offline CloverMew Imperator  
Monday 16/04/2012, 19:30

I'm kinda confused was going to buy a couple CR's and noticed that many have tripled in prices ? Is this typical like Beltran for example 159k < today 450k? Or mellisa 320k

offline Thoazol Operator Wise Men Distracted
Monday 16/04/2012, 20:42

If we're talking about overnight increments, no. Someone's messing with the market and if possible, you should take the advantage of it.

offline Crackbubba Colossus TRiNiTY
Tuesday 17/04/2012, 18:05

A lot of times people who have a ton of clintz will buy up a lot of CRs to inflate their price, then sell them at a higher price in order to dominate the market.

offline UM_AaaBattery Moderator URBAN MADNESS
Tuesday 17/04/2012, 23:22

Rarely works though as everyone sells thir copys lowering the price back down.

offline DeepEnd Imperator Limit Break
Wednesday 18/04/2012, 10:22

It can happen in more rare cards. Lets assume there is only handful of people who are willing to sell Beltram Cr for say - 160k.

If most of them take a weeks vacation and there is only few copies in the market for a little over 160k - the price jumps very easily if someone gets those few copies.

It is possible because lack of quaranteed supply.

Same effect can happen on cards that are not marketwise very interesting. People simply forget to set their copies for sale and there is temporary lack of supply in the market -> few normal buys and the price is tripled. This will change naturally as soon as some of the holders spot the opportunity to sell for great profits (less than the leaped price, but way above previous price).

This happens even in normal market and it doesnt require market manipulation to happen (but it happens often because of market manipulation, as these opportunities are often exploited because they are potentially profitable.).

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