• How to: Create and Sell Profession Kits

    This idea has been tossed around by many people, and I've heard of some people actually doing it. So a few months ago, I started my own profession leveling kit business, and HOLY SMOKES why did I wait so long to do it?! Not only is it a profitable venture, but it is a lot easier to do than you think. There are some tricks and tips I'd like to share with anyone considering doing this. There are some pitfalls, but overall it's a great way to turn farming time or even great AH deals into something meaningful, and great profits.

    What is a profession leveling kit?

    A "profession leveling kit" is simply a collection of all the materials needed to level a profession from level 1 to max level. I started doing these near the end of Wrath of the Lich King, so 450 was the max profession level. For example, for Jewelcrafting, every gem, ore, bar, or other materials needed are included in the kit. The ONLY thing the buyer needs to get are the trainable recipes from the profession trainer. The same applies to Alchemy, except the buyer would need to purchase about 300g worth of empty vials.

    So a person who buys your kit can literally stand next to the trainer (if they had the bag space), and level their profession from 1 to 450 in less than an hour!

    How does it work?

    In essence, you farm or buy all the mats (using a leveling guide), store them in a bank, and advertise the kit. When you find a buyer, they use an alt to join your guild with the kit, they pay you the selling price, you give them access to the tab(s) with the mats, and they take it all out. Done deal!

    Why does it work?

    Time is money, friend! Sure, anyone can farm or even buy their way to a max profession. However:
    • MANY of the mats needed are not available on the AH, or in less QTY than you need.
    • Mats on the AH are outrageously priced - 1 Golden Sansam for 10g. No thanks.
    • Mats are difficult to find - Skyflare Diamonds for the top end of Alchemy can now easily be transmuted, but at one point, there was a CD on that Transmute.
    • Far away! Goden Sansam is an example - a small number of nodes exist throughout Hellfire Peninsula, but you need enough of them that it takes forever.

    So, people are willing to pay for something to save them time and energy to farm it themselves. I hesitate to call it laziness, because in many cases it's not laziness, just expediency. Personally, I have plenty of time to level a profession, but I have bought my way to multiple max professions and I'm happy for doing it that way.

    Why bother?

    Uh, it's profitable?

    Seriously, this isn't like buying a rare pet and flipping it for 1000%. Those situations are VERY nice, but they are not easily repeatable by everyone.

    Before the most recent patches, here's how it played out. If you wanted to level Alchemy (without any Mastery), you could buy all the items you needed for about 2500g. Now, you wouldn't be ABLE to buy it all because it simply would not be available, but that would have been the cost (not including the empty vials). or look at it this way, if you farmed all the mats - the selling price for the bottom 10-15% of the market price for all of them would bring in about 2500g.

    I sold my Alchemy kits for 5k. That is DOUBLE my investment. In reality, I get my mats MUCH cheaper. I have farmers who help me, I keep my eye out for special deals, and my business has grown enough that I've hired out some of the farming. But in general, you can expect to make 50-100% profit on one kit.

    OK - so I've convinced you to try this....

    How to do it right

    Ok, so the basics above will get you started. But what will keep you going - and what will help you get customers willing to pay 5k for 2500g worth of mats (and trust me, many people will point this out to you!) - is that extra "touch" that makes the business a real business. If you go out of your way to make the kits professional in nature, easy to obtain, and position yourself as a trustworthy broker, you will continue to sell kits over and over again. Personally, I have sold MANY kits in multiple professions. I have numerous return customers. I even have the GM of a large guild buy multiple kits from me for his guildies and his guild in general.
    1. USE A GUIDE. I don't care which guide you use, but base your kit on a published and reputable leveling guide. I know there are several guide writers on these forums, so I won't point you to one specifically. If you don't do this, the buyer only has to mess up ONE thing, and the kit will stall somewhere along the line.
    2. Create a Spreadsheet to keep track of the guide items, and what you've gathered so far. Here is an example of what I use:

      The spreadsheet SHOULD be self explanatory, and I would be happy to make this available to anyone who wants it via Google Docs if you'd like to copy it, I have no problem with that. Also, ask me questions if you don't understand something about it.
    3. Use an alt in a separate guild bank. Obviously this is necessary to organize the mats. organize the mats in the guild bank tab EXACTLY as they are needed to level. This is key for TWO reasons, first, it helps YOU make sure you have everything, and second, it makes it easy for your potential buyer to verify the kit.
    4. Guild RANKS. (repeated from above) IN your guild, you will need very specific ranks to keep this safe, especially if you work on multiple kits at a time as I do:
      • GM Rank
      • ALL-ACCESS (<-- rank for any of YOUR alts)
      • ...(other ranks, NOT necessary and DANGEROUS)
      • 3-FullAccess
      • 2-FullAccess
      • 1-FullAccess
      • 3-ViewOnly
      • 2-ViewOnly
      • 1-ViewOnly
      • NO-ACCESS
    5. Go get the mats! Farm, buy, prospect, smelt, whatever is the CHEAPEST and EASIEST way to get the mats. In my spreadsheet, I kept track of this in the right hand column. For buying, I had a set price ceiling, above which I would farm or hire out the farming for those mats. Don't be afraid to farm. Some mats may need to be farmed. Buying mats from the AH also has a secondary effect - if there is a limited supply it also makes it harder for competition or your buyers to buy the mats they need for the kits. ;-)
    6. Create Macros. If you do this right, you will get more whispers than you can handle. You will need a few:
      • Spam macro: "Selling Profession Leveling kits. 1-450, PST!"
      • Price Macro: "JC kit costs 6k", "Alchemy kit costs 5k", etc. <-- use this to respond to "How much?"
      • Explanation Macro: "A pre-farmed set of all the mats you will need to level <profession> from 1 to 450, guaranteed." <-- use this to respond to "What do mean by kit?"
      • Anything else you find yourself answering all the time - make a macro for it. But KEEP IT BRIEF.
      • BE BRIEF in your Trade spam. I started out with a long-winded explanation of what the kit is, why you need it, and how much it costs. This is BAD! It makes you look like gold seller spam, will get you ignored, and people will whisper you anyway with, "What is it?", or, "How much?". So keep it simple. I used this simple spam: "Selling Profession Leveling kits, 1-450. PST.". That's it.
    7. ADVERTISE ON THE REALM FORUMS! Create a professional sounding advertisement - and post it on your realm forums.
      • This increases your business - people who don't read Trade will read your forum post.
      • I actually used my MAIN to post this. Posting from your MAIN gives your business legitimacy. You will be attacked to a degree by disbelievers, or people claiming you are a scammer. Point them to your realm post, from your MAIN, and you will cut down on the naysayers. This will NOT work if your main is a jerk on your server. Another reason to have a good reputation.
      • This forum thread is the perfect venue for on....
    8. BRAND YOURSELF! I created a spamming alt named "Kitseller". This makes it easy for people to know who you are, while associating your name with your business. Spamming from your main COULD work, but names like "Ikillufast", as cool as they sound, don't have anything to do with selling kits. Also, don't use stupid names. I started out spamming from an old alt I created named "Gangstanoob".... big mistake.
    9. GUARANTEE your kits. Yes, you need to GUARANTEE that your kit will get the buyer form 1 to 450. There can be no question at all, or else you will not be trusted, you will cause undue farming or buying at the AH that your kit was meant to eliminate. So - to do this, add "extra" mats where there could be bottlenecks in skill-ups (you will see how I've done this if you look at the spreadsheet). I also personally offer every buyer my "Max Guarantee" - if they end up short on any mat, anywhere in the skill-up process, I will go get the mat for them FREE OF CHARGE. Look, they paid for the KIT, so I want to make sure it works. I have flown all over Blizzard's creation looking for nodes of Netherbloom or Arthas' Tears just to get 1 or 2 for a buyer, when none were available on the AH.
    10. Hire a SALES TEAM! Ok - what do I mean by this? Pay a FINDERS FEE! Yes - this was an AMAZING idea I had and it paid off. I offered ANYONE who brought me a paying customer 10% of the sale. So if Person A brought be buyer B, and buyer B paid me 5k for a kit. I would then take 10% of that (500g) and hand it to person A. Half of my business over the past 2 months was brought to me by eager referrers wanting a quick 10% "commission".
    11. Give a DISCOUNT for repeat business. I offer a 10% off price to ANY repeat buyer. This works. I have had people buy FOUR (4) kits from me for different alts. I have also had a Guild GM contact me, and buy MULTIPLE KITS for his guild to use to level professions.
    12. Offer FREE BAGS! That's right! Most buyers are using newly created alts with NO bag space. So what I do is put 4 Netherweave Bags in the kit. When they come in with a newly created alt with no bag space, they get it for FREE! it's not enough for the entire kit, but they are mailing it all anyway. SO it allows them to make 2-3 trips and mail everything. If they don't need the bags, I take them out.

    The Transaction

    OK - so you have a buyer. Now what?

    1. They need a guild-less alt. This is required, since they will need to join your "kit guild"
    2. Guild RANKS. (repeated from above) IN your guild, you will need very specific ranks to keep this safe, especially if you work on multiple kits at a time as I do:
      • GM Rank
      • ALL-ACCESS (<-- rank for any of YOUR alts)
      • ...(other ranks, NOT necessary and DANGEROUS)
      • 3-FullAccess
      • 2-FullAccess
      • 1-FullAccess
      • 3-ViewOnly
      • 2-ViewOnly
      • 1-ViewOnly
      • NO-ACCESS

    3. Invite the buyer into your kit guild. They should be at the lowest rank, NO-ACCESS. This is a good thing. If your kit is in Tab 1, you then promote them to 1-ViewOnly. This allows them to VIEW the tab and check it for accuracy (and truthfully this is just a comfort / warm-fuzzy step - you already know the tab is accurate but they don't). Tell them the name of the guide they need to use and they might even check it for accuracy. Let them!
    4. GET PAID FIRST. This is non-negotiable for me. Buyer pays first, full price, up front, through Trade. If they're not willing to do this, encourage them to go read the forums or talk to your references. Also remind them that since all the terms have been typed out in CHAT, it is enforceable by Game GM's - YOU would be banned, and they would get ALL their gold back. This should be enough. If it's not, let them know they can go think about it - you are in no hurry.
    5. PROMOTE THEM. After you receive the funds - immediately promote them up to the 1-FullAccess guild rank (or the Tab their kit is in - be careful not to click too much!)
    6. Reassure them. Tell them you will keep them in the guild as long as they need to be to get the items out. Remind them to get the four free BAGS to give them the extra slots they need for transporting the kit to the mailbox, or a bank.
    7. GET REFERENCES! Tell them you have three special requests....
      • POST a "thank you" response on the realm forums as a reference, so people will know this is a legitimate operation
      • CONTACT me or my main, directly, if they are missing any mats - so I can get them replacements (FREE, of course!)
      • TELL YOUR FRIENDS! If you bring me a paying customer, you will get 10% of the sale as sales commission.

    Profession Selection

    • Stick to professions that are four things:
      • In Demand
      • Profitable
      • Easy to create <-- probably the MOST important factor
      • Easy to store & organize

      (I will include what *I* charged for each kit, just so you know - but be careful with this - I worked hard to keep my prices as secret as possible, to eliminate preconceived notions of the kits, and also in case I needed to negotiate.
      • I have found [Jewelcrafting] (6k gold) to be the profession that fits all four of the above criteria, with [Alchemy] (5k gold) coming in at a close 2nd. They are both in high demand, they are both very profitable (mats+time to gather+time to sell > revenue), the mats for both kits are usually easy to obtain via AH or farming, and they both require less than 1 full bank tab for a complete kit, plus extras, plus free bags. JC is faster to create and the mats are easier to find than Alchemy, so JC is my primary focus, with Alchemy being secondary. I almost always have 2 JC kits in stock, and I only ever work with one Alchemy kit at a time. But I have multiple bank tabs full of "spare" mats for creating the next kit, and fulfilling my promise to give them away free if someone needs some.
      • [Tailoring] (4k gold) is a far 3rd. It requires quite a bit of cloth, which is easy to find - but the overall cost is less, demand is much less, and the ROI is not nearly as nice as JC or Alchemy. But it IS profitable, just more of a hassle I've found.
      • [Leatherworking] (5k gold) - ouch. I tried these, and I did sell a few. Although they can be profitable, a complete LW kit takes FOREVER to farm or even buy mats for, and takes up 203 slots - that's 2+ bank tabs (thank you, 1700+ Borean Leather). Based on farming time, I don't think it's worth it.
      • [Blacksmithing] (6k gold) is probably next - but the availability of mats, or time to farm them is not good. Also the pricing of this kit is a little higher and out of some folks range.
      • [Engineering] (? - didn't bother to try this one) - no thanks. WAY too complicated, and frankly the mats to level this at the highest end are over priced and complex IMO.
      • Everything else is just either not worth it, or can't be done.
    • One note about [Alchemy] - I also provided a "Mastery" version of the kit (5700 gold). The easiest mastery to get was [Transmutation Master], so I also provided the four [Primal Might]s (along with [Recipe: Transmute Primal Might], just for kicks) for an additional fee. About half of my Alchemy kit customers bought this. If they ask for a different Mastery, they can easily switch to another for 150g.

    Final Thoughts

    • All said and done, I'm disappointed I didn't start selling these kits MUCH sooner. THey are easy to make, a great gold maker, and I actually enjoy doing them. Plus, as strange as it may sound, it's really helping my server and I feel my personal reputation in the game has increased a great deal once people know I'm not scamming them.
    • The profession leveling path in Cataclysm is still not completely known, and much will change with the introduction of multiple skill-ups for certain recipes. But I can tell you I will continue to sell these kits as long as they are profitable.
    • Work on multiple kits at a time. Have one completed and being advertised, while you work on the next one.
    • DO NOT put too much credence in "pre-orders" unless they pay you a down payment. I was burned TWICE by people promising to buy a kit, so I made extras, then they backed out. I know I could sell them, it just took longer.
    • Be willing to negotiate, but not too much. Some of my BEST deals were when I accepted traded items in lieu of gold, i.e., raw gems, [Primordial Saronite], etc. Mainly because I UNDERVALUED those items, but not too much, and I would make even more gold. I sold one JC kit to a guy for 4k plus almost 3k worth of raw gems and saronites. That's 7k.

    This was originally posted in the Wind Trader's Stormspire on 19th "November 2010. Moving it into the public forums for greater benefit and just an interesting/insightful read. - Sinshroud.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to: Create and Sell Profession Kits started by Namssob View original post
    Comments 82 Comments
    1. Thanateros's Avatar
      Thanateros -
      Thx for opening this idea to us!

      After powerleveling three alchemist chars within the last few weeks, exactly this idea came to my mind too. Though, i was way too lazy to farm stuff myself and in addition, i was short of gbanks anyway, so i forgot that idea again since it didn't look this profitable to me. But when you say that it works fine for you, i guess i gotta try it once or twice on my server too.

      Just a hint from my side: If you're in a guild with level 14+ with the "Working overtime"-guild perk, you can even reduce the mats cost for you. There are some stumbling blocks, especially during the BC-leveling skills (at least for alchemy), where the following steps (only examples) could provide you a bigger profit:

      Skill 310 - 325: Flask 1, 15x cheap mats
      Skill 325 - 330: Flask 2, 5x very expensive mats (expensive in AH or very time-expensive to farm because the mats are spread-out)
      Skill 330 - 350: Flask 3, 20x cheap mats

      Thx to the guild perk, even though on the edge from yellow to green, a skill still gives you at least 2-3 100% skill points. So you can in fact use Flask 1 from 310 - 327 by creating it 17-18 times, then you create only 3x the expensive Flask 2 and you're up to Flask 3 again.

      I used (german page) and kept changing it to my own way when i finished leveling my third alchemist. Still gotta work a bit on it, but next alchemist is coming soon and i guess i could upload it then. Maybe it helps. I saved myself couple of 100g thx to the guild perk (buying all stuff off the AH).
    1. Tangster's Avatar
      Tangster -
      This sounds like fun! I always love "different" ways of gold making like this and the Dense Stone Shuffle (my favorite time of the month ). I cant wait to get home and take a crack at it. I just cleaned up my guild bank to so i might not even need another alt!I highly recommend using It has a mat list at the very begining of the guide to make it easy, and it already has extra mats added in for not getting a level in the yellow/green range.

      EDIT: This is another great reason to camp Lhara when the DMF comes to town. She sells herbs/leather in limited supply (up to 4-5) with a ~20 minute respawn.

      EDIT2: Gonna take a crack at making a first aid leveling kit, just out of curiosity. Will repot back with updates
    1. Namssob's Avatar
      Namssob -
      Thanks! The kits are in full force again in Cataclysm. I am selling 1-2 per week, depending on how much I advertise, and how much I'm on. It helps to have a second account so I can PLAY while I make deals on the side.
    1. Nilaus's Avatar
      Nilaus -
      @Namssob Can you give an indication on what kind of prices you are charging with a full Cata kit?

      Some professions have become easier, such as BS and JC as the low level ore is available in abundance, while on the other hand you need to level to 525, which requires a lot more mats.
    1. Namssob's Avatar
      Namssob -
      I currently charge 12k for a full 1-525 kit. I started charging 10k, and realized it was a tad on the low side. I will accept gold + traded mats, but those mats need to be VALUABLE using current TUJ pricing, not what the buyer thinks the item(s) are worth.

      I also charge a premium for "partial" kits. Can't remember all the prices off the top of my head, but I don't have too many folks buying them (I've sold a FEW partial kits, but mostly full kits)

      Keep in mind that the abundance of low-level ore is not true in every case. Part of the "technique" here is keeping AH supplies LOW or non-existent for certain bottlenecks in the process. I regularly buy out the entire supply of , , , low priced , and many of the gems that are derived from prospecting that ore, such as , , etc. And much of the Ore requires a compromise, i.e., do I turn it into bars (kits require 120 Copper, 120 Bronze (Copper + Tin), 50 Thorium, 15 Truesilver, or 10 Adamantite), but you need that ore to get the gems (55 gems from Adamantite, for example, takes a lot of ore!).

      The same applies to combination mats. For example, a full JC kit requires -either-
      - + , -OR-
      - + .

      Getting the is easy after prospecting ore, but the essences and Powerful Mojo? GOOD LUCK! I make sure the AH is always empty of those mats, making it impossible for anyone to level JC without my kit, or farming the mats. And good luck farming them, as they are difficult to farm (especially the ).

      So... IMO, the kit is divided into two "sections" - a "hard to get" section (most of the old world mats), and the "expensive" section (the Cataclysm gems, including 20 s). Have Transmute specced Alchemist helps with getting plenty of s.

      I will add that my number one "missing" item(s), the things I am always short of and trying to find are the following:
      - (and the optional combination of the )

      Sadly for most of you, much of my profit is STILL coming from stockpiled mats from Wrath. For example.... each JC kit requires 45 (I provide 55) . Easy to find for 5-20g on the AH, but I have 3 bank tabs full of it I paid 2-3g for pre-Cata. And I still buy up the cheap stuff keeping your AH cost high. Same with the 70x Wrath gems (ALWAYS use , as it's the cheapest of those gems!). I have 2 bank tabs full of it, AND....too many bank tabs full of available for prospecting when needed.
    1. Sinshroud's Avatar
      Sinshroud -
      Something that I have been considering doing, is just creating bottlenecks on certain items required to level professions, literally making it impossible for people to level it unless they buy from me.

      Anyone who has leveled leatherworking recently, this will ring a bell:
      • Heavy Hide (need 20)
      • Thick Leather (need 410)
      • Rugged Leather (need 410)

      For most of those you will be paying about 70-150gold a stack (if they are even on the ah).
    1. Nilaus's Avatar
      Nilaus -
      I've been considering this as well since there are some really tough bottlenecks along the way for some professions. Leather is the easiest to corner as there is no way to circumvent your monopoly. Additionally, skinning is annoying compared to mining as you need to kill and loot the mobs.

      Herbalism is probably also an option; Firebloom/Sungrass are probably the best candidates to corner as they are used extensively and not easily available (Tanaris/Thousand Needles is pretty far away for Alliance for example)

      Regarding BS/JC, then I think it is best to stay away from the classic mats. When I leveled my last char with mining I had enough ore to powerlevel BS and ˝JC. I think the best spot candidates here are Fel Iron and Adamantite as people spend very little time in Outland and the gathering has not been returned to match the new leveling pace.

      I'm going to try that today (if I have the time and bagspace for it). It should be better to stockpile during the week, as it seems a lot of powerlevelers consider it a weekend activity for some reason.
    1. Thanateros's Avatar
      Thanateros -
      Little hint for Sungrass / Firebloom: There are LOTS of them in Burning Steppes, right outside of Stormwind.
    1. Tangster's Avatar
      Tangster -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sinshroud View Post
      Something that I have been considering doing, is just creating bottlenecks on certain items required to level professions, literally making it impossible for people to level it unless they buy from me.

      How were you thinking of going about that Sin? Buy them up off AH all week and then gorge them on the weekends? Or were you going to have a farmer get them for you? Just curious, sorry for the OT
    1. Sinshroud's Avatar
      Sinshroud -
      I was more just planning to add them to my dealfinder list and grab them all up when ever it's below a certain price.

      There aren't normally more than say 5-15 of them up at any time anyways.
    1. Caris's Avatar
      Caris -
      Just saw this post this morning. Thanks for the detailed info!This is an idea I've toyed around with for a while now, and with your info I have decided to employ. My first kit was alchemy and sold within 30 minutes of being put together for a 3k profit. I also let the buyer know that they are to receive a 5% commission for any buyer they bring to me. Looking good so far! I think my next few are going to be for secondaries (cooking/first aid) and see how that goes.
    1. Riryoku's Avatar
      Riryoku -
      I've tried this myself and maybe I wasn't patient enough, I ended up using my alchemy leveling kit on an alt of mine.No regrets though, having alchemy on that alt has paid more then tripple of what the kit would've sold for
    1. Jenzali's Avatar
      Jenzali -
      Is there any other way to actually "sell" the kit other than inviting them to a guild? What if they are wanting the profession on their main and don't want to lose their current guild reputation?

      I suppose I could ask them to pay up-front via trade, but they would have to wait for all the materials to come through the mail. Anyone have any better ideas?
    1. Thanateros's Avatar
      Thanateros -
      Hm... well, there would be an option. Create a trial account, invite that trial into your banking guild and give the other one your accountname + password. It's not really a nice solution, but better than nothing. Trading them the mats is no solution, since you can only trade 6 stacks per trade. i would definitely charge a higher fee if he wants to do it THAT way.
      The other way would be: Send him all the stuff via ingame mail. Bad thing is: Maybe you send him too much of an item and he just keeps it (could also happen if you invite him into your guild, but that way it would be easier for him to just put it back).
    1. Moneygone's Avatar
      Moneygone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jenzali View Post
      Is there any other way to actually "sell" the kit other than inviting them to a guild? What if they are wanting the profession on their main and don't want to lose their current guild reputation?

      I suppose I could ask them to pay up-front via trade, but they would have to wait for all the materials to come through the mail. Anyone have any better ideas?
      As said in step one of the guide... They need a guildless alt. Everyone can make an alt. Then this alt takes the mats, mails them to the main character, done.
    1. Sapu94's Avatar
      Sapu94 -
      I sold an alchemy kit last weekend using: WoW Alchemy Guide 1 - 525 | Alchemy Leveling Guide

      I tweaked the guide for my server (which has a serious shortage of ) and put it all in excel and made it look pretty:

      Posting here in case somebody finds it useful.

      Note that it requires two vendor-bought recipes that I include with the kit: and both of which are sold by a vendor in the northern part of gadgetzan ([npc]5594[/npc]). Hopefully you aren't a bloodsail admiral on two characters like me...
    1. Pannacouke's Avatar
      Pannacouke -
      I had this idea 2 weeks ago, then happened to come upon this thread just 4 days afterward! It gave me everything I needed to do to get started save for the materials and gold haha...So now I'm in this business full time, I've even got people set up to build particular kits for me, and I just do the selling! It is imperitive that you price your kits right, or you will be spinning your tires in the mud so to speak. My very first customer found my realm forum thread, so this was a VERY good idea and I entice people to post on there with the promise of a free razormaw hatchling cause I can farm like 3-4 of those in a single day and I make far more gold with these kits than by selling really no major loss and I see the review they post as much more valuable. I'm selling 1-2 sometimes 3 in a single day and I'm making gold hand over fist...I can barely keep up with all the orders. I do have one do you handle those few individuals who DON'T follow the guide and waste materials? Especially when you know it and they deny it? Do you STILL guarantee their kit? I had a fella like this and he ate into all my profit because he didn't follow the guide. Oh and one last thing, I'm purchasing a leveled guild with the 10% perk to profession leveling...just an added bonus and helps me to guarantee my kits level them to the max. Its a big purchase, but one that I think will help to pay out in the end...and I plan to sell these kits for a long time.
    1. Wheatbicks's Avatar
      Wheatbicks -
      Well I made and sold my first one of these today, have bought nearly 2 kits worth of herbs for around 11k including [Primal Might] * 8 for transmute mastery and sold one very easily for 9k so an easy 7k profit (plus all my surplus mats, emergency use glyphs). Having a lot of demand for other prof kits and so might move into those soon depending on supply and demand.

      edit: fail maths is fail!
    1. dotorion's Avatar
      dotorion -
      Tried this on my server with Alchemy, sadly without any success. I am on a backwater RP server, and the population of the faction I tried this on is about 8k characters according to Warcraftrealms.

      I checked herb availability for a bit before going ahead with it, and then spent about a week buying herbs below Auctioneer's market price when possible.
      Never found any Goldthorn or any WOTLK herbs on the AH, so I figured that was a great argument to use as well when trying to sell my kit.

      Went to farm the remaining herbs (my main is Herb/Alch so I could easily off the guaranteed 525 as well), created a banking guild and arranged all herbs nicely, made a realm forum post and started barking. I asked 10k initially. About half of the whisps I got were price checks, some were just curious on what an alchemy kit is, and some were to gauge if I was a goldspammer or not. If I responded with the price, I usually didn't get any response at all, but when I did I got about 60% people laughing at my price and about 40% telling me I got a great idea and a decent price.

      After a few days of barking without so much as one prospective buyer, I decided to alter my approach a bit. Since my bank alt was a goblin in a fancy costume, I spiced up the barks RP-style, and also lowered my price to 8k. I barked for about a week, when I logged on and right before I logged off, so roughly between 18:00-19:00 and 23:00-0:00 consistently on a daily basis. Nothing. More price-gauging, more "lol you can easily farm the herbs yourself noob", some people saying it's a great idea. No interest in actually buying the thing, though.

      I wonder if perhaps the low pop of my server means people are more likely to be self-reliant?
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      Gimp -
      Gotta say ive sold a few Alchemy kits before, but never had done in such an organised way as you set out in this guide! So bravo and thanks this will make life alot easier!!