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    Transmog not selling. Guild transfer?

    So on my low/med server, myself and one other player own the transmog market. I have over a million gold worth items up on the AH atm, however I only sell a few pieces a day. I'm starting to collect multiple very rare items, because they simply do not sell and I snatch them up with my dealfinding lists, I've had some full sets on sale for over two months. With the such low sales and a large number of mog items (around 900 I think the last I checked), I'm almost breaking even simply reposting. Should I lower my prices (300-400 per item is the average, more if very rare/sought after, etc)? Weather the storm and hope sales pick up around Christmas when the kids are out of school? Or I could transfer my guild bank to a high population server, where I am sure I would be able to get rid of my stock, but would the prices be lower, and it is worth the 30 day cooldown?Thanks for any help.
    Busy seller on four bank alts
    200k - Nov 2012
    500k - Dec 2012
    1m - Jan 2012

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    How exactly are you pricing them right now?

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    All prices are at the global median rounded to the nearest 100. I admit that is a little high, but I have no competition... probably because there is such little demand?
    Busy seller on four bank alts
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    1m - Jan 2012

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    i would lower the prices a bit more, sacrifice some profit for an easy sell. the buyer will see your items and thing 'damn, thats pretty cheap'
    Will increase your sale rates, but potentially lower profits.


    Also, what i do if i have had an item for a long time is set the buyout at the selling price, BUT the bid HALF of the buyout, I ALWAYS get people bidding on items that way, another good way to get rid of things you have had for a while.

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    One thing to point out is that there exists a cap for ho much raw gold can be transferred with a character. So you would have to convert the raw god BACK to something you could sell on your server. Or move everything to a new server permanently, which would be even more character transfer fees.

    Just ask yourself the most important question: What is WoW gold worth to me in terms of real money?

    Personally, I wouldn't pay $50 for a back and forth character transfer no matter how much gold was involved. And there's no way I'd pay to transfer all 6 of my regularly played characters to a new server. I'd rather use RAF to make new characters AND have the benefit of an extra account just in case I needed one.


    @Aestysu has the right idea. I set TSM to place my starting bid around my threshold price to foster items moving in slow times.

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    I suggest, using TSM, you look into exactly what is selling and what is not, and for how much.

    If an item does not sell then drop your price, understanding that particularly rare items (glorious, lofty, ect) will well more slowly due to their prices.

    If an item is already at a low price and continues to not sell, pull what you have, DE it, and stop looking for them. Not all sets are worth trying to sell.

    I did this once every month or two when I began selling transmog about a year ago, and it really helped me get a feel for the market on my server and increased my sales dramatically. The global median does not come even close to working on all servers, though it does serve as a decent starting point.

    Due to your server type you may have to either really pare it down to the more desirable pieces, or simply pull out. Until about a week ago I sold transmog on both sides of my server, Alliance being great business, Horde barely pulling anythign in. My Horde prices were low, but I was just breaking even, and I eventually had to make the decision to pull out on that side. I really don't think server transferring is the way to go due to the expense.

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    Another thing to remember with all these transmog greens is that many of them simply aren't that rare. There's always going to be more posted. I know when you get into the xmog market you see all these nice looking greens and people have posted them for 5g, you almost HAVE to buy them. Then you try to flip it for 1-2k and what do you know, nobody buys it. Coming from a man who is VERY patient and re-lists his auctions constantly before they finally sell, I can tell you that transmog greens generally won't make you consistent profit this way.

    While it feels amazing to buy a piece for 5g and resell it for 2k, it's really just as great to flip 8 pieces for 250g and have it happen WAY faster. The reason we keep seeing person after person on these forums say they had to get out of the transmog market is they start trying to buy these xmog greens based on the assumption that they will sell for 1-2k. So maybe they buy the ones at 500-600g when they get posted? I mean why not, that's still well below the "real" value right? Let's face it, any data you find on xmog gear on any resource TUJ or otherwise is absolutely and completely poisoned by goblins trying to inflate the value of amazingly commonplace items with nice graphics.

    If you want to make transmog work on your server, figure out what people are actually buying at by trial and error and don't overspend.

    Edited to add: All this is not to say that some xmog greens aren't worth 1-2k. Some of them have flipped for me in that price range with minimal re-posts consistently. My absolute favorite is [Ceremonial Leather Loincloth] which I've flipped about 10-15 copies of for 1500g.
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    Thanks all for the replies! Instead of repricing around a thousand items individually, any recommendations for adjusting TSM? I was thinking creating a new profile, importing my current settings (as a fallback), then setting all categories to the TUJ GE mean as my new fallback (which is considerably lower than the GE median).
    Busy seller on four bank alts
    200k - Nov 2012
    500k - Dec 2012
    1m - Jan 2012

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    Just a few thoughts here, I buy and sell transmog gear regularly. My listings average about 150 million (EDIT: Correction 150k) a day. My sales reflect an average of 9 - 10k a day. This is not just Moggear tho, I sell a variety of items from all professions and vendors. The thing to remember about moggear is it does not move fast. Patients is key. I move about an average of 5 pcs a day on a Med. Server. I also list according to TUJ Maket, my fallback is 110%. I agree with the other commenter that you may want to lower the price a bit. I am curious about what you are referring to for the 30 day cooldown? Here is some first hand info on Guild Transferring, as I just transferred 2 guilds and 13 alts on 2 different accounts to a new server. You MUST have an authenticator on your account for exactly 7 days before you put in for a transfer. The guild transfers with one alt. The guild can transfer any amount of gold up to the gold cap. So place all your gold in the guild, and you are good to go. Make sure that the GM signs in the moment you activate an authenticator as he/she must log in to start the 7 day timer. Once the transfer is complete it is business as usual. So again, I am not sure what this cooldown is that you mentioned...
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    @Saralyn sorry I should have been more specific. What I orginally meant was I taking my guild bank (with all slots full of the most rare mog items) to a high/full server, selling all I could, then bringing it back with the gold earned to the original server, once the 30 day cooldown expires. I ended up lowering my prices and now some of my stock is starting to move, so I can't complain. I'd rather sell an item within a month at a decent price then wait two or more months to sell it at a high price (not to mention if it takes that long, and the same item might end up getting posted by another during that time)
    Busy seller on four bank alts
    200k - Nov 2012
    500k - Dec 2012
    1m - Jan 2012

 

 
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