let me revise my question.
so I know the tooptip only appears when there is an empty slot on the COT.
so it means the number displayed is placement chance, and not compete chance?
AFAIK, or so does Wiki says, that BOTH chances play a roll in success. So, which one is it that is normally displayed on full COT? is it compete chance, placementchanace, or average?
Moreover, Competing merchant is chosen randomly, so you can't tell your compete chance because it depends on who you compete with.
So confusing... clearification please?