As the title says, this post is going to be a bit of a real early take at the "Get ready for the expansion" surge we are going to see when the Beta gets announced, and people start thinking about offloading their stocks. In this post i am going to try and give you an idea of what to expect, and better yet how to profit from it when people get to offloading.
First thing we need to know is very simple, the bare basics are that you want to buy your items when their buying price is low and their selling price is high. This is best seen when a new expansion is about to come out, and everyone that has a stock of anything of worth start unloading it for any price they can get. This is THE best period to buy, purely for the fact that you will be able to sell those items back at those people when they level their alt monks for five time the price they sold it for.
A while back there was a post that covered the inflation or deflation that will happen in WoW in this expansion, and if you read that you got the idea that no matter what you do, you are going to have to make a choice to either invest and bid on the inflation or sell and bid on the deflation.
Instead of taking a risk with either buying or selling, you might want to do the equivalent of buying gold in real life, and that in WoW would be to get stocked up on Mysterious Fortune Cards.
The reason why i am comparing these cards with raw gold is the fact that they will NEVER go out of fashion, as they are a gambling item that is always in demand. Another thing that is boding really well for them is the fact that it will be harder to obtain new cards because the herb market will shift and you will see a big lack of herbs to make the cards. On top of that comes the fact that you can stack these cards in stacks of 200 which allows you to make thousands of cards and still have them only take up a tiny bit of space in your bank.
As there is still no info about MoP i can't say for sure, but i am quite positive that there will be a newer version of the cards, but that won't downgrade the worth of the current ones.
I will continue making more posts about which items it would be profitable to get a stock up on and which items would be a good idea to get rid of, and you might want to read up more in the following post about stocking up for MoP.
So, like always, keep an eye out for good opportunities out there.