First, a brief introduction:
I'm known in these circles as the Mogfather. I predicted transmogrification would be big for gold-makers, and since patch 4.3 was released I've made over 700,000 gold doing one thing and one thing alone: flipping gear and weapons on auction houses. I buy low, I sell high and in some cases extremely high. I follow a strategy that I honed on my own leveraging a pair of invaluable resources (wowroleplaygear.com, wowhead.com) as well as visual tools I developed that are currently hosted on my former blog (deazeroth.com). If you'd like more insight into the background story and philosophy behind the strategy, check out flux's Power Word Gold Podcast Episode #24. Read on past the jump.
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If you're unfamiliar with my tiers and pricing strategy for transmog armor, check out my previous post on Mail items for more description. The short version of the story is high end range is chest/legs, low end range is gloves/belt/feet. I've seen a number of the items in my top four tiers below priced extremely high on over a dozen servers I've frequented, but these are generally the prices with which I'm actually able to MOVE these items. The majority of my proof point sales that are usually the head-scratchers (Glorious breastplates for 10,000g, Exalted pieces for 5,000g a piece, etc.) have been documented and posted on Twitter routinely since patch. Trust me, they're that desirable. If you're on a low pop server, you may want to reduce your prices a bit, but try to maintain the price tiers because that will help inform and direct your customers. With that said, let's get on with it!
Tier 1: (5,000g - 10,000g)
Tier 2: (3,500g - 5,000g)
Tier 3: (1,500g - 3,000g)
Tier 4: (900g - 1,500g)
Tier 5: (750g - 1,000g)
Enchanted Thorium (I don't flip this set, but I have it on my Warrior with the Grim Sabatons and have NEVER seen the Enchanted Thorium set on the AH. It should be, and should pull this price.)
Tier 6: (500g - 900g)
If you're on a low pop server or your server "just isn't buying", this is your threshold. Stick the items above and you will do just fine. I've tested this theory on numerous realms that have been "having problems", and if you stick to the upper tiers the items sell like candy. Where players haven't been able to make a sale, I've been able to make 5k in just a few days by targeting the right items and creating tiers to inform and direct buyers. However if your'e on a high pop realm, as is the majority of my inventory (Proudmoore, Earthen Ring), and are looking for some additional differentiation in your portfolio, I also stock and sell these pieces with great regularity.
Tier 7: (350g - 750g)
Tier 8: (325g - 500g)
Tier 9: (200g - 350g)
Tier 10: (100g - 250g) and I generally don't chase these unless I can lead with the chest and/or legs.
-Keelhaul (AKA The Mogfather)
UPDATE: For an Auctionator-ready importable shopping list of these items see the post Transmog Auctionator Lists over at Twitchie Enterprises.
Based on Twitchie's work above I went ahead and created Auctionator-importable lists that include Keel's pricing tier structures. Once imported select a list then click on the items in the list "Armor/Plate/Lofty" to see which of those items are on the AH. Here's the text to use for the import. (It can all be selected at once and imported and it will automatically create multiple lists.)
For an in-depth video on how to use the lists below as well as a combined list with all armor types see the PW:G post "Mogging Item Search And Pricing With Auctionator".
*** plate_T1_5-10k Armor/Plate/Glorious Armor/Plate/Lofty Armor/Plate/Vanguard *** plate_T2_3.5-5k Armor/Plate/Exalted Armor/Plate/Saltstone Armor/Plate/Tyrant *** plate_T3_1.5-3k Armor/Plate/Hyperion Armor/Plate/Jade Armor/Plate/Bloodscale *** plate_T4_900-1.5k Armor/Plate/Brutish Armor/Plate/Warleader Armor/Plate/Imbued Plate Armor/Plate/Commander *** plate_T5_750-1k Armor/Plate/Darkcrest Armor/Plate/Boulderfist Armor/Plate/Bloodfist Armor/Plate/Warlord's *** plate_T6_500-900 Armor/Plate/Alabaster Armor/Plate/Overlord Armor/Plate/Warmaul
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