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bob Patrouette
Posted - 2011.06.24 04:05:00 - [1]
 

I was recently paid 5 million isk for 1 round of small anti-matter and 1 million for second round is this a record?
Should I refund? the asking price was 19isk.

Zeta Zhul
Caldari
Preemptive Paranoia
Posted - 2011.06.24 04:46:00 - [2]
 

I got paid 198mil for 1 Warp Disruptor II and 170mil for 1 Rifter.

*shrug* it happens. Personally though my policy is "all sales are final". That is the policy I expect when I make mistakes, that is the policy I have when other people make mistakes.

Loraine Gess
Posted - 2011.06.24 06:05:00 - [3]
 

This usually happens when people are either

1) Drunk out of their minds

2) Trying to launder isk.


Either way, no reason to give it back.

gatwtal
Omega Enterprises
Posted - 2011.06.24 07:42:00 - [4]
 

I think I can top that.
I had one guy buying 4x1 Hobgoblin II drone for 300.000.000 isk each. My asking price was around 300k as far as I remember.
Another bought a warrior II drone for 450 million or so. There have been a few other cases like this, but I can't remember the numbers.

It was especially funny, when some of those guys complained that I had scammed them while in fact I had the cheapest offer and it was just the way the market works.
Those who asked even got most of their isk back from me (not everything, their mistakes should hurt a bit so that they won't repeat them).

Towaoc
Caldari
Applied Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.06.24 16:06:00 - [5]
 

Depends on what type of reputation you'd like to build, Bob.

I once had a guy accidentally buy 10,000 Wrath Cruise Missiles from me for 1 billion ISK. He accidentally entered a buy price of 100,000 instead of 100... a price vs. quantity oversight that happens sometimes.

My policy is to refund the excess, less the incremental sales tax that I pay on the excess. I didn't earn the windfall, and the buyer didn't intend to pay that much for the missiles.

I'm also of the opinion that game mechanics are flawed in their handling of these types of orders. When the buyer placed the errant order, it should have been treated as a limit order to buy at his price or the current best asked price, whichever was better. Had the order been handled that way, he would have simply bought his 10,000 Wrath at the best price offered for sale in the market at the time.

Khanid Voltar
Night's Dawn Investment Fund
Posted - 2011.06.24 16:31:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Khanid Voltar on 24/06/2011 16:34:06
Things like this happen to traders all the time.

It is usually always the buyers fault. Either they enter the wrong amount or they have their market orders sorted by distance instead of price.

In the latter scenario, when there are multiple orders in the same station, the market window then sorts by quantity in that station (lowest -> highest). Obviously the sell order with the lowest quantity to sell is not necessarily the best priced order - but as the system will always will select the lowest priced sell order to fulfil the transaction, if your order is the lowest priced sell order the system will fulfil your sell order at the price of the sell order with the lowest quantity.

TL:DR If you sell something for more than the asking price laugh to yourself as you count your money, as the buyer has not double checked he is doing the right thing.

edit - clarity, spelling and grammar Embarassed

Xinlisupreme
Posted - 2011.06.24 18:12:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Towaoc
I'm also of the opinion that game mechanics are flawed in their handling of these types of orders. When the buyer placed the errant order, it should have been treated as a limit order to buy at his price or the current best asked price, whichever was better. Had the order been handled that way, he would have simply bought his 10,000 Wrath at the best price offered for sale in the market at the time.


I recently made a mistake like this and I was thinking the same thing. They could make these mistakes a lot lighter on us doing it that way, but instead they choose to let us make mistakes. I don't really understand what the reasoning behind it is. It can be prevented but they don't. I guess they want to interfere as less as possible, but this matter is on the edge.

SencneS
Rebellion Against Big Irreversible Dinks
Posted - 2011.06.24 18:37:00 - [8]
 

Being nice is always better than being a ****, so if they mail you in a way that seems nice and not calling you a scammer, I'd give them 50% back. It's what I do, but if they scream at me, call me a scammer etc, then pfft I keep it...

Considering you had the price listed at 19isk, rather then listing a **** for 300mil when it's 300K.

I don't like that personally because I think it's exploiting, not so much a scam, but not right either. If you have it listed and the buyer pumped in a few extra zeros that's all on them. So if they are nice and they nicely ask for it to be returned, they get some of their mistake back, otherwise, screw em..

I always tell me, I'll give you 50% back to make that mistake sting a little, if they then turn hostile I keep it all as well. Play nice and be rewarded, play like a **** and you'll get boned.


bob Patrouette
Posted - 2011.06.25 10:40:00 - [9]
 

Thanks for the adivce. I did Email said purchaser and got a polite reply basically saying he was trying to transfer isk to another person and if I wished to do a refund I could keep 500k for my troubles. I have done the refund.

Agrapena
Gallente
Moray Regional Enterprises
EVE Trade Consortium
Posted - 2011.06.25 19:39:00 - [10]
 

Sounds a bit like ISK laundering to me. I did have one guy bought 7 Exp. Cargohold IIs from me once... first was at 100 mill the rest were all amounts that added up to 100 mill...

Email came. can I haz isk back pl0x..... I replied... Sorry next time take a little more care.... Learn from this mistake...

Can`t remember the chaps name offhand but what I do remember was that he appeared on the list of people that had been caught RMTing.



 

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