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3-13-2009 @ 6:37PM
Anyone else having a difficult time making money off LW/Skinning?I find that all the leg armors actually sell for less than the value of the mats on my server's AH. The Frozen Orb requirement briefly bumped up prices, but now they've hit bottom again.Likewise, stacks of Heavy Borean sell for less gold than Heavy Knothide sold in TBC. I attribute that to the lack of drums or other skinning-based raid consumables in WotLK, but it hurts, especially now that most other profession products have doubled or tripled in price.Maybe we'll sell more of that stuff once Ulduar comes out, but unfortunately I don't see any reason the price will go up. Prices may even go down, if LWs are flooding the AH with kits in anticipation of people's gear upgrades. Same thing happened in TBC when Blizzard made old arena gear purchasable with honor.And although it may not be directly related to the Ulduar patch, I've also been a bit dismayed that profession bags, quivers, BoE LW epics and other items don't sell.I don't want to give up LW because of the potential awesomeness of new crafted gear, but...it's been very hard to make money off the LW/Skinning combo this expansion. If anyone's been making money off those profs, I'd love to hear about it.
3-13-2009 @ 8:13PM
I gave up skinning for enchanting for that very reason, only to find that enchanting scrolls don't sell all that well, either. Almost half of the scrolls I make winds up getting sent to one of my alts or stuffed into the guild bank.
3-13-2009 @ 10:23PM
If you have lots of Borean Leather lying around, look at the 350 skill northrend greens. They are cheap to make and if you produce enough of them, you can make a mint on enchanting mats from them.
3-14-2009 @ 12:56PM
"I gave up skinning for enchanting for that very reason, only to find that enchanting scrolls don't sell all that well, either. "Enchanters have NEVER made money from selling enchants. That part of the profession is completely nonprofit, and with the cost of shards to buy recipes you'd be lucky if you didn't go into the red.The only valuable part is being able to disenchant for mats.
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