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White Dye Back to 15 Gold Each

Not too long ago there were a slew of white dyes being sold on the gem store, which in turn caused a temporary glut of White Dyes on the gold side of the Trading Post. As soon as the white dyes disappeared from the gem store, prices went right back up for one of the most popular dyes in the game. If ArenaNet ever decides to have another weekend sale where dyes or other popular items go on sale, please please please make an effort to buy those items on the trading post.

This GW2Spidy White Dye Graph says it all:

The big dip is the weekend when there was a sale on white dyes, and then the inevitable wise is from the gem store closing up its doors. Notice the little blue bars at the bottom that seemed to double in size? Those are the sell listings, which obviously rose during the sale; higher supply, lower demand for the dyes sold with gold currency. Prices still haven't caught up to where they were (around 1 gold shy at the moment) but they'll be back to 15 eventually.

If you bought at 10 when the dye hit its lowest point and sold back at 15, you'd be making 2.75 gold per dye! As an investor, that's a 27.5% return on investment! Not bad for two days of work ;)

For forum members, I just discovered an insane bug for dodging fees. It was emailed to me by a clever soul who has been doing it for many months. This comes in especially handy when you have items to sell from salvaging, looting, or opening containers. It would even work for the white dyes! You would make a lot more than 2.75 gold per dye using this secret.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    So you have published an exploit to those who pay for access to the your forum? I take it ANet's Terms of Service have no meaning to you?

  1. Anonymous said...:

    please replace "secret" with "exploit"

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Specifically this part:

    "You will not exploit any bug in Guild Wars 2 and you will not communicate the existence of any such exploitable bug (bugs that grant the user unnatural or unintended benefits) either directly or through public posting, to any other user of Guild Wars 2."

  1. Markco said...:

    When guild wars 2 first came out, buy orders were last created, first sold. So players were constantly reposting buy orders so they could get bought first.

    It wasn't an exploit but it probably wasn't their intention either. I was thinking this would fall under a similar thing. If an ArenaNet spokesperson contacts me or if a public announcement is made then I will retract the information from the private forums.

    While such tips and tricks (perhaps even exploits) are meant to excite people into joining, the real goal of the forum is to help improve the way you think/approach the Trading Post. Little get rich quick schemes of this post's nature (like many of the mystic forge tips I've leaked to the blog) are meant to attract the exact people who need my help the most.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Marco, I appreciate your blog and the valuable tips and lessons you post here, but using an obviously unintended exploit to your benefit and inviting others to use it is for me below your standard. Even if by the strict rules you might get away with it, I think it morally unacceptable and definitely something you don't need nor should teach others.

    I recommend you not wait for A-net to contact you to say it's wrong or no, but for you to report the exploit and if they tell you it's alright then fine.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    How can you justify avoiding an intended fee to help remove gold from the economy (instead of just exchanging hands) so that you and a select few can make extra gold in game? Which then opens up lots of markets for profit, even if it's just a couple copper by avoiding fees you're gaining exclusive access to markets that no one else can flip profitably.
    Then you're using this as a bait to get people to sign up to your "pay for" forums, which I'm sure you make at least some money from.
    So you're promoting an exploit in game to give you and others an unfair advantage, and are advertising that you're selling the secret to an exploit in game?

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Aye, I'd caution against any exploitation, loop holes are not. Anet has a history of banning if it even smells like an exploitation, even if by definition, it wasn't.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    how can this be no exploit?

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