Hope you all are having a great and relaxing holiday! Today as always I'm going to bring you my latest gold making escapades in the past week, in hope of helping you, and/or letting me vent a bit (you'll see below).
Tailoring has been really good for me the past few weeks. I am still burning my daily CD, and selling both the crafted PvP sets and the Imperial Silk crafted (ilvl 476) gear. Both at an amazing profit. I actually can't keep the Imperial Silk crafted gear on the AH long enough to replenish it with my daily cooldown, which is nice! I'm tending to craft only the gloves now, as both gloves and robes sell for about the same on my server, and gloves take 2 less cooldowns. If I work up 6 cloths before I sell a pair of gloves though, I will make the robes. As for the PvP gear, for some simple calculations I figure each PvP piece takes about one stack of Windwool (ie. 4 bolts) on average. This means that for anywhere from 20-40g I can craft one piece of PvP gear. That means Selling it from 150-350g is well worth my time! I'm also crafting Netherweave Bags while AFK because the profit margins are strangely high on my server right now.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago when 5.1 dropped, I started planting Enigma Seeds. I'm now using them to make flasks with the rest of the herbs that come up, since my 90 is an alchemist. Just adds a little bit of value to my Lotus, but well worth it, as they both sell just as quickly for me. Also, I've been using a spreadsheet to calculate my minimum Living Steel method (since TUJ doesn't account for procs from transmuting). It's going well, but my profit margin is only about 100g on any given day, with procs taken into consideration. With 4 alchemists, this means 400g/day so I can't complain for what little work I do to get it.
Burned at the BMAH
So recently I saw a Battered Hilt on the Black Market Auction House. The starting bid was 15k and I know I can probably get anywhere from 25-30k on my server for such an item, and I figured if it didn't sell, I could use it myself, I've always wanted to do that quest line. I won the bid at 15k and got the item, only to see that I had purchased the Alliance only version on my Horde character. So I almost instantly opened up a ticket with a GM. I got my response within 48 hrs, and I was not very pleased with it. They said 2 things: 1) They would not change the item to the Horde version and 2) They would not refund me the gold I payed for the item. Bummer. So I'm out 15k, it's my own fault but I figured they'd at least swap it for the Horde version, but what can you do. Lesson learned, watch out for faction specific items on the BMAH.
That's about all for this week, it's been a lot of sales I figure because the college and high school kids have off this week through New Year's, and I've gotten a noticeable increase in sales, which is always welcome. I will try to do another post some time before 2013, but I'm not sure that I will have the time. In any case, I hope you all have a Happy New Year!
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