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So dye prices across the board are starting to approach the actual value of unidentified dyes. This is because people know that learning a dye on multiple characters will net them unidentified dyes for each extra one they know. I am not sure that stockpiling 250 of the same dye, however, will turn into 249 unidentified dyes. You might just get the warning message that you already know that dye! So tread careful and don't just stockpile a bunch of the same dye. You're better off buying one for each character you own and learning it once for each of them before the patch. That being said... the price is getting to the point where it's not saving you any money.
Here's the one thing that people are forgetting when it comes to dyes in the future (after they plummet from so many hitting the market at once post patch)....
ArenaNet will continue to release new dyes.
They'll sell unidentified dyes for gems and find new ways to make money from their gem store. You can bet that the extreme rarity of unidentified dyes will make them an easy thing to sell many months from now.
Some food for thought. I've seen people trying to buy unidentified dyes right now to flip later, but that's probably a waste of your time. You're going to be better off buying them when they hit rock bottom just after the patch!
If you don't know what I'm talking about, please read yesterday's post on dyes in April.