Listen, I would love to float my account purely on chronoscrolls just as much as the next guy...so the fact they are going for absurdly low prices is of no loss to me...
However...I don't think people understand exactly how much they are ripping themselves off selling these things anywhere from 1.5-3k gold when you could be selling them for much higher.
I only say this as a potential EME Chronoscroll buyer, but I would never pay 15 dollars for a 1.5-3k return. Ever. That's not even *close* to worth it. For me to pay 15 dollars for a chronoscroll they would need to sell for at least closer to 10k.
High DPS farmers can make 1k gold an hour or more pending drop qualities, and you are selling scrolls, 30 days game time, for only a few hours effort? Are you guys out of your heads?
They're flooding the market because they've just been released. Chances are the price will rise later this week.
The value of gold is not quite apparent to someone who has not reached max level. Once someone hits 60 and realizes how easily they can hit 1000 gold that realization will sink and prices will eventually rise. I would not be surprised if that's among the reasons they didn't release chornoscrolls right away - they had to see a critical number of the general populace hit higher levels.
It might be it's suboptimal at the moment, but as it was people were demanding the chronoscrolls with greater urgency, so this might be the soonest they could have released it without effing up the economy due to a high percentage of the populace who would be content with 1000 gold sale.
Right now the items are brand new, and on top of that, the way the trade broker is set up it urges (or at least influences) a person to list their item at or lower than the current lowest listing. People are competing to be at the lowest price to ensure that their item is the one that gets bought and not someone else's.
Person A lists an item at 100 gold. Person B goes to list the same item, sees that there is at least one other listed at 100 gold. So, because the point of listing the item is because they want it to sell, they list their item slightly lower at like 99 gold, because they want theirs to sell first. Because of this, the listed prices are going to continually drop, until they hit a point where people no longer feel comfortable with paying $15 to get that amount of gold out of the transaction.
On top of this, there is the supply and demand factor. Right now, everyone playing the game has at the very least 2 days left on their current subs, and the market is getting flooded with people buying these things hoping to get some gold out of it. I think if you give it some time, maybe a couple weeks or a month, the demand will be higher and the supply will be lower, and the prices will probably go up at least somewhat from what they are now.
And in the end, there is absolutely nothing you can do if there are other people willing to accept a lower amount of gold than you are. You can complain about it, but that's not going to get you anywhere. If you are not comfortable shelling out $15 for the amount of gold the market currently dictates for the item, don't do it.
The true problem with these asinine prices is that gold farmers were watching and waiting, and now that they see that apparently 15$ is worth 2k gold you will see 10k packages coming from them for much more reasonable rates than 2k for 15$..... I hardly play and I make 5k a week, like hell chonoscrolls are 2k.
I think its just a large glut of scrolls being available on the broker right now that is driving the price down. They just launched, so plenty of people will have bought them in the hopes of making some good gold on them, and many of those will be more than willing to throw them up on the broker for less than 3-5k. Over time, as those initial ones are bought up, the novelty wears off and people start to consider the wisdom of paying $15 to make only 3k or less, the price should go back up a little.