This is for Day 12 of Nev's 20 Days of Goldmaking. Interested in reading other's views on the topics? Nev made a post with all the participants here. Check it out, there's some really great stuff!
What was your biggest 'oops' moment?
I've been having a really hard time coming up with my biggest 'oops' moment. I don't mean to say I never make mistakes or bad calls buying items to resell or investing in something, but it's hard pinning down the worst one.
Battered Hilt Mishap
I'll be the first to admit that the BMAH has been the downfall of many of my gold coins. As of this point I've spent at least 900k on BMAH items. I tried to flip 2 patterns in the beginning of MoP before people figured out where the BMAH was, bought both for 20k, sold one for 32k, the other for 9.5k so basically broke even. In my Weekly Review from 12/28 I came to the realization that I had accidentally purchased a Battered Hilt for 15k to try to sell on my Blood Elf. If you're as observant as I was you'll not have realized that I linked the Alliance version of the Hilt, purchased on my Horde character. /facepalm.
All's Well That Ends Well
On that post I also noted that I put in a ticket and I got a resounding "no" as far as getting a refund. Faid in her infinite wisdom suggested I ticket it again, and I did. The second GM issued me a refund and I was really excited. I may not have actually lost any gold from this but lesson learned, check faction before purchasing from the BMAH.
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