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    Golden Lotus / Starlight Ink dropped to 25g/9g respectively. Should I buy?

    Golden Lotus / Starlight Ink dropped to 25g/9g respectively.
    Is it because of the holidays?
    Should I buy everything and then wait and sell for profit?
    Thanks.

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    What has been some of the usual prices before now? On my server Golden Lotus is usually around 90g while Starlight Ink is around 140g, I would clean out the AH at 25g/9g.

    Edit - Thinking about it, there's a very good chance these are coming from a bot. I've read various places that some botters are starting to take up inscription to mill their herbs, craft the lesser shoulder enchants and vendor them. The leftovers from doing that would be Golden Lotus from nodes and the Starlight Ink. I suppose they feel the Starlight Ink is much easier to get a good price for on the AH so crafting the greater shoulder enchants and vendoring would be a waste.

    Even if they are coming from a bot, I would feel like you have plausible deniability in this case since it's not anything crazy like 100 Darkmoon trinkets for 1g each.
    Last edited by ExtremeEagle; December 18th, 2012 at 03:37 PM.

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    I'd be all over the GL, but you should do a bit of checking first. Look at who's selling it... does it look like a herb bot? Are they selling hundreds of stacks of other herbs? This might be the new normal for your realm.

    Also, consider what would you plan on doing with it. Flasks? Even gem transmutes might be worth it at 25g golden lotus levels.

    -U

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeEagle View Post
    What has been some of the usual prices before now? On my server Golden Lotus is usually around 90g while Starlight Ink is around 140g, I would clean out the AH at 25g/9g.

    Edit - Thinking about it, there's a very good chance these are coming from a bot. I've read various places that some botters are starting to take up inscription to mill their herbs, craft the lesser shoulder enchants and vendor them. The leftovers from doing that would be Golden Lotus from nodes and the Starlight Ink. I suppose they feel the Starlight Ink is much easier to get a good price for on the AH so crafting the greater shoulder enchants and vendoring would be a waste.

    Even if they are coming from a bot, I would feel like you have plausible deniability in this case since it's not anything crazy like 100 Darkmoon trinkets for 1g each.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unagi View Post
    I'd be all over the GL, but you should do a bit of checking first. Look at who's selling it... does it look like a herb bot? Are they selling hundreds of stacks of other herbs? This might be the new normal for your realm.

    Also, consider what would you plan on doing with it. Flasks? Even gem transmutes might be worth it at 25g golden lotus levels.

    -U
    The prices were higher one or two weeks ago.
    Golden Lotus were between 60g and 90g and Starlight Ink were 20g/each.
    Yeah, they are bots, so that's why I don't know what to do.

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    3x Starlights = 1 Shoulder enchant. If the shoulder enchants sell for more then 3x the Inks buy them up and churn them out.
    If the Lotus drops below the price of raw Amethyst, Onyx or Wild Jade, buy them up and Xmute them with the lower gems.
    Have a further look at Meta pricing too and sell those if applicable.

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    I'm with them. I'd clean it out. Hell, GL on my server is usually in the 150 range and starlights are usually not even available.

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    With at 25G/each I would buy.

    6 / 1,2 (rare -> diamond X-mute / 1,2 (Uncommon + Lotus -> Rare X-mute) = 4,17 Golden Lotus and 4,17 uncommon gems per

    In average it would cost you (given you have an X-mute Alch) 104,17 gold and 4,17 uncommon gems to craft 1

    I canít say what the prices are for meta gems on your server, but on my server that would be VERY profitable.

    Regarding the that really depends on your herb market and how much time you got. On my server Inks rarely sell. Big consumers (like myself with multiple scripes making DMF cards) are normally crafting the materials needed ourselves. I just picked up another 500 stacks of Herbs at 25G/stack and using the uncommon ink -> shoulder endchant -> vendor + rare ink -> stock. My cost on the herb process -> Rare ink is ď-12,5 gold per inkĒ (Negative cost as the uncommon vendored more then covers the cost of the herbs).

    Rare inks are usually listed around 70G/each on my server and Iím posting on a regular basis as I have loads, but they rarely sell.
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    I found the BoE Epic Shoulder Enchants to be nicely profittable as well on my now low-medium pop server using the Starlight Ink. Reasonably camped, but low enough average quantities that I can easily reset the market at barely more than cost.

 

 

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