I would have thought this would have come up before but can't find a thread.
I wasn't paying attention recently at a guild trader and bought a couple of too-good-to-be-true bargains - some purple rings. Of course when something seems to good to be true.... once I got them in my inventory I realised they were lower level.
After the initially cursing, I thought, no problem, I'll just use my crafter toon and at least recover a zircon grain or two, but no. When I went to the crafting station they won't show up to be deconned. This can't be intentional? a bug?
Once an item is bound, either on pickup or on equip, you can't sell it, but I've never (knowingly anyway) had an item I couldn't decon?
I have "include banked items" ticked always but FWIW I tried with items in char inventory and in bank and "banked items" ticked and unticked but it made no difference. I equipped them and unequipped in case that made a diff, but all combos of these details had the same effect. So now I have purple rings (given - lower level) that I can't sell in guild store and can't decon?! I haven't tried but I can't possibly sell to a merchant (for about 5 gold!) but surely the game can't be designed this way....
Any light shed greatly appreciated