So let's have some FFXI grumbling!
I logged on this morning to check if my Lu Shang rod had sold. (Non-players: That's the rod I had to catch 10,000 fish to earn.) Since I knew work was going to suck, I thought maybe I could get some good news. And I did! The rod sold for less than I hoped for, but more than I listed it. (The history was 4 - 4.2 million. Because I wanted to be darned sure it sold the first time listed (78K listing fee!) I listed mine for 3.5-something. It sold for 3... um. 3.7 or 3.8 million, I forget which.) I was hoping it would sell for an even 4 mil, but the price I got was good enough.
In my few minutes before work I caught an airship to Jeuno. I was going to get my Sniper's +1 ring this morning, by hook or by crook! Once we landed, I ran to the AH. Heck, I didn't even run, I hit my flee macro and raced there! And woo! There wasn't just one Sniper's +1 for sale, there were 2!
So I checked the price history. A steady 4.8 million. Buh? Wasn't it 4.2 when I was checking this a couple days ago? I was probably mis-remembering, I supposed. 4.8 was sort of more than I wanted to spend on something I don't really need, but I had sold my rod and so now I had the money for it, so I started bidding. The few non-4.8M prices were 4.7 or 4.6, so I started bidding low. Failed, failed, failed. Finally I hit 4.8M and bid that.
I grumbled. I didn't want to go higher and help raise the price further. (In theory I might want a second one in the future, so if I helped raise the price now I'd just be screwing myself over later.) Eventually I bid 4.9M. 100K over the usual price! ...failed. There was no way in hell I was going to bid 5M for it. I tried 4,911,111 and still failed to get it. GRRR! I made myself log out to keep from bidding higher.
DAMMIT. Why the hell do people do this? If there had been only one ring up, I would have thought it was a too expansive listing and everyone was passing on it... but there were two rings up! Dammit, dammit, dammit. I am NOT paying 5 million for a fucking +1! Two more acc really isn't worth it for even 4 million, but fucking 5 million? God damn it.
I'm not sorry I sold my rod (well, other than that Aurian can't use it any longer), but I'm pissed off to hell and back that someone could list a product for 200,000 over the damned price history. Five fucking million gil. Well fuck you, seller. I hope to hell that your rings don't sell. You must have paid about 100K to list the damned things. I hope they get returned to you. Hell, I hope you die. Choke on your fucking gil.
And idiot co-worker still isn't here, either. Fucking hate people so much.
Edit: It's now 9:20, two hours after I arrived at work, and idiot co worker is still not here. Suppose he's not showing up today. Maybe he'll "work from home", which is quite a trick as we do phone support.
Fucking assholes, all of them.