Daily Archives: November 6, 2011

Guardian Cub Price Check – First Weekend Price Drop

Time for a first weekend look at Guardian Cub prices.

As was probably to be expected, there were a lot more Guardian Cubs on the market Sunday morning than there were when I did my first check.  The 24 hour delay and the impact of people who only play on the weekend guaranteed that.

And what did more cubs do to the price?  Here is what things looked like at 17:00 UTC.

Eldre’Thalas (PvE Alliance) – 10 Cubs Listed

Bid/Buyout

  • 6,925/7,999
  • 7,000/8,000
  • 7,000/8,500
  • 7,350/8,500
  • 7,800/7,875
  • 7,900/7,900
  • 8,500/8,500
  • 8,500/8,500
  • 8,000/10,000
  • 12,250/15,000

Eldre’Thalas (PvE Horde) – 8 Cubs Listed

Bid/Buyout

  • 5,250/6,850
  • 7,000/7,000
  • 7,000/7,000
  • 7,500/8,900
  • 7,500/9,250
  • 7,672/9,262
  • 8,700/8,700
  • 9,000/9,100

Hyjal (PvE Alliance) – 11 Cubs Listed

Bid/Buyout

  • 7,400/7,999
  • 7.975/7,975
  • 8,000/9,000
  • 8,546/8,996
  • 8,960/8,997
  • 9,000/10,236
  • 9,450/10,236
  • 9,500/10,000
  • 9,974/10,499
  • 9,974/10,499
  • 9,974/10,499

Lightninghoof (PvP Horde) – 15 Cubs Listed

Bid/Buyout

  • 8,296/9,217
  • 8,379/9,310
  • 8,464/9,405
  • 8,500/9,500
  • 8,644/9,099
  • 8,644/9,099
  • 8,731/9,702
  • 8,820/9,800
  • 9,000/9,150
  • 9,099/9,099
  • 9,349/9,899
  • 9,450/9,999
  • 13,100/13,200
  • 13,100/13,200

Thrall (PvE Alliance) – 8 Cubs Listed

Bid/Buyout

  • 7,122/9,472
  • 7,124/9,475
  • 8,000/9,500
  • 8,939/10,000
  • 9,168/9,651
  • 9,471/9,471
  • 15,080/15,080
  • 17,500/20,000

More cubs pushed the price down significantly.  At my first check, you had to shell out about 20,000 gold if you wanted a cub.  Now the price is well below 10,000 gold in most markets.  And in very small markets, like the Horde side of Eldre’Thalas, the low end of the price spectrum is coming close to what I believe will be the effective floor price for sellers, 5,000 gold.

Over at WoW Insider they have started to look at the price of Guardian Cubs.  They have pointed to Auction House Spy, which has set up a special page dedicated to tracking Guardian Cub pricing.  Hey, there was a cub for 3,000 gold on the Thaurissan server.  So I might be wrong on my estimated floor price, though at 3,000 gold that makes legitimate Cub gold twice as expensive as illicit gold seller gold.

They also mention The Undermine Journal, another price tracking site, for people who want data on Guardian Cub prices.  I think the front page of that site is worth a look just because it visually demonstrates the number of different economies that exist in the WoW universe.  And those are just the North American servers.

Since those tools are available, I won’t be tracking Guardian Cub prices on any sort of regular basis, though I am sure I will come back every so often to see just were prices have gone.