Money From Mogging

In last week’s musings I mentioned Raiding was 2011 and Transmogrification is 2012.  Today I’m going to elaborate on that.  You see, it’s not that people don’t raid any longer.  However, there’s a few things to pause and consider.  For starters, most heavy duty raiders have most of their gear upgrades, and will also have a fair bit of gold because the fact is there isn’t a tonne to spend it on.  So, if you’re not going to be replacing your gear, it’s time to make it look good.  That means it’s time for you and I to start profiting off of it.

Now, if you’re coming to the ball you’re a little bit late at this stage, but not to the point people will notice.  Others have jumped on this (including myself), but it still isn’t as common knowledge as you might think.  Also, I’m not talking about BoE blues or epics, or even crafted gear today.  No, we’re talking green sets.

There’s just a couple examples for you to look at, and keep in mind I probably spent between 3-20g on each.  Pretty much any day you can find some of the popular Transmog sets and at least half a dozen that are way under listed.  So snatch them up, and flip them.  Or if you’re like me, you’ll find you need a couple of the pieces for your own set.

I personally find in Plate that Darkcrest, Bloodscale, and Conqueror’s sets do very well.  However, the list is much larger than that.  I thank Twitchie for putting together a great list you can toss into Auctionator and start generating money.  His page shows Plate, Mail, and Cloth lists.  I haven’t managed to track down a Leather list yet, though.  If you know of one, feel free to let me know.

Taking the plate list one step further is a list you can see here that Keelhaul put together.  Yeah, those prices aren’t that far fetched.  You’ll see that once you start searching regularly for gear.  Personally, my servers don’t reach quite those prices, but for me they don’t necessarily need to.  If I can buy something for 20-30g and flip it for 200g, that’s still good enough for me (even more so when you count how often it happens).  Heck, last time I checked even 10g into 50g is still a profit.

If you have a hard time making your professions work for you, want to generate some luxury money, or you just want even more income, this is an area you should be working.  As I mentioned before, you’ll be a little bit behind some of the others on your server, but the fact is more and more people are going to be working on Transmogrification and those same people are going to start discovering/building sets they didn’t know existed.  Those people also have money, and as always we want to make their money our money.

4 thoughts on “Money From Mogging

  1. The Godmother (@AlternativeChat) February 21, 2012 / 9:17 am

    I have to agree with this method of making money: having run some Outland dungeons for rep recently by far the most profitable part of the entire process was the armour, followed closely by the weapons (remember, not just armour you can mog) Shields are particularly lucrative… 😀

    • JD Kenada February 21, 2012 / 11:20 am

      Shields are ridiculous, and pretty much a post all their own. The thing with weapons is, they usually drop in certain places and it makes it much easier to farm than the armor greens. At least, that’s my experience.

  2. kamalia February 21, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    On the other side of the coin, I don’t want to make MY money THEIR money…

    I’ve been in the habit of scanning the AH for attractive low-level greens to stockpile for my alts to wear AT-LEVEL, when they reach the appropriate levels. Ever since the Mogfather article was published on WoW Insider, I haven’t been able to afford those items anymore. I mutter under my breath every time I see the sky-high prices, “Curse you, Mogfather!”

    • JD Kenada February 21, 2012 / 2:42 pm

      There is that. ANY piece of gear I come across I immediately decide if there’s a toon I have (or plan to make) on said server that I would want to make an outfit with it. If so, I’ll bank it as I can always change my mind.

      But I understand your point. I just view it as profiting enough to afford the high end items that I want.

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