Gold Queen’s Transmogrification Prices

I’ll show you my Simple Stepping System, how to pricing items part of a set, how to choose your first transmogrification flip item, and teach you to choose your target buy prices.


The Simple Stepping System  

A 5 step system.

  1. Looks good 90g
  2. Looks better 190g
  3. This is just the cloth or plate chest I was looking for 290g
  4. “oo I bet no one else has one of these” 400g
  5. Unique on the server up to 5k


For items that are part of a set

    • Chest and legs 100%
    • Gloves, helmet, boots, belt 80%
    • Bracers 50%


Price Point examples

90g Price Swashbuckler.  Nothing to write home about.
190g Price. Imperial Plate item. Competition very fierce, only cost a few g to make.  Happy with 200g.
290g Price Eggwarming Blanket. You have to kill a rare in Northrend to get this item.  Not many know about it. It has unique looks but not WOW amazing.
400g Price  Ymirjar Physician’s Robe has some very unique looks in the leather category where there is very few competing items.  It sells regularly for 400g this week.
2k Price Black Dragonscale and Stylin Jungle Hats are not just unique models, but their materials are not commonly found in your bank.   Don’t be afraid to price them this high, because they do sell. I’d also price skimpy “armorkinis” in this region. Here is one of my characters wearing a Stylin Hat.


How do you decide which band on the Simple Stepping System to price your item?

  1. Look at what others are doing.
  2. If it works, copy it! Nothing wrong with strategy stealing.
  3. Become aware of popular fashions by watching players and inspecting them.
  4. Browse the Auction House, opening your character paper doll to preview different styles on your character.  Compare these to what you have seen in the fashion.
  5. Become aware of supply trends.  Just how rare is that rare item?  How difficult is it to make or to loot?  Check this on WoWhead.
  6. Adjust your prices constantly, depending on supply, demand, uniqueness, fashions, and player whims.
Watching and learning fashion trends and supply trends is not something that can be taught!  You are going to have to watch your server for yourself!


How to choose your first Transmogrification Item to flip on the Auction House

Browse for an item that you would like to see on your own character, at a price below what you would expect to pay.  Consider which price bracket you would normally pay for the item.  Choose your target buy price.

Try it!

If it still has not sold within a week, gently and slowly lower your prices. Have patience for a fortnight. Then give up, and wear it yourself, or stash it in the bank for trying later when the transmog flipping trend dies down a little. Have your back up plan in place.


Selling to other Auction House gamers.

As well as targeting potential customers, if you buy an item at a low enough price, you can resell it at a midway price, aiming to sell to other auction house gamers for their resale.  Let them take all the risk.  I would normally use the 90g pricepoint in the  Simple Stepping System

I could get 3 times this amount if I had the patience to hang on for selling to a transmogrifier. I was still learning, though, and happy to resell for 40g profit to another AH player.

Transmogrification is a trendy way of making gold at the moment, especially with the recent feature of “The Mogfather” in WoW Insider. You can take advantage of this by trying to outwit your competition and offering to sell them your items that you know no-one will really want at the end of the day. Things like the Raiders and Defenders red and blue semi-skimpy low level chain mail sets.


Your target buy price

Once you know your selling price, you can set your buying price.

My maximum is 50% of the target selling price.
[quote]For example

Ymirjar Physician’s Robe

Target Selling Price 400g

Maximum price to pay: 200g[/quote]

It’s essential to balance your buying and selling prices, because some of the transmogrification items are very fast sellers, some are slow.

[quote]There is no day of the week where red chain mail armor is more trendy than another.[/quote]
At any one time you could have up to 50,000g invested in transmogrification items.  If you find you are not making a profit, stop spending. Simple as that. Wait for your current inventory to sell before you buy more.


What are your transmogrification price points?

Are you asking for more gold than me?  Or are you less of a risk taker and are only flipping one or two transmog items per day? Let me know in the comments.

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.

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