I've lurked on your site for a while and I've noticed that you're always very active in the gold blog community. You have my thanks.
I play on a pretty low population faction on my server so I may be in a unique situation but I doubt it. I'm currently killing the Mammoth Mining Bag market. The reasons are obvious, farming ore is a big business in Cat and players want to store as much it as they can on their farming runs. I'm discovering that I've got very little competition on this market and my bags are selling for around 400g. Even on my low pop faction they are selling very quickly. It takes 48 borean leather to make one (8 heavy borean). The leather is slowly rising in price because it's just in shorter supply but it's a perfect candidate for your snatch list because the current margin on the MMB is huge.
So why is the MMB so limited on the AH? The answer is, that it's a lot less common for a new Leatherworker. The reason it's less common is because you need to be honored with Sons of Hordir. That in itself isn't a super difficult task but you do have to complete the 23 part quest chain at http://www.wowhead.com/quest=12843 (see comments there for details) . The subtle reason this isn't more common is that because of the experience increase in wotlk, you don't really hit this content while leveling. That entire area is a ghost town in Storm Peaks, you're just leveling too fast. You go straight to the ice crown area and the bigger payoff quests there. Besides, the quest chain for Sons of Hordir is kind of a pain. If you remember, part of it includes flying your butt alllllll the way up that extremely high mountain peak to talk to the giant Thorim several times. You have to put in the hard time to get this recipe and in Cataclysm this bag is still the largest mining bag. They released new bags for everything else it seems, but not mining.
I also think a lot of LW switched professions in Cat (that wanted to make money).
Thanks for the sumbission Plink. I have been selling a few of these myself. They were really a great common commodity to craft and sell early into Cataclysm when there were tons of miners. Great that you are still seeing sales as I am too. I touched on this slightly in a previous Relics of Hodir discussion.
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