Welcome to the PWI Black Friday sale.
Why line up outside best buy, and get trampled by the mob looking to get the 5 laptops on sale for $99, when you can get your dragon orbs and packs at your luxery.
In all seriousness, it has been a while since i have been heard from, but with this sale, i think it is a good time to make a new post here.
I dont know about the rest of you, but it has been a very slow 2 months for me. Ever since the Anniversary pack sale back on the PWI anniversary, it has been tough to make a profit. Many lame sales, coupled along with an increase of competition on Raging Tides server ( i swear everyone and their grandmother has a catshop ), profit have fallen off for me. Even when they bring the Dragon Fire Pack sale, which gave the chance to turn a nice profit on orbs, they follow it up with cheaper orbs. Although cosmic packs were nice, and had some new rewards, the price ( my costs for the packs were over 500k per ) limited the amount of buyers out there.
Pwi just dropped a bomb on us last night, and if you were positioned correctly, you can make a killing. Dragon orbs+1 are now 83% of, essentially cutting the price in half from the sale thats been ongoing since October 12th, now netting you 10 orbs for 45 silver instead of 90 silver. Even with the cost of gold going up, this is significantly cheaper then the orbs i got from dragon fire packs.
Additionally, tiger and anniversary packs, which i feel by far were the best selling packs i have merchanted, are not just one sale at 50 for 15 gold, which from my knowledge, we have only seen a price that low once before, but they added a new twist, with 100 packs for 29.33 gold, dropping packs below .3 gold/pack for the first time ever, in my knowledge.
Of course, pwi could not resist to give things a little twist, and dropped this sale on us with a sunday update, when people did not necessarily stock up on gold yet, or had large stocks of the +10 orbs from the prior weeks sale. Luckily, i had some gold put away, but it did help me get some quick sales today, since people could not afford to many of the new sales, with all their capital invested in the older ones.
However, like many people, i still have a lot of orbs saved up from last week. While i sold off about 60% of my stock before this sale, it still left me with over 1.5k +1orbs that now cost me more then what people are selling them for. So goes the risks of merchanting, but if you were in a good position, you had the chance for some killer profit