There are a few items that seem to be in short supply in boundless - even at above market prices, it’s really hard to get requests filled.
Off the top of my head: bone, sap, metal ores, fossils, coal, of course oort.
To me, I would think that low supply high demand would drive prices upward. But even for items where I pay 20-50% above market, it seems like most sellers (request fillers) don’t notice. For example, market for iron ore is 4, I pay 5 (+25%). Market for bone is 2, I pay 3 (+50%). But still it is hard to fill those requests.
I noticed that @Turrican2006 had the same issue with fossils.
Are most request fillers loyalists? That is, do they go to the same basket no matter what? If so that’s kind of cool, but myself I check a few malls and coin converters before filling baskets typically - sometimes people I find on shop scanner are paying way more.
More curious than complaining.