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Prices go down, opportunities for profit go up…

Making gold in game is, depending on who you talk to, either the easiest thing you can do or the hardest. My husband throws around the ‘money goes to money’ expression from time to time and then stares at me in that way only he can which tells me he’s annoyed I have more in the bank than him and he’s considering a way to redress the balance. Secretly deep down I think he’s misses the Vanilla Grind. This week, on a tip-off from me, he’s been spending an inordinate amount of time farming Frostweave. I think his desire for glods will be satisfied as a result, with stacks of said cloth starting at 40g each.

I know this because I spend time looking at the AH. I don’t have spreadsheets, I don’t crunch data, I simply keep an eye on certain sectors of the market with the idea in the back of my mind that certain things sell well. Knowing this, it’s not impossible for the most inexperienced individual to make some money. With guys like Basil around to point you in the right direction there really is no excuse for anyone to complain they can’t make cash any more. It then comes down to how you choose do do so. For many transactions (especially the selling of large amounts of raw materials) you don’t even need to go near the AH at all to be able to turn a profit.

However, in the weeks leading up to 4.2, the AH is a great place to hang around and soak up the atmosphere. Many items are becoming accessibly cheaper for the first time, and I can see people beginning to speculate with confidence. The vanity pet market is one I’m watching with particular interest as the Firelands patch approaches, and I’m already considering ways to ‘cash in’ on new recipes, gears for enchants and even raw material prices themselves.

This is a great time to make some money, and I cannot recommend Basil’s column on WoW Insider enough. Needless to say I already have a number of pretty solid gold-creation schemes that involve no farming and ony the minimum of AH staring that are already bringing in the coinage…

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