In the new World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion, there has been an increase in demand for the vanity pets, the small companion that follows the player anywhere he goes.
These are non-combat pets, meaning you don’t have any gain any “real” improvement with them, but they do look awesome and people have way to much gold to spend in Cataclysm.
These vanity items get more and more popular every day, I bet most of you reading have at least 3-4 different pets. My friend that’s around level 20 sold 2 parrots which he got from Dead Mines for over 100 gold each, and the drop rate is quite high so it’s almost guaranteed that you get at least 1 every run(if you’re going solo). This is why you should be selling vanity pets.
Because of the new high demand of the vanity pets, the price on the Auction House has increased a lot. The best thing is that people can just throw up an 500g pet for 10g because they don’t know the real value of these. So if you want to start making money,you might want to enter the vanity pets market.
In the previous expansions, these could sell for about 10-50 gold, but in Cataclysm the same pet that sold for 50g in WotLK sell for over 500 gold now!
One of the best strategies you should know about is Cross Faction pets, because these items will be a lot harder to get for the opposite faction (alliance pets for horde and vice versa) The thing you do is going to the goblin auctioneer in Stranglethorn vale, you do need 2 accounts for this to work(you can’t sell and buy the auction with the same character.) So bring a friend.
If your main character is horde, you should buy alliance-only pets on the auction house and from the vendors, then get to the goblin auctioneer at Stranglethorn vale and putt hem up for about 10coppar – 1 silver, don’t sell them high because the Auction house cut is 15%, so if you sell a pet on there for 100g you will only get 85g in the mailbox.
So you put them on the AH and tell your friend to buy them, once he bough them simply travel back to orgrimmar/uc or which ever town you prefer that got an Auction House and simply sell them there for the current market price, this is an cheap gold making strategy that can get you 1000% Profit.
These will probably not sell the first time you put them on the AH, some will but you might have to keep them there for a few days, do not lower your price unless you get an competitor selling the same thing.