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//It’s interesting how so many people don’t understand how supply and demand works.

Neopians are quick to blame item hoarders for an increase in the items price during an economically changing event. But it has very little to do with hoarders, or those that buy more than one of the item in question to resell.

Here is how the price increases in a short amount of time:

A.// TNT has the charity corner event set up,  so that 4/5 items are worthless 1np items that everyone is likely to have plenty of hiding in their SDB. The last item requested however, is one that isn’t as common as the previous 4. It will be from a daily, but not as a common drop. This item will be the one that goes up dramatically in price due to it’s higher supply and demand ratio.

B.// Daychange occurs, and you will have thousands of people scrambling at the same time to complete the quest. That one slightly rarer item is going to become a hot commodity real quick.

12:00am – Everyone checks the quest and runs down the items needed

12:01am – The buying begins in mass. NOT by just one person, but by thousands.

C.// How quickly an item can be bought out of shops. Example of buyers:

12:01 – Item – 100np – Purchased by randomuser501
12:01 – Item – 100np – Purchased by randomuser675
12:01 – Item – 100np – Purchased by randomuser4
12:01 – Item – 100np – Purchased by randomuser65
12:02 – Item – 110np – Purchased by randomuser99
12:02 – Item – 110np – Purchased by randomuser688
12:02 – Item – 110np – Purchased by randomuser9000
12:02 – Item – 110np – Purchased by randomuser11
12:03 – Item – 150np – Purchased by randomuser863
12:03 – Item – 150np – Purchased by randomuser189
12:03 – Item – 150np – Purchased by randomuser554
12:03 – Item – 150np – Purchased by randomuser6000
12:04 – Item – 225np – Purchased by randomuser628
12:04 – Item – 225np – Purchased by randomuser76
12:04 – Item – 225np – Purchased by randomuser283
12:04 – Item – 225np – Purchased by randomuser318
12:04 – Item – 225np – Purchased by randomuser468
12:05 – Item – 300np – Purchased by randomuser4679
12:05 – Item – 300np – Purchased by randomuser33
12:05 – Item – 300np – Purchased by randomuser927
12:05 – Item – 300np – Purchased by randomuser358
12:05 – Item – 300np – Purchased by randomuser276
12:06 – Item – 375np – Purchased by randomuser8264
12:06 – Item – 375np – Purchased by randomuser66
12:06 – Item – 375np – Purchased by randomuser282
12:06 – Item – 375np – Purchased by randomuser433
12:06 – Item – 375np – Purchased by randomuser2871
12:07 – Item – 450np – Purchased by randomuser901
12:07 – Item – 450np – Purchased by randomuser9482
12:07 – Item – 450np – Purchased by randomuser5571
12:07 – Item – 450np – Purchased by randomuser3841
12:07 – Item – 450np – Purchased by randomuser664
12:08 – Item – 500np – Purchased by randomuser518
12:08 – Item – 500np – Purchased by randomuser624
12:08 – Item – 500np – Purchased by randomuser117
12:08 – Item – 500np – Purchased by randomuser638
12:09 – Item – 600np – Purchased by randomuser520
12:09 – Item – 600np – Purchased by randomuser699
12:09 – Item – 600np – Purchased by randomuser2264
12:09 – Item – 600np – Purchased by randomuser2166
12:10 – Item – 800np – Purchased by randomuser488
12:10 – Item – 800np – Purchased by randomuser19
12:10 – Item – 800np – Purchased by randomuser61
12:10 – Item – 800np – Purchased by randomuser826
12:10 – Item – 800np – Purchased by randomuser715
12:10 – Item – 800np – Purchased by randomuser8438
12:11 – Item – 1000np – Purchased by randomuser937
12:11 – Item – 1000np – Purchased by randomuser497

12:11 – Item – 1000np – Purchased by randomuser321
12:11 – Item – 1000np – Purchased by randomuser64
12:11 – Item – 1500np – Purchased by randomuser776
12:11 – Item – 1500np – Purchased by randomuser6582
12:12 – Item – 5000np – Purchased by randomuser20
12:12 – Item – 5000np – Purchased by randomuser454
12:12 – Item – 5000np – Purchased by randomuser385
12:12 – Item – 5000np – Purchased by randomuser299
12:13 – Item – 5500np – Purchased by randomuser947
12:13 – Item – 5500np – Purchased by randomuser856
12:13 – Item – 5500np – Purchased by randomuser3738
12:13 – Item – 6000np – Purchased by randomuser660
12:14 – Item – 6675np – Purchased by randomuser4895
12:14 – Item – 7000np – Purchased by randomuser73
12:14 – Item – 7500np – Purchased by randomuser558
12:14 – Item – 7900np – Purchased by randomuser3378
12:14 – Item – 8000np – Purchased by randomuser412
12:15 – Item – 8845np – Purchased by randomuser8654
12:15 – Item – 9000np – Purchased by randomuser31
12:15 – Item – 9999np – Purchased by randomuser258
12:15 – Item – 10000np – Purchased by randomuser693
12:15 – Item – 10000np – Purchased by randomuser438
12:16 – Item – 10100np – Purchased by randomuser4682
12:16 – Item – 10200np – Purchased by randomuser554
12:16 – Item – 10500np – Purchased by randomuser387
12:16 – Item – 15000np – Purchased by randomuser4677
12:16 – Item – 15000np – Purchased by randomuser1146
12:17 – Item – 15900np – Purchased by randomuser52
12:17 – Item – 16000np – Purchased by randomuser468
12:17 – Item – 16800np – Purchased by randomuser334
12:17 – Item – 17100np – Purchased by randomuser382
12:17 – Item – 18650np – Purchased by randomuser2574
12:18 – Item – 20000np – Purchased by randomuser56
12:18 – Item – 25000np – Purchased by randomuser62
12:18 – Item – 25800np – Purchased by randomuser589
12:18 – Item – 29000np – Purchased by randomuser3484
12:19 – Item – 30000np – Purchased by randomuser211
12:19 – Item – 35000np – Purchased by randomuser289
12:19 – Item – 35700np – Purchased by randomuser3687
12:19 – Item – 35900np – Purchased by randomuser414
12:20 – Item – 38000np – Purchased by randomuser2285
12:20 – Item – 40000np – Purchased by randomuser144
12:20 – Item – 45000np – Purchased by randomuser38
12:20 – Item – 45200np – Purchased by randomuser768
12:20 – Item – 46400np – Purchased by randomuser435
12:20 – Item – 48900np – Purchased by randomuser778
12:21 – Item – 50500np – Purchased by randomuser822

Ect.

//This is how an item can go from 100 to 1000 in 10 minutes, and from there, 1000 to 50,000 in the next 10 minutes. While you complain on the neoboards, it will go from 50,000 to UB in the next 10 minutes. So by 12:30am, you have an item that goes from buyable, to UB. It’s simple supply and demand.  Also keep in mind that these items were already in shops at the time that the quest started. They were not likely added to shops in the first 30 minutes. Majority of the people buying the items during that time are trying to complete the quest in the insane lag.

//It’s true that there may be some that will buy multiples of the items to resell, but they are not the force driving the item price up. They just get lucky with a quick money making scheme. Even if you are a snipper, you’d have to catch the cheap ones in the first 30 minutes or so, just like all the other thousands of people that are doing so at the same time. It is a rather laggy madhouse to do it. So they are in the same boat as everyone else at that point. After that, the price is up high enough that they won’t be making as much of a profit even if they were buying.

//In conclusion, the items were intended to go up in value. That is why TNT has been pushing vast economic changes.  It’s interesting to see them stir up item values like this.  Although, if they are trying to make the drastic changes in the economy, they need to flush out how many neopoints are in circulation.

There  has been way too many neopoints floating around in neopia for many years. This is the main reason why common items become 1np fodder, while rarer items become hugely inflated beyond intended worth.  People are able to put up an item worth an insane amount of np, because there is literally an insane amount of np that people own. The value of a neopoint has dropped in general. The only way to fix that is to flush out a large amount of np like they are doing to the worthless items in the charity.

But who really wants to throw away their np into a void?….

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