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    Potentially monitor your DMF competition

    One thing you can do to try and gauge your major competitors supply of trinkets is to check and see if they look like they are turning them in on that character. If they are (and you shouldn't be) you can watch their DMF reputation and get a pretty good estimate of how many decks they have.

    I've been finding that as Cata matures a bit and prices go down their are many more players in the DMF market now. The week during the faire on my server at least has been a clusterf**k of undercutters bringing the market way down for the past two months. If you know how many decks they have you can have a better idea if you should be selling trinkets now at reduced costs or if it is better to hold them and wait for the market to dry up.

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    If you want to avoid being tracked by this method you can often find people paying you to let them turn in your decks. 100-300g per deck is normal on my server, it's a "cheap" way to get DMF rep for the Insane and a way for those selling the completed trinkets to get a bit extra on top. Hadn't even thought it could let you avoid this detection as well!

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    I dont know about all you other guys, but I have 2-3 "main chars", and I would rather deliver on all those and get them to exalted, before I delivered with my bankalt. This method of monitoring your competitors would only work if you check them out before darkmoon faire comes to town, and then check them out again when you see them posting their first trinkets of the month, to determine the difference in rep.

    If I would want to do this, I would have to check out the rep of all the sellers of trinkets on my realm, and note it down somewhere. Then 2-3-4 days into the next faire, I would check them all again, and if any of them have change their rep, I would have a small chance of knowing how many tirnkets they have, unless they did the stone DMF shuffle for rare items from the quest ofc, cause then it would all be a mess.

    ..honestly, its a nice idea, but I dont see how it could be used to determine how many trinkets this and that seller has, since there is too many unknowns.

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    Like i said it's potential. And there is no reason to watch all of your competitors. Just the big fish. I have two on my server. One of them is turning in decks on his dk alt. It was 9k yesterday and is now 12.8k. He turned in 11 decks before the faire left

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    This DMF I had 20 cards I turned in – I did that on my main, and this is also the one I’m selling from.

    Last 2 DMF I used an AH-camping / Trade barking strategy, but since that’s very time consuming, I decided to use another approach this time.

    I posted ALL cards on the AH at prices higher then lowest buyout. If Volcanoes where 15k, I posted 7 of them at 25K instead. The idea was to show the potential buyer – who to contact if they needed an offer from “a big player” in the market.

    This strategy worked the first 2 days. A lot of the people who have been waiting for new DMF cards to arrive contacted me when they saw I had 6 or 7 of the card they needed to hear if I could make them an offer. I did make an offer, below AH price, and sold 8 cards the first 2 days this way – after that I haven’t sold a single one this way. Barking have given me 5 sales (+1 regular AH sale) – and this time I have 6 cards left (first time I didn’t sell all, but this is only because I haven’t spend time on selling them).

    I haven’t made even close the 100.000G profit I made the last two DMF’s, but considering who little rime I spend on selling this time my current status of 6 cards (1 Tsu., 1 Vol, 3 Hur 1 EQ) and a profit of 15.000G at this current point in time must be considered acceptable.

    So I do turn in on my main – as I can still use the rep for Darkmoon Faire, and I don’t mind people knowing I have a huge stock
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    You can't tell how much stock I have. I am already exalted, but this is definatly a good idea.

    As to what Meyer said, the high profit we were seeing are defiantly gone. I am still trying to figure out if I stick with it, or move into a different market.

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    You can also use the armory news feed to get an idea of what a competitor is doing with cards/decks as it will show recently produced cards and decks if they are still in their inventory.

 

 

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