"Whats up Marko, MageshadowI have been playing WOW since 2006. I raid, I am a kingslayer, I have 3 80s (main = rogue), I really enjoy the game, but I am always BROKE.I find the AH overwelming and I minored in freaking Economics in college.. I understand all of the theories of buying low and selling high for profit however I never seem to make the right decisions on what to buy at what time during the week.I have been reading your blogs for about a month or so now and find them interesting yet I have not been able to appy any content to actually make money.Basically I kick butt at being a DPS machine but I am terrible at making profit.If you could could you recommend just 1 item to either look for on the AH to flip or farm for profit that would be wonderful. Hopefully both? I have Jewelcrafting, Alch, Herb, and Mining as professions on my 2 80s that I play the most. Echo Isles server.Thanks gentlemen.
Wigglesworth (80 Rogue)Thiirteen (80 Shaman)Synnr (80 DK)"
What's recently popped up is the old Saronite Shuffle. Buy eternal earths at 2-3g each. Also buy Chalcedony's, Huge Citrines, Bloodstones, and Sun Crystals under 1g, cut them into the green rings & necks., Sun Rock Ring, Bloodstone Band, Crystal Citrine Necklace and Crystal Chalcedony Amulet. Once they're made, vendor them. Yes, vendor them. If you bought the materials at those prices you should be making 1.5g+ per ring. There is a JMTC Forum Post Explaining this process if you need further explanation.
If you're extremely short on gold and cannot invest any right now, go out and mine for a little bit, maybe for an hour or so and sell everything you have. I will be making a post about gathering professions in cataclysm later this week, look forward to it, as it could quite possibly make your thousands upon thousands of gold in a matter of hours.
Another things I can recommend is to watch out for rare patterns. Get Auctioneer and make a snatch list. If you do not know what I'm talking about, read about a tutorial on how to utilize Auctioneer and it's snatch feature list here. A great forum post naming most of the rare recipes in the game can be found over at the consortium. Using this method, I've been able to find patterns worth 5-10,000g posted at the Auction House for under 100g. It's an excellent method to make gold if you don't have that much, you just need some luck :)
One last thing I can tell you, is to research. Gold doesn't come if you don't try and know your stuff. Read blogs, forums, IRC and such to gather information on ways to make gold. Information is invaluable. The two forums I constantly use and post at are the JMTC Forums and The Consortium Forums.
You're welcome to drop by the JMTC IRC if you need further help, or if you just wish to talk.
Best of Luck,