|Yesterday someone stubbled upon your market. Today it's not your market anymore.|
Random Seller: These players generally dont sit in the auction house much and have no respect for the market or its posters. They come only to sell an item just because they have it and don't care what the price is. You normally find these people posting 25% less then the next highest listing. They also dont have the industry to compete with you so no worries here. I also notice people developing into this sort of seller when trying to get out of a certain market.
How To Fight: Best thing to do is offer to buy their items at a cheaper price and then relist. If they refuse saying,"im lowest on the AH it'll sell," undercut them first.
The Monopolist: This guy likes to buy out a market and post it extremely high and will also buyout any undercuts to maintain the high price. Most of the time this takes a lot of gold to start out.
How To Fight: You can easily make profit from these guys because they want to buy out all the items you post in their market... if you dont stop posting, he will have to change his gameplan or wait it out.
The AH Camper: You know these people, they dedicate most of their time to watching their markets, always reposting the amount that's sold and will undercut you within a minute of your auction post.
How To Fight: Add their toon to your friends list and see where they are in the world, if in a major city, post one item and see what happens.. if you are undercut, wait till they log off. or you can become a Deep Undercutter mentioned below.
The Deep Undercutter: These people say its to benefit the buyers when really they are just trying to make others not want to post. They take a market and crumble the profit to make regular posters fall out of the market... its possible that they plan to raise it later or lower the price to then buy up the undercutters for cheap.
How To Fight: If you have the bank to compete (gold) you can attempt to buy them up cheap and relist higher. This strategy works quicker and better if they are offline. Essentially you are using the tactics of a Monopolist.
This post is an introduction to my next one which will be an expirement with a specific undercutter i have on my server and wether or not i can beat him while still making profit.
Question of the Post: What would you classify yourself as and why?