I do not understand why there are still Gold Buyers out there. Reselling AP will definitely get you much more Gold in return.
QFT. Why would somebody buy gold from a third party when item malls give you the exact same, or better, returns... but is legitimate (aka: won't get you banned) and helps support the game you play as well? Both methods are technically
buying Gold, on the bottom line. But one comes with much much much more in the way of perks.
Even if gold sellers have a better money/gold ratio, how much is the safety of your account and
your real life identity worth? Seems to me like buying Gold from a third party is just the same as saying "My life is worth the pixel count of the words 'x million gold'."
Aside: Although, comically -- and this is something I've never really understood -- private servers of games almost never have gold sellers on them, even if they get up to thousands and thousands of concurrent online players. It's almost like two wrongs do
make a right.