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    @Codd - I admit I've been talking your kits up amongst my guildies; I think at least 3 have purchased from you. They've made really positive comments in guild chat about your kits and the way you handled the process, which is generating yet more interest. There are a couple of folks in my guild who enjoy farming; if you want I can put them in touch with you.

    Overall, interest in Engineering kits can't be discounted - right now I think it is the ONLY profession generating any spark of new interest, thanks mostly to the mount. And it's timely for folks selling kits because in this pre-expansion lull, a lot of people are leveling alts and/or finishing off professions. I'd think it would be a good time in general to sell profession kits, but I am not at all surprised to see Engineering at the top of the list.

    If I were selling kits, I would certainly include something about the Engineering mount in trade chat barks.
    Last edited by Caitlyn; December 12th, 2013 at 08:47 AM.

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    Now that the Undermine Journal is down how to I import data to the prof kit spreadsheet?

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    FYI, I have updated my guide to be a little more current, and also include some recent changes I've made to my own kit business. I haven't put in links yet that I'd like to (for example, links to some spreadsheets that are far better than mine), but when I have time, I will.

    TO save you some time - here's a brief "What's New":

    - Updated Profession list - I now provide ALL professions except Inscription. I included some comments on each profession (to be expanded in the future also!)
    - Added some new advanced techniques I use to keep my brand positive and recognizable
    - Added a section on Partnering with a business partner, a MUST if you're going to grow large but not eliminate all of your other in-game activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namssob View Post
    I haven't put in links yet that I'd like to (for example, links to some spreadsheets. . .

    I'd just like to say that I will be attempting to update my spreadsheets to use WoWuction data, which I believe I can do. I just got back to work though, so it might be a couple weeks. I'll also update for WoD as soon as I get the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheExile View Post
    I'd just like to say that I will be attempting to update my spreadsheets to use WoWuction data, which I believe I can do. I just got back to work though, so it might be a couple weeks. I'll also update for WoD as soon as I get the chance.
    Let me know when you do!
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  6. #86
    I wonder if anybody is still buying kits.
    WoD enables you to "catch up" with professions even more than MoP.
    The only reason I see for someone to do it would be sheer ignorance.
    I know that "ignorance is bliss" sometimes but are people THAT "smart"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco View Post
    I wonder if anybody is still buying kits.
    WoD enables you to "catch up" with professions even more than MoP.
    The only reason I see for someone to do it would be sheer ignorance.
    I know that "ignorance is bliss" sometimes but are people THAT "smart"?
    They still sell just like all the old world mats still sell though not as much as they once did, but thankfully the amount of people who try and sell them has also seemed to go down.
    Pre my temp break from WoW I found that selling things these types of packages for certain X-mog pieces/sets was much better then trying to sell the entire group however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco View Post
    I wonder if anybody is still buying kits.
    WoD enables you to "catch up" with professions even more than MoP.
    The only reason I see for someone to do it would be sheer ignorance.
    I know that "ignorance is bliss" sometimes but are people THAT "smart"?
    TL-DR: Unlikely, and if they do, those are very, very rare situations and barely bring any profit.

    As you can read from my blog entries here, I've sold hundreds of kits, 673 exactly during the prime days, and this was my favorite way to make gold. I gave up for a reason: It was not nearly as profitable, almost no one was buying and there are just much better ways now.

    The principle behind Profession Kits was to sell an expensive profession 'package' containing, preferably, a large variety of cheap items. It worked because leveling used to be confusing and required work/effort, you'd need to constantly check mats to buy, or check the AH, and so on, so basically people would prefer to avoid all this trouble and buy a package directly, for more gold. Also very regularly Kit sellers would control a niche market for every profession. I always cleaned the AH for Mageroyal and other herbs for alchemy and sometimes re-post at incredibly high prices. This way I would guarantee that it was more expensive, or annoying because mats were missing.

    Most, I'd say around 90%, of my costumers knew they were exasperatingly over-paying for the kits. Hell, I was selling alchemy kits at 10k, and crafting one would often cost me less than 2k. But they just didn't care, they were paying for the service and they knew it. It's like paying for potatoes when you can grow them at your backyard. It would be cheaper to do the former, yet more time and work consuming.

    Nowadays, that's the reason Kits pretty much don't work anymore. The old-school mats are very, very expensive, so your profit margins would be low, very low. To the point it's almost not worth the time spent, when there's far better things to do when it comes to gold per hour, and easier too. You could argue "Well, increase the Kit prices, everybody has gold nowadays." and you'd be right to say it, hadn't Blizzard created catch-up mechanics on all professions.

    So let's see the points that made Kits a thing:
    • Leveling was confusing - Fixed by catch-up mechanics only creating a single item from 1-600, and allowing stacking to 200.
    • Leveling was annoying - Fixed by the same.
    • Leveling involved work - Fixed by the same.
    • Leveling required time - Fixed by auto-crafting the above single item.
    • Leveling was expensive - With mat prices so low right now, it's incredibly cheap.


    And the final argument I had posed to myself: "What if I buy packs of the new mats used for catch-up mechanics and sell them?". Well, people are lazy, but between buying it from a guy for 10k, or literally buying a couple of stacks of 200 for 2k, people will almost always prefer the second option. And lowering the prices isn't a good option because the time you'll spend crafting them, advertising them, selling, and re-doing all that is just way to much for the little gold you'll make, while you could just afk in your garrions, do the same gold per hour, likely even more, and do something else with your time.

    It's sad, but they don't work anymore, at least not in any way that would make it a desirable choice over so many other options. That doesn't mean there aren't other similar options, which there are. You just need to find them, as I, and others, have.
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  9. #89
    Only sold a few of these before warlords release, was mint. Shame about that catchup mechanic.

 

 

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