I am writing this post in hopes that it will be used in Marcko’s Gold Blogging Carnival! Just My Two Copper is a site I try to visit as often as possible, and since discovering it (by listening to Castaclysm) I am bringing in more gold than I ever thought was possible for me! As the few of you who read my blog may already know, I am pet crazy! The plus side to having acquired almost every pet possible in game (without resorting to REAL money) is that I know how easy some of the pets are to get!
I did some research on my own server between the Horde and Alliance, and was going to detail how you can make a good chunk of gold by selling cross faction, but there are undoubtedly people already doing this on your server, as there are on mine, which does cut back the amount of gold you can make. You will still likely make a profit, but with actually going and buying the pet, then transferring it over to the other faction via the neutral Auction House, then reposting it on the new faction’s Auction House, all with the possibility of being undercut, it’s almost too much for me, and I am a very patient person. Instead, I decided to just focus on just three pets!
For some reason, the majority of players out there have not yet stumbled across Breanni! She is this wonderful little gnome who lives in Dalaran and sells pets! The first day I saw somone running around with a Calico cat, I was like, “Wait a second, where’d they get that?” I didn’t head to the Auction House to get one, which seems to be what most people do, I went on wowhead.com and looked it up. That’s how I discovered Breanni and the Dalaran Pet Shop! Breanni sells three BoE pets, the Calico Cat, the Albino Snake, and the Obsidian Hatchling, each for 50g (40g if you are Exalted with Kirin Tor, like me!). You may be thinking, “If the NPC is right in Dalaran, there’s no way to actually resell the pets in the Auction House and make any profit, if anyone wants one they will just go get it themselves!” which is exactly what I thought for a long time, but I kept seeing them posted for ridiculous markups in the Auction House!
Whether people are too lazy to look up where they could get these pets outside of the Auction House, or are just too lazy to go all the way to Dalaran to get one, is beyond me, but the thing is they DO sell in the Auction House for a decent markup! Currently on my server I sell all three pets regularly in the Auction House on both the Alliance and Horde. The Horde tends to pay a bit more for each of them than the Alliance, but on average I sell them for about 100g each.
So, to break down how to make 2000g by spending 1000g, start by heading to Dalaran and buying one of each of the pets from Breanni (Calico Cat, Albino Snake, Obsidian Hatchling) for a total of 150g spent. Then take a little trip through one of the portals in Dalaran to a city with an Auction House, and post them! For Horde on my server, I post the snake at 200g, the cat at 190g and the hatchling at 100g. For Alliance I do 250g for the snake, 80g for the cat and 80g for the hatchling. Every time they sell, just go buy another one and replace it in the Auction House! It takes 2 minutes and if you sell one of each per day, there’s your 2000g by the end of the week!
The great thing about this trick is people either don’t know about it yet, or have learned to bring in so much gold in other ways that they don’t bother with it anymore. Hopefully you’ve all found my little post here informative and helpful, and for those of you from my server who read this, don’t you dare start undercutting my pet prices! I’ll find you! Hehe, I am starting to understand and enjoy the whole Auction House PvP a bit more now, though I think honestly quite a few more people could start posting these pets, and everyone would still make a decent profit!
Thanks for Reading!