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For those of you that are interested in flipping this entry is for you. This is a few items that I've had repeated success flipping with the general price ranges that I've worked them in. Remember though, when it comes to flipping Your Mileage May Vary form server to server. Some might not have many collectors, some might have certain items more heavily farmed than others so take this with a grain of salt. But if you want to try your hand at it make sure that you do your homework and watch the prices and see how often it gets relisted. This can act as a clue to if it's selling at all and how popular it might be. Ok now that the disclaimer is out of the way here's what I've got.
Eternal fire, eternal air My favorite thing to do with these is buy them on the AH for 20g each and break them down into crystals to sell for 3.5g each. That makes for very nice profit margins and you can easily control this niche market by keeping prices at a certain spot. Even more so if you can use the eternals for other things such as enchants or titansteel. I've said it before and I'll say it again, watch for who generally dominates the WG battlefields as that's where the majority of these get farmed from. Prices dip when your faction controls it for a bit of time and spike up when the other side owns it. Once you get into the rhythm of it all you can make a good amount of gold from this.
Enchanting recipes Basically anything rare and BoE can be sold to a collector for a premium. Namely demon slaying, vanilla shield enchants, TBC resist enchants, and any BoA weapon enchants. You can sometimes find these for as low as a few hundred and sell them for triple. I've sold a few crusader recipes for 700g after buying them for 200. Another pair that can fetch a pretty copper are vitality and cat's swiftness should you be lucky enough to find them. They used to be only world drops but can now be found in magistrar's terrace from TBC as BoP recipes from the last boss so they may take a while to sell. But since not everybody knows this and obviously so many people CBA to see who sells a calico cat and pays 200g for it, yeah. The opportunity is definitely there.
Things of crafting things By that I refer to orbs and primos. These things fluctuate a ton on my server. One day they're down to 100g the next they're at 250 and selling. You can usually find good luck with frozen right when dailys reset in the small hours of the morning, but the rest you just have to keep an eye out for. My max buying price for crusaders is 150 for making toc epics, but if I can pick them up in the 110ish range I'll flip a couple when the prices jump back up for sure. The same goes for runed orbs, but not so much due to the lack of demand. It seems that a lot of people have either forgotten about the uld epics or just don't care enough because they're "only" i226 gear. Either way, they're worth looking into.
Snowfall inks Only try to flip these if you can afford to wait a while. Once the darkmoon faire rolls around the card makers come out of the wood work and buy up every bit of these and eternal life. So after the faire ends their price will drop rapidly from the scribes trying to move them and you can gobble them up for as low as 5g each and resell the next time the faire comes around for as high as 15 even. Again, only get into flipping these if you can afford to wait, both literally and figuratively.
Epic gems Yes you can work the epic gem market without having your own JC to run. With as many that are coming in and out of the market the prices on some gems can yo-yo pretty quick. You can watch them go down to the cost of a raw gem at 100g and then two nights later (after raids end of course) pop right back up to 185 a piece. By knowing your server and what the more popular gems are you can easily make your way into the epic gem market without ever cutting a single gem.
Enchanted Scrolls Along the same lines of flipping epic gems. If you have a clear grasp of the market you can easily flip a few of the more popular scrolls. Ones like blade ward, powerful stats, 15 agility, ice walker, etc. The main thing to keep track of here though, is the ebb and flow of the material supplies and not the scrolls themselves. This is because the supply of gems is going to stay high for a while due to the WG quests and daily heroics. But enchanting mats are ONLY from DE'd items and nothing else and therefore cannot be "tracked" in the traditional sense.
Since the big sellers of scrolsl have likely been in the market for some time now, you can't keep a huge stokpile of NR mats very easily, especially at the general rate that they sell relative to the supply of materials. So what you can do is to see what the average price of materials are and wait for scroll goblins to undercut each other close to their cost and buy them up. Then you'll want to repost right as raids end and make a few quick sells all ninja like. Since you don't have a supply or stokpile of your own, you'll be using the items of the goblins and their own MO against them but you can't keep it up forever. Hence the need to get in and out as quickly as you can.
None of this is particularly great for long term income, but flipping never is. What it is good for is a challenge, excitement, and a quick boost to your weekly profits. It's risky mostly when you don't have enough financial backing to take a loss, but is still good fun. As always, YMMV so tread carefully!
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.