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    How do you handle prof powerlvling leftovers?

    When I have leveled a profession, I tend to get a lot of leftover mats, crafted materials, and a lot of disenchanted stuff. I just leveled leatherworking, tailoring and blacksmithing on some alts, and the leftover stuff seem to clog up my main bankalt. In retrospect, I should have used a seperate alt just to post all the stuff, but what done is done.

    How do you handle situations like that?

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    There is nothing wrong with posting it from your main. There are four (4) options:

    - Vendor it
    - Sell on AH
    - Donate to guild/guildy/friend
    - Donate to an alt to also level the same profession

    OOps - 5th option......find a Consortium member on your same server, and give him/her the mats out of love and adoration! ;-)
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    Gear - Disenchant and sell the mats, or use the mats in profitable enchanting scrolls, or hoard the mats for future unforseeable uses.
    Unused mats (cloth, ore, bars, hides etc) - Hoard these for sure. I have a guild bank I use purely for Vanilla/TBC/WOTLK mats that I don't think I'll need again but I *always* do end up needing them. The amount of times I've been able to help out that guildy or make one final pet by dipping into that guild bank is unreal.

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    I've got close to a whole bank tab of leftover lower level enchanting mats from pleveling Tailoring, JC, LW in recent memory. Right now they are sitting there in case I decide on another Enchanter, however unlikely. They also get forgotten because they aren't holding up any other stockpiling and are sitting on an unused alt.

    As for stuff like spare mats, just repost them. Even if you sell for under market value, the free space you open is likely more valuable.

    Plus, what do you need 3 <Random Leather Level> Scraps for?

    Like others have said, don't be afraid to vendor some items. The time saved is often better than the hassle of trying to AH, say, 12 stacks of Grinding Stones.

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    thanks for the replies guys, if you dont mind I will tell you what I did this time around.

    -Followed this guide for BS, and the standard wow-professions.com guides for tailoring / leatherworking(heads up for future powerleveling, there is a guildperk that allows you to skill up 10% faster, if you have access to this perk, you can perhaps cut back abit on mats the next time, atleast I will)
    -I DE'ed whatever Lil'Sparky's workshop + Gnomeworks said was worth more DEed than AHed, and put up one of each of the other crafted stuff up @ ah on my main bankalt.
    -Sold some worthless junk to vendors.
    -Saved some mats I will use to craft stuff like rods, leather used for engipets etc.
    -Put up the rest of the mats I didn't use for powerleveling @ ah as soon as I had passed the point where I needed them, since on some mats I had gone a bit over the market price while buying, and wanted to sell them at that artificial "high" price at that time, not hold on to them until the prices normalize again.

    What I am wondering for next time, is it worth making new APM/TSM groups just to sell out all this junk, or do you post it "manually" using Auctioneer or similar addons? For the first time in a month, I had to run back and forth to the mailbox 6-7 times because of all this junk. Next time I will use a seperate toon to post all this stuff. I hope it wont be a next time, since now I have every profession available, but knowing how wow works, it probably isn't the last time :P Or well, honestly, not every prof. is topped yet, but close to it. Its sooo timeconsuming.

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    I would agree with most of what has already been said here. Unless there is a particular reason for hanging onto them, I usually just get everything into the most useful/profitable mat form and throw it up in the AH. It usually sells pretty quickly, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sponsor View Post
    What I am wondering for next time, is it worth making new APM/TSM groups just to sell out all this junk, or do you post it "manually" using Auctioneer or similar addons? For the first time in a month, I had to run back and forth to the mailbox 6-7 times because of all this junk. Next time I will use a seperate toon to post all this stuff. I hope it wont be a next time, since now I have every profession available, but knowing how wow works, it probably isn't the last time :P Or well, honestly, not every prof. is topped yet, but close to it. Its sooo timeconsuming.
    To respond to this, specifically, I would think it would absolutely be worth it to have even a few "junk" groups to get that stuff posted more efficiently. The reason I say a few is because there might very well be some stuff that won't all fit into one group due to price, stack size, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namssob View Post
    OOps - 5th option......find a Consortium member on your same server, and give him/her the mats out of love and adoration! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sponsor View Post
    -Followed this guide for BS, and the standard wow-professions.com guides for tailoring / leatherworking(heads up for future powerleveling, there is a guildperk that allows you to skill up 10% faster, if you have access to this perk, you can perhaps cut back abit on mats the next time, atleast I will)
    To clarify the perk [spell]83949[/spell] does not give you a bonus skill up 10 percent of the time. What the perk does is increase your chance to gain a skill up by 10 percent. This is only useful when crafting something yellow or green so the orange crafts that are recommended by that guide would all be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namssob View Post
    Find a Consortium member on your same server, and give him/her the mats out of love and adoration! ;-)
    I like that one hehe ^.^

    I tend to stockpile all sorts of random materials if I know they are used in professions. Like if I come across a moss agate or bit of leather or a righteous orb etc etc - I just store it away for a rainy day when I decide that I want to level another profession. Alternatively if I have a good friend or guildy who is leveling up a prof I will see if I can help them out.
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    For crafted items - DE in case there is a solid demand for the DE materials, otherwise I just vendor them.
    For leftover crafting materials - I send them to a bank alt which has the sole purpose of collecting crafting materials (either leftover or snatches from the AH), building them into stacks and then selling them, almost exclusively when I am the only seller (at huge margins of course).
    It's not a bug, it's a feature !

 

 

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