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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 12:03:39 AM

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Had a great weekend moneywise. As background, I'd worked up to about
100g total between my 53 Paladin and 6 Mage (auction house mule)
through questing and auctioning off green and the rare blue items my
Paladin found.

On Saturday I saw on the Ironforge trade channel someone offering the
Epic-class Axe of the Deep Woods
(<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=811&gt;) for 90g. I took
the risk of spending almost all my money because I knew there was a
good chance I could sell it for much more. And indeed, I made a profit
of more than 50g through auction.

Later on Saturday, I finally found my first Epic-class random world
drop, the Warden Staff
(<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=943&gt;), from an undead
in Sorrow Hill in the Western Plaguelands. Time to celebrate! But, now
I'm wondering what's the best way to sell it.

I put the Axe of the Deep Woods on sale late Saturday because,
frankly, I needed the money back fast. That said, I normally put up
items for auctions on Friday evenings as Saturday mornings are the
busiest times for the game. The rule of thumb I've heard about
auctions is that green items should get a buyout (I generally do 150%
of the initial bid), but that blue items shouldn't in order to let the
price run up. I wonder, though, if purple items should again get some
buyout, if a ridiculously-high one, so the level 60 player with more
money than he knows what to do with and needing a weapon fast before
going raiding in Molten Core or Stratholme or Scholomance can get it
immediately. So, I wonder: When I put the Warden Staff for sale on
auction Friday (assuming I don't sell it on the trade channel ahead of
time), should I put in a buyout? If so, how much? Another Warden Staff
was on auction for 800g minimum bid and 1100g buyout, but that's
hardly a realistic benchmark to use.

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 12:03:40 AM

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> Put your minimum bid price at what you think is a realistic amount,
> then double it for the buyout. Not scientific, but sounds reasonable
> to me, considering your buyout amount is only intended to be there
> to snare people with more money than sense.

With the explosion of lvl 60 toons levelling up Engineering for BG,
there's plenty of buyers to snare. I just put up a several stacks of
copper bars for 2g buyout...and I was on the lower end. Wool cloth
stacks are going for 1g, too. The introduction of BG has made
enterprising low level characters very, very rich.

Regards,
Noal

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 4:06:29 AM

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"Yeechang Lee" <ylee@pobox.com> wrote in message
news:slrndarpkr.606.ylee@pobox.com...
> Had a great weekend moneywise. As background, I'd worked up to about
> 100g total between my 53 Paladin and 6 Mage (auction house mule)
> through questing and auctioning off green and the rare blue items my
> Paladin found.
>
> On Saturday I saw on the Ironforge trade channel someone offering the
> Epic-class Axe of the Deep Woods
> (<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=811&gt;) for 90g. I took
> the risk of spending almost all my money because I knew there was a
> good chance I could sell it for much more. And indeed, I made a profit
> of more than 50g through auction.
>
> Later on Saturday, I finally found my first Epic-class random world
> drop, the Warden Staff
> (<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=943&gt;), from an undead
> in Sorrow Hill in the Western Plaguelands. Time to celebrate! But, now
> I'm wondering what's the best way to sell it.
>
> I put the Axe of the Deep Woods on sale late Saturday because,
> frankly, I needed the money back fast. That said, I normally put up
> items for auctions on Friday evenings as Saturday mornings are the
> busiest times for the game. The rule of thumb I've heard about
> auctions is that green items should get a buyout (I generally do 150%
> of the initial bid), but that blue items shouldn't in order to let the
> price run up. I wonder, though, if purple items should again get some
> buyout, if a ridiculously-high one, so the level 60 player with more
> money than he knows what to do with and needing a weapon fast before
> going raiding in Molten Core or Stratholme or Scholomance can get it
> immediately. So, I wonder: When I put the Warden Staff for sale on
> auction Friday (assuming I don't sell it on the trade channel ahead of
> time), should I put in a buyout? If so, how much? Another Warden Staff
> was on auction for 800g minimum bid and 1100g buyout, but that's
> hardly a realistic benchmark to use.

Put your minimum bid price at what you think is a realistic amount, then
double it for the buyout. Not scientific, but sounds reasonable to me, con-
sidering your buyout amount is only intended to be there to snare people
with more money than sense.
-Marshall
-Marshall
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 5:30:04 AM

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Marshall <Marshall@nospam.com> wrote:

> "Yeechang Lee" <ylee@pobox.com> wrote in message
> news:slrndarpkr.606.ylee@pobox.com...

> > I wonder, though, if purple items should again get some buyout, if a
> > ridiculously-high one, so the level 60 player with more money than he
> > knows what to do with and needing a weapon fast before going raiding in
> > Molten Core or Stratholme or Scholomance can get it immediately.

>
> Put your minimum bid price at what you think is a realistic amount, then
> double it for the buyout. Not scientific, but sounds reasonable to me, con-
> sidering your buyout amount is only intended to be there to snare people
> with more money than sense.

Well, I've never sold an Epic (so I hope to learn from this thread!) but
my key with sales using a mule is fast turnover, not getting the maximum
price for each item. In fact I quite like the fact that I can make a
profit by selling at an affordable price and often do deals with toons
who /w me.

The reason for this is that you're in WoW to play the game, not deal on
the AH so you don't want to be spending time advertising in the trade
channel (which does work) and relisting unsold items - my tactic is to
make your price attractive enough to sell the item for you. And to be
nice to ppl who may one day save your ass ;)  I've only put minimal
effort into sales and made 150G in about 2 weeks (IRL) with my 34 Hunter
and mule.

Good luck with the Staff

Gavin
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 5:33:51 AM

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Gavin Ramsay <gav@herringbone.org> wrote:

> Marshall <Marshall@nospam.com> wrote:
>
> > "Yeechang Lee" <ylee@pobox.com> wrote in message
> > news:slrndarpkr.606.ylee@pobox.com...
>
> > > I wonder, though, if purple items should again get some buyout, if a
> > > ridiculously-high one, so the level 60 player with more money than he
> > > knows what to do with and needing a weapon fast before going raiding in
> > > Molten Core or Stratholme or Scholomance can get it immediately.
>
> >
> > Put your minimum bid price at what you think is a realistic amount, then
> > double it for the buyout. Not scientific, but sounds reasonable to me, con-
> > sidering your buyout amount is only intended to be there to snare people
> > with more money than sense.
>

I forgot to say - in my strategy the buyout price is realistic, since
that's what I want *everyone* to use. I know it pisses me off when I'm
in the AH and something I want isn't available NOW!

You want to spend 99% of your time playing your active toon, and when
you log onto your mule have a mailbox full of money, not unsold returns.

Gavin
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 7:09:40 AM

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In article <1118709584.330153.46570@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>,
"Noal McDonald" <dharzhak@my-deja.com> wrote:

> > Put your minimum bid price at what you think is a realistic amount,
> > then double it for the buyout. Not scientific, but sounds reasonable
> > to me, considering your buyout amount is only intended to be there
> > to snare people with more money than sense.
>
> With the explosion of lvl 60 toons levelling up Engineering for BG,
> there's plenty of buyers to snare. I just put up a several stacks of
> copper bars for 2g buyout...and I was on the lower end. Wool cloth
> stacks are going for 1g, too. The introduction of BG has made
> enterprising low level characters very, very rich.
>
> Regards,
> Noal
>
> --
> Dharzhak - Night Elf Druid (60) on Stormrage [PvE]
> Kemwer - Tauren Warrior (32) on Stormrage [PvE]
>

I know potions and the ingredients for the same have skyrocketed on my
server, especially the swiftness ones. *sniff* and here I gave up
herbalsim for enchanting!

Just curious - why is wool at a premium now? Bandages are actually worth
something? I have stacks of them in my bank bags, should I go put them
up?
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 8:17:51 AM

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>I know potions and the ingredients for the same have skyrocketed on my
>server, especially the swiftness ones. *sniff* and here I gave up
>herbalsim for enchanting!
>
>Just curious - why is wool at a premium now? Bandages are actually worth
>something? I have stacks of them in my bank bags, should I go put them
>up?

Wool has been at a premium for a while on my server. I have no idea
why. I presume it is the lower levels trying to control the market, as
to them its a common drop and needed for many professions early on.

As a level 47 i havent seen any Wool Cloth for ages :-)

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 8:17:52 AM

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"Alastair Foster" <uncleSPAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMchibi@btinternet.com> wrote in
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> >I know potions and the ingredients for the same have skyrocketed on my
> >server, especially the swiftness ones. *sniff* and here I gave up
> >herbalsim for enchanting!
> >
> >Just curious - why is wool at a premium now? Bandages are actually worth
> >something? I have stacks of them in my bank bags, should I go put them
> >up?
>
> Wool has been at a premium for a while on my server. I have no idea
> why. I presume it is the lower levels trying to control the market, as
> to them its a common drop and needed for many professions early on.
>
> As a level 47 i havent seen any Wool Cloth for ages :-)
>
I assume it is that there are so few wool level players compared to much
higher level wool consumers. High level its easier to keep levelling and
farming coin to buy wool than to be bored farming wool.

Sure makes it easy to save up for a mount for us altaholics..
June 14, 2005 8:17:53 AM

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"Don Sly" <tdNOslySPAM@PLEASEsasktel.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Alastair Foster" <uncleSPAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMchibi@btinternet.com> wrote
> in
> message news:gvisa1p7l2khu89jdtqn1cha7tfkhfkg49@4ax.com...
>> >I know potions and the ingredients for the same have skyrocketed on my
>> >server, especially the swiftness ones. *sniff* and here I gave up
>> >herbalsim for enchanting!
>> >
>> >Just curious - why is wool at a premium now? Bandages are actually worth
>> >something? I have stacks of them in my bank bags, should I go put them
>> >up?
>>
>> Wool has been at a premium for a while on my server. I have no idea
>> why. I presume it is the lower levels trying to control the market, as
>> to them its a common drop and needed for many professions early on.
>>
>> As a level 47 i havent seen any Wool Cloth for ages :-)
>>
> I assume it is that there are so few wool level players compared to much
> higher level wool consumers. High level its easier to keep levelling and
> farming coin to buy wool than to be bored farming wool.
>
> Sure makes it easy to save up for a mount for us altaholics..
>
>

You can now turn in wool, silk, mageweave and runecloth for rep and xp at
the capitol cities or at least IF. I'm pretty sure the patch notes mentioned
SW as well. At lvl 50 Mageweave brought me 3900xp the others are not worth
mentioning but it's an easy way to get rep in your city and ditch some
useless cloth.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 1:24:14 PM

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On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 03:09:40 GMT, Doppleganger wrote:

> Just curious - why is wool at a premium now?

The new clothmasters accept wool. You need to turn in 60 of each type of
cloth before you can bring runecloth, something you drown in at 60. For
reputation gain.

M.
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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 7:28:30 PM

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Hi,

Yeechang Lee schrieb:
> Later on Saturday, I finally found my first Epic-class random world
> drop, the Warden Staff
> (<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=943&gt;), from an undead
> in Sorrow Hill in the Western Plaguelands. Time to celebrate! But, now
> I'm wondering what's the best way to sell it.

it depends on the Level, assuming that somebody is working hard for his
gold, at lvl40 around he does not have that much to spend.

Your item is lvl 43, so it is a phase where the player bought the
mount and is levelling by one every day if he is a frequent player
and is making 1-10 G a day.

I would have mercy with beginners and put it in for 55G buyout,
I think that´s the maximum a lvl43 can come up with.

You could also target the lvl60 guys and ask for 150G buyout. It´s
up to you.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 7:28:31 PM

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Mahmut Kursun wrote:
> Your item is lvl 43, so it is a phase where the player bought the
> mount and is levelling by one every day if he is a frequent player
> and is making 1-10 G a day.

I don't play a Druid myself, but from what I read at Allakhazam and
Thottbot the Warden Staff is an endgame (or nearly so) weapon for dire
bear-form Druids due to the armor bonus multiplier they get.

If I don't sell it on the trade channel before the weekend, I will try
a 200g initial bid and 400g buyout.
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June 14, 2005 7:28:31 PM

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"Mahmut Kursun" <mk@tuco.de> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Yeechang Lee schrieb:
>> Later on Saturday, I finally found my first Epic-class random world
>> drop, the Warden Staff
>> (<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=943&gt;), from an undead
>> in Sorrow Hill in the Western Plaguelands. Time to celebrate! But, now
>> I'm wondering what's the best way to sell it.
>
> it depends on the Level, assuming that somebody is working hard for his
> gold, at lvl40 around he does not have that much to spend.
>
> Your item is lvl 43, so it is a phase where the player bought the
> mount and is levelling by one every day if he is a frequent player
> and is making 1-10 G a day.
>
> I would have mercy with beginners and put it in for 55G buyout,
> I think that´s the maximum a lvl43 can come up with.
>
> You could also target the lvl60 guys and ask for 150G buyout. It´s
> up to you.

If you were on Argent Dawn (EU), I'd bite your arm off for that at 150 gold,
nevermind 55g! You'll be fighting off Druids for it :-)

Alex
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 7:31:57 PM

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Doppleganger schrieb:
> Just curious - why is wool at a premium now? Bandages are actually worth
> something? I have stacks of them in my bank bags, should I go put them
> up?

that is because you could rise your acceptance (?) in some major cities
now by donating wool and other things. Wool is the start.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 8:00:19 PM

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On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 15:00:11 +0100, "Alex" <assetsinc@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>"Mahmut Kursun" <mk@tuco.de> wrote in message
>news:3h84buFfov4dU1@individual.net...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Yeechang Lee schrieb:
>>> Later on Saturday, I finally found my first Epic-class random world
>>> drop, the Warden Staff
>>> (<URL:http://wow.allakhazam.com/item.html?witem=943&gt;), from an undead
>>> in Sorrow Hill in the Western Plaguelands. Time to celebrate! But, now
>>> I'm wondering what's the best way to sell it.
>>
>> it depends on the Level, assuming that somebody is working hard for his
>> gold, at lvl40 around he does not have that much to spend.
>>
>> Your item is lvl 43, so it is a phase where the player bought the
>> mount and is levelling by one every day if he is a frequent player
>> and is making 1-10 G a day.
>>
>> I would have mercy with beginners and put it in for 55G buyout,
>> I think that´s the maximum a lvl43 can come up with.
>>
>> You could also target the lvl60 guys and ask for 150G buyout. It´s
>> up to you.
>
>If you were on Argent Dawn (EU), I'd bite your arm off for that at 150 gold,
>nevermind 55g! You'll be fighting off Druids for it :-)
>

Bah. I put mine up and no-one wanted it! Went for a pitiful 101g in
the end.

Of course thats still a helluva lot for me and was extremely happy!
But after hearing what it CAN go for i was /cry

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 10:06:46 PM

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"Ender" <cheezpilotnospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Don Sly" <tdNOslySPAM@PLEASEsasktel.net> wrote in message
> news:11asjqbf9buon23@corp.supernews.com...
>>
>> "Alastair Foster" <uncleSPAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMchibi@btinternet.com> wrote in
>> message news:gvisa1p7l2khu89jdtqn1cha7tfkhfkg49@4ax.com...
>>> >I know potions and the ingredients for the same have skyrocketed on my
>>> >server, especially the swiftness ones. *sniff* and here I gave up
>>> >herbalsim for enchanting!
>>> >
>>> >Just curious - why is wool at a premium now? Bandages are actually worth
>>> >something? I have stacks of them in my bank bags, should I go put them
>>> >up?
>>>
>>> Wool has been at a premium for a while on my server. I have no idea
>>> why. I presume it is the lower levels trying to control the market, as
>>> to them its a common drop and needed for many professions early on.
>>>
>>> As a level 47 i havent seen any Wool Cloth for ages :-)
>>>
>> I assume it is that there are so few wool level players compared to much
>> higher level wool consumers. High level its easier to keep levelling and
>> farming coin to buy wool than to be bored farming wool.
>>
>> Sure makes it easy to save up for a mount for us altaholics..
>>
>>
>
> You can now turn in wool, silk, mageweave and runecloth for rep and xp at the
> capitol cities or at least IF. I'm pretty sure the patch notes mentioned SW as
> well. At lvl 50 Mageweave brought me 3900xp the others are not worth
> mentioning but it's an easy way to get rep in your city and ditch some useless
> cloth.

Useless? Hah. Screw rep, it's much more valuable to sell at the AH. I've made
dozens and dozens of gold selling silk, mageweave and runecloth, both plain
cloth and bolts that my tailor makes out of them.
-Marshall
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 12:11:14 PM

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Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Mahmut Kursun wrote:
>
>>Your item is lvl 43, so it is a phase where the player bought the
>>mount and is levelling by one every day if he is a frequent player
>>and is making 1-10 G a day.
>
> I don't play a Druid myself, but from what I read at Allakhazam and
> Thottbot the Warden Staff is an endgame (or nearly so) weapon for dire
> bear-form Druids due to the armor bonus multiplier they get.
>
> If I don't sell it on the trade channel before the weekend, I will try
> a 200g initial bid and 400g buyout.

Yes, I was just about to throw that in myself - while the Warden Staff
has a level req of 43, it is by no means an item that a level 43 player
will get and then replace in his 50's. It IS considered an endgame
weapon for feral Druids, and you should price it as such.

Cheers!
David...
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 6:41:06 PM

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On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 01:09:37 -0400, Ender <cheezpilotnospam@hotmail.com> wrote:

> You can now turn in wool, silk, mageweave and runecloth for rep and xp at
> the capitol cities or at least IF.

Where and how do you do that? Or where can I find out?

Urbin, lvl23 Dwarven Hunter
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 8:43:47 PM

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In <slrndb0fg2.hk1.urbin@stinky.trash.net> Urbin <urbin@dunmorogh.eu> writes:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 01:09:37 -0400, Ender <cheezpilotnospam@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Where and how do you do that? Or where can I find out?

The Gnome cloth handin NPC is in Tinker Town, and the Dwarf NPC is standing
next to the tailor shop in the Great Forge area.

I've heard that the Human cloth NPC is at the tailor shop in the Mage
Quarter in Stormwind, and I assume that the Night Elf guy is at a tailor
shop somewhere in Darnassus.

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Anonymous
June 16, 2005 12:43:19 PM

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John Gordon wrote:
> In <slrndb0fg2.hk1.urbin@stinky.trash.net> Urbin <urbin@dunmorogh.eu> writes:
>>Where and how do you do that? Or where can I find out?
>
> The Gnome cloth handin NPC is in Tinker Town, and the Dwarf NPC is standing
> next to the tailor shop in the Great Forge area.
>
> I've heard that the Human cloth NPC is at the tailor shop in the Mage
> Quarter in Stormwind, and I assume that the Night Elf guy is at a tailor
> shop somewhere in Darnassus.

Correct on both counts. The human quartermaster is upstairs in the
Tailor Shop (the first one you see when you enter the Mage Quarter, not
the one at the back), so he's easy to miss.

The elf is just standing right next to all the trainers.

Cheers!
David...
!