Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Auction House Reseller - No Investment


This is an old practice that I haven't done in quite some time but it is very profitable. Have you ever thought about reselling items on the auction house? You're probably thinking, "Hell yeah, I do it all the time." I'm not talking about flipping...I'm talking about reselling without the investment. Sounds crazy right?

Here's what you do. Look on the auction house for a BoE epic that is usually an item in demand. If you can find one for a reasonable price, say one that is selling less than market value but still isn't worth your time to flip due to AH fees and cuts, then start advertising this epic item in trade chat. Post it for 500 to 1000g higher in trade chat or close to actual market value. When you finally get someone to whisper you wanting to buy, run to the auction house and buy the item. Then turn around and resell it to the player that just whispered you.

You have just made a handsome profit selling something that you didn't have to tie up capital into. On top of that you have successfully avoided auction house fees and cuts. I like to do this while I'm posting or crafting items.

I know, this is great right? You will be patting yourself on the back in no time with this method. =] There is so many players that will not check the auction house first, they just want their shiny new epic. This does work and there is NO Risk.

Thanks for checking in!

4 comments:

Nikola Begedin said...

Interesting idea. Will have to try it. I'm not expecting much on my realm though. Hard to sell stuff even under AH price.

Cabo said...

There is a risk though, if the person who wispers you buggers off after you've bought it you're stuck with the item, although it's possible to still sell it afterwards.

Anonymous said...

Also the risk that the "guy" who wants to buy it is an alt of the guy selling it. Common practice is to list something expensive, log to alt and spam WTB "insert epic name" here for "AH listed price + 1000g". Mug banker checks AH, buys it and is stuck with it!

NakedJay said...

@ Cabo,
Good point Cabo, I think it's a very low chance but in my time of using this method I have not had it happen to me. But that doesn't mean it won't happen in the future.

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