Herb prices have already gone up, as well as Inferno Ink prices. Last time around several card makers made a fortune. I saw reports of 40k Darkmoon trinkets, at huge profit margins. I was too conservative and merely sold inks, also at very large profits.
Personally, I will remain conservative, and continue to sell inks, all the while encouraging card makers. 40K trinkets were sold last faire. Make while they are hot Inferno ink for sale
My observations are:
- Herb and Ink prices rise in the days leading up to the faire. It appears lots of card making occurs here.
- A glut of unactivated decks hit the market.
- Trinkets, unactivated decks, herb and Ink prices fall mid faire.
- The cheapest of the trinkets and decks get bought for stockpile, and prices start rising again.
- Just as the faire is about to finish, there is a mad scramble to finish decks, with herb prices rising a little, and inferno ink prices rising a lot. Decks are turned in, also for stockpile.
- After the faire has finished, inferno ink prices crash, and herb and blackfallow ink prices fall again. Decks that were not turned in stop selling.
- Those that didn't buy suffer from 'I coulda, woulda, shoulda' - and buy overpriced completed trinkets for a week.
- Two weeks after the faire, everyone forgets about it, buyers and sellers alike.
If you also see a similar pattern, you may wish to pick a niche and make your gold.
Me? I will try to sell overpriced Inferno Ink. (and glyphs - but I always sell glyphs)