Thank you Marlone for the terrific email. I know you're new but stick with it and keep asking questions like these! You're helping a lot of people besides yourself, I guarantee it.
I'm quite new to the TP and I'm struggling to make things work.
I tried flipping some items by now and only few of them actually were good, which did not make enough gold.
I have a few questions about what kind of items you are flipping (I'm
not gonna ask what items exactly, just general advices).
Do you think flipping overused crafting materials (things like copper,
etc), with a net profit of only a few copper coins per material, is a
good thing ? (If it is, then I guess you're placing buy orders of
- What about bags of loot ? I have been trying on this
market for a while but it didn't really go as planned, nothing really
- Is a lot of buy orders on an item good ?
- Same for sell orders ?
seems crafting materials are the way to go (some slivers really showed
good results on my side), but I always wonder where I should put my
"flipping barrier", the limit where I'm gonna say "This material doesn't
produce enough gold". Do you put your limit with your feelings or did
you set a %profit (per material) for yourself ?
last question ... is trying to buy expensive weapons or dyes a good
thing ? I have placed an order for a destroyer weapon, but I am
currently wondering if I am ever gonna get one (selling it will be
another problem) : in your experience, leaving an expensive buy order
like this one pays off if left enough time ? Or is it a waste of time
and money ?
Thank you for reading me.
Your blog really is helpful :) Thanks. "
The bags can be tricky. We have a section of the forum
with spreadsheets and tips for selling those bags. If you aren't a
member, I would use the wiki for gw2 to look up what can come out of
each bag. Then you can decide if it's worth buying (for buy order only
of course). When you sell, never sell to the lowest buyer, but instead,
undercut the highest seller by one copper. If I see that only one or two
people are selling at that price, I look at the item and check to see
if maybe I should overcut instead.
I actually just did a
post on slivers and a few other items here:
If you do win that destroyer weapon, be sure to undercut heavily (far more than 1 copper) in order to sell faster.
buy orders and waiting a few days to sell is not a big deal, even if
the item only nets you 1 copper at a time. I sold a few thousand wool
scraps, for example, in that blog post at 2 copper each. You just want
to have a lot more than one market!
Sorry it took a week to respond. Thanks for emailing me!