Enable Private Messages!
The forums were changed a few months back and personal settings were generically set to "Do not accept PMs". Before you post in here, or write anyone a PM make sure to check your settings so others can reply and pm you. If you fail to do that, then dont wonder why nobody ever writes you back or sends you any offers via pm!
Go to your profile here
, then Edit Profile, then Privacy, and set the first menu to "Accept PMs from anyone".
Initial bids for buyers and sellers
Written by blitzkrieg22
Has anyone else noticed that there are rarely prices posted on the these forums? It's understandable, since everyone is trying to get the best deal and most value for their item. Lets take Elemental Lapis
for example, they vary in price depending on what element and type (weapon or armor) they are. However, when ever someone posts selling elemental lapis it always ends up looking like this:
Blazeburn lapis - offer
Gale lapis - offer
Earth shock lapis - offer
Then sometimes as a buyer, you have to PM the person, with your offering. And often the sellers are insulted with the offer you've given. An Offer
is defined as to propose or put forward for consideration
. If you're asking for offers be prepared to be low balled. There are times however, you will get an offer above what you were asking prices, but generally people do there homework and browse Apulune/Iris before shopping on the forums.
I find it really funny when someone posts a message like this at the bottom of there page: "Please serious offers only"
This is a indirect way of saying "Give me more money please". There are no such things as "serious offers". I mean there can be a person who is really really serious and put in a bid of 250m for a Blazeburn lapis. Then there will be me who will put in a funny offer of 351m. That's right! A funny offer! So which offer will the seller take? The SERIOUS OFFER or the FuNnY oFfEr ?
Haha, and no I'm not saying to put at the bottom of the page "Accepting both serious and funny offers."
Here are a few tips you can use before selling/buying items on the barter:
Have a Buyout Prices. This price is the price you will be satisfied and is within reason.
When selling items, rather than putting the word OFFER beside, place your Buyout Price and if you would like to receive offers state, "OR best offer (OBO)".
List prices or buyout prices for as many things as you can, people find hard numbers attracting, you will receive more offers!
As for buyers, do your research, check Apulune/Iris beforehand or ask in trade chat on price checks. Careful, people will often try to lie even in trade and set extra high prices in Apulune/Iris.
How to trade across servers?
The servers are linked via the Linked PvP Zone Waiting Room. That room can be accessed by all players from any server at any level. But the room is faction specific, i.e. there is a room for the Alliance of Light and one for the Union of Fury.
You can trade with others in that room just like you can anywhere else with people of the same faction on your server.
To get into the Linked PvP Zone Waiting Room, please enter the portal in:
Apulune - Alliance of Light
Iris - Union of Fury