I don't want to hijack Gevlon's weekly "morons" posts but sometimes I feel like I gotta speak out. I also don't want to call people names but sometimes I gotta wonder...
The first example is that during Winter Veil I've been selling Holiday Spices at a hefty profit. Not as hefty as some of the guys in Gevlon's article but it makes me ask myself why would someone pay more than 1000% on the AH for something that can be bought from a vendor not 20 yards away?
My second, and funnier (to me), example is of a guy who was spamming this in trade chat today:
"WTB Frozen Orb 10G each".
Now you might think, what's wrong with that? Well, for one thing, since patch 3.3, Frozen Orbs have dropped (on my server) from 30G to less than 10G. Here's the punchline, though. Not even 1 minute before I saw this trade chat request, I had bought 2 Frozen Orbs from the AH for 5G each. Not only that, but if that person had bothered checking the AH, he would have found dozens of Orbs at prices between 7G and 10G. I could have made a quick buck by selling him a few AH-bought Orbs but I couldn't be bothered.
The moral of the story is simple: check all sources before buying something and if you don't know where to find a certain item, ingredient, what-not, check Wowhead. A couple of minutes of research can save you tens or hundreds of gold. Word.
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