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    Useful Stack Sizes

    The specific numbers of an item listed can often result in increased sales with buyers who are looking for just enough of the item for a specific use (e.g., transmutes). I’m hoping to collect a list here of various useful stack sizes for posting. I’ve started with a few below. Please list any ideas and I’ll update the list.

    (I generally won’t include singles or full stacks here, as it’s usually a good thing to have both of those increments posted in the marketplace. I also won’t include things that will usually be processed in bulk, e.g., 3 Carnelians/Heartblossom for Inferno Ruby transmutes.)



    - 3, 4 (Truegold transmute, belt buckles)
    - 4 (belt buckles)

    - 3 (Titansteel transmute)
    - 8 (Titanium transmute)

    - 10 (crafting)
    - 3 (crafting epics)

    , , - 3 (JC daily)

    - 15 (Living Elements / Dreamcloth)
    - 8 (flasks)
    any Volatile - 30 (Dreamcloth)

    any ink - 3 (glyph production)

    dusts & essences - 5, 10 (variety)

    buff food - 5 (stocking up for raid night)
    potions -5 (stocking up for raid night)

    cooked food - 2, 10 (feasts)

    raw fish - 10
    Last edited by Gemi; March 1st, 2011 at 10:15 AM. Reason: updated list

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    I tried the 3 gem thing for JC gems a few times. However, I've found that the people lazy enough to not stock their own gems seem to be too lazy to scroll to the higher stack sizes or utilize anything but the default AH interface/sort. This causes the cheaper singles to appear before your 3 stack, even if you've undercut on a per gem basis.

    Therefore, I've always found selling singles, even in massive numbers is a safer method. I liquidated ~80 nightstones on Tuesday, even accounting for having to raid at the same time (drop 15-20 gems on as we swapped instances). All posted in singles 15-20g per. Did about 30 Jaspers yesterday, but, as it was a progression night, I didn't have the chance to restock.

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    Nice idea Gemi. It would be great to get a good compilation of a very wide range of items.

    Something definitely worth doing is separating inks into groups of 3 for glyph crafting.

    I generally don't like stacking items in 2,3,4,5, etc if it's an item that is in a huge amount of supply. I usually only stack them either in 1s or 20s. If there is less than 2 full pages of the item on the ah then I iwll consider doing more specialized stack sizes simply because otherwise they are often just over looked.

    Another good idea is to vary the stack sizes you post in. For example I'm trying to sell off a huge amount of Pyrite Ore still (cross faction arbitrage) and I'm selling stacks of 1, 5, 10 and 20 instead of just stacks of 5 for example.
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    singles on most anything myself. The only thing I like to post in large stacks is enchant mats.
    essence 1, 2, 5, 10
    dust 1, 5, 10, 20
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    Another stacking option is to make the stacks 1 or 2 items more than what they will need, that way they buy more and you get extra sales. Obviously, this really is only effective in smaller markets where they don't have as many options. If someone needs a stack of 5 and there are 10 available, it wouldn't make much sense to purchase your stack of 6.
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    For essences never post in multiples of 3 For dusts I like stacks of 5 (I have no compelling reason, it just seems to work for me). Bars I usually post in stacks of 2.

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    Essence and dust will sell for more than singles when put it stacks of 5. Cooked items to make some of the feasts sell great in 2s or 10s. Most buff food, on my server, sell better in stacks of 5... even about 10s and full stacks. Raw fish sell best in stacks of 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotPermanent View Post
    Essence and dust will sell for more than singles when put it stacks of 5.
    I have actually found this concept to be true of many markets that get saturated with singles. I used to routinely turn a decent profit from grabbing single stacking them in 10's, 15's or 20's at double what I paid. It's the convenience factor. There will be an opportunity for this in any fast-moving cata mats that people usually buy in large quantities.
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    Kath,

    Excellent point. However Ive discovered that you can often get away with listing singles at much higher prices as well. Thats why its good to mix up stack sizes.

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    Don't forget stack sizes of 8 for V.Life; for flasks.

 

 

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