Did I Accidentally Scam Someone?
I bought Sulfuron Hammer from the AH for 1800g and I know they meant to list it at 18,000g. Â I feel really bad, what should I do?
I’ve run myself ragged today, posting glyphs for 8 hours. I was babysitting them, cancelling undercuts and reposting. I was also popping up on a few twitch tv wow gold live streaming events, and chatting to streamers and guestsÂ and offering a little advice. Â I was on twitter, chatting away to twitter peeps and helping with queries.
I even had advice requested by whisper in game. This time was about ethics of buying items that are accidentallyÂ under-priced. Â ”L” had seen an item for 1/10 its normal selling price on the Auction House and pounced on it, before having an attack of the guilts. Regular readers of the Gold Queen will know I often wrestle with my conscience, and try to act fairly and generously to other players. Â Here is the advice I gave “L” today.
Â ”I bought Sulfuron Hammer from the AH for 1800g and I know they meant to list it at 18,000g. Â I feel really bad, what should I do?”
First of all don’t panic. You didn’t purposefully try and take gold or money away from a player. Â If you hadn’t bought his item, then someone else would have done.
I recommend hanging on to it for 24 hours. That gives the seller a window to contact you and beg you, nicely, to give him a break.
If you’re too late, and you’ve already resold the item, like “L”, then don’t beat yourself up about it. I told “L” that a lighthouse doesn’t go running around the island trying to save ships. Â There is only so much you can do to help this guy with his stupid mistake. Â If they contact you and they’re nice, you might want to offer them a share of the profits, to help them and you to feel better. Â I told “L” that if he was rude, nasty, or arrogant, then not to bother.
It’s a personal choice. Your ethics are your ethics, not mine.
What if you’re the seller who made the mistake?
The best you can do is to ask. Â If you don’t ask, you won’t get. Â But you’re not likely to get any response except for trolling, so be prepared for a “no”. Â It happens to all of us at some point, and the best thing to do is separate our emotions from our gold and move on.
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