I'm trying to get a brief overview of the market right now. As I'm not on the GAH or RMAH I don't know if anything is shifting, I can see stuff listed but that means nothing.
So, (you don't need to share prices), is anyone selling anything on the GAH or RMAH? I know one person who has put up 20 items and had none sell. Kaydee sold stuff for decent money on the RMAH the days following its launch but nothing for ages.
I tend to focus on rares of ilvl 61+ with at least 100+ in one stat.
I've only maybe made ten postings in the past two weeks on the RMAH, and had one item sell. It was an Immortal King's Will with +Life% for 9.99 (a flip from GAH to RMAH, 1.2m -> 9.99, done it twice now)
I've gone into clearance mode on the GAH to free up inventory for farming, and have been moving 10-15 items a day. In most cases these are junky vendorables I'm selling for 2-5x their vendor price (undr 10k in each case), but in other cases they might be something like an armor piece with 100+ main/vit, and I've had four or five of those shift out for 200k~. 1-H Weapons with 150+ Main and 850+ DPS still move for a few hundred thousand.
I haven't been able to sell anything for weeks... but I've got some better items now to sell, so I'll see how those go and try to sell off the lower stuff on GAH next time (can't even sell them for 1.99! -_-)
Topic was brought up before, and my answer remains the same - If you price it right, it will sell! Of course, don't go and sell stuff that nobody will ever find because there are a ton of other items with similar stats and similar price. That's a great way to get your item returned to you...
If you want your stuff to sell, you have to list them for a price that people are willing to pay, and preferably be happy to pay because it is obvious they aren't going to find a better alternative anytime soon. Anything else, and be prepared to see the item returned to you (or sold with bid) after those lengthy 36 hours. Of course, for some items it's worth it to take the risk and list high, as if the item is expensive enough the loss of a slot isn't as bad as the loss of gold due to selling it too cheap. For cheap items, though, undercut like crazy so you have room to sell additional, usually higher-value items.
Mmm, ya, I have seen things slow like crazy however, I had some success this weekend flipping a ring i bought for 1.9mil and flipped for 3.5 mil and a sword a got for 2 mil and flipped for 4.5 mil so...
I think there are a few factors contributing to this that are undisputable.
a) from what i understand a lagre number of players "quit" or aren't plating until certain game mechanics are "fixed" so there are simply less buyers.
b) many players hit a point were the next upgrade they need is BIG so they're not dropping say 2-8 mil on "good" items cause they're saving up for the next level - i know i am.
c) more and more people are farming inferno and theres simply more avalivible to choose from, i mean every player can sell 10 but, generally, they dont buy 10 so, there's more selling than buying...
the economy has to stabilize
this game isn't gonna last because I know if things aren't selling, i'm only having half the fun, but when something medium to large sells, i get pumped, buy a few things and get in the mood to play more
this is Blizz's fault for making the level req. so outta whack, cause i used to have SO much fun gearing up lower level characters with Uniques and sets in D2. also, for leaving no cap on the all resists because, now if 8-10 of your slots dont have all res. there's not much room for fun items and little reason to use "fun" items so people only buy the "Must have." if your item doesnt fit in the "mUst have," its gonna be a much harder sale.
Topic was brought up before, and my answer remains the same - If you price it right, it will sell!
This was correct up until a few days ago. Now you have to outright misprice your item for it to have a good chance of selling. Before getting into a philosophical argument about the meaning of 'right price' I'll clarify that I simply don't believe that this sudden temporary drop in demand should be taken into account when estimating the market price of your items. You just wait for the drought to pass instead of giving away great items for meaningless scraps of gold. But yeah your second paragraph touches on this.
Also, with demand dropping so drastically, flipping items has become very difficult and risky, therefore a lot of people have stopped doing this, which in turn means that even if you post something at a great price there won't be anyone interested in buying it for the resale value so it becomes absolutely necessary that there's a specific player interested in this specific item as an upgrade and with player numbers dropping there's a very small chance of that happening.
Anyway, FWIW, I've sold 5 items worth around 2.5m total in the last 24 hours, and the last rmah sale (from which i got ~€3.50) was over two days ago. That's very weak compared to previous sales. I don't know if cheaper items are selling, as I don't bother with items below 150-200k.