Is there a profit in this activity? (in General)

Wizard'sFirstRule February 23 2008 4:20 PM EST

If I keep a few high + item that is popular, eg NSC and such and insta down them as people want, then hire a forger to forge it back up?
I assume insta is more expensive then forge because of the time factor, but is there enough of a margin to warrent keeping those items? (ok, I can put them on rental, but still).

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 23 2008 4:23 PM EST

xfers might be cutting deep into any profits, but as long as you keep track and only do popular items you should be able to make cash

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] February 23 2008 4:25 PM EST

I think you would make more money from just renting them out all the time. The xfer costs would make it very hard to make a good profit off of that.

Ulord[NK] February 23 2008 4:27 PM EST

this type of trade carries hefty risk since the margin is thin due to transfer and time frame long. (A lot of the popular items that has a good insta down market is popular precisely because they are not forgible) There is always the risk of your item going out of fashion due to game changes. Actually, I can't think of a forgible item that is popular enough to make you a profit, maybe SoD. Don't think the return is high enough for the risk anyways.

AdminNightStrike February 23 2008 5:00 PM EST

You would think that would be profitable, but typically, forging is equal to or more expensive than insta-ing (I have no idea why, because I agree with your sentiments)

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] February 23 2008 5:05 PM EST

Very low profit margin if it works out. Fairly high risk of losing money. I wouldn't do it but it depends somewhat on your forgers rate.
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