So I hear you have an …

So the other day I got a random tell from a guy more or less asking if I had an EE Iron Beads for sale/trade. Turns out that I do have one, it was passed to my by a guildie that was/had no plans for it and knew that I had a tone of casters that could put it to good use. In fact I have plans to make it a swap slot for Java on EEs or times I am in “caster” mode.

I did offer it up on the trade forums mostly in jest to make a point about people’s price gouging or I should say one or two person’s price gouging but I was never serous about trading it. Don’t get me wrong I would have traded it in a heart beat had said person gave an otto’s box or two but for general whatever items???

But as we sent tells back and forth I warmed to the idea of trading it away if this guy had one of the hard to get items I was looking for but after I listed a few of the items I have been looking for he jumped to how much plat?

Don’t think I have to tell you that I hit the breaks real hard just then. Would I sell some thing I had gotten from a friend for plat? And I started to wonder if I was willing to trade it for an item why not plat? Why is plat a no zone, where a +8 int/wis Dragon helm or a handful of other EH/EE items some how okay but plat is dirty???

The other thing that I started to realize is that these EE Iron Beads might be one of the more rare/had to come by items out there right now. Sure EE Tor Items are hard to come by but more people are running Tor then EE Madstone. Tor Assuming you complete all the dragons is about as long as EE Madstone but has the ability to drop a hell of a lot more quality loot then Madstone. Tor has what 3 quality chests per run Madstone has 1.

So when asked to put a plat value on said item my brain started to jump to BIG numbers. Big enough that I wouldn’t be comfortable even saying it, mainly because I don’t know the relative value of the item compared to other like items. But if forced to put a sale value right now I would have to say 3 mil plat or so. Now here is the reasoning behind that hinges on Zonixx. He is a young man that is a farmer in the true sense of the word. While I believe that he over values some items and gouges a little more then I would like he values the other Madstone items at about 2.5 mil plat. But he has 0 Iron Beads in stock atm, telling me that they are rare. And if I were to cash out for plat I would want enough to buy one of the items I have been hunting myself off him.

Anyway, I left this person with my email address and he said he would send me a list of trade items but unless there is just the perfect item I feel that I should (will) use the item as intended to honor the gift I was given.


Dirty Trader

I can work a trade, yep not afraid to hit the forums or keep an eye on the trade channel, but more often then not I tend to just work out deals between friends.

Why? Because trading with a friend means that they are a little stronger and therefor I get a little bit out of the deal by them being able to do a little more. That said more often then not I will just loan or give things for favors down the road… Just try it in Monopoly once and see how angry the other players get later.

Example, the other day I was talking with one of the Brits about gear. I had happened to pull (I think) a +8 chr trinket. At the time no one had a need for it so I put it in the bank to sell or use some place. A few days later said Brit asks if I still have it and what I would like for it in Shroud mats, as that is what he had. I decline to trade instead I give the item to him and he says he owes me one or a second as this is the same person who got that Twilight when I more or less auto passed it the other day.

Sooner or later I always cash in…

Okay not really but you know I try too.

But in the past I have traded overly in my favor, to the point that Tobril has often cried at my mad skillx. But for the most part I try to go out of my way to make sure both parties feel the deal is fair. Long time readers might remember I picked up a Lavender Ion Stone for a set of +2 tomes. When the guy only wanted a single +2 Str tome… Pre +3 store tomes, btw.

I bring this up because I have a debt to pay. But I assume the person I owe wont feel that I owe anything. But I do and I have the payment ready.

I am waiting for the right time to repay this person because well one an offer on this item might come up that I can’t refuse and I wouldn’t want to feel I missed out on a huge score and two this is a simi-specialized item for a specialized build and I am waiting for this person to start one as there as been much talk of doing so from this person.

So I guess what I am saying is if you’re on Salona, have Reds for trade and are slightly foolish let me know. ☺