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is it legal to buy/sell an bought out item in grand exchange on alts to make it rise in GE price? Join the Merchant Community clan
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25-Nov-2018 16:11:20

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Kind of a grey area I'd say. If you do it alone on one account, it might be OK but I can't be sure so don't take my word for it, using more than one account could be sketchy since it gets around buy limits and could potentially be seen as price manipulation, its not real clear to me where the line is drawn by Jagex on the rule.

If you do it with a group of other players and tell each other what to pump and dump, that would definitely be price manipulation and bannable. I've seen entire clans banned for doing that, and there is a forum thread for reporting price manipulation, so its definitely against the rules to price manipulate.
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25-Nov-2018 16:30:24

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It's just as much a grey area as using alts to rig the raffle: you're using multiple accounts for your own personal gain through manipulation of systems in place, but you're paying Jagex money so they don't care.
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25-Nov-2018 16:38:20

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i would not lure anyone to buy the item. (alone)

i would just pump the price up in GE by selling and buying between alt accounts
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25-Nov-2018 16:43:06

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I'm sure thousands of people do that every day and nothing happens to their accounts, but then they aren't announcing their plans on the forums. As I said, I don't know where Jagex draws the line.

One account wouldn't be able to effect the price too much, but an army of alts could, so it could potentially be seen as price manipulation.

Hopefully a Jmod sees this and answers, but not likely today since its the weekend.
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25-Nov-2018 16:46:12

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This doesn't sound like something the JMods will condone. Remember, just because something isn't explicitly outlined in the rules doesn't mean it's permitted through omission. This sounds like deliberate market price manipulation. As
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mentioned, clans have been reprimanded for this behavior so I would say that it seems that a "clan" of your own alts would see the same fate.
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25-Nov-2018 17:14:36

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it would obviously be price manipulation, but it would not be fake price manipulation like posting a fake trade on the forums Join the Merchant Community clan
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25-Nov-2018 17:21:55

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In my opinion, posting a fake trade on the forums is less of a problem than directly manipulating the entire market with a fleet of alts. A forum post can be ignored. Everyone is forced to suffer with a falsely inflated market while a handful of people profit from the manipulation method you're discussing.
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25-Nov-2018 17:52:22

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Can a moderator please confirm if this is legal or not? Join the Merchant Community clan
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25-Nov-2018 18:34:47

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This doesn't sound like something the JMods will condone. Remember, just because something isn't explicitly outlined in the rules doesn't mean it's permitted through omission. This sounds like deliberate market price manipulation. As
Transcendent
mentioned, clans have been reprimanded for this behavior so I would say that it seems that a "clan" of your own alts would see the same fate.


do you think its bannable or would someone get a warning before something serious happened to their account(s)?
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25-Nov-2018 21:38:15

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