Mar 30th 2012 10:28PM Yes. Pretty much this.
For the flood of panda monks the best sellers will be agility & int enchants that work on heirloom weapons.
Glyphs too - they are all getting changed up again, so lots of opportunity there, and everyone needs them, not just the new characters.
Also, farming. Probably the only time it's the best tactic, but the first few weeks of a new expansion is pretty mad - metals, herbs, skins; all of it goes for crazy prices.
The trick is to go to higher level areas than everyone else is in to avoid the competition. This may not be so easy with the new flying restrictions, but I'm sure there will be a way;)
I made over 300k gold just from mining and engineering (http://www.wowhead.com/item=67494) in the first couple of days after Cata launched, and I guess inflation will only make that higher come Mists....
Oct 21st 2011 5:21PM They are (awful pun alert) panda-ing to the desires of some of the least vocal but most numerous of the player base, the fanatical pet collectors.
I've never been into that stuff (well, I have a selection of hunter pets, but they have uses in game), but loads of people I know are all about amassing vast collections of otherwise useless mini-pets, and now there's something to do with 'em!
This is a genius move.
Oct 15th 2011 6:13PM An awesome song, no doubt. Hell, I grew up with the Smiths, but it is a bit gloomy and introspective and well...Warlocky;)
Jul 14th 2011 6:47PM You are of course right.
The moment you go near /2 and mention a sensible price for something is about 5 seconds before the usual idiots start with the "lol, overpriced, ripofff" nonsense, but that has very little effect on the sensible people who will actually end up buying.
That said, as a seller, I don't normally hawk stuff on trade 'cause it's a lot of hassle, and frequently you get messed around by people who aren't really interested.
As a buyer though, trade is great. You're on-line anyway; AH scans are running, your AH alt is buying up cheap stuff...and there's someone who needs gold fast and is constantly barking whatever new BoE they have no need for at ever-decreasing prices. Might as well profit - time v. gold here is insanely good!
What *really* helps, when you find a regular person who sells on /2, is you being polite, fast to meet them, and friendly (even a bit of trade-y RP) - they will like you, remember you, and if you say that you might be interested in buying more of whatever it is they have to sell in the future can lead to some good deals.
Having good suppliers (especially ones in decent guilds who have a regular surplus of desirable loot to sell) will serve you well, and /trade is often the best way to find them initially.
Jul 1st 2011 6:31PM Didn't this column used to be about "phat loot"?
I fail to see how a helmet from the last tier is remotely...
Hah, only joking, - this has officially become the best thing on the site now, it's like an epic soap opera, and I am suitably cliff-hanged.
Keep it up;)
Jun 17th 2011 6:37PM Oranges? Really? Lemon I get, but orange & fish?
Still, it is all citrus, perhaps the 'jauntiness' of the placement makes all the difference;)
That said, those fish aren't actually, well, *real* fish, so who knows what works...oh, wait RPS do:
Seriously. I have made this. It works, and then some!
Jun 17th 2011 5:11PM "buyers are willing to pay a significant premium just to avoid buying your auctions"
Some are. I will probably just buy it all. Auctioneer can be set up to let you auto-buy with a shift-click, and I will hoover up the first few pages of cheap singles like that before buying the 20 stacks, and get the best of both worlds.
What is annoying, though you can't really blame the people abusing the bad interface, is the fact some people post pages of singles priced WAY above what the stacks cost, knowing full well that the default interface shows their stuff first.
A nice easy "sort by price per item" option would fix it all of course...
Jun 10th 2011 2:41PM I always though WoW (and Microsoft back in the day) was the 800Lb gorilla. Must have lost some weight;)
May 19th 2011 8:28PM Oh yes, those 4 stacks of dreamcloth I have accumulated are going to bring in mucho gold!
Jewelcrafters are some of my favourite customers, they always seem to have plenty of cash to burn;)
Better start dumping my final few BC 'Bag of Jewels' too, was nice while it lasted...
May 5th 2011 5:20PM Scarlet rubies are an amazing seller - I can shift the cut ones (+16 agi/str/int) for 50g+, and they almost always sell.
The reason for this is lvl 60+ pants - here's an example:
There's something similar for all classes from the early BC Hellfire dungeons with 3 gem slots. 3 wrath-level main stat gems in there (you can't use cata gems in gear less than iLvl 285) makes them extremely OP, up to and well into wrath content.
Add to that the fact there's no heirloom pants yet, and these are the choice of the well-funded levelling alt!
Technically the epics (+20 stats) would be better, but they are in very short supply, and no-one blows their alchemy cooldown making those any more.