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    How to start business via mobile phone (advice thread)

    Greetings!
    Recently im thinking about to start the journey to reach the goldcap.Howevery i dont have much free time at all (working 250 hr per month atm) so i cant sit in front of the pc all day.
    Here comes the thing: i want to start playing the AH,even at work via mobile phone.
    But i dont have any "modern" phone so i need advices: what phone sould i buy,what addons do i need,how can i play the ah even at my workplace,subway,wc and etc.Every advice is welcomed

    edit: plus any advice about ore shuffling is welcomed (how can i set up the tsm,what should i prospect,craft,etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leenath View Post
    Greetings!
    Recently im thinking about to start the journey to reach the goldcap.Howevery i dont have much free time at all (working 250 hr per month atm) so i cant sit in front of the pc all day.
    Here comes the thing: i want to start playing the AH,even at work via mobile phone.
    But i dont have any "modern" phone so i need advices: what phone sould i buy,what addons do i need,how can i play the ah even at my workplace,subway,wc and etc.Every advice is welcomed

    edit: plus any advice about ore shuffling is welcomed (how can i set up the tsm,what should i prospect,craft,etc)
    If you want to be spoonfed this information you've come to the wrong place. The lack of capitalization with your I's repulses my brain.

    Anyhow, you deserve to be fired from your job for playing video games at work.


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    You're going to purchase a phone to play the AH? How's your gold plated toilet feel?
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    First of all: English is not my first language,so sorry for the bad grammar and word usage -.-
    Secondly: need to buy a new phone,because the previous one is like 6 year old and not working properly anyway.
    Plus im working as a chef right now,and between dishes I have some free time (like 5-10min per 3-4 hours) when i can check the acution and etc (the others are smoking in these breaks,but im not smoking).
    Btw i can use some constructive posts,not just attacks about my grammar and shits :/

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    Bookmark Undermine Journal on your smartphone, get the mobile armory. Apart from if you want to craft or mail anything, you have to be online. You can buy and sell things though so there is some you can do. I mostly set everything up when im' online, mail it to my AH toon then post it from my phone and check it everyone now and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romulan1993 View Post
    If you want to be spoonfed this information you've come to the wrong place. The lack of capitalization with your I's repulses my brain.

    Anyhow, you deserve to be fired from your job for playing video games at work.
    You're quite the judgmental one. I find that it's best not to assume things too quickly when you have little information; there's always circumstances and variables that you're unaware of. In addition, I never understood why people try to act superior to others based off of their grammar, are you really that proud that you can retain such simple grammar rules? Or are you just having a terrible day and needed something to make you feel better so you chose to act better than somebody simply because they don't capitalize their Is?

    @OP:
    I'd give this thread a read for some simple ways to make money. Every server is different so you'll have to find out what works best.

    Once you decide what you want to do and level up the professions needed you should start figuring out when the items you're selling will sell best. For example, turning Living Steel into Living Steel Belt Buckles and selling them on a Tuesday night will result in 100-150g more per belt buckle than lets say on a Sunday night (depending on your server). Also, you have to be very patient when playing the AH. If somebody knocks a gem down by 30-40G from it's usual price, you should proceed to hold onto it and try to work a different market or gem for that night (or until it regulates back). 30-40G might not seem like much but it adds up.

    Next, there's quite a few addons people use. It's different for everybody but some popular ones I see are AH addons (Auctioneer, Auctionator, AuctionMaster), TradeSkillMaster, and addons that track how much gold you spend or make from the AH. You may have to look around to find something that suits your needs more than the addons I suggested, I don't really use too many.

    Babylonius also gave some good advice, you'll need to prep your toon and what not while you're at home if you want some success. Here's a link to the Undermine Journal. The only thing about the site is that some of the items on there (mainly transmog items) take a long time to sell for the prices they've been recorded as on the site. Be careful if you're trying to buy low and sell high, because sometimes you will hold onto an item for a month before it actually sells for what you were expecting.. and sometimes you'll just get fed up and accept breaking even.

    Unfortunately I don't really have phone advice for you though, it's honestly preference. I'd start looking at some retailers near you and try to find a phone that you believe will suffice.
    Last edited by Syh; 2013-11-06 at 07:56 AM.

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    via the phone is going to be hard, I'm assuming you mean via the mobile armory app?

    Any android or iphone should run it. I like the samsung galaxy's but each to their own. The phone app is annoying to use on a smaller screen though, if you really want to make use of it I'd suggest looking into a tablet.

    However even with the mobile app you're very restricted in working with the ah. You're only allowed a certain number of lists a day via the app (I think 30? it's been awhile since I used it so I can't remember), which basically limits you to listing a few fairly big ticket items and making sure they stay lowest price. I used the phone app to monitor/relist my DMF decks/trinkets at the start of the xpac, and it was fine for that, but things like that aren't worth the same levels of profit this late in the xpac.

    You can also use it to buy stuff though, so watching the undermine journal for when bargains get listed and picking them up to relist when you get home might be helpful for you.

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    Hey!
    Thanks the advices,I will check the other thread that Syh mentioned,thanks.

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    Pretty hard to make big money with mobile app as you have limited auction/per day + it's slow as fuck.

    It's only good to make some sell and to snatch things while at work/afk

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    Most of the ore shuffling process is the quite large time investment in prospecting, if you don't have time to check the AH normally I doubt you will have time to prospect all the ore you buy and shape the resulting materials for max profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakna View Post
    Most of the ore shuffling process is the quite large time investment in prospecting, if you don't have time to check the AH normally I doubt you will have time to prospect all the ore you buy and shape the resulting materials for max profit.
    Yeah, this is true. You can use some more automated methods to prospect the ore (so you don't have to be at your PC), but that's up to you whether or not you want to.

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    During cata, I made about 100k in say 6 months just from using the mobile armoury app as I didn't have any time to actually play. Not gold cap but it was pretty amazing that I managed it without logging in to make anything. However there was a really good blue item market as well as some good greens to flip back then. These days, almost everyone has clocked onto how OP the i409 level 80 blues are as well as the i450 level 85 blues so it's nowhere near as good for flipping. Also with the gear specialisations that you get from turning in quests and gear vendors makes it all quite hard these days to flip greens.

    You need to invest some time actually in the game to turn a profit. However there might be some other much cleverer goblins than I who could advise you better.

    The Cata 77-79 greens are worth quite a bit in the twink market still. If you buy for <50g and re-sell for maybe 250g+ you can make some money,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romulan1993 View Post
    If you want to be spoonfed this information you've come to the wrong place. The lack of capitalization with your I's repulses my brain.

    Anyhow, you deserve to be fired from your job for playing video games at work.


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    First of all OP ignore this pathetic troll. Have bever seen them post anything helpful in the prfession forums and as yopu see they dont have anything helpful or useful to say.

    To answer your question.

    1. Any decent smartphone or tablet capable of running the app.
    2. Not something I have ever bothered with as i'd find 30 listings an hour a bit restrictive. Might have changed.
    3. Understand your server as to how competitive it is. For instance on my new server i will be undercut within 1 minute normally.
    4. If you are limited to 30 auctions an hour you cant really do an undercutting war. This means you need to find a less competitive niche for instance high value items that not everyone else has. Low turnover but made up for by having large profit margins i.e mounts and pets.
    5. The shuffle then you need to just read the many threads on here about what it is an how to do it or just google it. Read and learn from others experience and you will learn much more.
    6. Think carefully when you want to do do this gold task as the ah is weak at the moment and will decline further as the expansion pack ends. If you want to make lots of money fast then id look towards the next expansion next year. Learn and prepare plus do more intersting things is my advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 999tigger View Post
    2. Not something I have ever bothered with as i'd find 30 listings an hour a bit restrictive. Might have changed.
    http://stormspire.net/addons-macros/...se-review.html

    It's 200 per day apparently.
    Last edited by Windfury; 2013-11-08 at 09:22 AM.

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    Agree very difficult now to make a lot of money with a mobile app

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