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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby sahiel » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 am

I'd never noticed that before!

Interesting, it highlights just how much I make off trade and on one to one big item deals rather than the AH. Total from AH is 3 mil in sales, I currently have 2 mil in gold plus more in goods, but overall I know the actual amount made is much closer to 5-6 mil.

Speaking of big ticket items, the JC panthers are still going good for me, regularly selling for 28-30k which is a decent 10k or so profit (though I did just blow 400k on a Spectral Tiger mount so :D)
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Ima have to check that out when I get home! Just BAMED! my 8th lvl 90 and running that many LFR's eats so much time up! hehe lvling my 9th now (DK) and I just twinked him all out! Muhahaha
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:22 pm

OH YEAH! Sold my Goblin Engie Rocket again. made a lame ass 10k on it though! Had to do some AH PvP (Must admit that I had me some fun again in it).

Selling the smelted Ghost Iron bars is still so stupid! Ive been making 400-700% margins on that shiat! haha LOVE IT! SO much so that I am almost sold out of the thousands and thousands of ore that I ganked few months back. I ran out of room on my bank toon and just stoped buying it all up. GAH! Should have know better.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:24 pm

OH YEAH! Forgot (guess I just wanted to forget) that I have LOST MY ASS on 4 trinkets that I ganked at 10k each as they are now down to 6k. I fliped them very ones last month for a few thousand each, but me thinks that maybe the new patch and all its goodies have inspired peeps to dump thier stock of them. bah!
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Rhiannon » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:32 pm

It's probably more the bop shoulder shuffle that has become popular - http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/125 ... Gold-trick
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:40 pm

Rhiannon wrote:It's probably more the bop shoulder shuffle that has become popular - http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/125 ... Gold-trick


Been checking my servers.. it would be either a loss or break even. Not enough herb bots.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:52 pm

So, decided to move my ele shammy jc/alch to my new server to support my hunter, and abandon my spriest. So I needed to move more stuff. I'm tired of trying to sell mounts and taking a loss on them, and looking at the AH, there's just nothing that's gonna make a profit, or even break even much, unless I spent months sniping deals.

So I decided to have some fun with my old server's AH one last time. Knowing that I was gonna take a loss no matter what I moved, I bought out:

every Living Steel
every Trillium bar
all Trillium ore under 25g each (there was a jump between the last I bought at 19, the next was at 25)
all Golden Lotus
all raw Primal Diamonds, raw Wild Jade, and raw Amethysts

Hopefully some enterprising goblin sees that someone just sucked up a huge amount of stuff, and takes the opportunity to jack around with the prices.

I figure that I can sit on the bars until the forge is opened up in 5.2 and there's a small increase in demand for new stuff. Or I can use it to make mounts or something. The Gl can be used as well, so worst case I consume it myself for pots and transmutes.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:47 pm

haha NICE!

No idea as to why...but the Ghost bars are flying off the shelf. Seems teh mining bots have left our server some time back. SO glad that I had the capital to buy up all of the last ore bot run. hehe WoOt!
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Teranoid » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:59 pm

I've made close to 60k gold in the past 2 days just selling pets.

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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:01 pm

Teranoid wrote:I've made close to 60k gold in the past 2 days just selling pets.

Cha. ching.


Gotta love it when a few new collectors get the bug.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Foolosophy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:07 am

Are there any 'easy' pets? Pets that sell well or are easy to acquire?
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Teranoid » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:36 am

Most of what I sold was rare/difficult to acquire or TCG pets that I collected back before pet battles were even announced to get the 250 pet achieve or whatever it was before.

I think right now aside from that trying to sell lvl 25 pets is probably the only other way to do it. I can't seem to sell the battle stones worth a damn though.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

Foolosophy wrote:Are there any 'easy' pets? Pets that sell well or are easy to acquire?


No.

The problem with the pets is that EVERYONE had them. And all those folks who don't give a rat's ass about the battles (coughwhomecough?) are selling off all of them, and also buying them and reselling as a means to move gold between servers.

The demand is also low now.

I see spikes in buying, which I assume are happening when some new collector gets into the battles and blows 100k or so on the pets.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:04 am

Ugh... think I'm done with the goblining.

Two factors, first, all the changes that Blizz has made that suppress alts, combined with the overall glut of crafters stuck around the same areas.

Second, on my new server, in my huge guild, I'm seeing the telltale signs in the AH of others like me that have moved large quantities of goods over to sell, combined with the fact that many others in the guild are rerolls so there aren't a huge number of buyers.

I sold enough of my stuff to get me back to the 500k mark, but I think I'm gonna take it easy from this point on. I'm still trying to sell one of the engineering mounts that I brought over at well below crafting cost, and the bugger still won't sell. Gonna just learn it if it doesn't sell in it's current posting.

After this, just gonna dabble in the mining>Alch>JC>Ench chain when I mine on my main while in queues and such. No real need to push higher than that 500k mark.

Annoyingly, that shoulder-enchant shuffle is keeping some other areas from being more profitable since it's kept a floor on herb prices. I wonder if Blizz is doing that intentionally.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:18 am

Yeah Hala, I SO feel you on this. I am moving a TON of ore and bars.

Im selling ALL my Elem ore as 5.2 will null ALL OTHER ORE save for Ghost for lvling. Sure you will need that shiat if you want to craft gearz for lvling toons and Tmog shiat, but you will NOT need them to lvl your prof. any more.

JC sucks ASS for me this xpac. I used to make some gold but now it is done.

Chanting is still not to bad for me. my mage is lvl 90 so workign on the rep now, but so many months behind that I am to late now.

LW blows for me still and that makes me sad. even the leathers dotn sell as there is just SO MUCH OF EVERY DAMN THING this expac!

BS is the worste for me. I can move ANY armor! Beltbuckles are fine for me, but the margins are just not worth me time to be frank.

Engie is my BEST this time around and and I forsee it being like that morese in 5.2
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:44 pm

Holyblaze wrote:..I am moving a TON of ore and bars. ...

Engie is my BEST this time around and and I forsee it being like that morese in 5.2


Yeah, the ore still moves, or if you process it into Trillium and/or Living Steel. That's the only thing that's moving for me.

I finally moved two other toons to my new server, and nuked everyone else on the old server. So I'm down to a miner/eng, JC/Alch, and chanter/scribe. I'm done with trying to maintain 4 alchemists, just not worth it now.

I'm also dumping all my pets at 50% of market to get rid of them. Tired of reposting 30 pets and maybe selling one or two.

And engineering? really? the mounts are listing for under cost on my new server, and still aren't selling. (Side note there, really dissapointed with the new Eng mount in 5.2, the model is terribly boring, unless they update it, so I can't see those selling as they are now).
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:21 pm

haha well saying its my best does not, in ayway, means its been AWESOME!

Ive sold 2 Gob Rockets and good prices. That is all ive sold of engie stuffs.

Raw cooking mats are still moving.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:40 pm

Holyblaze wrote:Raw cooking mats are still moving.


Once 5.2 hits I might be fishing more, but others will too, so that might effect prices.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Chunes » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:17 am

Glyphs still a viable market?

Was looking for some starter glyphs for an alt lock I rolled earlier this week after close to 2 years of being out of the game and most were going for 200+ on my server.

Might do a little researching on that and see if I can get plugged into an herb farmer once again if it looks promising.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Jabari » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:05 am

Chunes wrote:Glyphs still a viable market?

Was looking for some starter glyphs for an alt lock I rolled earlier this week after close to 2 years of being out of the game and most were going for 200+ on my server.

Might do a little researching on that and see if I can get plugged into an herb farmer once again if it looks promising.


Small sample size obv (i.e., one server), but on my server the glyph market works as follows:
- There are 2 or 3 people that post glyphs at 300-400G.
- Then there are a few people that post them at 20-30G. Or even less.

How many actually get sold at 300-400? No clue. I don't think it's a lot (as I tried the "1% undercut" on them before, and never sold a single thing). If I see those now, I'll post mine for about 100G, and they'll sell a little at that price.

Problem with the glyph market is that it's only 1 silver to post one, so AH PvP is an issue (if you can't be constantly watching them). Wish they'd increase that...

OTOH, I do have decent luck selling Fans. The Inscribed Fans (the blue) are really cheap to make and I'll sell those for about 900. Pretty good clip, too. The 476 epics sell fairly well too.

Shoulder enchants are iffy - the price has crashed fairly far, like 250-300 for one usually. Those DO sell for me at 600-700, but there are usually ones posted far lower.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:14 pm

I think the other problem for me is what Blizz has done with drops. My big gold expenditures used to be BoEs for my various toons at the start of an expac or new tier. It was a huge boost to buy the Firelands crossbow and polearm for my hunter in the first few weeks of that patch.

But now, we have LFR, and there are no more BoEs (or only minor items like belts). There are items on the BMAH, but the prices there are usually insane, even by my standards (90k for boots?...) And then the crafted epic gear generally sucks. So there's just not much to actually spend gold on.

Seems like the glory days are over...
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Chunes » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jabari wrote:
Chunes wrote:Glyphs still a viable market?

Was looking for some starter glyphs for an alt lock I rolled earlier this week after close to 2 years of being out of the game and most were going for 200+ on my server.

Might do a little researching on that and see if I can get plugged into an herb farmer once again if it looks promising.


Small sample size obv (i.e., one server), but on my server the glyph market works as follows:
- There are 2 or 3 people that post glyphs at 300-400G.
- Then there are a few people that post them at 20-30G. Or even less.

How many actually get sold at 300-400? No clue. I don't think it's a lot (as I tried the "1% undercut" on them before, and never sold a single thing). If I see those now, I'll post mine for about 100G, and they'll sell a little at that price.

Problem with the glyph market is that it's only 1 silver to post one, so AH PvP is an issue (if you can't be constantly watching them). Wish they'd increase that...

OTOH, I do have decent luck selling Fans. The Inscribed Fans (the blue) are really cheap to make and I'll sell those for about 900. Pretty good clip, too. The 476 epics sell fairly well too.

Shoulder enchants are iffy - the price has crashed fairly far, like 250-300 for one usually. Those DO sell for me at 600-700, but there are usually ones posted far lower.


Yeah you speak the truth.

I used to watch the AH like a hawk as I was embroiled in intense competition in the 18-40g/glyph price point.

It's moot if I don't have a steady influx of herbs at below AH prices since I'll literally never get the g/hour I'd like farming by hand or buying herbs from the AH in most cases.

I'll just have to see I guess.
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby halabar » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:47 am

Screw it, couldn't even sell the engineering mount at 59k, so I just learned it.

Back to mining>JC/Alch while sitting in queues....
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Holyblaze » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:44 pm

HAHA BAM! GO GO Hala! I always learn my first mount that I make.

Yeah...the Glyph market on my server is AH PvP all the WAY! Alos, that few that are posted high is a tactic used by Goblins. There are a few on my server and a plethera of smaller fish (I am small in this market) under them. To much time to pvp for a small share of that market for me. I dabble here and there and score big from time to time. Although...its a TON of reposting so my time versus the margins on a few glyphs? Meh. haha I sold a glyph for 400g last night though. muhahaha the others were 600g. LUCKED OUT!
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Re: Making Gold on the AH

Postby Chunes » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:45 am

Glyphs are definitely still viable on my server. Sat down with about 1k gold to invest in materials for 5-7 of the top glyphs from wowpopular.com. Crafted 1 of each glyph and started the undercut/cancel/repost cycle. 30g price floor with a 249.99.99 fallback price. Recouped the initial 1k investment in about 2 evenings of casual reposting.

So far I've invested a total of about 3k into mats and sold about 6k worth of glphs. I have (barring any late night sales I may have missed after I went to bed last night) 3 of each "popular" glyph and a few thousand g to play with. Not too shabby for some casual AH'ery.
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