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8-26-2010 @ 2:33AM
I don't know what it is, but I'm horrid at making money on the AH. I have a Grand Master of every profession bar Leatherworking & Enchanting (they're only Master), but no matter what market I try and get into, I never get anywhere.Tried the Glyph market, checked what was selling on The Undermine and made four or so of half a dozen kinds of glyphs (decided to start small). I was selling around one glyph every three days, then it just stopped and I couldn't move anything. I tried halving the market price (selling for 20g rather than 40), didn't budge (even when I was the cheapest seller).Tried selling cut gems, and this worked for a few days before the cuts that I could make that were profitable plummeted from 130g to 80g (same as uncut).Eternal Belt Buckles? Sold a few, then suddenly and undercutting war starts and they're selling for 20g and pretty much mats price. This seems a common cycle for them.Runescrolls of Fort? Managed to sell three stacks, and it took a week and a half to move them at a profit. Titanium plating/spikes? Never seem to go above mats price (at least not when I'm looking). Investigated the Epic arrows market. After a fortnight of watching I found that on a good day like Wednesday or Saturday they'll make around a 1g/stack profit, and some days sell for less than mats price.Tried the 'sell cooking patterns' route that a friend used to get enough gold in a few weeks for her Grand Mammoth. One day in all prices crash (50g to 50s kind of crash) as four others leap into the market.Verdict seems to be that I suck at the WoW Market =)
8-26-2010 @ 3:28AM
This happened to me as well im now stuck in a rut making 600g'ish from the AH each month and it is NOT fun the ore market on my server dead nobody puts cobalt or saronite on anymore and when i move to that market nobody buys, ever, its starting to be fruitless and frankly im pretty sick of it i'd like some sort of saving grace but theres nothing to fall back on that i can sell without stepping all of someone elses market and getting wiped off it instantly by an automaton.
8-26-2010 @ 10:17AM
I set myself a goal to make 100k out of 1k and in two months reached it. I didn’t buy any books and didn’t know much about the ah to start with. I have a lot of people telling me the same things you guys are saying and I have one piece of advice. Work in a market you know. My first toon was a BS warrior so I knew how much plate gear was worth. I started selling ICC gear using the Sparkys Workshop addon to tell me when items were a waste of time but more importantly I knew what pieces of gear I would want. From there I started paying more attention to ore prices vs smelted and then Alchemy but it all started from that one point. It sounds like you’re trying to go all over the market to find a nitch when I think you would be better served to learn one small part of the market and branch out from there. Start with a few items, list them on the ah at the price you want to get plus the ah cut, then set a fallback price and be willing to go to it in trade. People will start to know you and you’ll see more and more chances to buy from mat sellers. If the ore market on your server sucks go right to the farmers. Plant yourself out there in peak time and offer to buy from them for total value. They save time and you get the product.
8-26-2010 @ 2:36PM
I'm up to about 150K gold selling glyphs, you just need to properly set up Quick Auctions 3 and Auctioneer, plus be on a server that supports a good glyph market!
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