Ponchee's economy is.... odd. From what I observed, only certain items are considered "OP" anymore. And even so, they're sold at a reasonably low price, you just have to work for them.
My friend Rick, farmed 6k gold. He is indeed very new to this game, and is only level 58. Don't ask me how he did it, because I have no clue.
My point being, just watch out for certain days/times. People don't really complain about items being too OP anymore. Because they aren't.