Took me three hours, but I made 30 gold two days ago using the Euphoria method. Is that a good name for it? I dunno I'm going with it lol.
This method is epic for people just starting out on the trading post, and it will teach you how to be a patient player of the market place. Then, once you're ready for the big leagues, you can learn to play the much faster moving crafting material markets.
Here's an great question that Mai sent me, along with my answer.
"Hey!! Thanks for all the emails! I've been following some of
your methods, including the unidentified dyes and the lower level armor.
These methods are great! I'm making about 5-6 gold a night, which I
know isn't as much as many trading post flippers make, but I'm making
progress. So thank YOU for all the tips and help that you've given me
and other aspiring trading post flippers. I'm really getting the hang of
flipping, and you've helped a lot with that. Once again, thank you.
I've been thinking of ways to further improve my productivity in the
trading post. I've been looking around your website for a post that
talks about when to cancel buy
orders, and I wasn't able to find one. I probably missed it but I'm
just wondering if you have a link for any posts that relate to this? xD I
apologize for having you go through this, I know I probably DID pass it
I also have a question regarding the "buy on Monday, sell on weekends" rule. For this to work, do you do ALL your buy orders on Monday?
I ask this because I find that my buy orders are being topped by other
players before the weekend comes, and I don't get as much of my buy
orders. Should I place buy orders throughout the week before the
weekend, and not just on Mondays? Or should I wait until Friday to
collect my orders from the trading post? Again, this also goes back to
when I should cancel buy orders.
you for simply being an amazing person. You have a really big heart to
be able to help others become successful in the trading post game :P.
constantly looking through the emails you send me. I may not reply
because of some time issues during these few weeks, but please know that
I do appreciate and thank you for these emails and tips. It really
means a lot to me. I haven't actually posted any comments on the posts
that you send because I wasn't as experienced, but now I think I
will try commenting to help others in the way you have helped me.
Once again, thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you again,
You can place your buy orders whenever you'd like, but if you're on a
time restraint (like you can only play 2-4 hours a week) then I highly
recommend the monday and friday method. But if you have time to play
every day, try to identify markets which swing throughout the week.
Usually the most common ones do that have a 2-3 copper margin. The 1
copper margin stuff generally has too many buy orders to ever change
much (copper will move sometimes one copper a week, which enables
patient players to make a lot over time from it). Have you seen my post
on reading gw2spidy graphs?