WoWflation September – Bucket ‘o salt
Ok, on Foo’s request, here’s September about a week or two earlier than I was ‘planning’ to get around to it…
I say “Bucket ‘o salt” in the title because for Vanilla and BC, prices were very inconsistent. If the Monday 9pm price I look at is not representative of what the 2-week picture looks like, I hunt for a more “representative” price either before (12 hrs, 24 hrs) or after. I had to do this a lot this time.
Cata prices, however, were more consistent and definitely down.
Imo, what is happening here is that Cata prices continue to drop as we stretch into the “new” expansion, while the cost of obtaining old expansion mats keeps going up (stockpiles being used up, folks still better off farming Cata stuff). Also, I’m seeing some clear differences by item type: cloth is becoming more expensive, while herbs are dropping in price. Makes sense as glyph demand is likely tapering, while demand for cloth (for bandages and first aid and tailoring leveling) probably outpaces supply.
Overall, the index was up 12 points, but it was clearly split: Vanilla and Cata items got cheaper, while BC and Wrath became more expensive.