All Hail the Arcane
No, not the mage spec. I’m talking about Arcane Crystals and Arcanite Bars.
I first got into this market when I dipped my toes into making a few Arcanite Rods – other bloggers seem to go on and on about making enchanting rods. Frankly, for my time, the rod market is mostly suckage. Though every once in a while, I’ll craft some if they’re selling over 100g.
Aaaaannnd…I should really look at what drives demand for Arcane Crystals and Arcanite Bars. Shamefully, I don’t know. Truth is, I’m lazy. The things sell, in volume at times, and that is ideal: sometimes there is no demand (so I can buy mats cheap!!), and sometimes, they are “gotta have” items. THIS is the kind of market you want to be in as a goblin. Especially, markets that shift once or twice a week. That allows you to move product without either running out of supplies or getting stuck with huge inventories.
Check out the pix. These things continue to sell! I don’t get it. There is regular competition out there, but I am still able to pick up stuff cheap (e.g., crystals at under 8g) and sell them at a nice markup (25g as crystals but closer to 50g as bars). It adds up.
“Ok, so show me the money,” a little voice in your head may be saying. Fair enough:
Between Crystals and Bars, that’s 40,000g. And my margins on those are 75%+, easy.