Long story short: I've been stupid and arrogant and got a nice little slap in the face for my trouble. Lesson learned I hope. As a result, prices on my vendors at: Minoc Mining Outpost (Minoc Moongate) have been reduced back to pre-stupidity levels. Mining gems and granite reduced 50% or more. In conclusion I'd like to apologize to all and say "Thanks to the one that smartened me up"