With Cataclysm approaching we already have been seeing the increased population of lower level players. Many of these players are experimenting with the new race and class combos now possible after The Shattering Patch 4.0.3a. Watching the auction house may prove very profitable for older Vanilla craftables. There are a lot of new players and new characters questing through the new content. Not all of these players know the true value of some of the premium items required for some key vanilla crafting recipes.
Many of these components drop in the lower level zones, which increases availabilty of these items on the auction house. Many times these are horribly underpriced. Example: I just bought 2 Spider's Silk for 39 silver total. You can snatch these premium materials up at very low prices as these are often listed incorrectly. The end products that many of these lead to are also craftables that should be selling very well to new players and new characters alike. The population is about to explode once Cataclysm launches. I expect to see even greater steals to snatch off the auction house as the new players post incorrectly priced goods.
Auction House Keen Vision
These are some of the vanilla commodity items to watch for. Cold's Gold Factory is already seeing an influx of cheaply priced goods on the auction house in World of Warcraft. Look out for these.
- Spider's Silk - Tailors can profit from Spider Silk Boots and Spidersilk Drape, while leatherworkers can craft Toughened Leather Gloves.
- Arcane Crystal - The rush of miners has led to a surplus of arcane crystals. Using the Transmute: Arcanite is very profitable selling Arcanite Bars and a Transmutation Master gets extra bars created. These Arcanite Bars can be sold individually or turned into Arcanite Rods for all the soon to leveling enchanters.
- Large Fang & Small Lustrious Pearl - Barbaric Bracers are an excellent item to add to your aresenal. I sell these for 125g each and buyout fangs and pearls under 1g. The profit margin is excellent and these are a trusted seller.
- Perfect Deviate Scales & Deviate Scales - Both are required for the very popular Deviate Scale Belt.
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