Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Etched Horn....better than nothing

Etched Horn....better than nothing
I have not really bothered with the glyph market in recent months as there is a lot of competition as you’d expect. I decided to only post the really popular glyphs about 125, twice daily. I have a scribe on both Horde & Alliance.

I have noticed recently that Whiptail has come down in price considerably on Caelestrasz. Both factions are selling it for about 20-22g per stack, down from 35g. I bought up about 1000 stacks over that last few weeks and started milling last weekend. Why buy 1000 stacks? Well MoP is around the corner and I can swap the Blackfallow inks for common inks in preparation.

I started to accumulate a lot of Inferno Ink in the process. The only use for Inferno Ink in bulk is for Darkmoon cards, which is not worth the effort this late in the expansion. I tried selling the Inferno Ink , but other scribes have come to the same conclusion it seems. I sold some but the demand for it is not great. I’ll try discounting it in light of the below results.

Etched Horn  came to mind as an alternative but is it economically viable to produce?

I can buy the Scavanged Dragon Horn for 11g ea with exalted rep and I have plenty on Inferno Inks to play with. I decided to produce 100x Etched horn and see what I could get by Disenchanting (DE) them.

Wowhead indicated I could get from (1-4) Small Heavenly Shard with each DE……lies, lies, lies.

After 100 DE’s I got 115 Small Heavenly Shards, and I attribute the 15x extra to the Bountiful Bags proc. The 115 Small Heavenly Shards turn into 38 Heavenly Shards.

Now let’s work out how much each Inferno Ink is costing me. Heavenly Shards go for 70g ea usually.

So 38x 70g =                                                                       2660g

The 100x Scavanged Dragon Horn cost                   1100g

Profit                                                                                     1560g

Therefore the 400 Inferno Inks sale price was     3.9g ea

So if I can’t get more than 3.9g ea on the AH then I’ll make Etched Horns but otherwise it’s probably better to try and sell by discounting.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Grab a bargain

Grab a bargain

I was late to the JC party, levelling a Paladin to 85 in my spare time was a long process. I had to make a decision when I finally reached Max level.  Do I go for Epic Gem recipes or start collecting the Blue quality ones?  At the time Queens Garnet were 1500g ea, and in my mind I thought not a lot of people would be purchasing them at this price. I decided to do the JC Daily and turn in the token for all the in-demand blue quality cuts….. Some months later and Queens Garnet are now 500g in the AH. I have managed to do the JC Daily most days and collect most of the Blue cuts I wanted, I have recently turned my attention to Epic Cuts. If you have not realised by now Spellcasters make up a significant proportion of the available Classes and specs. Most spellcasters gem for Brilliant cuts, so it should be no surprise that the first recipe I purchased was the Brilliant Queens Garnet. Second on my list was Delicate Queens Garnet (I have a Bear Tank & Hunter Alt simple choice for me). After that I went with what other Epic cuts I could use on my own characters next.

I recommend that you watch Trade chat as much as possible, you can pick up great bargains. Last night I picked up 100x Queens Garnet for 300g ea. On the AH now both Brilliant & Delicate cuts are going for approximately 1000g. That 30k will turn into 90k+ over the weekend.