This was an excellent email regarding leveling kits in world of warcraft:
Hey Markco an idea/business venture if you may, based on flipping on a
As i'm sure many of your readers (and yourself no doubt) at
some point or another start a new profession, the first thing you want is to hit
the 450(+) cap asap to get the good stuff.
In this case i'm using Engineering as the example.
Now what if you were to sell people complete
prof. leveling kits (all mats inc.) based on http://www.wow-professions.com/ ?
I've have done a mock up spread sheet for Engineering as per the websites
listed materials to find out how much it would cost me to purchase;
rounding up to the nearest silver it would cost me 3357g79s (Thursday night AH - you could always farm them ^^)
Now for most wow gold tycoons (or even Joe Average), that's a small
investment, say we mark it upto 5000g (1642.21g profit) thats a fairly small
price to pay to be able to level 1-450 Engineering in a day , and for the most
part your effort is running to the mail box hehe
But you can't trade that many items at once?!
- well no you can't however, simply find your buyer in /2 and send items in batches CoD (total sum/total number of mails to send)
What do you think of this as a business venture?
is 5k enough of a markup?
What if this were Jewelcrafting ? would you price it based on potential income of that prof. ? thoughts?
Great email Jouichirou. For an organized auctioneer this is a huge way to make gold. It takes time and lots and lots of fishing through searches to get the number of mats required to level from 1-450 with any profession at decent costs, but the rewards are amazing. I once did this with alchemy and make 2k gold profit off the mats in a single leveling kit. It is definately worth it to also up your price based on the profession, such as jewelcrafting or inscription. In fact, I would go so far as to say that inscription is the easiest profession to build a leveling kit for. I highly recommend advertising your services on your local warcraft server forums to boost sales as well as trade chat.