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6-11-2007 @ 4:05PM
I don't play WoW (I noticed the title of this link from another blog), but I thought you'd like to know about my experience with this sort of thing.See, I was on the site Gaia Online for a number of years. I just played on and off, but early on I went to a small event at a local con, and won the door prize, which was a super-ultra rare limited item from 2003 (this happened in 2005). So, despite being a casual player I got involved in very high-end trading and deals, etc. Then, shortly before the Wii was out, I found out that people were selling their gaia gold and items. I compared the prices of various items on eBay, added up my accumulated inventory, and rounded up ever so slightly to get $1500. Yeah, $1500 from all that crap that didn't even have a functional purpose, just to make your character look good. I also noticed that people were actually willing to pay more for large lots than individual items (that is, more than if you combined the average selling price for the items in the lot). So, I took the rounded-up value, took a few screenshots of my inventory (minus the items I was wearing in case I did want to go on the site again later) and said "Buy it now or best offer" figuring I would reject a few offers for $50 (which I did) and see what people would actually give me.Much to my surprise, after a couple days, someone outright bought it. One person, one purchase for $1500.If you're wondering why I turned that into a huge, long-winded story instead of just saying I sold some gold for a lot of money, it's because I'm gloating about it. Which I do at every opportunity :)
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