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Placing Buy Orders: The Last Shall Be First

Placing a buy order can be confusing, but today I want to go over a few misconceptions in order to set you on the right track.

1. Create buy orders equal to the most expensive buy order amount. This does not mean that you undercut by a copper! Instead, you should just post a buy order for the same amount. What this actually does is puts you first to be purchased at that amount, even though other players listed the item for that price before you.

2. You can cancel buy orders at any time by going to "my transactions" tab on the trading post and then click to view what you're buying from the drop down menu at the top center of the window.

3. Use buy orders to flip items for a profit, as well as craft.

Examples: Flipping Rare Dyes and also Flipping Sigils.

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Before I go for the day, here's an example of the Last Shall Be First rule:

Player 1 posted at 1 silver buy order.
Player 2 posted at 1 silver 1 copper buy order.

Player 2 will sell before Player 1.

However, try this example on for size:

Player 1 posted at 1 silver buy order.
Player 2 posted at 1 silver buy order.

Player 2 will sell before Player 1!


  1. Crazysky said...:

    So please, don't Offer or Sell with crazy price. You only loose money on longterm.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    To be honest that doesnt seem to work.
    You say that the second player places his order later but for the same price as the first one, right? In that case that doesn't seem to work for me. I placed about 10 offers on different items, but in each case the first player seems to get his stuff first.

  1. Markco said...:

    If they cancel it will look like they sold first. But there's no way to know.

    However, when you post one copper ore in a listing of 10,000 and yours sells instantly... Yeah you go first.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I don't have the time to dig for the post but someone else stated this last week and a Anet Dev responded saying that this is not how it works. If you post first you sell first. That there are a couple of bugs they are working on that will make it seem like it is last in first out, but that it is not supposed to work that way.

  1. Markco said...:

    It's how it works at the moment. Will it get fixed? Maybe maybe not. Just roll with the punches.

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