I have no real proof, but I would guess this a sign of the changing times. All the new QoL features, and more importantly items moving from the Add-on store exclusivity to the COTO Vendors is another. Once bundles are on the COTO vendors, now that CF Vendors are broken out and not being sold at ABSURD RL Cash Prices, the ability to make RL Dollars is fading fast. Players are cashing in $$ while they can before the prices plummet too far. Also, as it was said, a few people start selling and then the prices drop and others panic... Again all guesses, but just consider, a Village Bundle currently selling for $574 RL dollars on the store, becomes available in the game for 574 Cotos. What can you get COTO and Gold Coins on the player market for? Its going to net out for much less then $574 bucks I'll tell you that. However, COTO's will then rise, cause they will leave the economy and things will balance out again. Its all in perception and when you want to fold, stay or bet. The current trend of things being less exclusive (or perception of), and thus de-valued, is making people fold.