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    Quick Tip: Using other peoples professions

    Just because you don't have every profession maxed doesn't mean you can't take advantage of profitable recipes. For example I hate leveling engineering but the pets can be very lucrative. So I bought the mats to make 12 for 2066g, spent 5 mins asking around in trade and after a 200g tip (and one very happy eng I might add) I had my pets, so for 2266g I had 12 pets that would sell for about 699g each over the week for a profit of 6122g without leveling the gold sink that is engineering.

    This will work for any item that can be crafted, gems, cloth, leather, anything really. Most people aren't aware of how to maximize their profession and would be very happy to help you make gold for a small tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerfarious View Post
    Just because you don't have every profession maxed doesn't mean you can't take advantage of profitable recipes. For example I hate leveling engineering but the pets can be very lucrative. So I bought the mats to make 12 for 2066g, spent 5 mins asking around in trade and after a 200g tip (and one very happy eng I might add) I had my pets, so for 2266g I had 12 pets that would sell for about 699g each over the week for a profit of 6122g without leveling the gold sink that is engineering.

    This will work for any item that can be crafted, gems, cloth, leather, anything really. Most people aren't aware of how to maximize their profession and would be very happy to help you make gold for a small tip.

    You can also outsource processing of materials to people, even those you do not particularly trust for an agreed upon rate. Especially with people you have no real rapport with you need to check the products they send you back against the expected yields to ensure that you are not being taken advantage of.

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    Nice idea, yeah. But i'm not doing it for some reasons:

    1) Except for BS and Leatherworking i already got every profession max'ed at least once :-)
    2) I'd be afraid that ppl would steal my idea of making gold

    For example... engineering isn't really known as the profession to make gold with, especially not since arrows have been removed from the game. Lots of ppl don't see that there is a pretty good going pet market. I noticed it recently on my server. I manufacture with a cost of 110g (instead of buying air i transmute it and stuff like that, otherwise it would be 200g). I sold lots of them for 750-999g with me being the ONLY one to sell them via AH for weeks. Now i got 4 competitors, but thx to the remote AH i can easily check the auction almost every hour and can underbid them, so it must look like this isn't really profitable, since they don't sell any of their pets (i do, at least one each day).
    Anyway, lots of talking: If ppl don't see that there's a market for something and you say "Hey... pls make me 12 of those pets" they might start to think. Seriously... i doubt that there are to many of those players who are really capable of thinking the profit way (), but there's a high chance that this guy might get into your market.

    But hey... maybe i'm just to paranoid... ;-)

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    I agree you do run the risk of giving the person who makes items for you the idea to go into the market, but this hasn't been my experience for what i think are basically two reasons.

    1) I also use the remote AH and TSM and watch my auctions like a hawk. After getting their auctions back in the mail 1 or 2 times they usually just give up. They are looking for "the quick fix" and don't have the patience to ride it out for the long haul.
    2) And honestly 99.99% of the WoW population is just too lazy lol. I don't want that to sound mean but look at how many people are struggling to make a repair bill when gold is so easy to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerfarious View Post
    I agree you do run the risk of giving the person who makes items for you the idea to go into the market, but this hasn't been my experience for what i think are basically two reasons.
    Also add on to the reasoning that its a neccesity of playing in a market that you can not do on your own. If the person you craft for decides to jump into the market then you are right back at step 1 of not being in the market. At least you made something while you could.
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    I did this back in Wrath with belt buckles. Blacksmithing is the only remaining profession I have an interest in leveling, but I'm not going to do it until I get my DK up to 75+.

    In Wrath, I used my miner to make the bars, then just tipped via Trade for buckles. The buckles were an established market by then (ICC timeframe; somewhere around the 10% zone buff), so competition wasn't a huge deal. I tipped varying amounts, but it always worked out well for everyone. I'm actually planning to do this again tonight, when I get a bunch of Wrath buckles made again to re-enter the market.

    You can go the other way with this as well. Some people get friends to help them get a hold of Pristine Hides, etc and will dump them via Trade in an effort to make a quick buck (i.e. buy leather, get friend to convert, buy hides, sell). You can get underpriced hides this way if you're looking for more for leg armors and whatnot.

    Another perfect candidate is . Most people won't care about getting into that market and you can usually misdirect them by saying you're opening a bunch of lockboxes for your guild or something.

    Items such as these are ideal for tip work because they are generally not top-end items and/or are in either an established market or an extreme niche where if you find sudden competition, it should be easy to push them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugsley View Post
    I did this back in Wrath with belt buckles. Blacksmithing is the only remaining profession I have an interest in leveling, but I'm not going to do it until I get my DK up to 75+.

    In Wrath, I used my miner to make the bars, then just tipped via Trade for buckles. The buckles were an established market by then (ICC timeframe; somewhere around the 10% zone buff), so competition wasn't a huge deal. I tipped varying amounts, but it always worked out well for everyone. I'm actually planning to do this again tonight, when I get a bunch of Wrath buckles made again to re-enter the market.

    You can go the other way with this as well. Some people get friends to help them get a hold of Pristine Hides, etc and will dump them via Trade in an effort to make a quick buck (i.e. buy leather, get friend to convert, buy hides, sell). You can get underpriced hides this way if you're looking for more for leg armors and whatnot.

    Another perfect candidate is . Most people won't care about getting into that market and you can usually misdirect them by saying you're opening a bunch of lockboxes for your guild or something.

    Items such as these are ideal for tip work because they are generally not top-end items and/or are in either an established market or an extreme niche where if you find sudden competition, it should be easy to push them out.
    I've noticed that the people are not already active on the auction house in various ways are easily frustrated if their items do not sell right away and assume that the item is not worth anything.

 

 

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