Today I bring you my gold-making sales report for the previous fortnight 15.03.21 – 29.03.21. It’s been another excellent fortnight of sales, and what’s more, you can do it too! I have some helpful guides and posts all linked below. I will be adding more in the comming weeks, so keep those eyes peeled!
I experienced a lot of issues during this reset, mainly regarding my internet service provider. There was an issue with the broadband and telephone line to the house from the exchange, meaning that I experienced high ping and low download and upload speeds.
The knock-on effect meant that although I was successfully posting auctions, albeit very slowly, I could not carry out as many shopping scans as I’d liked; this resulted in me having a positive profit margin this reset, compared to the previous fortnights reset.
The summary of this fortnights sales can be seen below, thanks to the TSMLedger image below:
My Posting Routine:
I can only post once every two weeks to clarify why and what my posting routine consists of; check out My Posting Routine for more information.
Below you can see my sales, categorized with helpful links to my guides/posts for those who are interested incorporating these markets into your posting routines. More guides will be comming!
When consolidating all the sales into one category, some parts look distorted; this is merely due to the different mailbox sizes and aspect ratios when cropping to one image. This scenario happens when I multi-box to empty mail on some characters, and when I take screenshots of my mailboxes obviously the aspect ratios will differ compared to those that use the default World of Warcraft applcation.
As the dust settles on Legion, and the stuttering emergence of pre-patch/Battle for Azeroth awaits us… what better time than today, to look back at some of the great markets we had the pleasure of dabbling in to. Most of my successful markets came in the way of Legion BoEs, Battle Pets, The Darkmoon Faire, crafting Old World crafts etc. But today, I’ll discuss in detail, what I managed to achieve in the Legion BoEs market!
7.0 – The Begining of Something Special It was September 1st (my second night into Legion) completing quests for the achievement Azsuna Matata in Azsuna (nearby the dungeon entrance to Eye of Azshara) trying to complete the bonus objective. I’m about a quarter of the way into completion, and BOOM! I get a shiny notification that I’ve looted something of importance. At first glance, it was an ilvl 850[Fran’s intractable Loop] which I first thought was awesome for my 110 Hunter! But upon closer inspection, it dawned on me that it was actually a 101 Legion BoE. I knew at this point, this was something special! Instead of equipping it, I posted it on the Auction House for 500k (a little feeler, as I didn’t really know it’s true value). It’s important to add at this point, there were no other items on the Auction House to compare it to, so just went with what I assumed was an obscene price. Little did I know, that the next day upon logging in, I’d have a successful sale for the ring.
I’ll be honest, the next few days I was a little sceptical, that this was merely a one-off, and someone purchased it purely to power level to 110. But I was wrong! Thankfully I googled a random Legion BoE and came across a topic within xpoff (topic no longer available) regarding how players were creating 101 twinks, because the stats on Legion BoEs were over-tuned for level 101’s and the level scaling meant, people could kill mobs at their level very easy. Now I knew why there was a huge demand!
I started periodically checking the Auction House on all my realms and before I knew it I’m starting to see a lot more Legion BoEs on the AH, (mainly ilvl 835 (<15k), ilvl 840 (<25k) and ilvl 845 (<35k)). At first, I bought the cheaper ones and undercut the highest and most of them sold, and before I knew it, the prices were creeping up and the sales were rolling in. At this point, I was quickly realising this was a really good market! Once things settled down, I set my prices at 835 (35k) 840 (50k) 845 (65k) as outlined in this blogI had a large inventory of Legion BoEs at my disposal. On nearly all the realms I operated on, I was controlling the Legion BoEs market (well… until Aada got involved on Dalaran LOL) Little did Aada know, I was actually buying up his cheap BoEs and flipping them, but… I’m sure Aada was still happy with his profit!
Sharing is Caring 1.0
I was very fortunate, to spend some quality time within Peelyon’s (Pete) Twitch streams during 7.0, and Pete and some of his viewers were seeing a lot of my Tweets regarding my Legion BoEs sales. At first I was a little apprehensive on how much information I should be sharing, but to be fair, the more people knew about it, the better. The idea was, the more interest people got in to twinking or flipping, the higher the prices could go. It was impossible (as much as I tried) to control all the prices on my own, plus I didn’t have the capital.
You know when things are good, when you need to change you Twitch handle so people believe who you are, Grarand wasn’t cutting it with the masses! LOL
7.1 The Legion BoE Dilema 7.1 brought new content to Legion, with new content – new gear and higher item levels. At the time of posting this Blog I was unsure how the lower BoEs would be effected by the new higher ilvl’s etc. Later into the patch it proved to make no difference. The lower ilvl’s continued to sell to those with limited gold balances, but there was an obscene market for the higher ilvls. If I felt 500k for a BoE was crazy, well that was nothing compared to some of the ilvl items I was selling for 800k-1m+
With more items added to the game, there was need for a more detailed group settings for TSM to help buy and sell. Below is an image of what my TSM group looked like.
Not only were these separated by ilvl and territory stats, they also had individual shopping and posting operations, to help easily purchase and post on the Auction House. This made it very simple to know if an item was profitable, by just reading my tool-tips. I imported each item, individually using the same method as importing Battle Pets to a group. This method was later made easier, when Muffins, created his GitHub midway through the expansion, full of item ID’s (including one’s I’d never seen on the auction house before). This method also made it a lot more accessible to more people increasing the competition in the market.
Twinking Surprised to say, I made 4 Twinks (a frost DK and 3 Balanced Druids) and at no point during Legion, did I sell boosts. This was probably one of the things I’d like to have done, had the time been available. Level boosting 4 people 98-110 through Dungeons with a Twink was without doubt, one of the best gold making tricks out there. As you’ll see below with Umrentv, if you had a 101 twink with a lot of Leech items, it was an absolute animal. It could cost you millions to deck it out, but with the lure of charging 10k per level per person minum for boosting, it didn’t take too long to make that gold back! The only method that came close to this, was Invasions, and they were on a timer. Get boosted and sit at the entrance whilst someone clears it for you. Sadly 7.3.5 made a mockery of this and XP was reduced, meaning more runs had to be completed… damn Blizzard never lets us have fun! LOL
Sharing is Caring 2.0
Little does UmrenTV know, but I was the Goblin (DkFrostie-Stormscale), that was kind enough to trade him the ilvl 870 [Marfisi’s Giant Censer] + Leech for 250k (which was well below its value) on his stream, that he was desperate for. He also had little to no gold on that realm at the time, as he was doing a twink boosting challenge, so I offered to send it to him, and had him pay me at a later date! I knew he wasn’t looking to profit from this by re-posting it, as he was trying to create a 101 twink frost DK. My only concern was, if Blizzard reprimanded us, when he sent the 250k at a later date, as some gold transfers can flag accounts for cheating, as I know firsthand.
So if you were one of his viewers that day, when he was streaming, now you know that was me.
7.3.5 – It Was Good Whilst It Lasted!
In 7.3 this market started to tail off somewhat, mainly due to the insecurity of how the gear would be affected in 8.0 and more importantly, more people multi-box farming the items, thus bringing the supply greater than the demand. This bought lower prices and a drop in sales. With TSM unable to correctly account all the different ilvl’s and a lot of server transfers (loss of data) etc… it’s impossible to gauge how much I’ve made in total. I hit the 100m gold mark back in mid 2017 and a lot of that was due to this market.
It’s also worth noting, that thanks to this market, I was also able to purchase 4 accounts, upgrade them to BFA for multi-boxing and also have subscriptions paid till next February 2019 on all 5 accounts, countless Guild/character transfers and 85m liquid gold for my efforts. This number would be far greater had I sold the 300+ items unsold prior to the release of 8.0
8.0 Battle For Azeroth
Sadly, since 8.0 released this market is no longer worthwhile. The stat squish has affected the huge stat benefits, these pieces gave. I currently have about 300 (minimum) unsold items on all 5 of my accounts, but I plan to try to sell these some time in the future, on the basis of Transmog, but I won’t get anywhere near the prices these once demanded. I’m not at all upset with my remaining stock, as these were purchased using profit from previous sales and it was a risk I was aware of.
You’ll also notice, that some of these items since the squish, do have an ilvl 200+ (mainly titanforged gear) that MIGHT be worthwhile to someone, gearing up. However, most of the Legion BoEs were given ilvl’s around the <160-180.
If you want to check out some of my Legion BoEs sales, then be sure to check out Twitter and add #LegionBoEs in the search bar. There’s too many to add here, far more easier to check that hashtag out instead.
Thanks for reading! What were your successes in the Legion BoEs market if you got involved and what was your record sale. Feel free to comment below! Sadly comments need to be approved, due to spam etc, but please don’t be put off by posting, I will approve them!
Welcome to my fourth installment, looking back on my sales and activity from the previous week; week ending 20.11.17. It’s been a very start & stop week to be fair; finished decorating my daughter’s bedroom on Friday and celebrated her 15th Birthday Saturday. This mean’t I missed posting auctions on Friday night through to Saturday afternoon, but I’m not too concerned. However, I think I managed very well considering.
This weeks stats:
Last weeks total: 90.5m
Gold Balance prior to opening mail: 83.6m Total invested: 6.9m
For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been planning on transferring 2 alts to my main realm and this week, I finally completed the Guild transfers. Sadly, they only successfully moved on Saturday evening (taking advantage of the time away from game) meaning I only got one, possibly two days of auctions. However, I didn’t let this deter me, I’ve invested approximately 3-4m gold worth of items at approximately 25-50% value of the destination realm, so i could at minimum, double my investment; which would later pay for the Guild transfers themselves.
If you’re planning on doing a transfer and interested in doing the same method, please do take advantage of The Undermine Journal. This is a fantastic site, that gives you the opportunity to search for items and compare prices from one realm to another. The items I look for, are items I can buy at maximum 50% the value of my destination realm. So great investments are current expansion materials (i.e. ore, herbs, cooking ingredients and profession reagents). Also worth noting, Toys, Mounts, Transmog, Legion BoEs & Battle Pets (must cage before transferring realm!)
I’ve also continued with my investments on the profession front. Antorus is only a week away and my guild banks are bulging with Enchants, Food and consumables. I’ve managed to purchase some very nice cheap Legion BoEs (Leech) too, but my aim from today, is to slowly reduce investing in this market. I don’t want a repeat of WoD and being left with a lot of BoEs that are worthless come the new expansion. This is solely based on my inventory, not an boasting, but it’s huge and it needs to be reduced! So unless I see an incredible bargain too good to refuse, my purchases within the Legion BoE market will dramatically stop!
Had to buy another 3x WoWTokens @285k each, due to gold cap reached again on an alt.
Sales Here’s a selection of my sales. As you can see, I’ve managed to sell a lot of high ilvl Legion BoEs this week, averaging the 500k mark for each.
All that’s left to show, is my totals for each account…
Had I not needed to buy the 3 WoWTokens, I’d have surpassed the 100m gold mark this week. But I can happily wait till next week.
End of week sales total: 99.4m
End of week profit total: 15.8m
Good evening guys and welcome to my weekly blog; looking back at my sales for the week ending (30.10.17). I hope you enjoy this, and maybe find some ideas for alternative markets to get involved in.
It’s been another great week as a crafty Goblin, managing to hit gold cap again on another alt realm. Sadly… the lack of a Guild bank, meant I spent 2.9m on 10 wowtokens (290k each), so I could loot the remaining gold from my mailbox. These tokens have raised my Blizzard balance back up to cap (£200). I have future plans to transfer some alts to pastures new, so the balance will go to good use.
Here’s a summary of the liquid gold I currently own on my 3 accounts. The 2.9m for tokens has already been subtracted from the total. (Addons used: Altoholic, TSM3)
The grand total is 78.56m, this is an increase of 2m (5m if you include the 2.9m above) since the 16th October, from my last review on Twitter. Below is a collection of my sales from many of the realms I operate on. I hope this format is easier on the eyes, than my previous posts on Twitter. I’d happily agree that 15-20 posts in one day, condensed to one blog post is definitely easier on my eyes!
As you can see, my main markets are Legion BoEs and Battle Pets. These are easy markets to get involved in for me. The BoEs are currently in high demand, due to level 101 twinks and Battle Pets offer great versatility, basically because of the ease of transferring them to low populated servers for insane profits.
Please do remember that I play on E.U and Battle Pet prices are far greater in value, than those on U.S. realms.
I also dabble in Transmog and Profession crafts too, but the inability to run cancel scans regular, mean my sales are very low. These can be very profitable markets if you have the time and patience to cancel and re-post often; thus meaning your auctions are always at the top. Take advantage of raid days too, this is when I try and log in on my main and take advantage of those raiders looking for consumables etc.
If you know me well, you know I don’t farm anything anymore, well… you could suggest I farm the Auction House LOL!! Whatever I sell, you can bet your bottom dollar that it originated from the Auction House. I buy at a maximum of 50% it’s value and aim to sell at a min 105% it’s value. This is just a rule of thumb, so it makes it easier to track my profit. TSM3 accounting is unable to track individual ilvls and different stats on items for Legion BoEs, so this is the quickest alternative for me. I used to have a bog standard spreadsheet covering purchases and sales, but it got too time consuming!
Here’s some highlighted sales, in no particular order:
Eyasu’s Mulligan – 237k Treia’s Handcrafted Shroud – 237k Sash of the Unredeemed – 336k Cyno’s Mantle of Sin – 356k Talisman of Jaimil Lightheart – 242k Geta of Tay’Shute – 356k
Some excellent flips, if you follow the rule of thumb explained above.
Before I finish, may I take this opportunity to remind you of the awesome news recently revealed, that TSM4 is on the horizon! If you’ve not used TSM up to this point, don’t threat, there’s no time like the present! Check out this great article on TSM4HERE and see how you can get early access in late November. Gumdrops, who is a familiar face on woweconomy, is also part of the TSM team. He also streams on Twitch and offers many Q&A TSM streams, so if you’re looking for advice, check him out – he’s an awesome gold-maker too!
Hello and long time no see to my avid readers oh and of course, my new ones 😉
Apologies for my absence, but you were warned…lol. As I guessed, time has indeed been very precious and with any free time available, I’ve been trying to play some of the new content… that is 7.3 – The Tomb of Sargaras and dominate the AH. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the new expansion and I’ve made a lot of gold in the process.
With the boring stuff out of the way, I have a little treat for you all, which you might be interested in. Today I bring you my import string for LegionBoEs. As you know, I’ve been buying and selling LegionBoEs throughout Legion and have made millions of gold doing so. If you don’t believe me, feel free to check out my Twitter posts via the hashtag #LegionBoEs and you’ll see a lot of my sales. I’m currently sitting at approximately 56m liquid gold and well over 100m worth of LegionBoEs in stock as of 21.08.17.
If you would like to use my import string, please click HERE and you’ll be directed to my Pastebin.
Disclaimer: Please also be aware, that this is not complete and its very unlikely that anyone has a complete list. Also, this list has been created with some item IDs from Muffins (aka @TheOneOnDruryLn) whom works within the TSM team. So many thanks to him for his hard work. If you would like to check his GitHub, for future item ID’s then here’s a link to his page HERE.
Directions for use: One: Backup your TSM3 Two: Open your TSM Addon in-game and create a group called Legion BoEs Three: Click on Import/Export Tab and Import the string Four: Once Imported, in the chat box, type /reloadui (This will update your TSM files).
Once you’ve followed those steps, you should have a group looking something like this;
Open up a specific ilvl (as shown above) to show 4 groups; Normal, Socket/Extra Stat, Leech and Leech & Socket. As this isn’t complete, some may not have four groups within, but you can update this at a later date. The 4 groups are straight forward to understand, but I will clarify below.
Normal = Normal item with no bonus stat or socket Socket/Extra Stat = An item which contains a socket, bonus stat or both Leech = Item contains Leech (Expensive) Leech + Socket = Leech and a socket (Very expensive)
Creating your Price Settings: You will need to decide what price settings you wish to add to each given group. Normal, will obviously be regarded as a low commodity, Socket/Extra Stat (i.e Speed) are useful, even just the socket alone is useful, due to the increase in your main stat. An item with Leech or Leech+Socket will demand a higher asking price, so set your prices to reflect this. Do this for every group and ilvl. Please also consider that realms have different economies and populations, so items hold different valuations, so you may need to change your price strings dependant to each realm.
For anyone questioning, why LegionBoEs are so expensive and in high demand, it’s simply because of the stats you get on the gear. With Legion, mobs scaled to your level, so if you’re lvl 101 with ilvl 830 you’ll be a 101 with stats of a 110 with ilvl 830, you’re easily out gearing the content for your level. This makes it viable for people to gear out a 101 (preferably a Boomkin) and boost players to 110 via dungeons. A lvl 101 ilvl 830 that know’s the dungeon, can easily boost four players to 110 and can make a lot of gold doing so. Obviously, you need to invest in the gear first, but the reward is amazing. If you don’t know Umren, then check out his video below, he’s running a Frost DK in this one, but it’s simply showing you what you can do. Frost DK is a good class, but I’d still recommend a Boomkin.
Important Reminder:TSM doesn’t recognise the different ilvls, so accounting wont show the correct purchase/sale data. This will have to be done manually by yourself. When you find an item, that isn’t within a group, simply go to the specific ilvl of your item within TSM, find the group that your item will belong to and select the import tab and as long as the item is in your inventory, it will show up in the ungrouped items, simply add it to your groups. The same strategy as importing level 25 BattlePets into TSM.
I’ve tried to add as much information as possible, apologies in advance if I’ve missed anything. I’ve credited everyone for their work, please drop by to them to show your appreciation, with their help, we get to do what we’re doing today!
That is all, if you have any issues, questions or need advice, I’ll try and help where possible. Any TSM issues, should always be taken to the TSM website. Copy any error codes you receive as they should help clarify your issues. Any other questions or advice, feel free to DM me on Twitter!
I’m sure a lot of you have noticed that a lot of players have taken a break from World of Warcraft. You can see this via the realm selection page upon logging in. This could be a magnitude of different things, mainly, waiting for 7.2 and the influx of big game titles recently released. But with that drop in players, come the joy of lack of competition on the Auction House and sadly, more importantly, a lack of customers willing to part their gold, for your items. That being said, I think it’s fair to say, there’s a dilemma at the moment, whether Legion 101 BoEs will continue to be as profitable as before.
No known release date has been set for 7.2 yet, but with any new patch, comes new content, via (World) Quests, Dungeons and Raids. This in-turn, brings another increase in the ilvl. With respect to Legion BoEs I think the current highest ilvl is currently at 880. With the new content, we could see an 885 or higher item. With this, it COULD bring the prices down. This is currently evident with Legion 110 BoEs, where people are only buying up 900+ ilvl BoEs, with items below 900 dropping dramatically. It’s important to remember that there’s more versatility in the 101 BoEs market and will likely hold a little more value, but it’s hard to imagine how much value. This is the dilemma, of knowing whether or not to invest.
What I’ve been doing as of late, is playing it extremely safe. If i see an item, very cheap, I’ll buy it up, but paying a lot more attention to the amount of that item currently on the AH. No point buying something, if you cant make a profit, more importantly, there’s no point buying it, if there’s another 5 (of the same ilvl) on the AH and you don’t have the intention to buy out your competition. If you read my previous blog, you’ll know I’ve been buying items at 50% value, knowing i can double my gold, now I’m looking at buying at 25% to minimize the risk.
I know a lot of you through Twitter, are playing the 101 BoE market and are having a lot of success through it, which is awesome! but I hope you can take something from this blog and be very cautious. I currently have a lot of 101 BoEs spread around different realms and it’s hard to imagine, that if there was a crash, how bad it would affect me. I’m sure it will have a larger affect on you guys than myself, but posting this blog, may offer a little warning.
On the upside and I’m thinking relatively optimistic here, 7.2 may bring a lot of players back wanting to level their alts, thanks to flying. If this is the case, the 101 BoE market may actually thrive, thus items holding their value or greater. The first couple of weeks into 7.2, should give us a good indication, on where we’re at.
Now do you see why this is a dilemma? Roll on 7.2!
If you’ve been under a rock since Legion dropped and don’t have any idea about Legion 101 BoEs, then check out my blog or check out my sales on Twitter under #LegionBoEs…