Gold in Inventory and Auction House

Inspired by a real-id chat with blog reader Graeme, I wanted to take a snapshot of exactly where I am with gold-making.

I’ll use the opportunity to compare my liquid gold-in-hand currency to the value of my auctions that I have posted.

I took the snapshot 20 February 23:00 approx

I discovered I had far more auctions up on AH than I thought.

I’m pleased by that, because it means my gold is working for me, creating more wealth, rather than stagnating in my pockets.

Jewelcrafter and Transmogrification items

170,455g in AH

Incoming from sold auctions 178g

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Junk, Slow Sellers, Limited Supply Recipes

143,376g in AH

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Inscription Alt

188,914g in AH

Incoming from sold auctions 244g

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Herbalist & Transmute Alchemist

23,343g in AH

119g Incoming from sold auctions

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Enchanting & Tailor

67,652g in AH

Incoming from sold auctions 605g


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Speciality Pet Seller

Working from my own Pet Selling Guide ($9.99)

Value of items in AH 54,206g


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Totals Currency 997,998g

Incoming Gold within next hour 244g + 119g + 605g + 178g = 1,146g

Value of items in WoW Auction House  188914g + 23343g + 67652g + 54206g + 143376g + 170455g = 477,491g

Total worth 1,476,635 gold


Not including:  Items in bags, guild bank/s or personal banks.
There are markets I’m missing out on, especially blacksmithing, engineering, and cross faction.
I don’t do all the markets at one time, it’s important to pace yourself to avoid burn out. 

Please read

How much Gold are you Worth? How to increase how much gold you’re worth


Why I Don’t Have 1 million Gold The Bitter Disappointment of Gold Cap

twitpiAbout the Author

The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.

8 replies
  1. Beedlejuce
    Beedlejuce says:

    On a side note did anyone take advantage of the Valentines Day season, I noticed that to get love tokens you had to kill npc’s and one of the places was Icecrown, with a high rate of drops for Frostweave Cloth, which in turn flooded the AH with stacks selling between 1g to 20g per stack, (I filled up 3 guild bank tabs) and now that the prices have gone back to the normal I am now selling them for 50-60g per stack..

    • Alyzande
      Alyzande says:

      I did to some extent, but my playtime did take a dip in February. I made my frostweave cloth into bags and robes for mogging, by the way 🙂

  2. Graeme
    Graeme says:

    Graeme here, it’s good to see actual results, I worry that sometimes one just sees “talk” on forums and blogs!
    The Gold Queen shows what is possible, the detail per profession is very helpful.
    But I guess the main thing is being able to play the AH to the level one is happy and comfortable with, one can pitch ones activities versus game play to hit ones personal goals – be it gold cap, or simply having a disposable income to get that piece of armour, mount or whatever, when one wants it – without breaking the bank!
    So fun and success to you all.

    • Alyzande
      Alyzande says:

      So right. I have plenty of time to play. Writing gold guides and blog posts and articles and giving email advice is my part-time job, after all.

      What are you saving for at the moment, Graeme?

  3. Brent
    Brent says:

    You highlight something that I find interesting. The amount of items you have posted versus incoming gold. My typical aim is to be in markets that will typically over night result in 10-20% of my listed items being sold. My aim is I dont want to spend a lot of time posting but prefer to play. AH is a sideline for me despite the amount of gold that I make. I aim for 15-30 mins of posting time a day automating as much as I can. You still have to watch price trends etc My typical day will be 60-100k of listed items with 8-12k of net profit in on an average day. Main focus is jc/glyphs. I have every profession and vary the other items I sell. I am multiple gold capped which is really irrelevant. Long time consistent AH player should have lots of gold.

    How much do you bring in on an average day? You have a high amount posted so I am just curious?

    • Alyzande
      Alyzande says:

      Hi Brent
      I aim for 20k a day. If I make less I get cross with myself and re-evaluate everything. If I make more, I bounce around on twitter and annoy everyone with excited squeals.

      Any more than 20k usually means that one of my high value items has sold, like a new BoE epic or the other day I had a rush on Black Tabby Cat Carrier. These are lovely, but not really part of my day-to-day 20k churn.

  4. Windpaw
    Windpaw says:

    Nice numbers!

    I hit 200k and suddenly realized I had more money than I could spend (ultra casual these days). Kind of took some of the air out of the whole auctioneering thing for me.

    • Alyzande
      Alyzande says:

      Yeah, you absolutely have to have a goal. When you’re just “making gold for the hell of it” its just not as much fun.

      When I spent a small fortune on mounts and desecrated my gold level, I was suddenly struck by the worry that I might have to take a screenshot and it might show that I only have 400k, so the effort I put into getting back up to a million was phenomenal.

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