A lot of people associate things that go along with Winter Veil to be "gold making" items. Now I won't say you cannot make gold with these items, that would simply be a lie. But the smart gold maker does not need to get involved with Winter Veil, and I'll tell you why.
Like the Netherweave Bag, Small Eggs are somewhat of a gold making legend during Winter Veil. This is mainly because it is accessible. Other items that are commonly used during Winter Veil can be found at this post by Marcus Ty, which I personally would advocate nothing in. So why are Small Eggs things of legends in WoW? Well every year there's a huge demand spike for these things around Winter Veil as they're used in 2 recipes for the season. I actually took a look at the TUJ Page for Small Eggs, and was not disappointed by the Quantity Available graph:
Of course we see major spikes occurring around this time of year, but that's not the point. The point is that you as a (hopefully) legitimate gold maker, have better things to be doing with your time than farming small eggs. Let's take a look at what Marcus says about his farming rate:
"I normally grind for 15-20mins and always come away with 3-4 stacks of eggs which sell for a great profit."
Okay, let's give farmers the benefit of the doubt here, let's assume you get that 4 stacks, and you get it in 15 minutes. Extrapolating to an hour, 16 stacks = 320 Small Eggs. This is of course being generous, but regardless let's crunch some numbers. At the current Mean which is 5g63s (which is higher of the Mean and Market Price right now), you will make 1,801 gold per hour. Ouch. Gem crafts are 1.5 seconds. If I could add 5 g (terribly low end, almost "not worth crafting") in value to some gems by transforming them from uncut to cut, I could make 200g per minute, taking only 9 minutes to make that 1,800g. YIKES! Hopefully you're making way more in your JC as well as other professions per craft too!
Where should I be capitalizing during the holiday?
You've got your crafting professions set up and mastered already, let the peons farm. Christmas is the season of students playing WoW during their high school and college breaks. While this increased playing may mean more competition, it also means more possible sales. Stick to your guns this holiday season, and don't follow the sheeple! Can you make gold doing these things? Yes. You can also make gold farming Ragefire Chasm for Linen Cloth, but are you going to do it? I hope you all enjoy the holidays responsibly. By not farming/fliping these low profit items.
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