Always keep a look out for potential bargains as you go about your Auction House duties. During the summer holidays new players, or even existing players, will put items onto the Auction House which they are not fully aware of their significance. I have the Book of Glyph Mastery on my Snatch List.
At the weekend during a routine scan on the Auction House for potential bargains i found 3 Book of Glyph Mastery for 15gold each.
As the chart from the Undermine Journal below shows - they have been selling for an average of 370gold over the last month with no sign of a downward trend. I suspect i will be able to turn them around for this price yielding a nice profit for 20 seconds worth of scan time.
I have already sold one for 650gold.
· Currently certain glyphs can only be learned through these Books though Blizzard announced that in the future all glyphs can be learned through daily research.
· It is a world drop from any mob on Northrend. However most players now operate in the newer content (i.e. Cataclysm) and hence there are not many of these on the Auction House leading to a very low supply.
· The current demand comes from those levelling the Inscription profession.
· However, on occasion new content arrives where these books are in demand and the prices spike as Scribes rush to take advantage of the demand for the new glyph.
My primary aim here is to maintain a stack of four as insurance against new content placing more glyphs in the game to learn.
As a secondary aim, i scan for cheap books on the Auction House and flip them as a gold making opportunity.
On my server there are normally two to four for sale on the Auction House at any one time and they currently go for about 370 gold but have been known to occasionally drop to 100 gold. When this happens i buy that book and then assuming my current stock is at least 5 books i will repost when the price spikes to 400 gold.
For sure, Blizzard may render these Books worthless or at least allow all glyphs to be learned through daily cool downs. For the former the books will be worth nil for the latter there will still be demand from new scribes to accelerate their learning. Either way, a stack of 4 books is a worthwhile form of insurance.