From another blog that I read.
With prices at 7g per Whiptail I am basically able to my glyphs FOR FREE if I am able to get 150g per inferno ink. Before I assumed my costs were about 35g per glyph so do I lower my threshold now? do I assume my costs will be lower, say 10g per glyph?
Cough, Cough Bulls#!t, Cough, Cough.
When you mill cata herbs and turn the pigment into ink, you create Blackfallow Ink and Inferno Ink. Both of these items can be sold, on my server a normal spot price might be 17g for Blackfallow, 120g for Inferno.
By milling you are working, creating value. You might sell the inks as is, or you might further craft them into various items (glyphs, darkmoon cards, runescrolls etc). The spot price for Blackfallow ink based glyphs makes a glyph crafting price about 51.5g (17g*3 for inks + 50s for parchment. I currently source a lot of Ethereal ink from Blackfallow.
If you do not consider milling to be effort, I have 4 guild bank tabs of whiptail I would like you to mill for me. Alternatively, if you consider Blackfallow ink worthless, I am willing to buy all of your Blackfallow ink for 5g each, much more profit than your 10g per glyph, and also a guaranteed sale.
The cost to make an item is the AH price of mats + fee for effort.
Anything less and you are throwing away gold. There are plenty of beggers in /trade that would appreciate it.
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