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  • Tip: Time to Liquidate That Saronite!

    Following the alleged bot banwave, prices for all sorts of goods have soared. A week ago I noticed that and s were in short supply at the AH, along with , and . These trends held throughout the week, in fact I've never seen such high prices for said commodities. Dust is selling for 4.5g apiece, Cosmics have spiked to 11g and even Titanium is moving at 30g/bar. In early November I recommended stockpiling Titanium, 48% of readers disagreed with me (often with good reason). Now, that investment is going to pay off. Expect prices to react as well.

    This begs the question: should I sell off Saronite Bars, or shuffle the ore into Dust and Essences? I hate mass-posting Saronite - given the astronomical posting fees. But Infinite Dust and Cosmics are relatively cheap to move. If you stockpiled Eternal Earth, this might be a good time to shuffle it out. I can't comment on the profitability of Saronite Bars vs shuffled ore, and more importantly, the GPH of the latter method, but quick napkin math proves shuffling to be a little disappointing on the GPH side. Maybe I'll integrate saronite shuffling into our precious spreadsheet!

    I suspect this is closely related to the bot banwave. If farmers or bots were less affected on some servers, prices are probably holding steady at lower prices locally. Once bots return, prices will plunge again, so I'm seizing this opportunity to free up some of that bank space I tied up with Saronite. Are you seeing these prices on your server? Do you think it's time to get of your saronite?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Tip: Time to Liquidate That Saronite! started by Sterling View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Mugsley's Avatar
      Mugsley -
      If you want to move dust and essences, Shatter crystals instead. It's 100% AFK and you don't have to fight the mailbox monster.

      I think you'll get better overall returns from either Saronite Bars or Titanium Bars (Titansteel isn't profitable on my server when taking into account Eternals costs; even using Orbs).

      As of this moment, ore is around 25g/stack and bars are ~50g/stack. Titanium is actually in the ~160g-200g/stack range so it's not worth converting any further.
      My server and faction tend to react slowly to bans (based on WotLK) so I'm watching but not moving much.
    1. Z-Man's Avatar
      Z-Man -
      Saronite Ore is 17g per stack, the bars are 30-35g per stack (assuming you can find buyers, since mine certainly aren't selling even at that proce). I'm seeing Titanium Bars listed a 9g, less than the price of transmuting them from Saronite. If there was a ban, we didn't notice it here.
    1. Namssob's Avatar
      Namssob -
      Yeah I didn't notice anything either, and in fact some ores are selling at pre-cata prices of 50-60s each! No, I didn't buy anymore. lol
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      It's strange that you guys aren't seeing similar prices. Maybe the market hasn't reacted yet.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mugsley View Post
      If you want to move dust and essences, Shatter crystals instead. It's 100% AFK and you don't have to fight the mailbox monster.

      I think you'll get better overall returns from either Saronite Bars or Titanium Bars (Titansteel isn't profitable on my server when taking into account Eternals costs; even using Orbs).

      As of this moment, ore is around 25g/stack and bars are ~50g/stack. Titanium is actually in the ~160g-200g/stack range so it's not worth converting any further.
      My server and faction tend to react slowly to bans (based on WotLK) so I'm watching but not moving much.
      Crystals have moved with dust and essences, all I could find last night was 4 crystals for 21g apiece (which I shattered). Hopefully they keep getting posted under 20g.
    1. usiris's Avatar
      usiris -
      about a week or 2 ago, saronite spiked to 50-60 for a stack of ore and 100-110 for a stack of bars on my server, and titanium went up to around 200 for a stack of ore, didn't see the bar price

      but it seems to have cooled down to "normal" pre cata prices over the last week
    1. KuRIoS's Avatar
      KuRIoS -
      I am sorry but there is no banwave whatsoever, it was PURE speculation from sinshroud, in fact, GatherBuddy is already updated and HonorBuddy should be updated in a few hours(last bugs are being fixed). I simply think that we are seeing the effects of those with huge stockpilings have begun to run low. so prices might be more steady than just a simple bot banwave where the bots would be up and running 1 week later..
      Naturally the prices could just go down again when some of the botters hear about the prices being high for "easy to bot" items
    1. calianna's Avatar
      calianna -
      I also saw a brief spike in prices and now they have cooled back down. Good reminder to check them, but no action yet.
    1. Praxel's Avatar
      Praxel -
      I was making room in my bank this morning, and checked Saronite prices to see if I could free up some space. Saronite Ore was listing at 13g/stack and Saronite Bars were around 30g/stack. Titanium was completely absent from the auction house, so I listed a half-stack at 20g per bar to see if it would move.
    1. Ponic's Avatar
      Ponic -
      I actidentally checked the prices yesterday and saw shocking 100g per stack of ore (about 4 times more then average). Posted a several for 89g /stack, all sold, will be moving more today. Defnitiely a temporary spike strenghtened by banwave probably but I suggest everyone monitoring the prices closely in the coming days.
    1. KuRIoS's Avatar
      KuRIoS -
      Ponic, there is no banwave, as i have mentioned more than once.