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    Auctioneer vendor option worth checking!

    Ever since I seen a post on JMTC about using the vendor option on Auctioneer to make money, I've been doing that. For those of you who don't know anything about how it works, its simply. You run Auctioneer's scan, when its done go to the search tab, click on the Vendor option on the left (Its in the listing of options) and hit search. It'll then bring up a list of items that you can buy/bid on, and sell them to a vendor for a profit. Its a no risk, low reward move.

    HOWEVER! Sometimes you luck out, and get good items. The other day I ran down the list and bought out some stuff to sell to a vendor. Imagine my surprise when I found that the stuff I bought, was two epic gems selling for 170G each, (I paid less then vendor price, which is what, 5G?) and 7-8 blue gems, selling for about 15G each. (I bought those for less then vendor price, which is 3G I believe.) So all in all I paid about 34G, and can make a potential of 445G. Not bad if you ask me.

    Just thought I would let people know, that not all the stuff in the vendor option is just junk. It really is worth checking out, even if you don't buy/bid on anything, you may one day find something really really cheap, that you can flip for a good profit.

    On an off topic note, Netherweave bag's are down to 11G on my server. I was hoping to sell them for 25+ gold each. /grief
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    I have used Auctioneer vendor 20-25 times or so the last months, and I'm yet to find anything that are profitable enough to move my fat finger to the "buy" button - run to mailbox and then vendor the item.

    I often find items that are profitable if I get them at the "bid" price, which I never do when in once in a while decide to actually bid on the items.

    Personally I can't recommend people to spend time on making this search on the AH unless they are bored or REALLY need the money.

    The bargain mentioned in this thread is something youíll find in your other searches as well if you keep an up to date DB. I canít follow your calculation 100 %, but as I read it you profited around 10G from the vendor search. Sure you have a potential huge profit on the Gems, but as I said thatís not vendor profit.

    Sry if I sound negative or anything, my experience just tells me, that itís rare that people post auctions at less then vendorprice in a scale where is worth spending time on (+90 % of the auctions I have found are lowlevel items profiting me only silvers to cash in)

    Time is always limited, and when you have to priorities which Ah activities youíll be spending your time on (based on Gold/hour) vendorsearces are one of the first that off my list.

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    I just barely missed a couple Cata greens that popped up on my vendor search yesterday. Considering that enchanters on my server are offering 75g per green through trade macros, that would have been a steal.

    I rarely sell the items I get from vendor searches to vendors, since my threshold is 15s. Usually it's high level green gear, which I DE for easy profit. I also picked up some epic gems a couple days ago. I just wish there was an option to set a threshold for gray items only . . .

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    Vendor search certainly won't make you a ton of gold, but if you have the time, it may be worth looking into. While I'm posting this right now, I have my Auctioneer doing a scan. I'm not just staring at the screen waiting for a scan to finish. Sometimes I start a scan, and go make a pot of coffee, or get something to eat real fast, its not something that you need to be at the computer for, so it doesn't take *that* much extra time.

    And in some cases, its really worth it. Like what Bleach mentioned, you can set a threshold for X amount, and nothing will come up for a lower profit. And what does come up, might be able to get flipped in some way, for even more of a profit. And there are some days that I do a scan, and find 10 items for a 35S profit, which in the end, is 3G and 50S. That might not be a lot, but to make 3G for no effort, and very little time, isn't bad. Plus, think of it this way:If you list a ton of items every day, that extra 3.50 gold, pays for tomorrow's listing of items. (Or it may, anyhow.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyr View Post
    On an off topic note, Netherweave bag's are down to 11G on my server. I was hoping to sell them for 25+ gold each. /grief
    Hardy any movement at all here. 7g... /sigh

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    Ugh, I know. x.x I had this dream of Cata being a huge "Sell Wrath mats and make tons of gold!" thing, mean while I think I'm selling LESS NOW then I was BEFORE cata came out. And I have I have so much more selling now then before its insane. And I'm still actually SELLING less stuff. (When I say selling more now, I mean I have more listings. Not sold items.)
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    Be a little patient Valkyr. This is not over by any means. Many players are out and about doing things and have not gone back to the AH to take care of things. Heck I was running heroics today and didn't realize I did not train [spell]Heroic Leap[/spell]! missing out on all the fun . Just watch over the weekend and the next week as more people start hitting 85 and slowing down the AH will heat up big time.

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    Very true Aeg. Also, on the original topic of the vendor option, I made at LEAST 220G off it tonight. I did a late night scan just for the hell of it, and much to my surprise, I find stacks of epic gems for bids of 4G, to 10G. And they end in TWO HOURS! :O I set my alarm to go off what I thought was half an hour before they ended. Unfortunately I was wrong, and they ended earlier, so I got beat out of 8 Cardinal Rubies for about a 5G bid. (Not 5G each, a flat 5G, for 8 Cardinal Rubies. Which sell to a vendor for, thats right, 5G) All in all, I wound up with 22 Ametrine, 16 Eye of Zul, and 12 Majestic Zircon. (It might be 16 Zircon, and 12 Zul, not sure. Its 4:13 AM here, and I'm sleepy.) At any rate...I bought these for a whooping 30G total. (Less then that, but lets chalk it up to 30G.) so that gives me a profit of 220G if I VENDOR them. Or, I can have them cut and sell them for at least 75G each, which is 3,750G. Not bad for a 30G investment, and a five minute scan. (Which I didn't even notice since I left the room and talked to my father as the scan was going on.) With with no time wasted, I made 3.7K gold.
    "Wait here? Right here? What about, say, over there?...No? Right here? Alright then."

 

 

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