Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Hi, and welcome back to my gold making tips series. This is part 2.

Herbalists and Miners.

If you recall in my last post, I mentioned buying out vendor recipes and reselling them on the Auction House for a higher amount of gold. A far more effective way of doing this, is to use an alt with Herbalism or Mining, and whilst on your travels from vendor to vendor, pick or mine any low level resources you come across. Low level herbs and ores, especially ones from previous expansions such as The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King will sell for good amounts of gold to people who either cannot be bothered to farm their materials for a re-rolling character or profession change, or simply don't have the time to sit at their pc to source these.

Buying cheap to craft or Vend.

I may have already touched upon this when covering cloth in part one, but do keep a regular check on your local AH for cheap cloth, gems and ores which could be crafted and then either disenchanted, or sold as is for a higher price. If you are using an AH addon (and any serious gold maker will) then some of these addons have a setting built in to scan for items below vendor price, which you can buy out and sell to a nearby vendor. Often "Newbies" to the AH will make the mistake of listing greens and blues, and sometimes even Gems for below vendor value just to get rid of the item when it doesn't sell.

Do NOT buy green or blue levelling gear from the Auction House below Level 80.

This one speaks for itself. With the speed of levelling in World Of  Warcraft now, purchasing blues or greens from the Auction House is often a waste of gold. You don't have an item level to fulfil until you reach Cataclysm instances, so heirlooms and instance drops are your best bet. Any greens or blues you do purchase, you will out level rapidly.

Download an Addon.

Download and become familiar with an AH addon. I personally recommend the TSM addon which recently was updated to Version 2.0. This version of TSM is far superior to its first version, and while it takes some getting used to, once its up and running, you will wonder how you ever did without it. 

Dont over post items.

Another good tip, which was given to me by a guildie on Argent Dawn, is to never post more than 2-3 of each gem/enchant at a time. Chances are that you will be undercut before the item sells, which leads to a loss of gold due to auction posting fees. Personally, I post a maximum of 10 stacks of 20 when its cloth I am selling, and 2 stacks of 20 when posting potions. Gems are usually posted 2 at a time, the same with enchants. Glyphs I post 1 of each item as they are fairly slow moving on my current realm.

Smartphones Rock!

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android based Smartphone or Android based Tablet, you can download and install the World Of Warcraft Remote Armory application which also has a built in AH.The number of transactions you can carry out per day (resets at 3am local time)  is 200 which is fine for checking the amount of gold you have made, or buying out that bargain when you have no access to a computer. You can also download the Battle.Net Authenticator for these phones, which adds an extra layer of security to your account.

Be Scam Aware.

You may see people in trade chat barking about selling Blizzard Store in game items for gold. Dont fall for these scams. Its against the rules to purchase Game Time codes, or Blizzard store item codes for in game gold. These codes are often bought with stolen credit cards and will be removed from your account, with no chance of the gold you paid being returned. 

Avoid Pay To Use Guides.

Avoid guides which require you to pay real life money for access to them. Often these guides contain nothing more than information which is freely available from a simple Google search or any good gold making blog or website.


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About Me

I am Cazzy, also known within the World of Warcraft as Cazzéh and Cazmia, amongst other aliases.

I have been goldmaking and blogging on and off since 2011, starting off small by selling things such as cloth, then moving on to other areas such as gems, enchants and so on.

Currently, I am residing on the EU Sunstrider and EU Trollbane connected realmsets and am maining a MM Hunter.

I am raiding again, my current progression on my main, Cazzéh is:

4/13 Mythic HFC, 13/13 Heroic HFC, 11/13 Normal HFC, 13/13 LFR HFC.