When you mill herbs you are most likely doing it to make inks, and with Cata herbs, you may be turning those inks into mysterious fortune cards to sell. Cold had a nice post about mysterious fortune cards and I would like to add an addition to his most recent post about them on How To Beat Undercutters. a few people on my server saw all the hype about my creative barks so they also decided to jump into the market. One player soon destroyed my market of 50g a card to 20g a card. He then walled the price with 7 pages of posts at 48 hours. He also continually posts on 4 different toons. I did some quick math.. with cinderbloom @ 100g a stack i can make cards for about 21g because you make 5 inks per stack. This was simply no good until the recent Darkmoon Faire hit.
I realized that burning embers and inferno ink started flying off of the shelves with all of the people finishing decks and making cards. On my server inferno ink easily sells for over 200g each and 87g per ember. After testing about 20 stacks of cinderbloom i also came to the conclusion that you are basically gaurunteed 1 burning embers per stack. Sometimes you get unlucky and get 0 but sometimes you get lucky and pull in amounts up to 6! It is possible to get 3 in one mill attempt.
With these new numbers i took the price of a stack - price of burning embers. This changed the ballgame because now i can buy a stack of cinderbloom at 13g a stack... now divide by 5 (inks). You can now make mysterious fortune cards for 3g each!
From here you make the decision, flip the cards youself or deal with the prick undercutters stealing your tatics. honestly im going to sieze my market back with the mightly force of 200,000g (which i just reached). If your competition hasnt realized this factor yet then you can get a huge jump on them that will send them to spiral down. The final tip is to check all these prices on your server before following through, all servers are different and what has helped me may not help you.
Question of the Post: I've been slightly adding this in to all of my posts but ill just make it official. The Question of the Post is... what is the highest you have sold a single mysterious fortune card for? You can leave your answer in the comments section below
I personally have only sold them as high as 67... just when you think you have a monopoly... dang undercutters..