EDIT: I just sold the titanium razorplate that I had crafted for 3,500g less than 24 hours after crafting (perhaps lucky as hell?). After material cost and AH cut (175g which made me cry a little) it got me a hefty 1125g profit! That's one success, now to finish the leveling kit.
I've always said that you need to take many chances and many high risks in the AH game to get far. So I'm taking a few more this week to give you a more current example of how they can turn out. Though mostly I'm doing them for the entertainment value, something new, something fresh, and a semi educational experience. I am putting together a leveling kit for one and the other is crafting and selling epic i245 gear since I got some patterns from a ToC 25 pug. The pug actually went well amazingly enough. We pulled within 15 minutes of filling up, one short everything easily, and I even got my DK a bunch of upgrades including death's choice!
So I turned a bunch of frost orbs into crusaders as that was most cost effective, had titansteel smelted for me, and made the epic gear from all of that and posted it for a potential 1500g profit. Here's to hoping! All of that cost me about 2k to gather and not sell so that's a rather huge investment into a single sale, not the sort of thing your average AH player can afford to take a loss on, but I'm putting my money where my keyboard is so to speak. Normally a few thousand gold investment is reserved for breaking into a whole new market and not just a single item like I'm doing, but I'm very curious to how quickly it sells or if it does at all.
As to the leveling kit, I've spent about 2k or so thus far and expect the total cost once it's complete to be around 3.5-4k or there about. I plan to sell it for 5k all at once since it is a huge inventory I'll have to move and will be taking up a ton of space in the mean time, but doesn't take a huge amount of extra effort. Regardless, even if I wasn't rich, if I saw one of these being sold when I was going to level that profession, I'd totally buy it. Hell I'd likely spend 2k more than material cost just to avoid the hassle of it all. All I need now is a good sales pitch for it to spam in trade, so if any of you have a clever idea by all means let me know!
Other chances I have taken recently were buying up all the materials on AH for the newly BoE engineering pets before patch day so people wouldn't want to be bothered with a heart of fire for 50g and figuring out wtf fused wiring is. I made a good 300g or so from reselling the heart of fires and engineering made materials for up to 50g a piece with the material cost I paid for them to begin with was around 5g. I'm sure that it was also rather influential in many sales for these cheap pets getting sold for hundreds of gold.
So over the course of this week I'll be updating when something happens with the crafted epics and leveling kit, but in the mean time I still need a bunch more old world mats and a good pitch to sell it with.
This blog is about discovering all of the ways to make money in Rift. There are no cheats, hacks, or exploits used in any of my methods.
After amassing a 2 million gold fortune in wow I decided to come over to Rift and see how well I can do there. It is my belief that the game does not matter as much as the methods used and mine have already been proven to work and work well.