Flipping in wow is the act of buying something "cheap" and relisting/selling that exact same item at a higher price earning "profit". This is different from Converting which is where you buy something, convert it into something else which has a higher value and then sell it at a higher price.
The trigger for today's post is Abeni's Reseller strategy. Nicely presented, detailed instructions and some smart thinking regarding only snatching Researched glyphs. In a nut shell its a bait and flip (something similar to Vile's AH Baiting strat).
Now Critical is not so blind as to think only his strats are right and all other methods are wrong, but there is one thing that he sees alot of players waste time on. Yup you guessed it, flipping (did the speech marks in the first sentence give it away or was it the title??).
I can understand why though. There is a certain euphoric (happy) feeling when you sell that an epic for 10k that you bought for 2k, or that 15g glyph for 200g. This feeling is very hard to forget or ignore that's why a lot of gold blogs focus on, "guess what, i flipped this and you can too!" and "this is going to be the next big thing in the patch, stock up now!". Most readers are lazy and dumb, and instead of spending time working on their buy/make/sell they keep looking for that next secret to give them that next "high" (not Critical Readers though because your IQ increases by 10 points when you subscribe).
Well to be honest, I can't blame Writers for catering to their Readers. If you want a juicy eye fillet and I serve you chicken of course you're not going to be happy. But unfortunately this late in the game everything that can be flipped has already been blogged about. Maybe that's one reason blog content is down (who knows? Critical has only been on the blog scene for 2 months).
Interestingly, Critical sees similar behavior in addictions. Gambling is a very prime example. When you're at the Roulette table and you "invest" $5 and get $200 back in 2 minutes "work", who doesn't love that sort of GPH?
Critical advises: think about your core business. If flipping is your core business Critical says keep on flippin. If its not, its a distraction and your time is better spent working on activities that help you to achieve your goal. You have set your goal(s) right? No?? You miss a turn and go back three spaces. Actually more like 56, all the back to the beginning!
PS: want to be a Master Glypher? After starting at the beginning, keep clicking that Newer Post button at the bottom left corner. It will save your life. If not, at the very least you'll help get Critical's view count up and prime this blog to be sold too for $50k just like JTMC!
PPS: Cool snappy title Abeni and very nice writing. Can Critical recommend you too, to also blog? =)
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