Every player knows the best place to get gear really quick is at the auction house. Sure, sometimes you’ll end up paying more for it, but if you need it in a hurry that’s the price you pay. Now, I’ll show you how to turn the tables and make large amounts of gold by selling rare items to high-level players.
Most players who have maxed out the level cap are no longer interested in weapons or armor. They have pretty much reached the limit and have the best. So with all the quests done, they turn to the PvP and battleground side of the game. Huge wars rage on 24 hours per day in the World of Warcraft, and these fighters use everything they can get their hands on to beat the other players. This includes rare herbs for potions, rare metals for bombs, ect…
High level players have too much to do to go looking for these things. If you need something in a hurry, you’ll pay for it. Just like junkies needing a fix, they’ll pay outrageous prices to get what they need. With moderate effort, you can be their dealer. Below, I’ll give you an example to get you started. From there, visit thottbot.com or just google for rares and you’ll start to get a picture of how easy this really is.
On Raven Hill in Duskwood there are two buildings that have an upstairs floor. One is an Inn, the other is just West of it. It is a decrepit building with no real apparent value. Upstairs is a goblin alchemist who sells a limited purchase recipe for Shadow Oil. Limited purchase means you can only buy a few at a time. But you can always sell these and then come back.
The purchase price for this item from the vendor is 15 Silver. This item can go for up to 4 Gold at the auction house. That’s a profit of 3 Gold, 85 Silver. In the vicinity of a 2500% profit. Impressed yet? Now get your ass in there and make some gold.