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7-22-2010 @ 2:24AM
I do not want this to sound like I am questioning Basil's advice. The reason I read this column is because he knows more about making money than I do. However, to Varkul trying to save for an epic mount, I would like to share how I was able to get mine: Use the old saying that it takes money to make money. Start a toon with the opposite faction. Find products that are expensive for one faction, but cheap for the other. For example: the mongoose enchant on my server was selling for around 300g on the alliance ah, but 600-750 on the horde. I would buy them from the alliance AH, put it on the neutral AH for 1 copper, where a guildie would be ready and waiting to buy it and give it back to my Horde toon, and then I'd turn around and sell it on the Horde AH for an easy 300g profit. I never buy anything without checking out both Auction Houses.
7-22-2010 @ 5:52AM
Incidentally, Basil covered that a while ago:http://www.wow.com/2010/04/07/gold-capped-cross-faction-arbitrage/Unfortunately the markets are too even on my server for me to bother with this...
7-22-2010 @ 9:58AM
While this is a valid gold making option, just be really careful. Its 100% legal for people to snipe your auctions when doing cross faction trading like this.
7-22-2010 @ 10:14AM
I do this all the time, and was wondering if this violates the ToS at all. It seems like if Blizzard didn't care if this was done at all that you'd be able to buy it thru the neutral AH without having to someone else help out.
7-22-2010 @ 11:53AM
This does not break the ToS, and in the above linked post I wrote on it, I cover some techniques that you can use to limit your sniping losses. Just so long as you lose less than the neutral AH cut on average, you're in the money ;)
7-22-2010 @ 4:04PM
I've made well over 20k gold from cross faction market discrepancies. I've also had some ninjas (most ever was 2k worth of runed orbs), but I still come out ahead. One of those high risk high reward scenarios. But moving stuff during off peak hours helps reduce the risk.
7-22-2010 @ 8:24PM
thanks for the link to the previous article. I'm relatively new to this site, and must have missed that one. Sorry for stepping on your toes, Basil. :)
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