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2-15-2010 @ 2:08PM
What about ICC crafted items? I've had everything people give me 0 to 200g. I think 200g is a fair tip because it costs 2000g just to get the pattern. Also if you can afford 12k* in mats you can afford a 200g tip. *prices on my server
2-15-2010 @ 2:37PM
not at all. I'm sinking all my time into trying to get the gold for the primordial saronites. I am not rich. In fact I'm generally hovering between the 2k gold it costs to buy one, and 70ish gold I tend to end up having after I buy one. I'm not saying the pattern doesn't cost a ton, but expecting people to be bleeding gold just because they managed to put together 5 to 8 saronites together is ridiculous. If anything those select few that put the effort into accruing saronite are the poorest people you'll meet anywhere.
2-15-2010 @ 2:42PM
I've had a lot of the ICC items crafted for me recently. I have a priest, a mage and a pally all with the legs and feet. I also had the legs created for a Hunter and a Druid friend of mine for their up coming birthdays. Each time I've had one created I've tipped 500g per item.
2-15-2010 @ 2:58PM
I've had someone demand a 500g tip from me for crafting one of the boots. It's not a tip when you DEMAND it. If you want to call it a 500g fee, then fine. I'm perfectly okay with tipping more than I'd normally do when it comes to the current-tier crafting stuff. I tend to build in another 300-500g into the cost of making the thing in the first place. For smaller stuff, I'll tip between 10 and 20g. If it's a common enchant or a cut, and I have the mats and I had to go to you (Dalaran is especially bad for my shitty computer on this shitty network at peak time) you'll get the lower end of the scale. If you're an incredibly nice person, you might get more (one time I advertised for a cut, got a reply saying that he didn't have it yet, but he would once he finishes a JC daily. Since nobody else was responding, I waited for him and while I did, we started chatting and laughing and shit, so he got 50g as a tip.)
2-15-2010 @ 3:01PM
A buddy of mine is a Leather Worker and is actually asking for 1 primordial saronite when crafting ICC stuff. Helps him get trunover on more patterens.
2-15-2010 @ 3:08PM
I think asking for a Primordial Saronite is too much, personally. Most crafters (myself included) are going to pick up the patterns that suit them first. A Holy Pally BS is gonna pick up the spellpower pants and boots, etc. So it's not strictly a business thing....the crafters themselves are going to get a lot of use out of them.
2-15-2010 @ 4:04PM
I tipped one blacksmith 250 gold for bracers, on top of about 500 gold for materials and cooldown payments. Considering what I would have paid for a finished product on the auction house — 3,500 gold or more — I walked away with a bargain. For more typical transactions such as gem-cutting, I tip 15 gold per item. Don't devalue rare services by being a cheapskate.
2-15-2010 @ 7:10PM
@nekorion:No I think thats not fair. If you're able get the 5/8 saronite you should be able to get a tip as well.I had the boots crafted for my priest, payed 4k for saronite and bought the other three with badges and also tipped 300g.Imagine if nobody would buy those patterns.Another point are trade spammers like: "lf chanter plx pst!". I have some alts that have different professions but I'm barely willing to waste my time posting my trade only to hear "nah you can't X". If you know what you want, post it!
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