I would be playing the trading post, some prices are really stupid. But I'm terrified of getting a ban for "cheating the simple people" or some crap like that.
I got some gems and used them to give a few gold. Then I used this gold to buy and resell things on the TP (no exploiting) along with stuff I made with tailoring (bags and such were good). I now have 12g 83s 23c