The patch notes announcing the introduction of the Bazaar stated that what the Bazaar would pay for items would depend on how many it already had in stock, but would never go below what other merchants would pay for the item.
This is simply not the case--the robe merchant in the shopping district will regularly pay considerably more for items than the Bazaar--often up to 25 times more, paying 50+ gold for things the Bazaar will pay 1-2 gold for.
Its so bad I don't even bother comparing prices any more--I sell everything to normal merchants rather than the Bazaar, and now realize the reason I was so broke for a number of levels was because I assumed the Bazaar paid at least even prices with other merchants, as the patch noes had claimed.
Many players may not be aware of this, however. Really, it needs to be fixed so the Bazaar pays no less than a normal merchant would, or the original patch notes need to be amended to let people know the Bazaar may well pay much less than other merchants for items.
Cat tails ore and deep mushrooms sell for less at the bazaar then the regent vendors they pay three gold while the bazaar only pays one.
that too is incorrect, the vendor SAYS he is paying 3 gold , watch your bank they only pay 2 gold I have previously posted this but never bug reported it as most my toons were at cap till they raised the cap
Now the Crown to Gold exchange rates NEED to be balanced out. 800C for 1000G !!! what a IMO; Rip Off!
IMO; Crafting Treasure Cards NEEDS to change, I does not make any sense at all that one of the regiments of making a Treasure Card REQUIRES a Treasure Card! It defeats the whole purpose of making them in the first place. I think Crafting should be to enhance what you already have. With a 1 to 3% fail rate (just like fizzle rates are) you can try to enhance any of the current stats that the Item has, up to 3 point plus. Fail the enhancment your item will go down that many points you tried to enhance, so what started out as a +8 (tried to enhance it 1 point) Now is a +7. could even throw in a small amount of gold because gold is magical and what alcomest(spelling) strided for in the days of old. Gold as a regiment.
Does the pricing guarantee also mean that the Bazaar will sell things cheaper than other vendors?
While reagents at the Bazaar can be cheaper than the vendors, for items in short supply, Elik can charge 50% more for simple vials and glass vials. This is even after the recent patch that hoped to fix all of the problems.
Also, buying and selling reagents one by one is a drag. If there were a "buy 5 for <price>" or "Sell 5 for <price>" (or even to buy 10) it would be possible to build or unload your supplies fairly quickly.