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    The Art of Gouging - No Supply? No Problem!

    Scenario time; you're leveling a profession and you're dead set on capping out in one shot. You've stockpiled all necessary materials, you've printed out a handy-dandy list of crafts, you even put the kids to bed early and appeased the wife with a candle-lit spaghetti dinner and tall glass(es) of expensive chardonnay.

    Bam. You're short on materials. That 400 you stockpiled wasn't enough. You're going to need 4 more stacks and the only seller at the AH wants 200g per stack. Slash Two won't help either. You bite the bullet and purchase the "overpriced" stacks.

    We've all been there. We've all been "ripped off". Can't be arsed to wait until goods appear at "reasonable" prices, right? But it doesn't have to be that way. What if you were the one strategically posting low-supply goods at extravagant prices? Pay it backward, if you know what I'm saying. I mean, someone needs to provide these services.

    Here's a nearly-complete list of low-supply goods that often follow erratic and spiky demand patterns. I've included the ridiculous prices at which I've been able to push the goods, along with a comment where adequate;

    199g | Used in motorcycleKhorium Power Core crafting.
    75g | Used for and JC leveling.
    | 299g | Gnomish teleporters, Primal Might, various enchants.
    899g | Master of Transmutation and Runed Adamantite Rod
    159g | Twink weapon enchants (agility)
    149g
    199g
    299g
    149g
    79g
    200g (stack)
    109g (stack)
    59g (ea)
    120g (stack)
    199g
    30g
    209g

    Simply set your TSM/ZA fallback very high and threshold at "normal" prices. For the first 5 goods listed, play around with prices until you've reached a happy medium where your sales are just enough to keep stocks low, but never clear out your inventory. You industrious folk can even use Undermine Journal notifications to alert you when a certain item is unavailable at the AH.

    Got more items to add here? Let me know and together we can conquer the world.

    Sterling beaming out!
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    On my server the rods are usually "stocked" but less so recently.

    I double checked and no Khorium is used to make a motorcycle; they are LK items with LK mats.

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    The Khorium is needed to make things like Jeeves. A definate pick up when cheap item since it's not as abundant as Titanium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu View Post
    On my server the rods are usually "stocked" but less so recently.

    I double checked and no Khorium is used to make a motorcycle; they are LK items with LK mats.
    Derp, yes my mistake.
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    You could add Felsteel Bar as well, but I think there's even more!

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    Mageroyal is a good one to gouge, especially with Children's Week Coming.

    I also like to buy up all the Black Vitriol and force players to pay 5g for 1, when I can usually by the whole lot off the AH for silvers.

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    x2 on the Black Vitriol. I can also attest to Golden Draenite for JC kits. I've had similar luck with Small Lustrious Pearls and Shadowgems.
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    During the infancy of my gold making days it was all about buying low and gouging with wool cloth. A pain to get when someone is hoarding it, since mobs that drop it also drop either linen or silk.

    Nowadays adamantite powder is easy to snatch up and hold for gouging. The people powerleveling through JC have the end in sight and get desperate there. If you have a jc you can make it the mercurial stuff and hit them even harder.

    I also have been trying my hand at selling enchanted thorium blades instead of GEEs. If you put them up for 1.5x the price of a single GEE, people buy them hoping to get two, and you dont have to suffer the "3 arcane dust AGAIN? Really?" Moments during your disenchanting.

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    Illusion dust, not arcane. Wont let me edit on my phone, lame blackberry.

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    Heheh the vast majority of this list I do pick up when they're cheap, because I can't resist a good bargain. I'm a terrible hoarder though, so they're sitting in my banks.

    I do need to start goug.. erm I mean selling them. Ty for the reminder to put them into TSM.

 

 

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