A Public Service Announcement*ahem*
I now present a public service announcement on behalf of all crafters.
The Auction House is a wonderous place where you can offer up goods for others to bid upon. You can set the price of any good at any value of your choosing and, should anyone make an offer equal or greater than that amount, the item will be sold.
It is a very efficient system.
You are also able to peruse the recent sales history of any item to estimate an approximate value for your item. This estimate is only a guideline, though, and you are free to set the price at any value you wish.
There is one small addendum to that policy:
If you undercut the price by 50% and destroy the market value of an item, I am going to F&%@ING CUT YOU.
I mean that in all seriousness. I will cut you so bad, you'll wish I didn't cut you so bad.
Should you live in another area, I would be happy to send you a knife in the mail.
I put up with a lot of bullshit as a crafter in FFXI.
Watching a synth worth millions upon millions of gil go kablooey because someone within eleven miles of your character is wearing their Suppanomimi on their right ear is the price we pay to be crafters.
That's just part of the job.
It's like Paladins getting killed or people questioning the sexuality of Bards.
That's just the way it is.
What is not part of our job is watching all of our work crash and burn because you were in too much of a hurry to list your item for a reasonable price.
Congratulations. You got nowhere near what the item was actually worth and you've ruined countless people's hard work.
That is why, when you do this, I am perfectly justified in cutting you.
Really, you brought it on yourself.
Do you think I want to cut you? Do you think that seems like an entertaining idea to me?
But I'm only cutting you because you deserve to be cut, because you NEED to be cut.
You F&%@ING need it.
I don't care why you did it. I don't care why you were in such a rush.
I will F&%@ING cut you.