Legion brings with it the wardrobe, and this means every piece of clothing that is your main cloth spec (ie, mail for hunters, plate for warriors etc) will be saved permanently, and you can browse which ones you haven't collected. This has created a boom in terms of transmog sales, as many people work on filling up their collection.
After running a few instances, I've found that people are snapping up all kinds of items. A BRD run netted me more than 1k for, as did BFD. Some green gear sells for over 1k a piece, and some ultra rare ones have been seen to sell for 400k!
Lets not forget the new recipes that have come out using old world materials, these have been selling at a premium. Many new characters will need to level professions with the release of Demon Hunters, so combining these two makes a spare 20 minutes collecting resources really worthwhile.
On my server, I've found the following to be great items to sell (just a few):
- Arcane Crystals (as always, 30 minutes farming got me about 25, sold at 300g each)
- Dark Iron Ore
- Volatile Air and Fire, Earth
- Most Cloth (check your AH, as low level sells for high prices on mine)
- Fel Iron
- Mote of Mana (I sold 50 for 400g, not bad for a fast run of Karazhan)
- Recipe drops
Most common profession items for leveling are great gold makers for a small amount of effort, and while you may think some of these are small change, when you have a lot of them for sale, the gold soon starts to flow in. I'm stockpiling crafting materials that currently have a low sale price on my server, as I suspect they will jump in price once Legion hits. Patience is always great when working the AH!
If you're a collector yourself, you'll be running instances to get all your wardrobe full, don't npc the greens, AH them and see what you get.
The wardrobe has also made shirt prices to jump in price. As well as the fact some shirts are now unobtainable, it's worth checking any low level alts, as the Rugged Trappers shirt as shown below, was the starting outfit to level 1 characters and many people may have a forgotten alt hiding a small treasure.
So, lets talk in terms of time. A quick run through Deadmines, or Shadowfang Keep for example will take you less than 10 minutes, and everything you loot should be worth trying to AH. FYI : SFK is the instance with Gloomshroud Armor, the item that sells for 400k on my server and at a premium on many others. So if you have a spare bit of time, while you wait for dinner in the oven or whatever you're doing, take a stroll through a dungeon and see if you're lucky.
The best way of listing items on the AH
I used to use Auctioneer but I still found it slightly laborious. Hello, WoW Armory App! The app is so handy for listing items on the AH quickly and with little effort, as it will automatically check prices and undercut by 1c, so you don't need to waste time setting prices. I don't know how I went so long without it, and now I couldn't go back to selling via the ingame AH.
This post is mainly about making gold for minimum effort, and minimum time. When Legion hits, I'll look again at the best ways to make gold with the new changes and ingame landscape, in the meantime, good luck!