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If anyone still reads this site for trading information, even if it’s a little outdated (though principles still apply) can you please let me know below!  I’m still getting hits though I don’t know whether they are from people getting anything out of it or spammers :)

Either way, I’m looking to update this with a new theme and start concentrating / getting ready for Diablo 3. Big news on their new auction house with real money transactions. Lots of things that might be discussed on the forthcoming economy and how it might affect users.

Thanks, and I’m looking forward to my next, first post in awhile!

For the last year, I suspended my account and took a break from World of Warcraft. All I was doing was the auction house anyway, pretty much since the expansion came out, and I felt that I had made enough money and for my tactics at least, there was nothing else to gain.  In real life of course, if the same were to happen with real money, I’d not simply “suspend” my activities. So I started my subscription back up to see what’s changed just the other day.

I want to talk about one of the key aspects to this site and why I still have it up, and plan to use it in the future. The idea of maximum profit with minimal work in any auction house. If you go back to my first posts, you’ll see that absolutely that has been a theme throughout – no micromanaging commodities, no add-ons, just pure knowledge and manipulation of the buy low / sell high system for quick scans and maximum gain – typically less than a minute or two of work per session. Sound like something you’d want for your virtual life?  There is tons on this site to help you achieve that – and the info does not really go out of date regardless of your game (EQ, WoW – any game with an auction house or trading system), so dig in.

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Thought any readers who want to see this site continue would like to know that I passed safely through the 100k gold barrier several weeks ago to sit somewhere between 110-125k with several epics still in inventory. This is the combined earnings on my two main AHers – one on a lower population horde side and my lvl 14 ally podcast druid with over 80k. After a few weeks of boom, it was slower going for the most part with Wrath of the Lich King once the market and server, and therefore flow of epics (both amount and quality) stabilized.

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Disclaimer: this is an opinion piece….

With patch 3.1, World of Warcraft took another breath. Features, items, a new dungeon, changes – what’s now commonplace in the MMO patch paradigm – these game upgrades are but a small tick mark in the huge timeline that is the World of Warcraft phenomenon.

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This will be a dual part article. First the bad news. As some of you have noticed in the rare weapons/armor and epic market, business has slowed way down. For each of my AH alts, the epics that I would actually invest in are few and far between. Many a login later and I’m still in roughly the same spot, albeit one of my characters had a rash of good fortune. Just a rash though.

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Just earlier today I was responding to a reader who was having trouble hitting a new money plateau. This evening, I finally reached one of my own – the 50k gold barrier after a few tough weeks within the realm of 40k.

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If you’ve spent any time selling in the auction house, you’ve undoubtedly encountered spans of time where your items just don’t seem to sell, even if priced below typical “market value.” The reasons can be numerous, so let’s look at your options in order of what you should try to make your sale.

  • Price too high: First, double check that the price really is at or below market value. Find it at wow.allakhazam.com for a good measure of whether it’s at or below the median price. Even if your server is a little different, this is a good baseline to follow for the current market. And if your item is above or even at, try going anywhere from 5-10% lower and relist.
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This article is going to teach those of you with 1000g or more how to buy an epic weapon or piece of armor in World of Warcraft with minimal risk. This method can be applied to any expansion, but will work best with the latest, whatever that is at the time you read this.

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I’ve seen it time and time again. I make huge profits and I stake them out whenever they appear on the auction house because I know I’ll get a deal. The higher value the item, the better.

Non-buyout bids are the heritage of real life auctioneering such as eBay or live auction houses. Start very low price to get increased competition and interest, then let humanity, jealousy, and greed take over. Instant profit, right?

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On Celwyn, a level 14 druid and 50 total hours on the character played, he now has 22k in the bank, up from 2k since I bought Lich King about a month and a half ago. With my other character at 7k and 2 epics listed for another 6 or so, I’m sitting at 29k disposable over both. She had 1k to begin with when Lich King came out but that character is horde side. This is without using an add-on like Auctioneer, nor buying out a specific commodity and thus increasing the market value, but by simply finding good deals and reselling them for profit.

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