No worries, i appreciate the feedback
If you ever find diamond tools for 500, you better buy them all up! This equates to roughly 35 coins per rough diamond
You’re right in that this is definitely a tougher market to get into. My main drive is the fact that people who buy forging ingredients from me, obviously also need tools to forge with. So i won’t have to struggle to find a customer base, as they’re essentially already in my shop!
I reckon there’s 2 main types of forgers. Type 1, which you are part of, are the ones who either enjoy mining or value their time less than the value of gems, so they prefer to get their own (or buy at below-cost prices). Then there’s type 2 who might be forging on such a scale that they don’t have time for mining and rely on request baskets for gems, or people who value their time more than the value of gems and buy their own gems. Obviously i’d be targeting the second type of forger.
I’ve had some good feedback here and privately, so i’ll likely go ahead and make a small stock to see how it goes.
You’d be surprised how low my profit-margin is for most of my forging ingredients (looking at you, effect gum!!) My main goal for selling gear, is to at least break even. Because if i do, that means worst case scenario, i’ve attracted more, possibly new, people to my shop.
Maybe i’m giving away too much of my strategy here, hah! But i just enjoy providing a service. It doesn’t have to make me rich