So I recently started trying my hand at reselling things at the auction house, and I’ve learned a few tricks along the way. My favorite tool thus far has to be Auctioneer. This little gem lets me set up “Snatch”. Pretty much, I put in the hot ticket items on the snatch (herbs, ore, Volatile earth, fire etc..) and I say what I’m willing to pay for them.
What I’m willing to pay is usually about 25-30% less than what they sell for on average on the AH. So I do a scan, the scan pulls up any of my snatch items that are currently at the cheap price I’m looking, I buy them, and repost them once the market goes back to normal on them. This usually nets me about a 20% profit on these items, which adds up very quickly especially when you buy in bulk.
For instance, I bought 20 volatile fires at 11g each. I resold them at about 14g a piece. This translates into a 60g profit.
My other favorite addon is AuctionMaster. This one I use for posting items. It has very smart algorithms that give me various pricing options (undercut my competition, go for a slightly higher, yet still on the low side of the market price, or try my luck at average market price). It also shows price per item which is helpful in calculating profits.
With a few hours of setup and about 20 minutes to do a scan and buy/resell/post, it has already netted me a couple thousand gold in 2 days of use!