Burning Crusade Relase is 01/16/07 — just under two weeks away. People are running out of time to sell their major T3 accounts before they drop in value a lot.
Accounts for Sale on eBay: 593 (new system for counting)
Under the old system: 284 (up 74)
High Price: $1,400 (6/9 T3 R14 Hunter) [This account is not worth nearly that, the seller is smoking crack.] This is down $100 and prices are trending down at the high end fast.
Highest Price w/Bid: $1,000 (6/9 T3 Warrior w/ 3 Naxx Weapons)… there is also a rogue at $960 with 6/9 T3 and Naxx daggers. Last week the highest price with a bid was $760, so it looks like people are buying.
Accounts with Legendary items: 37 (Up 6) (This number is somewhat inflated because it counts splinters of Atiesh and a lot of people have those – not too useful though unless youâ€™re in a guild that can kill KT.) Gold (1000g Tichondrius): $258.50-$313.21 (up $70) (1000g Frostmane) $307.68-372.50 (up $170)
(Gold prices from IGE, EZgaming. Alliance.) Starting next week I will add WGSeller and MOGS to the list. For comparison, WGSeller is $299.7 on Tich and has no gold on Frostmane, while MOGS is way underpriced on Frostmane at $129.77 and the same on Tich at $299.77. (If they look identical next week, I’ll use both. Also a previous commentor said IGE owned EZgaming – which may be true, but thei prices are a lot different.)
Gold is up dramatically. I’m not sure why, could be a few reasons:
- People are stocking up for TBC.
- People are agressively buying stuff (in prep for TBC or PVP?)
- Blizzard is doing a better job of enforcement.
- Gold is harder to farm. (I find this unlikely.)
But in the last two weeks gold is up well over $100/1000g. That’s a lot of appreciation.
Accounts seem to be selling in the $600-$900 range for well equpped (6/9 T3) accounts ahead of TBC. We’ll see what happens in two weeks.
If you want to sell your account: DO IT NOW! There will ikely be a dead time starting a few days before TBC and lasting until people start selling well equipped level 70s. I could be wrong – maybe a lot of new people will sign-up with TBC and want 60s out of the gate. But my bet is that anyone buying an account for TBC is going to want to have it transferred at least a few days before the expansion hits so they can start playing immediately. And right now transfers are at TWO DAYS.