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Often i will see glyphs posted for 16 gold, say 2 or 3 per glyph.
I am tempted to buy them out to and repost at my fall back price of 400 gold. If, for example, there were 3 glyphs posted at 16 gold then i need only sell 1 glyph at 48 gold to break even (Auction House fee aside).
I run a number of risks in doing this:
Firstly, they may be a “levelling glyph” and hence in high supply and so naturally low – so check the Undermine Journal for the average price. If it is constantly low, say 5 gold, then it is a glyph used to level the profession.
Secondly, a competitor may have a low fall back price for these glyphs. On my server there is one competitor who has a fall back price of 30 gold for the more common glyphs and these very quickly get down to cost price. I will very quickly find that my 400gold glyph will be sitting there above glyphs posted at 30gold.
Thirdly, there may be plenty more to come at this price and a competitor is slowly releasing them into the market.
The best way to reset prices is to let natural buyers buy the low priced glyphs and then the fall back prices to kick in. If any of the above are true then i will not have wasted gold buying out the glyphs, i will merely have wasted a very small deposit fee.
However, where glyphs are posted below cost then they should always be bought to replenish your stock piles – but no more.