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    My Soul-Trader challenge

    So I want an Ethereal Soul-Trader and don't want to spend US$ on a loot card. Luckily they are cageable pets now. Sadly, my server is too underpopulated for anyone to post one. But, I did have a small stash on a 'full' realm from a previous 10 day gold making challenge on a new toon. Made 5k - not too bad for zero startup with a level 8 and 20 points in 2 gathering professions. Anyway, I set to work to make the quarter million gold that was being asked for the pet. I took my little rogue and started questing with him and mining and doing what I could to make gold and after a couple hours it dawned on me I shoulda made a DK. So I did. Took up inscription and herbalism and made a bit there with that. I'm just not a farmer tho. I never had been. Can't stand to do it for very long so things still aren't going as well as I had hoped. I'm up to 53k plus 75k trade in value for pets I picked up on my realm. This only puts me half way and I'm over a month in on this project. I'm starting to get flusterd. Things are not as easy as they were in cata for me reselling on this server. So far my best luck has been buying a bunch of 4g large brilliants and resetting that market. I doubled my investment and still have about half of the inventory I purchased. I've also got into resets on raw meats and fish, but this server seems intent on selling these items at half of US market and while I've not really lost on these ventures, I am not really getting much profit and I'm being flooded with inventory. I've also started resetting a few of the panda 85 blue rings/necks. Basically anything like less than 50g that I don't have to buy more than 3 or so of to bring the price back up above 150g. Haven't sold one yet since this market is far busier than I thought and I will most likely not do that again. (1g and change for a 12 hour listing that I have to repost at least 20 times to sell - just not worth it unless the items were free) Also most recently started a lil cross-faction bit to test the waters, but the other faction is so incredibly empty that it's lower pop than my normal home. But at least I can feel a lil more comfortable with areas to tap.

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    Looking for some suggestions on interesting markets I might want to look into for a full pvp server. This is not my normal environment. I'm used to a small rp pve server.

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    Ok, so I've been spending a bit more time anylizing the Aliance AH. This thing is way untapped. There's ONE rare neck/ring on the AH. That's it. Glyphs even appear to be healthy prices here instead of dealing with the Kobold capping them at 25g Horde side of this server. I swear people that use goldmaking addons like TSM to ruin it for the entire server should be banned.

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    I had the exact same goal and what I did was just buy pets on 2 of my realms where I had a lot of gold and then re-sell them on 2 super high pop realms that had a lot of high end TCG pets. Only took me about a month to get a soul trader and spectral tiger cub.

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    you may want to check the BMAH. I don't check that often and I have seen two x-5? rockets and i think 1 soul trader. And I guess that means bmah on both your servers.

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    Soul trader hasn't been confirmed to be on BMAH at all. Nice project to get one, I had to go out of my way to find someone who would buy cards just to get gold. Dropped 300k on my Soul Trader at end of cata. Theres been a couple on AH now since im on one of the highest pops though, but none lower than I paid for it.
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    I just picked up a banannas pet that I moved over there from the BMAH, combined with the hippogryph hatchling as part of the payment for the soul-trader. Still 150k short, but I do feel a little more interested now that I've had a few sales on the Aliance side of things with my transfers. I have a level 25 Darkmoon Rabbit I'm trying to find a buyer for that would fetch me a large chunk of the remainder. Currently testing the waters on the Aliance side. They don't really have many high value pets on their AH so maybe just maybe it will sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracklingice View Post
    I just picked up a banannas pet that I moved over there from the BMAH, combined with the hippogryph hatchling as part of the payment for the soul-trader. Still 150k short, but I do feel a little more interested now that I've had a few sales on the Aliance side of things with my transfers. I have a level 25 Darkmoon Rabbit I'm trying to find a buyer for that would fetch me a large chunk of the remainder. Currently testing the waters on the Aliance side. They don't really have many high value pets on their AH so maybe just maybe it will sell.
    Don't be afraid to haggle and check trade chat. I actually picked mine up from someone trying to sell in trade for 200k. I only had 110k liquid so he ended up taking 100k + a Rocket Chicken. I ended up getting my Tiger Cub in a similar manner. I just kept mailing people that I saw selling them offering what I could and I eventually found someone that took 130k + a Grell and Nightsaber Cub for it. A week or so later I actually saw a level 25 Spectral Tiger Cub for 110k, kind of wish I had waited for it. Be patient and work on acquiring gold and assets for when you do find a good deal on one.

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    If I find someone that will drop below 200k, I'd buy from them and throw the other guy 10 or 15k for his trouble with all the discussing we had done about it and the time he didn't have it listed on the AH. Honestly tho, any gold on that server is basically mad money to me so 200k or 250k makes little difference to me as long as I have the gold to pay.

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    I think people who are focused on professions-based gold making are starting to struggle at this point in the expansion while it remains a golden age for those of us who only flip. I'm routinely doing 1-1.5 million in revenue per month with more than 20% of that being profit. The only professions I have at max level are engineering/inscription--though my tailor/enchanter are not far behind. For me, it's entirely about focusing in on a high volume or high value item, determining what price to buy below, what price to sell at, and when the best times for either are.

    So, for instance, a high-volume item on my server is golden lotus. Buy price is below 75g, sell price is above 95g, best buy time is the weekend (afternoon) and best sell time is Tuesday night. Sometimes I get them cheaper, sometimes I sell them for more. After the 5% cut, I might average 20g per lotus. Doesn't sound like much until you realize I'm buying and selling more than 500 a week. This is a low effort extra 10k a week to my bottom line.

    Im not saying sell Golden Lotuses. I'm saying find an item that you are 100% confident of its value, master it. Then move on to the next item. Keep expanding. If its high value or high volume, you should be flipping it. Make people pay a bit extra for every damn thing they buy. You make nothing but profit, you just sit back and collect a tax and get rich.

    Thats how I see it anyways. Helps to be on a high pop realm.

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    I've been trying this with fish and raw meats. I'm going to be dropping fish flipping that isn't being cross faction flipped. Either there are some people out there that really love to sit there and be bored out of their minds to fish 20+ stacks of fish every day or two or something's not right with the situation because they continuously demolish the value on Giant Mantis. I bring it up to a marketable 140-180/stack and bam a few hours later some dbag posts over a dozen stacks at 75g/stack. I don't have the inventory space to become a Giant Mantis black hole. Plus, the fish costs 75s a stack to list whereas the meat is only 9s a stack.

 

 
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