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    Cataclysm Cross Faction Arb.--getting gold back to other side.

    Hey everyone. I'm enjoying this forum and am glad to have found it.

    I just started WoW again after a 2-3 year break. I stopped playing 6 months after BC.
    Anyway, I'm playing again and I decided to do some cross faction arbitrage--something I've always wanted to try.

    I've purchased 5k worth of Primordial Saronite for 150g-205g (horde side) & have been flipping them for 285g-300g on Ally side. They've been selling quick. I've already made my gold back and am still sitting on some.

    The problem is: I don't know how to get the gold back over to Horde (where my main chars are). I really don't want to pay 15% via neutral AH.

    Everything on the Alliance side is more than on Horde. I've been checking myself as well as w/ theunderminejournal.com

    Any idea's on items to look out for? Maybe something I'm not thinking of? It would be nice to find some larger priced items that are equal-or at least close to being equal.

    I'd really appreciate some suggestions. Making gold via AH was my favorite thing to do back in Vanilla WoW (aside from pvp). It's fun to get back into it--A LOT HAS CHANGED..haha.

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    First, you will ALWAYS pay the 15% AH fee on the neutral AH. The difference is do you want to pay 15% on 20c or 2k gold? ;-) Here's what you do:
    • Do the same thing you did the first time, but in the opposite direction. If you want to move 1k gold over, find an item or items that are cheaper on the Alliance side, or items that are STABLE in price (safe buys no matter what you do), and BUY 1k worth of it/them. There has to be SOMETHING that is similarly priced.
    • Don't be afraid to buy a crap ton of mats - Runecloth, Netherweave, Ores, etc. it might take longer to move it all, but you're getting your gold.
    • Do a cross-faction transfer of those items, the same way you moved the Primordial Saronites over, but back to the Horde side.
    • AH or Trade those items on Horde. Voila - now you have the gold on the Horde side.


    When you move gold back and forth, think of it as moving ASSETS that have value. Just do it smartly and quickly so you don't get sniped by bottom scanners.
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    It's always worth seeing if any friends or guild members would be willing to do a trade. You give them 1k on Alli side, and they give you 1k gold on Horde side, there's always people looking for some extra gold on an opposite faction alt. I don't think this is against any rules (please correct me if I'm wrong here), and can be a good way to help get some money back on the Horde side.

    I often buy stuff on the horde side, and transfer to the Alliance side, where my main is. So I'm always looking for an opportunity to get investment gold over to the Horde side. I've also gotten a friend to purchase something for me on the Horde AH and sell it to me via the neutral AH, and I just cover the 15% and give a little tip for helping. I prefer this with more expensive items, as a sort of security, to discourage anyone possibly wanting to intercept the exchange.
    Last edited by Fractella; November 13th, 2010 at 12:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fractella View Post
    It's always worth seeing if any friends or guild members would be willing to do a trade. You give them 1k on Alli side, and they give you 1k gold on Horde side, there's always people looking for some extra gold on an opposite faction alt. I don't think this is against any rules (please correct me if I'm wrong here), and can be a good way to help get some money back on the Horde side.
    This is the best way of doing it if you can find someone who you can trust. Be careful if it involves a large amount of money though, as there are many stories of players being banned for sending cash to other players, or even to one of their own accounts.

    The other way is to transfer valuable goods and sell them, as Namssob has said. It's difficult to suggest which goods without knowing your server situation, but I find that high volume sellers work best. Craft flasks, glyphs or gems and send them back to the horde side. As long as you don't make too many they'll sell before cata. Even better, craft a few hundred of all three. High value goods are more risky, especially if you have a server imbalance as they may take a long time to sell if the side you are transferring to is low population. On my server, the horde side is less populated that the alliance side, so I tend to transfer the high value/slow selling goods to alliance from horde, and low value/quick selling items from alliance to horde because they still sell quite quickly.

    Of course, this isn't a problem if you have a large amount of money, as it doesn't really matter how much money you have on either side when it gets into the hundreds of thousands. I have a lot more money on the alliance side, but it doesn't really affect me.

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    its best if you have 2 accounts then you dont have to worry about it.

 

 

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