Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Shopping For Value
Whether you are an Enchanter looking to craft scrolls or you are a goblin looking to turn a quick profit, buying gear to Disenchant for materials has always been a good way to generate Enchanting materials for resale or personal use.
Don't overlook the recent price spikes in Greater Celestial Essences and Heavenly Shards.
A quick search of the AH for Jasper Rings today resulted in me finding some great deals. There were 14 Jasper Rings selling for under 14g each. I bought them all for a total of 178g.
Disenchanting them gave me 24 Hypnotic Dust and 11 Lesser Celestial Essences.
I kept these materials for use in crafting Scrolls and Embersilk Bags. However, if I wanted to resell them in the AH the Hypnotic Dust could have been listed at 3.5g each, or 84g.
The Lesser Celestial Essences converted into 3 Greater Celestial Essences with 2 left over. GCEs are selling for ~65g each and the LCEs are going for ~22g each. That's 195g for the GCEs and 44g for the LCEs on resale.
For literally 5 minutes work, my investment of 178g returned 323g in materials, or a 145g profit if I chose to resell them.
There were several Blue quality rings and necklaces too but the minimum prices were around 95g. Since Heavenly Shards are going for roughly 105g I didn't want to risk the investment for a potential 10g profit. Besides, I have a few hundred Heavenly Shards on hand now.
This return may or may not be worth your time, but please be on the lookout for good deals like this. Higer prices on Enchanting mats often means there is an opportunity for profit in other places.
Posted by Kammler at 9:54 AM