Well maybe it wasn't all me, but after my DK pinged 450 on alchemy I turned into a crazy flask producing nut house. Buying up every piece of frost lotus that came on the AH under 30g, now you can't buy frost lotus for less than 55g, lichbloom has gone through the roof, as has goldclover.
Teh bottom has fallen out of teh market
Time to find another economic avenue to destroy
I did make 5k in a week though, oops.
Frost Lotus sell for more than flasks on my server.
Hate this crappy economy.
1 frost lotus makes 2 flasks though, plus with elixir spec you have a chance to proc extra flasks
My server (typical prices for making spellpower flasks)
lichbloom x 20 - 21g
ice thorn x 20 - 18g
frost lotus x 4 - 132g
Makes 8 flasks - total cost = 171g
Sell flasks at 25g per = 200g - 5% = 190g
So it's a thin profit margin at times, but generally those procs become the true money makers. It seems to me about a 15-20% chance to proc an extra flask. I admit if it weren't for the elixir spec, the profit margin is so slim I wouldn't bother.
edit- forgot price of vials. My strat with flask spam on the AH is just buy mats and sell high enough to break even. And all the procs are pure profit (minus 5% AH fee). They sell quickly. I also try to wait for deals on herbs and buy in bulk those days. So I make a little more profit then I mentioned above, also other days I can sell for 29g, etc.. just depends on market cycles. Edited, Oct 14th 2009 3:45pm by mikelolol