Money Talks

As I was telling Tome yesterday, I woke with a bit of a bug in my bonnet.  I had the urge to start making some gold.  I used to basically play the Auction House religiously but as of late haven’t bothered all that much.  I more or less do it when I need to now.  Until yesterday and today, that is.  I focused on two realms, one holds a level 10 Gnome Warrior who does nothing but the Auction House 5-15 minutes a week.  The other is my home server.

The Gnome generated somewhere between 50 and 100g and is up over 700 now with a few items on hand.  I was fortunate to snag a couple of Darkcrest pieces and flipped those for solid profit.  I imagine it could have been much more if I was familiar with the economy of the server.  I also did the same with an Elementium Geode…and never underestimate the profit in buying Copper Ore and smelting it into bars.

On my home server, things were a little different.  I put every profession I had to work on just crafting items they had the mats to make.  Then I grabbed a couple things here and there from my banker to craft more lucrative items such as Barbaric Bracers and some of the Enchanting Rods.  I also sold a stack of Cobalt Ore for 140g, which is just absurd.  Since yesterday morning I’ve had no less than 150 auctions going.  Here’s a screenshot of my latest venture to the mailbox:

Now understand that I really never dabble in what I consider “high end” items.  So while I could luck out and make 8k off one item alone, I tend not to.  I believe the most expensive thing I sold was a Lifelike Mechanical Toad for about 250g.  My motto is more “sell a lot and let it add up,” rather than “please let this one item sell.”

I also managed to boost my Tailoring to 400 and Blacksmithing to 471.  As you might guess, I don’t have all the mats to get the points, so that’s coming out of all the profits as well.  But, the more I can make with my professions, the more I can make in my pocket.  Now if only I would make an Alchemist…

5 thoughts on “Money Talks

  1. tomeoftheancient July 22, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    I don’t really like trying to sell high end items and losing the deposit when they don’t sell. I think most of my auctions are in the 50 to 100 range with an occasional Truegold bar or Embersilk bag thrown in. Only 10,000 more to get back to where I was before I spent all that gold on the mats for the Drake!

    • JD Kenada July 22, 2012 / 1:37 pm

      I’m closing in on where I was on Runetotem before I bought five choppers as Christmas gifts last year.

    • JD Kenada July 22, 2012 / 1:38 pm

      I’m closing in on where I was on Runetotem before I bought five choppers as Christmas gifts last year. Actually, I think there were a couple of rare pets as stocking stuffers…and buying Formula: Enchant Chest – Greater Stats…and a plethora of other things I’m forgetting. lol

  2. Shoryl July 22, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    So, how do you start to “learn” your server’s economy?

    • JD Kenada July 22, 2012 / 4:12 pm

      Hrm, I smell a “guide” post some time this week. 😉

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