I tried to make a trade for Alien Artifacts (selling), actually a lot of them. I tried to desperately undercut competition due to my alarming losses in cash (I am logging off real soon to prevent economic disaster).

My bids came in at a higher per cost than the leader. I had tried to place some at 100,000 an artifact and some at 200,000 an artifact. Since they are going for almost 700,000 each this was seen as a way to dramatically and drastically undercut competition and spur people to buy buy buy buy while I am having an 'economic blow out sale'. I need at least a billion cash to survive, the market seems bust, I cannot sell there and I know it is going to end my game.