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Simcountry is an Online Digital World where you are the President of a country.
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What is Simcountry?
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What is Simcountry?

New Market Process - Will go to suggestion after discussion. (White Giant)

Simcountry: Simcountry Bulletin Board  New Market Process - Will go to suggestion after discussion. (White Giant)

William Walker III (White Giant)

Friday, October 22, 2004 - 08:04 pm Click here to edit this post
So, this paying some hidden amount for a product doesn't make sense. It creates business by guesswork, which no businessman in their right mind would do - but we all don't have a choice.

When you agree on a price for a product, you don't pay that price, you pay that price modified by quality (somehow.)

This gaurantees a market for quality upgrades and the like, but let's face it - until and unless there's visible reason to buy higher quality products, no one is going to buy them. Rather than provide a benefit, they simply make it mandatory that you pay extra for quality.

What's worse, you don't get to chose what quality you buy, you just buy whatever it deems to be the 'best bargain.' Which may work for some people, but is a load of crap for most rational people.

Why not run the global market the way global commodities exchanges work? Why not let people set up their own commodity exchanges like the real world. Orders are listed by desired quality and price, offered lots are listed by quantity, quality, and unit price.

Then people can just go to the exchange and bid on currently available commodities with the usual delays in delivery after the deal has been closed.

(Then you can start offering futures markets too. Hee hee.)

To make a realistic simulation you need to start at the basics. Unfortunately Simcountry did some of the basics, then jumped the gun.

What do y'all think?

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