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I was messing around with buy orders when I came across a particularly lucrative market (12 Gold Per Hour Doing This!!!) in the form of Major and Minor Sigils. In rare cases, the minor sigil sold for more than the major one! Crazy right?! I know that's nuts (it was the case for major/minor sigils of speed) but it wasn't the primary way I made money.
|Major Flipping for Sigil of Frailty|
Now, before you go off and place 500 buy orders for Major Sigil of Frailty, know that you'll be setting yourself up for failure. Each buy order requires that you put your money down before the item is purchased, so it could potentially end up sitting there for a long time. Instead, place one or two orders and move on to the next Major/Minor sigil.
To determine if an item is worth buying for this flipping strategy, simply take the lowest selling price and multiply by .85. That will give you what the highest buy order needs to be under in order for you to make anything.
So in this example, Major Sigil of Frailty costs 4 silver 12 copper (lowest selling price). Multiply by .85 and you end up with (412 * .85 = 350.2) 3 silver 50 copper. Since the highest buy order is 1 silver 15 copper, you'll be making (350 - 115) 2 silver 35 copper profit after fees.
My general rule of thumb (so I don't have to do any math) is to aim for buy orders that are 50% less than the lowest listed price for the item.
I made 12 gold in an hour just flipping Major/Minor Sigils with this method. Every time I stopped placing orders, I'd take a look at my pick up tab to see something like this screenshot:
|12 Gold Per Hour on the Trading Post|