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  1. #11
    Globes of water, at least before Cata, but rumor has it, you can still fetch a nice price on that.
    I even received some hate mail when listing them for 75g each and someone was too desperate obviously xD

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    This is a strategy that works very well if done correctly. If not, it will implode on you.

    You have to control the crafting paths to the materials you list above to control the end-use items. For example, it makes no sense to list Khorium Bars at 199g each if you leave all the Khorium Ore in the AH at 50g each. It takes 2 ore to make one bar so you will get undercut. Same with Heavy Knothide--you have to control the Knothide and Knothide Scraps as well.

    Primal Air is usually easy to control b/c it is so hard to farm. Actually, it is just out of the way--easy to farm, a pain in the ass to get there. Controlling the Primal Air and either Fire or Water (server dependent) is key for Primal Might: you must control pricing on at least two base Primals to keep Primal Might prices inflated. Despite the relative rarity of Rugged Leather, I have found it easier to control the supply and pump prices up gradually than to just keep 100g stacks on the AH.

    Implementation of this strategy requires planning. Buy the "access mats" during the week, keeping them unavailable for everyone else. By Wed or Thur the prices on your target items will begin to rise as supplies dwindle. Buy all you can at this point. Friday am, list a few items at slightly inflated prices. By Friday night you should be able to relist at your target prices. You have to stay on top of the auctions to drive out undercutters.

    There is an equilibrium that must be maintained between the cost to buy your auction vs. the profit that can be made (which will attract other sellers). If you don't control the building blocks then people will just buy them and craft (or pay a crafter) to make the item. If you price your items too high people will say "crap, I didn't realize I could make this much gold supplying XXX--I'll farm it". Be prepared for all out AH PvP at first. You have to be prepared to buy out the undercutters to protect your dominant position.

    Most importantly, you can't do this all the time--it becomes too profitable a niche to ignore and others will enter your space. Usually a week on followed by a week off works great.

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    [Khorium Bar]

    Ok ...post this two ways...
    6 bars are required to make ( ie 2 Power Cores)
    24 bars are required to make (ie 8 cores)

    So if u want to control it...you need to control, ore, bars, and power cores at the same time

    Post khorium bars stacked as threes....Its like prepackaged food, people will buy it cause it's easy
    Last edited by Narly; March 8th, 2011 at 10:29 PM.

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    i didnt read... sorry my ADD kicked in... i mentioned essence of air, which was already on it

    but as a note that i didnt see... make sure you add essence of water to that list... they generally sell for >10g and you can transmute them to Air's if you just pick up a recipe sold in WPL by Magnus frostwake
    Last edited by ChypDaRippa; March 8th, 2011 at 11:13 PM.

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    Another item that I've found this works with are s. You can usually sell them for around 75-100g since they're always low in supply, but needed for one of the enchanting rods. Bonus is that people often don't realise their value and post them for cheap.

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    That's interesting that you put Primal Might up there to a potential of 899g... I'm pretty much the only person selling it on my server and I've been pricing it at 224g up until recently, and now at 249g. Maybe I should bump it up cause it already is one of those, it sells when it sells... not high demand, but still slow steady sales. I'm wondering if 499g would be too much to try since alchemists need 4 for the transmute spec. Think 2k gold for this is too high or should I keep it at 1600g (399g ea). I know... depends on the server and I should give it a try and find out, right? lol Guess I'll try pop up 4 at 499g ea and see if they sell.

  7. #17
    It takes a tiny bit of research but is well paid off:
    Go to one of the more popular profession-leveling guides out there, and run through their mat-lists.
    wow-professions.com is a good place to start - have not seen any better or detailed in a long time.

    Now for each profession, skim through the mat required, and then you have your bottlenecks figured out pretty quick.
    (oh and yea - keep a look out for the entire chain of the mats / crafting paths. The example with Khorium bars at 199g and ores at 50g says it all)

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    Thanks for this thread, it prompted me to get my fingers in a number of pies.
    I checked, and is no longer used for the enchanting rod that it was used for. It is still used in Enchant Weapon - Spellpower, but I suspect that enchant has greatly lost it's popularity since Cata. , however, is still game, and flips very well.

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    a wall I ran into when powering through alchemy this week was this is going to be 100% server dependent, but some of these low level herbs are rarely farmed. always an idea to see which herbs are underrepresented and then form a niche market

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    Quote Originally Posted by mentally vexed View Post
    a wall I ran into when powering through alchemy this week was this is going to be 100% server dependent, but some of these low level herbs are rarely farmed. always an idea to see which herbs are underrepresented and then form a niche market
    I can confirm this. I've recently had quite a good go at flipping in particular. They pop up during the weekend (on my server) at below average prices. Since they're not in huge demand, it's also a good idea to look at bid prices. I got a whole batch of them very cheap that way.
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