Analyzing my sales since March

Today I will take a look at my full set of sales since February. I have been tracking my sales in an Excel sheet along a variety of dimensions and I’ve already done one analysis, but it’s time for another one. 

What have I been doing

Before we dive into the data, I want to talk a little bit about what my current approach to goldmaking is. 

Right now I have bank alts on 9 EU realms where I am active. I mostly focus on the BoE flipping market. I also do a little bit of battle pets and material flipping, mostly to raise capital so I can get into BoEs. On two of my realms I also sell assorted crafted goods, but I don’t craft any new stuff, I just post what I have previously crafted. 

My main routine is to log in three times a week to do a full loop through all my realms. I will collect all my expired auctions and sales and og repost them to the AH. I try to run shopping scans for BoEs at least twice a week as well to keep my inventory going. 

The results

We will pick up where I left off the last time, which was in March. Back then I had about 9.5 million gold in total. As of right now I’m sitting at 13.6 million gold and I have bought tokens for 1.4 million gold. The graph below shows my total gold, including the gold I spent on tokens. 

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Total sales

My total sales over this period were 11.8 million gold. This is from the 17th of March until today. The bar graph below shows my sales on a per day basis for the period. We can see that there is one pretty huge outlier where I hit 2.2 million gold in sales on a single day across all my realms. Outside of that my mailbox sizes are fairly even. They hover in the 300-900k range with an average of about 600k gold in sales per day. The standard deviation is about 380k though so variation is huge, but that’s expected with BoEs. 

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Average mailbox size

My average sales per realm are shown below. As you can see my sales for this period are slightly higher than they were in the period I analyzed back in March. Obviously some of my realms have been doing worse though. Sylvanas is probably influenced quite heavily by 1 single sale as I sold a BoE for 760k on that realm, which will skew the data by itself. Overall it looks like things are going in the right direction though. 

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The BoE market

The BoE market has finally hit break even! I have spent a massive 14.5 million gold on BoEs. Luckily my BoE sales have now passed 15.6 million gold so I have made a net profit of 1.1 million. This doesn’t even include all the BoEs I have on my bankers either! The graph below shows that I broke even around the 20th of April after the massive 2.2 million gold mailbox. The gap has been very slowly widening in the right direction since then!

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Summary

It looks like everything is working out great right now! Gold is flowing in, and BoEs are profitable. My profit over this period was a cool 5.4 million gold! I’d say that’s pretty good for someone who only plays three times a week!

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