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I bought 100 bolts of jute at 69c a piece. Total price: 69s
I sell 100 bolts of jute for 80c a piece. Listing fee: 4s (5%) for a total of 76s. Expecting to receive 80s in my pickup bin.
Expected net gain: 7s
Actual money received after all bolts were sold: 72s (expected 80s)
Net gain: -1s
According to my numbers, the trading post takes a whopping 15% of our selling gains. That is way, way too much. 5% (Basically just the listing fee) is fair, imo. But 15 makes doing business on the trading post feel like highway robbery.
As far as I know, this is a recent thing. When the trading post was up a couple of days ago, I was able to flip items for awhile and I made a gold. Today when I tried I actually lost (a small amount of) money.