And indeed, what advantage does being the market leader bring?
Being the market leader does not give any scale benefits – the cost to craft a glyph is the same whether you sell 1 or 100 a day, there is no volume discount on the Auction House fees.
You don’t have pricing power, indeed you are equal with all market participant as a price taker. No-one is a price maker unless they are leading the market down.
Actually, i would argue that being the market leader is not important at all in the glyph market. What is more important is being the lowest priced glyph when demand comes to the Auction House. And you don’t need to be the market leader to do that, you just need your glyph to be there and at the lowest price.
Hence, perhaps instead of posting five of every glyph two would do. I can guarantee that your sales would not fall by 60% if you reduced your glyphs from five each to two each. But your time to cancel and repost would be greatly reduced, and that is what counts here.
Going one step further, if you are the Scribe posting less volume than other market participants but making higher profits then you are doing something right. Market leader or not.
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