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Player Vendor prices are ridiculous...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Turdnugget, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Turdnugget

    Turdnugget Guest

    Seriously... some things for sale on player vendors that have less than crappy resists and little to no mods... they are trying to sell for 50k+...I understand trying to get money back from a runic you buy... but how can a new player expect to afford half decent armor to survive in this game?

    Maybe there should be a price code or something that if your piece of armor doesn't fit said requirements you can't ask for thousands of gold for a turd.

    Barbed Hide Tunic
    Weight: 6 Stones
    Elves Only
    Mana Increase 6
    Reflect Physical Damage 14%
    Lower Mana Cost 6%
    Physical Resist 16%
    Fire Resist 4%
    Cold Resist 6%
    Poison Resist 18%
    Energy Resist 6%
    Strength Requirement 25
    Durability 36 / 36

    175,000 Gold



    Just seems crazy that mediocre equipment 'sells' for so much...Maybe this belongs in rants and spiels... but am I the only one that feels that some prices are just absolutely ridiculous for what little the item has to offer?
  2. Babble

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  3. Desperado_SE

    Desperado_SE Journeyman
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    May 12, 2004
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    I would almost guarantee its an Excel file. See the article by line at the bottom? The name should be familliar to anyone that has played UO for awhile or even from the big dupe ban a couple of years ago...
  4. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    So don't buy them.
  5. Petrify

    Petrify Lore Master
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    Oct 17, 2008
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    /end thread.
  6. cdavbar

    cdavbar Lore Master
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    Jan 11, 2009
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    should be in rants and raves get over it the free market is what helps the game
  7. Turdnugget

    Turdnugget Guest

    I'm just trying to state that even this crappy armor is not affordable for new players trying to start out.
  8. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    Shopping around will reveal that, on most shards, competition has produced competing vendors who offer similar gear for far, far less.

    On LS I wouldn't be surprised if that piece would be more like 5k to 10k.

    Also, on some shards (LS for example) people will leave stuff lying around on the ground at New Haven (preferably) or Luna (acceptably but not ideally).

    -Galen's player
  9. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    50 resists, non-med - on my vendor that MIGHT cost 1000 GP.

    Of course, my shop's not in Luna, either.
  10. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    All it takes is one rich spending happy newbie to pay for it to keep the prices so damn high.
  11. Setnaffa

    Setnaffa Certifiable
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    Sep 13, 2004
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    Some other player wants to try an sell a piece for way more than it's worth and you want the game to change for that? That's like asking to have the Golden Gate Bridge torn down because someone stubbed their toe on it.

    Besides....just because someone is trying to sell it doesn't mean anyone is buying it.
  12. Diomedes Artega

    Diomedes Artega Certifiable
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    Oct 9, 2008
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    Is a good point I feel. While I don't condone some prices for certain items, I have to agree. Just because someone lists something at a certain price, doesn't mean that it will sell for that much. Quite frankly, the vendor eats the price if it is a high item and doesn't sell.

    Case in point was this ornate axe in Luna I saw. Lol, It has probably sat on the same vendor for about half a year now...same price at that. Maybe they have a lot of money, but waste of money in my book if you really wanted to sell it.

    AND, It wasn't that good of an axe at that.

    However, I rather have UO remain how it is, then converting to an AUCTION HOUSE type of system.

    Since, if you want a certain named dagger or sword...there is NO getting around it. You WILL have to pay "X" amount in order to get it. I'm thankful UO is not like that.

    Normally, you are still able to barter and trade with people. I have anyways. Whether logs or something else, you can always cut a deal...unless the vendor is just unreasonable. Which is...always possible.
  13. Harlequin

    Harlequin Babbling Loonie
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    Jun 11, 2008
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    They charge those kind of prices because they think someone will pay for the mana inc, lmc and reflect. Hoping for it to be exactly what some rich chap is looking for. Otherwise, it's just loosing money for the merchant daily.

    As you said, alot of vendors charge ridiculous prices for runic pieces to recover the costs of their BRKs.

    I'd always had a problem with armor/weapon pricing. Which is why I never sell my runic pieces. If it's something that has a couple of great stats but not something I would wear myself, I am selling my trash to someone else. If it's something really good and I will wear, why would I want to sell it?

    I'd not bought any runic pieces for more than 5k. Found a nice vendor that sells pretty decent pieces for 1-2k.

    I say wait for imbuing.

    Meanwhile, for newbies, if they really wanted that piece and go hunting, I recommend that they buy affordable armour and hunt low level creatures first. They would probably get bettler/more suitable pieces from loot/arties by the time they are able to hunt high-end monsters for the 175k.
  14. Calla Lily

    Calla Lily Guest

    If new players would be satisfied with buying GM quality rather than insisting on uber items to fight higher end monsters, they'd find something in their price range. I sell higher end items, but I also have a vendor that carries GM quality armor and weapons for new players. Full leather sets for 1400gp up to full plate armor for 3900gp, with weapons selling at 200gp. The problem is, these days new players don't want to start with lesser monsters, they want to be able to fight the big bosses within the first week of playing. Back in the day...
  15. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    So I set myself a challenge recently. I went around various banks and vendors on my shard in attempts to put together a suit for 1 million gold or less for a dexxer.

    The requirements for this suit was: max DCI, max LMC, max resists. I found 20% EP and 20% HCI and some stamina increases as a bonus.

    I assembled the suit for 800k. Yes, it has room for improvement, but is dirt cheap by today's standards. 1 million gold doesn't take anyone long if they try to make gold.

    And oddly enough, I only found one of the pieces in Luna itself. The rest I found wandering the lands.

    A normally crafted Legendary tailor/GM arms lore made suit can also have resists in the high 60's (with one resist that usually suffers). One of my characters runs around in a non runic crafted suit and no insurance and keeps up with everyone else just fine. And only two insured items (weapon and talisman) makes death a cheap prospect.

    Anyhow, beating the price game means shifting your paradigm. Convince new players that they don't need the top of the line junk straight away. Buy things at other places outside of Luna.

    Still, I wouldn't buy that piece even at 10k gold. And there are hundreds of items on vendors everywhere that fit that description. I wouldn't buy it, but someone else might?