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Crafting Costs by GW2Spidy

GW2Spidy Crafting Tool
Guild Wars 2 Spidy just came out with an epic addition to their site. Now they showcase the crafting costs and profit margins of selling crafted items. This is epic, but I'll tell you what can make it even more epic... using buy orders instead of buying crafting materials outright. If you use buy orders then you can reduce the cost of crafting items dramatically, which obviously raises you profit margin.

Good luck and let me know if you have any success crafting after using GW2Spidy.

If you need help with learning to use buy orders to make gold, try this free gold guide that I created.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    I've been using it for a few days now and it really helps! :D made 1,5 Gold in about 3 days. Go Spidy :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Yep, this new epic addition was probably the main cause why crafted goods' prices tanked, with people undercutting each other by a few silver instead of copper. Much harder to make decent profit by selling them now.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I use this site too : http://www.guildwarstrade.com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Are people buying armor boxes? Is it worth it to craft them and sell or you just have no chance to sell them?

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hi Markco, stumbled across your blog today and wanted to say thanks for giving me the confidence to have a play in the market. By no means a serious trader, but I wanted to give it a try.

    Long story short, I've tended to bank everything on the basis that I might try all crafts eventually - but realistically I knew that was costing me earning potential. Today I ran through my bank and listed a bunch of materials that were single craft specific - pricing on or around the best price mark in the firs instance. Only stacks of 5-10, but I noticed that one item sold almost immediately. I placed a buy-order for 10 more on the basis that the same sale price would turn a 2c profit after fees (and would still make me the lowest price by 1c). The order was filled in moments, and the stock cleared.

    I repeated a couple more times, upping the quantity and stretching the margins a bit further - until I had to go out, so placed 50 units to sell at 1s 35c (buying at 1s 11c). Home 2 hours later and they've sold, but not only that the low seller is now 1s99c!? Bought again at 1.12, sold at 1.75 in moments.

    The good news: turning a healthy profit, although none of the other items I listed initially have sold yet

    The bad news: turning a healthy profit - you may just have got me hooked, and I need to be careful not to overstretch!

    Thanks again.


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