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i have had loads of emails on the Flipping Market following my prior post with some asking what the common traps are.
Below is one of those common traps:
A recent scan using the Undermine Journal showed a potential great deal to buy a “Pattern: Heavy Scorpid Belt” for 20.65gold when the mean price is 4772gold and one standard deviation is 1061gold. Hence, the current price is strongly below the mean less 2 standard deviations.
Indeed, a look at its recent posting history suggests that it is not often on the market and one has been on for 5000gold recently.
So far so good. But the next steps of my research shows a problem and emphasises why these steps are important.
On other realms the Pattern sells for a mere 85gold!
Therefore, it appears that we are seeing an inflated price here, caused by someone posting the Pattern for a very high price over a few days.
It is unlikely that my realm will have seen the prices jump to these new levels whilst the other realms have not followed. Hence, the mean price stated of 4772gold is unlikely to be a true and fair reflection of the price i would achieve and indeed a price of the mean price less one standard deviation is still very unlikely to be achived.
Hence, i did not buy this Pattern.