild Wars 1, and made a good bit of spending cash from running Domain of Anguish speedrunning services I advertised on the old guildwarsguru. Now I'm looking to do something similar in Guild Wars 2, but in this case it would be more of a brokerage-type service hopefully.
Here's the premise: the Auction House takes a 15% cut out of all purchases on it, and for high value trades this can become a rather hefty fee for selling your stuff. In addition, it makes it relatively difficult to ensure that the items one person is selling go directly to a target buyer; either you must be in communication with the seller and grab the items the instant they put it up on the AH, or you must have a high degree of trust in the seller and do everything by mail. What I'm envisioning now is more of a 3rd party brokerage, where the seller and buyer send their gold/items to me, and I make sure they end up in the right hands, while only taking out a 5% commission as opposed to the AH's 15% fee. This lower transaction fee will allow sellers to get more gold for their items, while also reducing effective prices for buyers.
I know such a service needs both advertisement and a MASSIVE amount of trust in the 3rd party, so my question to you is two-part:
1) Is there any interest for a service like this?
2) What steps could I undertake that would make me reputable/trustworthy enough and you comfortable enough to use such a service?
Thank you for any insight you can offer!
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:04 PM
Case in point, the EVE investment heist: http://www.cracked.c...line-gaming_p2/
Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:12 PM
And of course, the first client is the hardest one. SLowly you will gain reputation after that.
I don't really know if this is needed though. I rather pay the 15% fee and use the normal TP. I trade by mail with guildies and friends only.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:40 PM
Unfortunately there is really no way to do that right now. It's a different story if you are popular in the TF2 community.
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