Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Report: 2-22

Yes it's that time again. Today's the day of resets, updates, and weekly collections. Here's my weekly report of what I've been selling and in what markets. I also give a few notes on them with up to date market observations in addition to the weekly profit from everything combined. As always, numbers and bottom lines come first.

Previous week gold total: 854,000
Total sales: 255,000
Weekly profit: 128,000
Stokpiling costs:

Current gold total:

Profits from MySales:

Gems, LW, & misc:

Tailoring & vendor pets:

Enchanting & smithing:

Engineering & mining:

Short-ish report this week as I lost almost 4 whole days of the game due to my fail net. And I was so looking forward to hitting a million today. Sad face.

Detailed Recap:
Sadly it's been a rather uneventful week in the gold making world over here. Mostly it's more of the same, but there have been a few nifty things in the aftermath of the patch that I'd like to touch on. First of all, the prices on two of the three new meta gems have crashed and crashed hard. Can you guess which two? That's right, the ones that I can cut. They're now down to 200ish depending on the time of day. The price of ore went way down on patch day as supply flooded in and I grabbed up several bank tabs worth of it all to prospect.

Because of that I had 4+ full stacks and all of it was made at rock bottom prices. Then the patch hits and the prices on all meta gems, including raws, went through the roof. Then people started buying up ore at about 150g/stack to prospect to make a quick buck on selling them raw. Meanwhile I'm undercutting at 30g per listing and crashed the prices down hard.

Not long later they were down to the new material price which caused dozens of people to lose a good sum of gold. This is why preparation is so key. If they were smart they would've been stokpiling them in advance while it was cheap like I was so they wouldn't be losing so much gold by trying to get into my market.

So while I'm posting under the new material costs I'm still making at least a 30g profit on each gem, more if you account for xmute mastery. That means I was able to buy up a ton of raw metas from people that were trying to cut their losses early and allowed me to make a profit on their gems as well.


Vendor pets and cloth goodies have been going well as with last week. I had to make two trips to dalaran and the storm spire on my mage instead of the normal one this week to stock back up on the pets. The imbued nether bags are definitely a good money maker if I can spare the TBC mats to craft them. The same goes for the savage armor kits and epic leg armors. Great money if I can manage to get a stokpile of leather. Until the weekend comes it's only sparse amounts of leather on the AH under 12g each.

I also sold another set of 4 copper rods. I'll never understand this one.

It's taken a while, but I now have a camper in almost every market that I work with. Metas, colored gems, scrolls, vendor pets, enggy pets, etc. It's hysterical how much a single person can piss off so many because I'm apparently doing it wrong.

I turned a loss on the jeweler's monocles sadly and just put one on my banker and gave another to my girl. Now I'm venturing into another market and crafting some blue pvp gear and see what happens. I'm starting small with just the shoulder piece with a threshold of 350g and a fallback of 650. Lets hope they sell as well as the purples that I've been doing well with.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What's the name of the addon that tracks everything you sold?

  2. Hey Stokpile. I have been having a problem the last couples of days. There is a botter on my server who is online all day long and he undercuts in the gem market and the LW market on all gear. Have you ever been fighting with a botter? do you have any idea how i can compete with a botter?

  3. Time to tempt you into spending money.

    Stokpile needs a new cane enchant. I'm thinking one of the new 10k+ gold enchants might look nice.

    I'm so evil...

  4. @ other anonymous. Mysales

  5. @ First anon
    What the second anon said.

    @ Shagge
    If it's definitely a bot, report them before anything. Either you keep stuff at material costs forever or you leave the market. If it's a bot you simply cannot compete at all. I've dealt with them in the flask market and personally I just left, it wasn't worth the effort and loss of money to get them to quit.

    @ Dale
    3 words: item level requirement. There's a reason I don't have berserking on it from wrath =P

  6. Boting at AH really shows how idiotic people are sometimes. They may sell alot and make alot of gold. But if they are going to bot, why not bot herb and all that shit instead of destroying for everyone else at the AH game.

    I know his Treshold now. Posting 1gold under it and still making a 50-100g profit per Mail/Leater piece gear. I'm actually selling alot more gear now then before. So it may not only be negative. But it's alot of mats to stokpile.

    Yes i have reported him two times. But today he is at another toon called a similar name. I guess he have gotten a new account. So reporting is fairly pointless.

    I will try to keep up for some weeks before i leave the market. Really too bad because the lw gear market has been one of the best for me.

    I have snatched a few cheap items from him tho. He must had a low treshold on the meta gems. The burning gem was at 250g so i posted it at 110g and snatched 10 gems from him:)

    The thing i can hope for now is that he is not expanding his market...