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Weekly roundup: Week 3 – 2014

Week 2 disappeared for me due to busy IRL, nothing to do with that. So, time to focus on week 3. I’ve been posting and crafting through week 2 as well, so I shouldn’t have lost any momentum.


Week 3 totals

Not so impressive profit this week. Sales are down to 170k, which may be a bit related to me not being as active as I was during christmas holidays. Still, I’ve done some massive purchases this week of both Sha Crystals and Ghost Iron ore – so even seeing a profit is kind of good news.


Top selling items – drums are still hot

Drums are still a hot seller, even though the average price has gone down a bit. Still, crafting costs around 6g it’s still turning over 100% profit. People are obviously still raiding, since potions sells well – and look at those prices! 8g+ for every jade serpent, that’s around 6g profit pr. pot.

Profession breakdown:


Jewelcrafting, bearing the costs of all Ghost Iron Ore – so it reports negative profits this week.














Disenchant shuffle

Disenchant shuffle still going strong, allthough I choked a bit on some strange dust and dream dust for a while – but I’ve made some modifications to the whole scheme to work around that.

I also had to deposit 100.000g in my guild bank to keep the repair option functionable, so that’s 100k that doesn’t show up on my graph from this point on.


Liquidity Lunchmoney Enterprises January 19th

Accounting for the 100.000g in the guild bank, liquidity pr. Jan 19th 2014:

3,829 million gold.


Weekly roundup: Week 1 – 2014

After an expensive December, 2014 is all about making gold. This requires steady upkeep, market diversity, and proper analysis. Let’s see how Lunchmoney Enterprises did the first week of January.

General notes: Finally got back my lost stock of wares thanks to a GM. He had to delete some of my characters to restore stuff, send it on, then undelete them etc. Was quite a mess. Anyway, that was in influx of 42000g + a full stock of gems and enchants.

First, let’s look at some sales in the different departments:


Cooking sales: 5298g


Alchemy sales: 8619g


Blacksmithing sales: 38990g


Enchanting sales: 88736g


Engineering sales: 7084g


Inscription sales: 8892g


Jewelcrafting sales: 57043g


Leatherworking sales: 46095g


Tailoring sales: 1446g (this does not look good)

The cooking sales is just me dumping my raiding consumable stock, so I will not pay any attention to that.

Note: this is sales, not profits. I have a few markets I will analyze a bit closer – I suspect they are starting to become a waste of bagspace.

Now I want to take a closer look at Tier 1 PVP gear for all armor types:

Blacksmith PVP: 1632g
Blacksmith Masterwork tank gear: 1867g
Leatherworker PVP (leather + mail): 11442g
Tailoring: 0g

These numbers speak for themselves, the market for tailoring tier 1 PVP gear is completely dead. I’m closing that down and converting current stock to Ethereal shards. The LW market is very strong, BS I’m not so sure, but not ready to give it up quite yet.

Shutting down a market is really easy, I just locate the group – kill the auctioning and crafting operations, and swap mailing operation to send it to my disenchanter.


Kill auctioning


Kill crafting, and change mail-operation

Let’s look at tier 2 PVP gear. For tailoring and leatherworking I don’t have all these recipes yet, since I’ve been moving some professions around, so I need to keep that in mind.


Blacksmith tier 2 PVP: 4227g


Leatherworking tier 2 PVP: 10723g

Tailoring tier 2 PVP: 581g

Starting to see a trend here. Tailoring PVP gear is really not in demand. I will be shutting it down to not keep wasting bagspace and time on this market.

How about tier 3 PVP gear? None of my crafters has all of these recipes.


Blasmithing tier 3 PVP: 3066g

Leatherworking tier 3 PVP: 4139g
Tailoring tier 3 PVP: 815g

Further investigating this reveals that all tier 3 PVP tailoring sales are cloaks. I will just shut down the armor-portion of this, and try to sell the 5 different cloaks for a bit.


Old world enchanting mats

Disenchant shuffle turned 9392g profit last week, + 10 scrolls of Mongoose and Executioner yet to be sold. I like this niche-market very much.


A weekly profit of 126.648g, or 18092g/day

All in all pretty satisfied with the week. Also got back 42.000g, but they don’t show in this window as I don’t record money transfers. Tailoring PVP gear is out, but I will keep a few tier 3 cloaks to see if they can be sold.

Had to spend 164.000g on materials this week since my stock took a detour, but now that I got it back i probably can relax a bit on restocking JC and Enchanting for a while.

Lunchmoney Enterprises liquidity January 5th, 2014


3,741 million gold

Still some way to go to 5 million!


Auditing week 52 + a few days of 53..ish

Weekly audits will be every Saturday (bad move to have them on wednesdays), and will be performed by analyzing TSM_Accounting with a 7 day filter. We will look at top sellers, and other interesting anomalies and outliers.
In the spirit of new year and blog-launch, let’s take a look at week 52 + the last few days.

Mental notes for week 52:

  • New scheme discovered and implemented, the disenchant search shuffle.
  • Christmas-time, increased farming and casual activities result in lower price on raw materials. I have done some heavy stockpiling. Not much raiding going on.
  • Spent loads of time and gold restructuring the business to its new expanded size of 11 functionable lvl 80+ characters.
  • Misplaced 37 mails with a full stock of enchant scrolls and gems to the nether vortex – along with approx. 42.000 gold. A GM is trying to fix the issue, but no luck yet.

Top 3 sellers

Top 3 sellers in week 52, filtered by professions only. If I didn’t filter by profession, the various low lvl dusts would win the race every week.


Top sellers last 7 days, filtered by professions

1st place: Potion of Mogu power


Strength potions always in demand

Always a strong seller, 422 potions sold in week 52 for a total of 2524g. Not bad for a single product in a slow raiding week. With a 5g98s average price it yields good returns, since it’s about 2g to craft one. I keep 400 in stock.

2nd place: Drums of Rage


My new favorite

Haven’t sold these prior to last week, and right up on 2nd place they go. With a crafting cost around 9g and an average selling price of 26g the profit margins of these are pretty good. 227 heroism-drums in a slow raiding-week is pretty good. I started by keeping 100 in stock, but upped it to 200 after a few days. These things are hot sellers.

3rd place: Virmen’s Bite


Also a strong seller, agility potions

While techincally it was Mogu Fish Stew, that is just me dumping all my personal consumables since progress is over. It is probably selling at a loss as well, since I bought them quite some time ago.
Next runner up is Virmen’s bite, the agility potions. Always in demand, I try to keep 400 of these in stock.



Turning the trend back around



With a few weeks behind me where I was spending like the US Government, I have now fallen back into the routine of business. I still have a huge stockpile somewhere in outer space, which hopefully a GM will return to me. With 300k in sales, 200k in purchases, last week saw 106k in profits, or around 15k/day. With holidays soon to be over, I expect sales to fall into their regular routine – peaking before and after raid-time, with increased activity on wednesdays.

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