Where is your toon parked? Dalaran? Another capital city? An inn somewhere? If you are max-level you can use where you park for the night to your strategic and profitable advantage. Parking for Profit is a column highlighting strategic places to leave your toon when you log off for the night that will allow you to potentially benefit from your location when you log back in. As there is no single best place to park, we’ll feature a new location with profit potential and explain why in each column.
Parking spot coordinates: Approximately 31, 58 in Nagrand.
Target item: Gems, amount gained based on reputation with faction.
Remember the Consortium? Well they sure remember you. In fact, if you go visit your friend Gezhe at the Consortium quest hub in Nagrand (approximate coordinates 31, 58) you will find that he is still quite happy to provide you with your monthly membership benefits, a free bag of (mostly) uncommon Burning Crusade gems. We’ve seen these gems priced anywhere from 75 silver to 8 gold each on our three test servers. This is not a tremendous amount of money but it is 100% profit given that your investment cost is nothing aside from maybe 5 minutes of transport time. To really benefit from your Consortium membership, park your toon and all your applicable alts next to Gezhe the last night of each calendar month. When you log in the next day, simply collect your new gems before hearthing back to your desired city or quest zone. Truly savvy WoW traders will only make this trip every other month. They will wait until the last day of the month to collect their gems, park their toons right next to Gezhe for the night, then when they log in the following day pick up another bag of gems. This way, since your only investment is the time it takes to do this run, you’ve essentially cut your investment cost in half. One thing to note with this, however, is that the game’s timer can be a bit buggy at times and you may occasionally find that it won’t let you collect the new bag of gems immediately upon log in. In these cases you will have to wait a bit longer to collect the next month’s gems.
A few tips on selling the gems:
1) These gems, and arguably all uncommon gems, sell better in singles as opposed to stacks.
2) Don’t sell the gems until a week or two after you attain them. This will allow some time to account for other players who will be doing the same thing and dropping the price. By waiting a short period of time, you can maximize the amount of gold you can charge for the gems.