Saturday, March 5, 2011

February Glyph Sales

I finally got around to exporting data from MySales and it was great to finally have some hard numbers on my sales in the AH. I finally installed MySales when I started trying to reduce my addon footprint. The behemoth Auctioneer was on the way out, replaced by Auctionator and the precursors to Trade Skill Master. I finally decided to remove beancounter, and loaded up MySales instead.

There are a couple of little limitations for MySales, which don't impact the data too much. Firstly, the date for the sale is always when the coin is collected. For glyphs, that isn't much of an issue, as I tend to collect mail at least once per day if not twice. Enchants that I sell on Zenborg, or the rubbish I try and offload on my little storage toon is a different story. Secondly, the addon doesn't always do a great job of recording the name of the buyer. It is really fun to tally up how much other toons spend on your stuff... particularly your competitors (but that is a story for another post).

So here's some numbers to go with the graph for February.
  • Total Glyph Sales: 59302g
  • Total Glyphs Sold: 1267
  • Average Price: 46g80s
So at over 2k per day, the glyph market is quite healthy.  I think the slump in sales (and subsequent rise) in early February was due to my decision on how to tackle the 25,000 glyph guild achievement inside a year. At this stage the numbers indicate that I'm only selling 60% of the glyphs I'm churning out for the achievement, which is actually a little better than I had anticipated. The best part of the new system is that while I'm creating an excess of glyphs, I'm spending less time doing it and making more gold per hour.

I'm happy with the average price being under 50g. I refuse to sell glyphs for more than 125g, and am often undercutting my competition by as much as 50g (on the rare occasion more). There's just something about going above a 900% markup that doesn't sit well for me. Yes, the glyph market has a stupendous number of items to keep a track of. Yes, at times it can be a little labour intensive (windowed mode woodpecker milling is awesome). Yes, competitors can be ruthless. Yes, glyphs are a one time investment now (and a couple of hundred gold is but a drop in the ocean)... but providing quality glyphs at a reasonable price, is just not that difficult.

I'm pretty excited to look at some of my other markets and have another look at glyphs for March.


  1. Do you pick your own flowers or buy from the AH?

  2. I definitely buy all my herbs. I should probably have a post about Darkmoon Cards for Cataclysm in the works, but I've made 23 decks so far.

    So I buy a ton of Cataclysm herbs, but I also buy up all other herbs when they are cheap enough (which also nets the uncommon pigments used in the small Darkmoon decks).

    I also buy inks quite a lot when they hit the floor in price, since it saves a lot of semi-afk time milling herbs.

  3. Ha, I tried to play with the ore-gem market myself. Made some coins off it (enough for me to indulge in overpriced soul blade and DMC:H) but seems to be more risky than the herb-glyph market.