Don't really do the whole flipping thing as i don't want to risk losing the gold. I mainly craft things and sell them (or de and sell the shards/dust), I also sell the battle pets, which is my biggest seller to date. i read on there that the Albino Buzzard was new and a rare drop from the barrens pet battler, so i started doing it every day, over the weeks eventually got 1 to drop (had to keep it as im also a collector), so grinded out a 2nd one, didn't sell as quickly as i expected, but eventually went for 100k.
One of my most successful sales came about in the form of a cheap Big Battle Bear on the AH during WoD selling for only 150k. Super cheap, and thus snagged it up eagerly. Later on nearing the end of the expansion I managed to shift it for 999k..although a part of me wishes I kept it longer seeing as they're not going for like 3500k..but hey-ho! Different times I suppose. Still a great profit.
When I first started playing, I wanted to outfit my bankers on each faction appropriately. After getting them tuxedos and shiny shoes plus a cane and cufflinks, I came across the Ruby Shades as the perfect "helm" accessory by inspecting a couple of other well dressed bankers. But this was after they were no longer available from the vendor, so the only way to get them was off of the AH. Somehow, I got really lucky, and I bought my first pair for one banker for 75g (a lot to me back then). The next pair I got for a 25g minimum bid, and axiously waited for two days but fortunately was never outbid.Later, I realized what a great deal I got on those after doing some research on what the typical price was for the Ruby Shades after telling someone in my main's guild how little I had paid for my first two pair. So I kept an eye out for future potential steals that I could flip. I got my next couple pairs of Ruby Shades for just a few hundred gold each, and then turned around and, after some time (a few weeks each), sold each of them for 11k and 13k each. These days, they list for nearly 50k each.
My biggest sale so far was a Knockoff Blingtron. I got one out of a gift box my first or second time using a Blingtron 6000. I think I made a little over 130k.I'm still trying to figure out the minutiae of working the AH, but I'm at least doing something right since I've quadrupled my money since Legion launched.
Bought TCG Bananas pet from someone who apparently was quite desperate to get rid of it for only 90k. I then posted it for 200k just for the sake of interest if it sells or not. It did :) but even if it didnt, I would not be disappointed much since 200k is a normal price for Bananas on my server, so buying it for 90k was quite a deal. Sorry for the lack of wowhead links, I’m on mobile site.
When the jewelcraft panthers were a huge thing, i had only gold to make one, and was lucky to sell him for 150k those days. I think that was my biggest one. Also running inscription trinkets sometime.
my biggest flip was a 930 BOE with socket .paid 15k for it and sold for 200k.
Best flips were at the start of Legion, I was buying up all Sky Golems on AH and flipping them for 2-3x the bought price. Everyone was looking to get this mount to farm new herbs which were going for crazy price on AH.
Being in a low pop server makes me afraid to flip often, so I rather farm and post what I get in the AH. My biggest sale was of a Jade Legplates for 190k, but that took me about 3 or 4 months of posting it in the AH till it was finally bought :p
i bought a few Pocket Fel Spreader with 7k and sold them with 18k :) nice deal
This was 100% luck, but while looking for transmog for a set I was working on I noticed a weapon I had never seen nor heard of before, Ta'Kierthan Songblade for 230G. I looked it up on The Undermine and found it sold for a bit more than posted, so I snatched it. I was planning on posting it for around 2000 until I found out it was no longer in the game, so for the heck of it, I put it up for more than 2,000,000. It sold in 4 hours. ps. This was with no addon because my computer is crap and can't handle any.
Managed to get some Titanforged BoEs from an extremely lucky Nighthold run. Great find, sold for 500k each.
I was able to flip a rare alchemy recipe 10k->100k, which was pretty nice.
Just starting out with the whole goblin business, mostly sold your typical 200x starlight rose and made alch stones into obliterum. A tad more crazed friend of mine regularly asks me to craft him like 2000+ potions for obliterum, the absolute madman!
My best AH sells are from patch days, still amazed what ppl will pay for new materials/pets etc. So on the first few days of a patch I don't quest but farm and try to make a nice profit on the AH.
I was once looking around the AH on a tailor alt, saw someone selling a whole bunch of Golden Draenite for dirt cheap, under 1g each. Bought them all out immediately and flipped them into a couple Flying Carpet with some extra reagants I had lying around and made a great profit, after learning one for myself, of course.
My biggest sales come from BoEs, but it helps that I AH to be able to raid, and then my raiding fuels my AH sales. A good drop can easily be hundreds of thousands of gold. Being able to tell the difference between that and a piece that you are going to be listing for months in hopes of either an uninformed buyer, or transmog buyer, is like separating the wheat from the chaff. You don't need to just undercut everything with the same name, or even drop level (LFR, Normal, Heroic, or Mythic), but look at the iLvl and additional attributes such as tertiary stats and gem sockets, and then you will find where in the spectrum of sales your item should fall.
I've done a lot of mog flipping on various servers, both RP and PvE ones. Bloodforged Plate and its yellow recolor have historically been some of the best. Time after time I see people listing the gloves or boots or belt for very little because compared to the greaves or chestplate, they don't stand out nearly as much - but when put alongside the rest of the set, the details all come together and they're very reliable flips.I just looked ingame - my largest auction sold was for (after AH tax) 130k - which I believe was this expansion, I got a TF shoulder drop from trash on the first day of the first wing being opened in raid finder.
Why - if someone sells something on AH for less what they 'could have sold it for' - are they seen as underachieving (for want of more derogatory terms) when what they sell it - you buy it, in certain cases - for is likely to be 100% of something rather than 0% of what the market says it's worth, if it doesn't sell?By the same token, if I was to post something on the AH for (example) 10% of what others are selling it for, that may be because all I want is the price i post it for & am happy to get that much - I don't do it to actively p*** on the market values of what I'm selling.... and I'm perfectly fine with someone buying my stuff cheap & making 'the rest of it's value' in the time i don't wish to spend getting that much.The fact that the WoW AH doesn't see 'cheap sales' as a blip & records them as "an accurate state of the market" is Blizzard's* AH add-on authors' problem, not ours... if someone wants to sell pristine Rolls Royce for 20% of the market value, does that mean all examples of the same model of Rolls Royce are now only worth what that one person sold his for...? No... and the sooner more 'AH players' realised that, the better.TL; DR - What any individual 'values' 100K Gold at, for example, shouldn't be rubbished based on other player's accumulation - "value" is as equally valid as a personal interpretation, as it is as a global one.EDIT: *Blizzard doesn't actively record market value, only add-on authors do.
i sold glorious pants in 20k to a friend for mistake,i lost my head after knowing the real price (around 500k last time i checked)