US - Burning Legion
Glyph Reseller: Shock and Awe strategy
FIRST: You need to know that you shouldn't use this all the time as your primary posting habit...in my opinion if you let one posting habit define your behavior in the market then you are dead. The golden rule is: Be unpredictable.
I use this once maybe twice every 2 months and it seems to work best on a medium or low population server...but don't be discouraged as I see no reason this wouldn't work on super high pop or hyper competitive servers.
You have tried camping, walling, deep undercut, monopolist, and market crasher. If you haven't tried being a reseller/resetter then this thread is for you. This strategy is probably not new...but I don't care.
I'll give example gold amounts. Assume a glyph costs 15g to make and market highs have been in the 200-300g range on your server.
Step 1: Reseller is not for the feint of heart and this particular strategy requires that you know all glyphs. I also recommend that you keep a large inventory of every profitable glyph...9-20 of each glyph should do it. I also don't cancel and repost all until I'm ready to let the market breathe...besides it takes time to cancel/repost all...just get a bigger inventory.
Step 2: Search wowhead for glyphs learned from Book of Glyph Mastery or import these lists
Step 3: Add these glyphs to an Auctionator shopping list...when you're done you should be looking at 2 shopping lists. This will be annoying to setup but you only have to do it once. I'll refer to these as the "Research List," from now on.
Update: Please check my posts below to find the import lists...If you notice something is not there let me know.
Step 4: Crash the market (every glyph) to barely profitable (1-4g profit) while your competition is online. You want them to take the bait and post below you. If you are lucky then there is already a race to the bottom happening on your server and you don't even need to crash it.
Step 5: After they have posted below you...then you should run your Research lists. I prefer to do this when they are offline and at a time of day they normally don't post. However you CAN run this list while they are still online.
Step 6: How to use the list: You are looking for low price glyphs. If a glyph costs 15g to make then you are looking for 15-20g or cheaper. You are also looking for huge gaps in the next highest prices or NO next higher prices which happens when your opponents are not using an "auto fallback," and can allow you to do a full price reset.
6 glyphs are listed at 18g and 1 listed at 200-300g? Buy the 6 and cancel your 2 posted. Move on to the next glyph in your list.
4 glyphs listed at 18g and several other glyph posters listed at 30-70g...then it's not worth it. We are looking for glyphs that we can reset to market highs or slightly higher than that...reset to 30-70g..no thanks.
One glyph listed at 32g and 2 others listed at 200-300g. This part is up to you. Here you are giving your opponent a bit of profit...but is it worth it to you to pay 32g for a reset of that glyph? Maybe. Tread lightly here or you can get burned.
Step 7: Keep running through your research list. Over time you will get pretty good at spotting the easy resets...I guarantee it's faster than crafting these glyphs on your own. Auctionator makes it simple to buy an item and cancel that same item posted by you all on the same page...then you hit the back button and continue down the list.
Step 8: Go pick up your glyphs from the mail ready to reset to market highs or higher. If you were able to COMPLETELY reset several glyphs set your max post to something ridiculous. You wouldn't believe the sales I've gotten at 489g and 589g single glyphs. One sale of a 489g glyph just paid for 22 glyphs that I bought at 20g each. (after 10% ah cut)
Step 9: Competition posts again...run the cycle again, go back to step 4. If you REALLY want to rub it in his face and force him to craft hard then you MUST run this cycle for weeks or a month. You will still be wildly profitable during this time if you are smart about the times of day you reset prices.
If you just want to make a small impact and cash in..it's possible but this won't put a dent in your opponents inventory or force him/her to craft harder. If you MUST then I recommend then you keep the market low for about 3-4 days so that you can pick up some great deals.
Why do this?
AH is PVP it's that simple. I've forced people to craft for such low profit for so long they shit themselves and leave the market. You have SLIGHTLY lower risk in this reseller because you are only buying out glyphs that are crafted with research...levelers and random new guys don't stand a chance. Also this list is smaller than you might think which forces your opponent to be constantly running out of very specific glyphs...you are putting a high artificial demand on those and cashing in.
You limit how much gold and time you spend because you only have a list of research glyphs to buy. There are ways to totally reset every glyph but what a hassle and time consuming. I don't like to cancel/repost all until I'm ready to stop the glyph reseller strat. By the time you're done with the strat some or most research glyphs will look like 200-400g and the rest of the market will look like 20-30g. It's OKAY to let the rest of the market reset itself naturally.
Last edited by Abeni; October 31st, 2011 at 07:19 PM.