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5 Ideas to Make You More Gold on the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post

This video will show you 5 (technically 6) ideas you need to fully understand in order to make gold on the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post. They are:

1. Profit % Expectations
2. Mystic Forge Conspiracy
3. Shiny New Stuff
4. Proper Diversification
5. Selling and Buying Properly
6. The .85 Rule

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  1. Flenken said...:

    On point 1, I'd stay away from "Profit %" and go with ROI. Profit % is (Sellprice - Fees - Buyprice)/Sellprice, and ROI is (Sellprice - Fees - Buyprice)/Buyprice.

    The reason to use ROI is because you're finding out how much of a return you're getting on the money you're putting INTO the item, rather than what percent of the selling price is a profit. This is a mistake that Goldwars 2 and tpcalc both make. Here's an example:

    Take a random item, and let's say we buy for 1s26c and sell for 1s67c. tpcalc and Goldwars2 (going by the demo video) would report this as a ~9.6% profit, when in reality it's a ~12.7 Return On Investment.

    For a more extreme example, take 1s70c buying and 3s0c selling. They would report it as a profit % of 28.33% when it's actually a 50% return on your investment. You put in 1 gold, you make 50 silver profit.

    ROI is a direct way of knowing how much gold something will actually make you, and given how standard it is in the investing world, I'm surprised that they don't use it.

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