Man makes $10,000 in Diablo 3 real-money auction house

Diablo III

By on August 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm

A Reddit user by the name of WishboneTheDog has been answering questions all night about his extraordinary $10,000 haul from Diablo 3‘s real money auction house. Averaging apparently around anywhere from 8-14 hours a day of killing, selling, buying and selling again, Wishbone posted screenshots of his PayPal transactions, revealing consistently hefty sales.

Being the good guy that he is, Wishbone is very keen to pay tax on his profits, which is, you know, nice. For more info on his cash-flow exploits, check out this Reddit thread. In more Diablo 3 news, character profiles are now live, allowing you to check out your friends characters, share them with others, check items and more. All the details on that over here on Battle.net.

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That’s pretty impressive.

Not sure I would want to take what I do for relaxtion and turn it into a job though.

 

The real gem in that thread is his discussion on the “pay to win” concept, and how currency is just a numerical representation of value.

“Some people are rich in time, and some people are rich in currency.”

 

Had a quick flip through his posting history to try and find how long it took him to make $10K. Couldn’t find anything so I’m assuming since release?

So 8-14 hours a day (lets assume he took sat/sun off) for almost 3 months got him $10k? Not worth it.

 

Well you add up what he has in the screen shot of ebay he made about $2000+ in the time frame of jul 21 – aug 2.

I too wondered the time frame of it all and if he wanted to, how much he could make if he really focused on it.

The issue of the decline in the market of cause is maybe going to be the end of it…

 

gtxaartaxlt:
Had a quick flip through his posting history to try and find how long it took him to make $10K. Couldn’t find anything so I’m assuming since release?

So 8-14 hours a day (lets assume he took sat/sun off) for almost 3 months got him $10k? Not worth it.

he said he averaged 8 hours a day for 2 months, hitting 14 hours on some days. the important thing is he probably would have averaged 8 hours a day for 2 months. for the third month he said he put in a lot less, sometimes 20 minutes a day.

so let’s just say it averages out to 4hours. which is 570 hours over 3 months. that’s $17.50 an hour.

add to this the fact that he mentioned he trades on the stock market, which most likely would have been done at the same time.

so not only did he earn ~$17.50 an hour, which is waaayyy above minimum wage in America, he would be earning from stocks as well. and this is all doing something he really enjoys doing.

not worth it you say? I would say a lot of people would disagree with that.

 

flabcab:
Not sure I would want to take what I do for relaxtion and turn it into a job though.

That’s where I am too. I’ll be playing Diablo 3 until it gets too hard for me to enjoy.

I’ve made about $19 from the RMAH but that’s in Blizz Bucks and will be going to the expansion (you know there’ll be one coz it’s Blizzard). That’s already a bonus.

If I wanted to earn money from gaming, I wouldn’t have done a Masters of Project Management over the past 3yrs.

 
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