Hi people of the trade market, Over the past months we (the Moderation team) have noticed that in a lot of scamming cases, the issue was simply that the buyer/seller trusted the prices of a single self-proclaimed "price checker", without asking around more or doing some research for themselves. This causes us a lot of extra work and can be easily avoided, which is why we made this thread. Price checkers aren't staff, they are regular players, just like you. They can say anything they want, but that doesn't mean that it's true. For example, I could make an alt right now, claim I'm a price checker and tell you your Stratiformis is worth 1 le, or that your 14 sp Prism would go easily for more than 2 stacks. Of course this is a bit of an extreme example, but that is basically what happens. You can't blindly trust what one player says, even if it is a well-known player, or a rich player, or someone that seems trustworthy. And even if their intentions are good, their market knowledge might not be as good. So, an easy way to fix this would be to ask more than one person to price check your item. The best thing to do would be to have it price checked by about 5 people, and then compare the prices. For example, person A says your item is worth 10 le, but person B, C, D and E say it's 5 le. Then your item is most likely worth about 5 le. Another way to do this is to price check your items yourself. You can do this easily by using the search function. Simply click on advanced search, enter the name of the item you want to price check, and then select the trade market forum. Then click search. You'll see a bunch of threads where the item is mentioned. Simply look for the most recent threads with the item you're looking for that has similar ids to yours, and take a look what it sells for at that moment. Just like in the above method though, don't trust only one thread. Try to find as many as you can, but do keep the date in mind. If it's a really old thread prices might not be accurate anymore. Also, if you haven't already, please read this thread for more information about the rules of the trade market. I will leave this thread open for discussion. If you have any questions, feel free to post down below. Thank you for reading, we hope this will help you with getting better price checks, or with price checking your items yourself.