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Mysterious Fortune Cards
As predicted in my original post on Fortune Cards and Fortune Cookies, the Mysterious Fortune Cards have been selling like hotcakes. These are legit in game gambling introduced into the game by Blizzarrd. If you are selling these in World of Warcraft, be prepared to field a lot of questions regarding these items. Also be prepared to deflect any claims of "this is a scam" in trade chat while you are barking. The key to selling these is proper explanations when needed and using enticing barking pitches.
I sold hundreds of these last Saturday night. I chose a Saturday night to give it a shot while I was relisting tons of glyphs anyways. Saturday late night is a great time to bark for these as a reader comment on the original post recommended late nights when people are already drunk and stoned and more willing to unload their gold. My strategy was so good that I couldn't keep my stock filled and I would get messages telling me that I'm sold out and please post more!
I would buy any Cataclysm herbs below 50g a stack, Blackfallow Ink below 250g a stack (for 20), mill my herbs, make all the cards I can, then post them in various size stacks. Then it was time to start the creative barking and watch them fly off of the auction house. I really could not craft them fast enough.
Fortune Card Barking
Here a few of the barks I use:
"Are you feeling lucky, punk? Mysterious Fortune Card just 25g for a chance at 500, 1000, 5000 gold! Available on the Auction House now!"
"Mysterious Fortune Card - In game LEGAL Gambling created by BLIZZ. Will you be tonight's first 5k winner? Only 25g to See If You Are The Big Winner!"
"The AH is fully stocked on Mysterious Fortune Cards. Your chance at 5000 gold awaits you for just 25g on the AH. Available in stacks of 5, 10, and 20 for your HIGH ROLLERS."
"The Perfect Christmas Gift for Friends and Guildees. Mysterious Fortune Card can be mailed to anyone. Gift the gift we all want this Winter Veil - a chance at 5000 gold!"
"How many 1000 and 5000 gold winners are on the Auction House RIGHT NOW? Just 25g gets you a chance at the BIG WINNINGS. Grab a Mysterious Fortune Card before they are all sold out."
And finally before logging off for the night...
"Last Batch of Mysterious Fortune Cards posted. FINAL BATCH POSTED...LAST CHANCE to win 5000 gold tonight. When they are GONE they are GONE! Goodnight and Good Luck!"
So have fun with it and be creative and you will sell out hand over fist like I did. 25g seemed to be an excellent price to both peek curiosity and to drive high numbers of sales in hopes of someone actually winning and linking a nice jackpot in trade chat. Now that I have players hooked, I may be posting for higher prices on an alt, but continue to bark and sell on my scribe.
Continue on to Part 3 of this series: Mysterious Fortune Card Bait N Switch Pricing
Jump to the Mysterious Fortune Card Barking Part 2 for New Bark Ideas
Who else has been using some creative pitches for barking for these fortune cards? Leave your Best Barks in the comments.