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    First steps into the market...

    Hi there, i'm currently in the process of lvl'ing an alt who will be an inscr/herbalist...
    Now, my question to you is, how do i get into the glyph market, do i create a few of every glyph availlable and post them all or should i be posting the popular glyphs for each class/specc?
    Any other tips concerning glyphs or te inscription profession in general would be greatly appreciated aswell!

    Thanks in advance!
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    I will not pretend to know the answer, but IF you are going for the most popular glyphs, you might want to check this site out.
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    I've found that the most profitable glyphs are the ones that are both popular (see wowpopular) and are learnt from MinorInscriptionResearch or Books of Glyph Mastery.

    @OP: If you're just breaking into the market then I would advise posting one of every glyph that looks profitable to make and sell. Do you have an addon to help you buy mats / queue / craft the glyphs? If not, check out TSM or... APM I think the other one is called. I can recommend TSM but other people still swear by APM. These addons keep a database of prices and can help you decide which glyphs are worthwhile to craft and sell.

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    I craft some of everything. Here's why: glyph prices are quite fickle (at least in my xp), one day a particular glyph will sell for 5g and then the next it could be selling for 100g. Since I only recraft once a week or so, maintaining/selling stocks of every single glyph makes it much easier. If it sells, I recraft. If it doesn't sell, I don't have to do anything.

    So, you could always be extra diligent: do your daily scan, pick and choose what to craft, and sell. Or, you can just craft some of everything and always be ready to sell when the price is right.

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    Northrend Inscription Research is actually where I have personally found the MOST profitable glyphs to be, since the herbs used to mill them are also rare, they won't be produced as frequently. If you are just getting into the market, understand that there will almost definitely be multiple scribes that have an established presence (and a vested interest) in the market, so you need to really look at this as a long term decision. Glyphmas is over, but there is still profit to be made in the market, you just need to be more patient/strategic.

    I would say your best bet would be to get a feel for the routine. Get your addons set up (I HIGHLY recommend TSM) and get a feel for a milling - crafting - posting - canceling - restocking routine that will work for you. Do your research every day, do your TSM scan, and don't forget to grab all that gold from your mailbox . With TSM, I just set a minimum profit amount that I feel is worth my time and click the restock button a few times a week with 2 of every glyph. Focusing on the "most profitable" glyphs can be tricky, since the wowpopular glyphs might be the best sellers, but they won't always sell for as high a profit. I have found the "blanket" strategy to be the most effective since it requires the least amount of maintenance, and can result in some very rewarding, very profitable days. It is not uncommon for someone to buy 5 -10 'glyphs at a time for their class, so having at least 1 of everything means that you aren't leaving anything out on the table for someone else to grab.

    Hope that helps.
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    Get yourself some Packs of Endless Pockets, you'll need them. Add the Books of Glyph Mastery to your snatchlist and do the daily research, as previously noted, this is gonna be a long term venture for you - the more you learn from the books & research the more you will make.

    While that is in the works, you can be building a stockpile of inks, learning how the market works, getting your addons sorted & generally preparing yourself for an aggressive takeover bid when the time is right. People wont want to let go of their market share, but if you're ruthless it can be highly profitable.

    Be aware that this market is hotly contested & due to the territorial wars it's probably the most time consuming market you can partake of. Whilst you'll still make gold without engaging in undercutting wars, the biggest profits (5K+ per day) generally directly correspond to the amount of time you can devote to starving the competition of materials (more difficult now that herb prices make Blackfallow viable for trading down to other other inks) and undercutting.
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    Thanks for the replies so far, i hadn't even calculated the work northrend research will be taking up.
    I dont mind a long term investment, and i've got some spare money to spend on the books so thats no problem either...
    Afaik the glyph market on my realm gets controlled by 3-4 people (low pop horde side +/- 14-16K auctions up at any given time) who will have glyphs up at any time of the day,
    wich is something i can cope with as i have plenty of time availlable.

    I will look into the addons and definatly add the glyph book to my search lists...

    @Mokky i dont tend to take over the market, as i probably have more time then most competitors to genrally be the cheapest on the market on most of my sales.
    I'm more looking at it as a way to diversify my ways of making gold since the ore shuffle profits have been slowing down allot lately due to the fact that the gold farmers seem to have vanished or at least quit their operations on this side of the realm.
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    I'm on a low-med pop server myself, so my experience might be particularly useful. If you already know who the big players are, my advice would be to watch their TUJ pages to get a handle on their posting habits. You really need to ensure that their will be a window where you can be the lowest and make some sales. The demand has definitely died down, but if you can get a good window (either prime time or long time, such as overnight) there is still good money to be made.

    Until recently, I have managed to be the last person to post for the past several months on my server and those overnight sales have been just as worthwhile as if I were to constantly undercut during peak hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathroman View Post
    I'm on a low-med pop server myself, so my experience might be particularly useful. If you already know who the big players are, my advice would be to watch their TUJ pages to get a handle on their posting habits. You really need to ensure that their will be a window where you can be the lowest and make some sales. The demand has definitely died down, but if you can get a good window (either prime time or long time, such as overnight) there is still good money to be made.

    Until recently, I have managed to be the last person to post for the past several months on my server and those overnight sales have been just as worthwhile as if I were to constantly undercut during peak hours.
    Unfortunatly i'm on a EU server so TUJ is not an option for me...
    I have noticed that you are right about being the last person to post will net you allot of income, as i work in shifts i'm usually online quite late about 3/5 of the month (3-4 am) and gems/enchanting scrolls tend to sell allot easyer without undercutting every hour or so...

    Edit: As i didn't want to double post i'll add it to this post.
    Do you guys tend to mill cata herbs and trade inks down and set your minimum price for glyphs that way (except for bargain lowl-lvl herbs) or do you actively search for the herbs needed to make them?
    Because it seems to me that defining a minimum price based on all the different inks/herb prices seems like allot of work...
    Not that i have a problem with allot of work, basicly its setting up your tsm one time, but combined with gems/enchants/recipes and so on it could take up a big chunk of your daily routine.
    Last edited by Davison; March 24th, 2011 at 10:01 PM.
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