Making Gold on the AH

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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:40 am

Skye1013 wrote:But how many people are going to keep up that pace once they no longer need the faction rep or have other sources of VP?


The point is the BMAH is an outlier. Blizz is notoriously slow to act in changing prices and such, so I highly doubt that they'll make any changes soon. The desirable items will keep selling, and that's all they really care about, a slow bleed of some of the "old gold".

On another note more related to real cost impact to players, I've noticed that the prices of herbs are going up, almost by 100% over the past few weeks. From the post launch herbing rush where they were down to 2G or so each, I had to buy Silkweed last night at 7G and GTL at 4G. The demand for raiding pots and the lack of herbers after they leveled are contributing (and perhaps some herbing bots banned?) Meanwhile, Golden Lotus prices are slowly falling, as people sell off their excess SoH through GL. I find it amusing that even as a Ins/tailor it's still easier to just sell the GL due to competition and laziness, lol.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:54 am

DMF is open as well, so maybe more people buying herbs to make decks?
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:57 am

Skye1013 wrote:DMF is open as well, so maybe more people buying herbs to make decks?


Good point, that could be an added push, but Silkweed is the worst since it's needed for all the int pots. I'm not seeing the "20 stacks of 20" in Auctionator, but the scribes might be sucking them up.

Goblin senses tingling.. if the market swings back, might suck up low herbs after DMF and sit on them, if that is indeed what is happening.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby sahiel » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:56 pm

Much as I enjoyed farming DM cards and churning out decks previously in Cata I actually found that at least on Medivh, the cheapest method seems to be simply buying the cards across both factions. I can often find them for 1k a card in the weeks between the DM faires, takes 2-3 weeks to build a deck but not like I can turn it in immediately anyways. Turning in the decks and then listing them for 25k once the DM shows up has worked every single time thus far, all the decks have sold within a day, I suspect Tiger deck will continue to sell well for the foreseeable future (much like Greatness did) however the rest, not so much.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Fetzie » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:28 pm

Just saw this on my server:

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The prices have plummeted in the last week, if it continues like this the jc mounts will be selling for under material cost. The black one is listed for 84999g.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:10 pm

Fetzie wrote:Just saw this on my server:

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The prices have plummeted in the last week, if it continues like this the jc mounts will be selling for under material cost. The black one is listed for 84999g.


Hmm... need to check on my server. It's full of crafters willing to work for free.... >.>
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Winkle » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:18 am

My guildmate has already purchased a panther for 19k, i.e. at a loss to the crafter, incredible.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:38 am

I think they may have nerfed the BMAH, there hasn't be raid gear or PVP gear there in almost a week, also last night I saw a Bombay cat listed with a starting bid of 1G, so clearly they've changed something.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Teranoid » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Maybe they're finally realizing putting up stupid vendor and Argent Tourney pets for batshit insane prices is a waste of time.

I'd actually like to see some internal numbers on the amount of people actually buying half this crap that's thrown up there.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:01 pm

We had heroic raid gear three days in a row, before today. (Today it's plans, a pet, Raven Lord, and T3 Paladin boots.)
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Xfighter » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:55 pm

We have a 509 neck in currently, hadnt seen any other gear for the previous few days. Seems like that chances of it going up have gone down a smidge from release.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby jere » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:17 pm

We had the bombay cat a month ago and it was very low price when I saw it. We've got a 509 cloak right now.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:47 am

Can't you get bombay cats from the cat lady near Stormwind? Or did she get removed with the new pet system?
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:48 am

Yeah, we've got a 509 plate chestpiece up now. Does seem like the "drop rate" was reduced, but might be RNG.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby jere » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:52 am

I'm guessing RNG. There aren't a huge amount of data points yet to really say.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Jeremoot » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:43 am

Tirisfal Batling just went up on mine for 10k. :(
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Teranoid » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:45 am

Yeah I just got sniped on a Hippogryph Hatchling while I was at work.. come back and see.. a Phoenix Hatchling. For 10k. Nothing else.

This is beyond retarded.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 am

Yesterday we had a cat carrier. That was it.

Today it's a another cat carrier, and some 483 cloth bracers. What happened to the 4 items at a time that they had up a few weeks ago?

And 10k for pets? Most are going for under 1k on our AH, with the top ones maybe at 6k or so (doubt those are actually selling).
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:43 am

4 items on ours atm. PvP/T3/pet/mount. Random is random.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:16 pm

BAH! This little of the "Random" is bullshit when there are hundereds wanting to use the BMAH. When will we see dozens of items up on that damn thing. So boring and lack luster.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Jabari » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:52 am

I use to farm Embersilk with a Potion of Treasure Finding in Deepholm just north of Stonehearth - would get about 130 Bolts of cloth during the potion's hour (plus the Volatiles and ore and greens to DE and everything else from the chests).

Is there a similar spot(s) for Windwool farming with a Potion of Luck?
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:46 am

So...not much going on with my Goblin family this Xpac huh? Well I have some great news friends! I just saved a bunch of money with GEICO! haha BAM!

I kid I kid...

Well I have made 200k off of the Goblin Rocket. Super slow gowing about it though as I only farm MoH from my farm, but I net 30k on each one. Takes me less than a week to sell it. I am so happy to make gold off dat shiat now!

Not making much gold from BS as there is a huge supply side market for all crafted items this Xpac and not much demand side. LOTS of LFRs make that kind of a bust as only the hardcore buy great crafted epics to jump into normal modes.

With that said, however, JC prices are still at nigh on vendor prices (after the AH tax) so not making gold off of raw or cut gems. I am still selling the rings and necks (ilvl 450) but that is only at 50-100% margins and no valume to speak of. So its a meager living off my JC. I could make nice gold off the mounts (so not enough time to do the damn dailies on yet another toon AND run LFR's on all of them...not to mention work the AH) so not to amped that I am choosing to NOT make gold with that. DOH!

Frankly...LW 415ilvl blues are going great! Well...better than I would have though that is to say. I am selling 12k worth a week and 1230g an item. haha even a wrist slot! I have had 3 peeps jump into the void that I filled, but that is the game we all play...yes?
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Gab » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:56 pm

Holyblaze wrote:So...not much going on with my Goblin family this Xpac huh?


Times are tough for AH goblins in MoP. At least for me anyway.

I've made just south of 300k since the expansion launched but a lot of that had to do with grabbing two battered hilts, one for 200 gold! and the other for 1500 gold and reselling for 25k each. Also bought a pair of Cloudkeeper Legplates for 1k that resold for around 15k. So around 20% of my profit this expansion has come from those 3 transactions...

I have been making high profits on BS 450 pvp gear for people trying to get the ilvl for heroics/LFR as well as the 415 jewelry for those fresh 85s to get into TJS and SB. Although both have been relatively low volume.

Metas have been extremely high profit for me as well, probably my biggest money maker this expansion as I predicted early. Also a relatively low volume, but the profit margin has been so high it doesn't really matter.

Enchants have done pretty well, lower profit margin but much higher volume than my other markets.

Bags have been excellent for me, buying up cheap Chaos orbs and volatiles whenever I see them for Illusionary bags and also shattering cheap abyssal crystal into dust for frostweave bags. All those Pandas/Monks need storage too.

I'm moving from a relatively low volume high profit economy on Azgalor to what looks like a higher volume lower profit economy on Bleeding Hollow. So all of this is probably going to change. It sure was a lot easier in Cata imo, especially for JCs.

Edit: Oh yeah I've also been making an absolute killing on 18 second Invis Pots for people running CMs. The mats are dirt cheap but usually don't show up in large quantities and the pattern is pretty rare from what I understand so I have been marking these up sky high.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:58 pm

Whats that you say?!?!?! Invis Pots? WTF! Have i know of this long ago and forgotten? I will have to check both my Alchy's!
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:09 am

So, it looks like I will be transferring servers again, and after checking the AHs, it doesn't look good. Seems my best chance to move gold will be to craft engineering mounts. I may also wind up trying more cross server pet selling and see how that goes.

Also not happy at all with legendary meta gems, as this likely means that JCers won't be able to sell nearly as many in 5.2. Only solace is that increased gear drop rates in 5.0 LFRs should mean more gem sales, but those prices are crap now anyway.
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