Originally Posted by Arbeit
Believe it or not, this item is worth thousands of gold to me, and I've camped it quite regularly for a long time!
I know, I know, someone is going to tell me I'm off my rocker, it's BoA, lousy proc chance, all that sort of stuff, but that's not why it's valuable. People WANT it...that's the secret. I currently offer a service for people to obtain this item using two of my extra accounts.
The way it works is people pay me a partially-refundable retainer of 2500 gold (1500 refundable) and we agree on a final price, they give me a list of characters they play, and they go on my list of FCFS people. All people are required to camp a character in the caves for ease of picking (I assist in summoning an alt to the cave for a fee of 500g). I only accept 3 retainers at any given time, and I guarantee a pick within two weeks or I'll give a FULL refund immediately.
I camp the pick with my second account while I play (making a round to check for it once every 5-10 minutes). When I see one up, the first person I can contact going down my list is offered the chance to get the item. They move over to the alt, I help ensure they get the pick in any way possible, they give me the rest of my service fee.
If for any reason people no longer wish to retain my services, I immediately set up a mailbox and refund part of the deposit.
So far I've sold 6 picks on the server, all customers were word-of-mouth and very pleased with the deal. It's not massively valuable, but it's worth enough that I can net an easy 20k a week just during my normal playtime.