My new strategy for keeping your enemy closer is to kill them with kindness. There is a certain glyph seller who is probably not going away from a while. Many came and went, but this particular one has stayed. This person does things right for the most part when it comes to glyphs. They dont flood the market and leave them up for 48 hours, tanking the price.
When they first came onto the scene, they sent me an email just to say hello. I responded by telling them that there is plenty of room in the market and to enjoy the profits.
Since then, we have had peaceful correspondance from time to time. I also sent some advice about how to price glyphs. This person would use their heart to set a price rather than their brain sometimes. I would put it at 16 gold. They would undercut to 8 gold because they thought that is what it sells for. I educated them in the law of the market......things go for what you sell them for. If there are no other auctions of the same kind up, you can set the price. You control that. Not some abstract opinion of what someone would probably be HAPPY to pay.
They responded back that they would do that. I have seen much improvement already. This business arrangement helps both of us. We are going to undercut each other obviously, but there is a respect to not go to buck wild.
I keep an enemy close, and it helps my profit. And they think I am just helping a fellow scribe out. A win in my book.