WoWflation May 2011: meh
- Vanilla prices dropped sharply over the past month, and are now even with pre-Cata levels
- BC prices rose slightly, not as high as several months ago, but are above pre-Cata levels
- Wrath prices continue to rise, and are now triple where they were pre-expansion
- Cata prices have dropped 40% since February (and presumably even farther since the crazy early Cata days).
Anecdotally, the 2-3 weeks pre 4.1 were the best I have seen as a glyph seller. Glyph mats were under 20g and I was seeing my sales creep up to an astonishing 80-100g average. The margins were huge.
Unfortunately, the late-Wrath / early-Cata spoilsport who insisted on pushing the market to the sub-20g range, and who had disappeared for 3 months, has returned. Double-fooey.
With the shiny sheen of 4.1 losing luster, I’m expecting a sharp drop in prices as demand slows. I’m also seeing large volumes of farmed materials hitting the market: 250 stacks of Elementium Ore, anyone? That’s almost an entire guild bank worth of ore. Who but a paid farmer would do such a thing?