Ducats, that coin Baro Ki’Teer appreciates so much.
Ducat is the currency that we need to buy Baro’s genuine goods, and we can get that currency selling prime parts at the special terminals we will find in the Relays main hall where Baro will be every time he comes. There are actually five different prices on ducats depending on the prime part we sell: 15, 25, 45, 65 and 100 Ducats.
You will find specific information about prices on Ducats of any Prime part in the table I have prepared. These prices can change in time, this does not happen so often but will do, trust me. But do not worry Tenno, I always try to keep my data up to date.
Taking advantage of this topic, let me now talk about what Tenno tends to name “prime junk”. You will see, if you have not seen it yet, that many Tenno are offering or demanding “prime junk” on batches of five. Actually most Tenno will agree that this means that buyer can not choose which prime parts accepts or refuses, the buyer has to accept whatever the seller puts in the trade, but 5 prime parts are mandatory.
There is some confusion around this, right now Tenno use this sentences when buying or selling Prime Junk: “WTB or WTS prime junk 5x10p”; “WTB or WTS prime junk 5 = 10p”. Or any other variation of this sentences.
I will try to show the different points of view in a prime junk trade and talk about what should or should not do in these situations:
e.g.: If I am buying, I will do it for 10 plats (for example), and I will accept 5 random prime parts for that price, I can not say “I don’t want that part, change it” or “put something different, you already sold me four Lex Prime Blueprints”. I can always say “sorry, but I don’t want to buy more”.
e.g.: If I am selling, I will set a price, whatever is fine for me, but I must sell prime parts in batches of five, if you do not have those five prime parts, you are wasting everyone’s time. Besides, changing the price while trading in the Dojo is a bad idea, that will upset buyers, and can be understood as you are trying to scam other Tenno.
Why Tenno would buy prime junk? Ducats, they usually buy it when the merchant Ki’Teer is approaching the Relay. So, I wonder, if Tenno wants prime junks for Ducats, and we have seen in the list above that there are five different prices from 15 to 100 Ducats per part, why do not we split prices per prime junk based on its ducat value?
I mean, If I want to buy five parts of 15 Ducats value, that means I will be paying for 75 Ducats, which would be the price for that? Will be 10p? What if I want to buy 25 ducats parts (125D), which should be the price? Will be 10p too? So briefly, I will show you these different situations:
|Ducats per part||Price in Platinum||Total Ducats of a batch of 5|
|Random||Around 10 platinum||Random|
Now that you can see it, would you be interested on buying specific Ducats amounts? If so, how much would you pay for the different tiers? Think that we are paying around 2 plats each prime part right now. Also, this could change how we currently buy ducats, what do you think about it?