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[How to] Make Money Arbitraging Video Game Assets

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Shadexpwn, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Shadexpwn

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    There has been spark and discussion of those who still think gold farming is profitable. It is, but much more difficult than in the past. This is the opposite end of the spectrum.

    You can go the path of gold farmer or initially use business skills to streamline the efficiency of haggling between parties until a prominent reputation is built and you can become well off on your feet in the simplest and upmost efficient environment.

    The below sites are crucial for starters. Don't limit yourself to these as there are many wide openings in undervalued markets.

    PlayerAuctions.com - A very decent way to sell without fear of sudden scam

    Sythe.org - Mediation marketplace. Buy, sell and trade anything. Usually good to buy bulk requests.

    Powerbot.org - A niche specific marketplace for those wanting to get into arbitrage.

    The best way to get started is to either buy and sell all accounts listed inside a target community and funneling them elsewhere to bulk sell virtual commodities and assets.

    Be very wary of Powerbot as there are known scammers. Always go second unless you are using a trusted or verified middleman with little to no fees.

    Example 1 - Buy from Powerbot and sell at PlayerAuctions, very rarely should you sell on forums in this vertical.

    Example 2 - Buy 10 accounts from World of Warcraft and sell them all inside PlayerAuctions.

    Don't ever look back, 1 scam can kill motivation. Even playing safe can bring issues.

    Once you have an established reputation you can haggle with people across your local Craigslist if you like scaling.

    For most accounts you can make double digits whereas a rare pick can potentially do about 30-40% increase in shared output.

    It is easy to lose by waiting too long, especially in video gaming markets. Don't ever hold assets, the rare item stages are all over. Be careful of scammers and always find more than 1 middleman for security purposes.

    Load the account inside a text file and you can ship them near instantly, be sure to remove security before the end of a trade.

    A middleman is only necessary for forum transactions, on PlayerAuctions none are needed.

    Always twist for new and upcoming games and don't let fees squinze you into oblivious debt. You can lose money doing this so learn proper valuation watching trades and within a couple months you will learn what sells and what doesn't.
     
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  2. Seven4

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    Interesting method. I'm always amazed at how people find the most unusual ways to earn money.
     
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    At first I thought this thread was about ripping game assets like 3d models and animations and reselling it, but now after reading it I m amazed that it doesn't involve anything that complex.
     
  4. kumarpavan66

    kumarpavan66 Newbie

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    Amazing method
    have u checked virtaex is that site genuine , because the price is less in that site
     
  5. Shadexpwn

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    Never heard about Virtaex, although this method is very old people did pocket thousands off Diablo II when it was released.

    Dont ever hesitate to try it with other games though as there is usually only room for very little sharks.

    Games like Wakfu and Order & Chaos sell quite well and you can easily transfer items using mailbox systems or face to face trade.

    That's for gold though, with accounts using the above method you can easily pocket by buying every account lists and controlling the supply and demand.
     
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    Can you recommend the best game for gold farming these days?
     
  7. kumarpavan66

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    What are the best games u recommend as of now ?
     
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    is it like giving link to premium games full version like fifa ultimate ?
     
  9. Shadexpwn

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    If you want mass scale, it's a bit harder these days.

    You can always run a Diablo 3 bots and sell all items worth more than 1,000,000 to a black market wholesale distributor.

    Runescape is harder to do small scale, but much easier than any other game to find and liquidate assets in.

    If you want to play the Auction House World of Warcraft isn't prominent anymore.

    Order & Chaos replaced Wow as less competitive and mp better off, although still possible.

    Gold farming on Runescape is nearly impossible on the main server and will become that way inside 07Scape.

    Your best bet is to farm newer games like Dofus's next generation Wakfu, but you'd need custom coded bots. 1mk is about 7.00.

    Although this thread is directed towards arbitraging other gold farmers and black market users to become an established virtual asset trader, gold farming is much less profitable than this long term. Especially when you are able to buy out all assets months before any competitior.
     
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    Man... ArcheAge gold selling was fun while it lasted. :) Reminded me of the old wow days.

    If you really wanna make some bank, you need to look into the forums where people talk about / share game exploits.
     
  11. kumarpavan66

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    Thanks a lot will try this