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I post my auctions from my level 85 mage, which I use as my current main. I do weekly heroics as well as Raid Finder and BH on my mage, and I find it convenient to post while I'm waiting for my super long DPS queues. Recently I've run into some problems with selling gear and items in WoW from this character.
Basically, recently I have become 'known' as a high end gold maker on my server. Mostly for my selling of Transmog gear as well as level 77 twink gear, and people have been noticing me in trade and otherwise.
A friend in my guild raids on his main in my servers best raiding guild. They were doing an alt pug of DS and I got an invite from him. As soon as I got in the group one of the members asked "Hey why don't you stop selling those 77 greens for so much?" I responded with "You stop buying 'em for that much, and I'll start selling em for less". Got a chuckle from a few other raid members and we moved on. It's nice to be recognized.
Tonight someone posted in trade "Obsidium and Elementium ore now on AH" I looked at the prices and they were at 200g a stack. I responded in /2 with "lol". He whispered me and asked me why, I said it was way overpriced and he said "yeah...aren't you the guy that sells all those cata greens, I bought those once, how do they sell?" And we ended up getting into a discussion about how I make a majority of my gold through JC. He had 490 JC/525 mining, and was farming, but not prospecting his ore. We chatted about what cuts he should get and what to do with the extra gems, and I really enjoyed helping him out. If everyone reacted in this way it'd be great.
Selling items that are in demand for prices higher than people are used to can get you some grief. Recently I've been called out multiple times in trade when I was was on, and I'm not one to back down from things like that. The negative press as well as my lack of PR skills is definitely taking it's toll, and I rarely whisper anyone trying to get into their BH every week without them noticing my name and asking questions, and at an extreme, one person wouldn't invite me to their BH because they didn't like how I ran my business. Like I said I don't mind helping people out, but when it effects things like that, it's no good.
To Bank Alt or Not to Bank Alt?
In lieu of all this, recently I have considered making a posting toon. Off the bat it will cut down on my profits because I won't be playing the toon nearly as much, and my expired auctions won't get reposted till maybe 3-4 hours later whereas now they'll be posted as soon as I get out of a dungeon (assuming I'm logged in). After considering the options my conclusion is this: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! I enjoy posting from my main way too much to give it up, and if someone won't let me be in their BH, so be it.
I'm curious, what kind of experiences has everyone else had with this predicament? Feel free to leave a comment below about your experiences or a link to a related article on your blog!