What is your most devious gold making strategy?

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What is your most devious gold making strategy?

WoWMogul
Size. Yes, you heard me right – patience and size. Let me explain: Patience - Building your crafting capacity - toon by toon, profession by profession. Patiently levelling up and getting things ready. Slowly and surely; Patience - Calmly building your Auctioneer data via daily scans so when you strike it will be from a position of knowledge; Patience - Hauling your arse around Azeroth dealing with time wasters as you create your guildbank(s), yes, you will definitely need more than one;

Bangkok Bill's World of Goldcraft
My most devious tactic is generating extra buzz for my sales with my second account. Because I have two computers and two accounts I am able to play two toons at once. I use this to my advantage by having my second toon talk about the item in trade. This works exceedingly well for Mysterious Fortune Cards but I've also been using it lately for other high value items.

The Gold Queen
The title of Mageshadow’s JMTC Blog Carnival calls for bloggers to reveal their most devious gold making strategy. I rub my hands with glee because it would be a perfect time for me to preach my own “be nice!” strategy in contrast. Devious adj not straightforward, shifty or crooked, subtle, cunning, crafty, artful, sly, not sincere or candid, deceitful, underhand, ”a devious scheme to acquire wealth”.

Neckar Unrivaled
The first thing that came to mind when I read this months blogging carnival over on JMTC, which is; “What is your most devious gold making strategy?”. The first thought that came into my head, after I read all the comments was one simple thing. How? That’s where it came down to for me when I wrote this post out. Yes your gonna read about some of my most devious markets, but I wanted to cover a more in-depth idea of how would you be able to target something that is devious vs something that is not. Shall we start


Bids And Buyouts
This is actually a hard post as I am not a very devious person, but this I guess falls into a somewhat devious plan.It started a few months ago when I noticed another gold making banker(who this blog is named after) on my server and started chatting with him a bit, we threw some ideas around and formed an in game friendship. We both wanted to explore new markets and mainly wanted to get into Arbitrage. I wont go into much detail here because there is a ton of info already blogged about for cross faction trading. Faid has put up excellent post about this topic.

Brits Gold Tips
One of my most devious gold making strategies isn't one that is devious per say but it is just taking advantage of what people will do. I will usually post various enchanting mats of the current raiding tier then I will link my enchanting in trade chat. This will usually get people to purchase my mats in order to get the enchant they want made and after I make it for them they will usually tip also. This gets your mats sold and a tip as well for 5 minutes of work. You can of course use this for any profession.

Just My Two Copper
Personally I love my own and special favorite gold making strategy of turning in Sulfuron Ingots for the plans for the Sulfuron Hammer. It's a very devious strategy as I buy the ingots for 500-800g per turn them in and sell the plans for triple and sometimes quadruple of what I paid. I've sold a number of them in the past months totaling for up to 46,000g in profits. The only downside to this method is that you can only turn in the ingot once per character and they have to be 55+ in order to enter BRD.

That's all for this month folks! An excellent set of submissions from the blogosphere, be sure to drop by and leave a comment or two on their blogs! Also be sure to check out the past JMTC Blogging Carnivals for even more great stuff to read!

Note: Bloggers don't forget about the upcoming carnival! The topic is What's your favorite old world method of making gold. Please get your submissions in early! I sent out e-mails 3 weeks ago - if you wish to participate but did/are not receiving the Blogging Carnival newsletters please e-mail me at Artsytorres AT gmail DOT com and I'll send you the info.

8 comments: on "What is your most devious gold making strategy?"

  1. Devious: Post something on AH at a reasonable price. Spam trade offering to sell it for 1.5x that price. Many times people that need/want that item will see that AH price is significantly lower and buy it.

  2. I wanted you to know that I received SEVEN separate e-mails from JMTC today...some of them are old articles. They all came through at 2:30-2:45am. I imagine this is some sort of issue with whatever company you use to send out your e-mails...it was not an issue for me, but I just wanted to make sure you knew this happened.

    E-mails were:
    - "Mysterious Fortune Card Guide EXPOSED"
    - "Keeping Track of your AH"
    - "Saving Gold in Azeroth" (#2 & #3)
    - "Blogging Carnival Delayed + News"
    - "Alliance Starter Gold Guide"
    - And at 9am, "Devious Gold Making" came through

  3. Andi - it was an AWeber bug that should hopefully fix itself. I apologize for the spam.

    Thanks for the comment though :)

  4. The excessive emails were due to an aweber bug that happened today after maintenance. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  5. although not a comment on this post, I would like to see the 'blog roll' of other's re-enabled to this site. I used to come to JMTC on a daily basis, read the info and then see what Alto, or others were talking about as well. I understand the reason for disabling but that just pushed me to not coming here first as a one stop shop (aka, i have to go elsewhere to see the other content and possibly something new - some blogs I've never heard of). So, there should be a way of having X number of folks added without dealing with the drama which caused the shutdown in the first place. thanks for your time.

  6. I just want to point out you misspelled the name of my blog its Neckar Unrivaled not 'Neckunrivaled' It's two words not one word.

  7. great tips in here, and I'm looking forward to trying out some tricky devious tactics...

  8. This isn't a devious way to farm gold, but its certainly a devious way to pick up some extra cash while farming ZG/ZA:

    For the past few weeks, while doing heroics on my warrior (who is an enchanter), I've avoided mentioning the chests when I get ZA. If the group moves at a good pace (gets ~3), and no one wants the items, then more often than not people completely forget them. At the end of the run, I say my goodbye and stick around. If everyone leaves, then its easy enough to run around and pick up the 2 Maelstroms, the bag, as well as the gold that drops from the chests.

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