The Obsidium Cha-Cha

You might’ve seen this trick 100 times, but allow me freshen it up a bit with a new dance move. It’s no longer an “Obsidium Shuffle”- it’s a Cha-Cha! I trust this will catch on.

After my professions reached 525, I set out to wring as much profit as possible out of them. I’ve given up on Alchemy (aside from Living Elements transmutes), but Jewelcrafting is still ridiculously profitable. And it’s all thanks to our little buddy Obsidium Ore.

Jewelcrafting as a whole is a very volatile profession, and in this expansion profit margins on gems are particularly slim. Worse, if margins are good competition will quickly destroy them. But that conversation already happened, and the Obsidium Cha-Cha sidesteps the cutthroat gem sales market entirely!

In a nutshell, here’s what you need to do:

  • Install the following mods: Auctionator (my preference- Auctioneer & AuctionLite work fine); OreCrusher; TradeSkillMaster (optional)
  • Obtain Obsidium Ore for less than 54g per stack. Lots of it.
  • Prospect EVERYTHING.
  • Use OreCrusher to double-check profitability.
  • List gems on the Auction House at 12-hour durations. For items auctioning below 9g, cut and vendor.

It’s that easy! And the better you are at negotiating, the more profit you’ll rake in. But how does this all actually work?

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