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    Glyph market

    I am curious what are people opinions of the glyph market as it stands today? Still worth investing in now that the initial rush is over? The reason I ask is I wrote an app that will tell me all the glyphs that current have a quanity of 5 or less AND are selling for 10g or less. So for at most a 50g investment I can buy out a market and relist a single glyph for 50g+ and make back investment in a single sale.

    I will post back with my results.

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    My sales have slowed to a crawl. There are a few dedicated scribes in the market who seem to have a lot more time to cancel/repost than I do. However, I think your idea has merit. I think that a lot of the competition I'm seeing is for the glyphs that I have left (which my competitors also have plenty of) and the other glyphs may still have some market. Like you said though, the initial rush is over and sales will be slower. And, as I'm thinking about it, I have a few glyphs where there isn't much competition and they are selling slower too.

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    In general the market still seems healthy although i would be wary of flipping in such a way at the moment. Any glyphs that are this low already are that low because they are extremely unpopular and unlikely to sell before you at least get undercut or just as likely, before the price drops back down to the price you bought it or lower.
    This wouldn't be so bad if all your competition has some common sense about how to make gold but now most people have got some form of posting addon sorted again the wannabes are starting to creep back in with their self defeating posting practices .e.g. any glyph i see with only a couple left i buyout and reset at 200g. Most of the time, next time i check the glyph someone has come along and posted at around 50g with no one in between 50-200g.
    I usually manage to get a sale or 2 out of each reset which makes it worth it but these are done with popular glyphs, it is much more risky with a glyph that people don't really want.
    The one saving factor of this strategy may be all the new alts people will make in the expansion who may often use less common glyphs as they have limited choices at lower levels so you may be able to sell off any you get stuck with.

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    Glyphs are still flying for me averaging for about 65g or so. It's worth while buying out the cheaper ones, especially since the herb prices have sky rocketed since the patch. But as Fluffy said, just be careful which ones you purchase.

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    As I've stated before, the next rush will be on or about the next patch before Cata, when people come back to the game and reactivate their accounts. At the moment the majority of consistent players have already gotten what they need for glyphs just to be good enough for raiding, either having guildies make the glyphs for them, made them for themselves, or purchased what they wanted out of the AH. Sales are at a standstill here as well. I stopped posting last night when my last batch of posts expired.

    I wouldn't flip them right now, but if you see them cheap enough I would go long on them. A healthy supply of underpriced glyphs that in the future will be more costly can't hurt your bottom line.

    My prediction is that within 4 weeks of release, this will become like making bags in tailoring. Duh, I know. Your market will be new characters. That means the glyph campers will go away and people will have to concentrate on other markets. This alone should tell you what you should be focusing on in terms of professions: Enchanting and Jewelcrafting.

    Keep in mind also that the achievement for learning glyphs is not active as of yet, so once that comes about people will probably fill out their books. Having that achievement will be looked at by raiding guilds in the future since it demonstrates commitment to your class.

    The only thing I would caution here is that some sellers will exit the market completely when they discover the market isn't profitable anymore, and will hold fire sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerohour View Post
    Keep in mind also that the achievement for learning glyphs is not active as of yet, so once that comes about people will probably fill out their books. Having that achievement will be looked at by raiding guilds in the future since it demonstrates commitment to your class.
    I noticed the achive wasnt working and I assumed it was just part of the (real) buggy patch blizz gave us. I didnt realize it was intentionally not active yet. I asume it will work retroactively once it is turned on.

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    It will be retroactive. The 4.0.1 patch was merely to put the new mechanics into the game. Given the drastic overhaul to the game, I imagine they wanted to give people a solid 2 months to figure out how to play their classes again and work out the kinks. The next patch will be the patch that changes the landscape of Azeroth, removes Wrath achievement availability, and introduces the new achievements.

    When you log in, you'll get this achievement immediately. So prepare to see tons of Glyph Achievements come that day.

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    Unless vendors sell the Cata version of the dust that allows you to switch out glyphs, this new item will be inscriptors' trade war.

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    According to wowhead it will be a vendor bought item as well .

    Even with the currently mentioned beta cost of 10g each from the vendor i can't see much a market for selling it on the AH, at least not for profit, as it also requires 2 inks to create. There may initially be quite a bit of cheap dust on the AH as it can be used to level up although there are much better items to make within it's possible skill up range such as
    [item lang=cata]Adventurer's Journal[/item]
    [item lang=cata]Inferno Ink[/item]
    [item lang=cata]Book of Blood[/item]
    [item lang=cata]Lord Rottington's Pressed Wisp Book[/item]
    and depending on what it actually turns out to be
    Last edited by Thefluffyrocker; October 21st, 2010 at 05:23 PM.

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    Yeah, Dust of Disappearance is going to be the future inflation control factor in the game among the serious to hardcore guilds working hardmodes where you reglyph and respec alot to balance the fights. I knew rogues, priests, tanks, mages and warlocks that would fine tune just to do something and would bring 4-5 copies of various glyphs each week.

    Wait a minute, 10g per glyph change!? This is nothing more than the vendors moving in on the Scribe's turf! I sense a great disturbance in the force.

    I like the irony, however. Oh, you can learn every glyph in the game, but to trade them out will cost you everytime you want to respec to go PvP, and the cost isn't 1-2g. And don't say dual specs were meant for that, if you were doing serious raiding with dual speccing you brought healing/healing, prot/dps, or prot/prot so you could tune the fight to your raid comp/needs. This feature will definitely get the nerf bat much like dual spec went to 100g.

 

 

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