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Is there anything left?

Is there anything left that costs less to craft, than to buy on the tradepost?
Is there anything left that can be salvaged and sold for more than the cost of crafting it, or buying it on the tradepost?

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  • Indeed, there is.

    Here's just some examples: Xunlai Electrum Ingot, Spiritwood Plank, Deldrimor Steel Ingot

    Good luck.

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    @Reanne.5462 said:
    Is there anything left that costs less to craft, than to buy on the tradepost?
    Is there anything left that can be salvaged and sold for more than the cost of crafting it, or buying it on the tradepost?

    All sorts of stuff, all the time. Plenty of foods, many exotic items (notably insignia). The list varies throughout the day or week or month. You can either visit a site like GW2 Profits to identify recipes for you or you can wait til you have an interest in something. Then you can use GW2 BLTC, the wiki or GW2 Efficiency to compare the cost of crafting versus the TP prices and decide whether to buy or craft.

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  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I've never run into either problem. I salvage exotics that I pay an average of 38s for, and although any given one might yeild less value than the item, over time the average is to my advantage. Are you using the best extraction tools?
    Also, I never fail to make a profit by buying mats, crafting items, and selling them. I only bother with lvl 80 exotic items, usually with berserker stats. There's a good 15% profit in it.

  • mauried.5608mauried.5608 Member ✭✭✭

    I make lots of food by buying the mats on the TP and then selling it.
    Usually make around 10 - 20% profit after the TP 15% take.
    To maximise the profit I put in buy orders for the mats which saves quite a bit, but means you dont get instant gratification as you have to wait for the mats to arrive.
    But most people seem to instantly sell food mats so normally dont have to wait long.

  • blambidy.3216blambidy.3216 Member ✭✭✭

    Yes. All things are cheaper if farmed first. Get the lowest mat and then craft it to something higher then sell or craft it. Crafting hardened leather to an insignia is almost 3 times more if it’s ascended. Just you need to be specific about what you want and look how to craft it. A lot of things can be duplicated in the mystic forge. Sometimes you can buy 1 mat. And then duplicate it. Craft something out of it and sell it. Then repeat.

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