Friday, October 28, 2011

My Sales for the week

I've been lucky enough to find a bit more time for the game this week, which has been refreshing.  Who knew running dungeons could be fun?  Anyway, here is my My Sales report for the past 7 days.

Nothing fancy.  Other than the Cinderbloom.  Was buying it for 15-20 gold a stack for inks, but when prices shot up I couldn't resist.  Enchanting mats have been selling quite well, though I'm keeping some set aside for scrolls once 4.3 goes live.  Cut gems, a few glyphs, same old stuff.

More to come.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Guardian Cub problem

No, this post isn't moralizing about the ethic implications about "buying" wow gold.  Blizzard is adding it to the game, so we might as well deal with it's existence.  This post is about the value in wow gold of the Guardian Cub.

Let's take a look at Disgusting Oozeling for example.  The Undermine Journal says the value is between 7-8k on my server.  Which for a fairly rare drop is almost cheap.  Speculation has the Guardian Cub going for about 10k.  But why?  People point to the price of gold on the black market of about $10 for 1000 gold.  Well, that makes sense.  But is the item itself going to be worth 10k gold?

The rarity of the item is going to be close to nil, since anyone at all with $10 can have one.  Unlimited supply is going to kill the value of this pet.  Prices should be high initially for collectors, etc.  The cost should do nothing but come down a few days/weeks later once the newness has worn off, and people looking to trade their real world dollars into Warcraft gold will have to lower expectations.

That being said, if I see one on the AH on day one for a few thousand gold, I'll grab it and try to mark it up quite a bit.  If it doesn't sell, at least my collector can use it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's been a little slow around here

Updates are hard to do when there's almost no news on the gold front.  Once patch 4.3 hits the PTR, this will change. With patch 4.3 scheduled to be released within 3 months or so, the PTR is bound to be up soon(ish).

Until then, it's all gems and glyphs and the same old same old.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

This week in MySales

I haven't done one of these for a while, so I thought it was about time to get back in the swing of things.

There are quite a few gems on the list, thanks to new 4.2 gear.  Glyph of Unleashed Lightning has been a steady seller around the 300g mark.  I'm trying to dump my Darkmoon Faire single cards now before the bottom completely falls out of them.  Honestly, I forgot I had any at all until I was looking through my paladins personal bank, which I rarely use for anything that I would sell.  Volatile Earth prices are starting to come back down  Demand is still there, just not like it was a few weeks ago.  I can see the price rising again, but time will tell.

Dust of Disappearance is a champ, what can I say?

I've got a feeling next weeks report is going to look a lot different.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gold Cap, nice to meet you

It's been a long journey for me, a little under a year or so, but the moment has finally arrived.

From last few months of Wrath, milling herbs like mad, preparing for the impending Glyphmas, to the first weeks of patch 4.2, I've made my first million gold.  I want to thank all the farmers bringing the ore and herbs to the auction house.  Without them, this wouldn't have been possible.

In other news, it's freakin hot.  I'm not leaving the house if I can help it, so I might get some serious gold making done.  My disenchanting is falling behind again, so I'll be working on that.  Celestial Essence prices are up, and so are Heavenly Shards.  It's time to capitalize.