hello everyone. i am encountering a tiny problem, being a newbie artisan, and i need some help and insight from those who think they understand the market-world of l2. a few days after the server-launch i was able to craft ssc and bssc. obviously bssc was not an option as one can find them very cheap at the grocery store. so i sat down and sold ssc for, let's say, three nights. at first sales were going pretty well, at a price of 20a and 19a i was giving away ss by the pound. suddenly, though, people completely stopped buying them. in a matter of hours. during the first day and up to the afternoon of the second i was doing quite alright but after that people stopped buying. i would sell maybe 1k ssc every two hours or so. i'm positive my prices were great as i always offered 1 to 2 adena lower than every other dwarf around. nevertheless i decided to move on to bssb. i said to myself that the largest amount of players just went b-grade and that's why ssc just wouldn't do it anymore. so i started selling bssb. sales, again, were going really great. with prices around 320a i was a very competitive offer and at the same time i was making enough profit to be happy, but, alas, this situation didn't last longer than two days either. thing is that even now, after, almost, a week, there are still tons of people on b-grade but even prices like 300a won't attract them. selling ssb is out of the conversation, with some crazy guys out there offering them at <50 adena... (question: how are those guys making any profit at all? it costs me 49 adena to craft an ssb and i have seen people selling them at 48. am i missing something??). so the big questions are : - am i not selling well because most of the people have moved up to a grade weapons or is it something else? - how can some people offer ss at so low prices? - how can i be sure that i will be able to sell my ss/bss/crystals and get my money back (even better if with some profit) if i decide to crystallize a tallum armor? - having seen the prices of ssa(around 90a) and bssa(around 370a) i'm not sure i will be able to offer such prices and have profit from it. is there a super-easy / super-well-known way of obtaining cheaper-than-normal crystals?? - should i move up to a ss/bss or sticking with b is still a viable option and i'm just not doing things right atm? i've tried selling everywhere. from giran and heine to aden, rune and schuttgart to no avail. any helpful tips are greatly appreciated. thank you in advance guys.