How to Sell WoW Gold for Cash

Leveling up in World of Warcraft  requires a lot of currency--the cost of purchasing weapon and armor upgrades, leveling your professions and buying your epic mounts can add up to tens of thousands of gold. However, once you've reached the maximum level for your profession and character, you may face the problem of having plenty of gold but nothing left to spend it on. There are merchants who will purchase your excess gold for real-life cash, but be warned--such transactions are against the game's Terms of Use and could result in penalties if discovered.


Step 1

Find a gold merchant who is looking to purchase gold for your server. Prices will vary based on the seller's need for gold. Check the WoW Gold Buyer Reviews forum to find a trustworthy seller.

  • Step 2

    Navigate to the website of the seller you wish to use. Each seller will have a different method of purchasing gold, but there should be a link on the front page to sell your gold.

  • Step 3

    Negotiate a transaction with the gold merchant. Gold is usually bought and sold in increments of 100 or 1000, and you are paid after delivery has been made in the game.

  • Step 4

    Deliver the gold in-game according to the merchant's preference. The safest method is to meet their character and deliver the gold through the Trade window. You can use the in-game mail system to deliver gold, but there's a higher chance of those transactions being discovered by the Game Masters.

  • Step 5

    Look for your payment in the specified time frame. If you do not receive payment, contact the site to see if a mistake has been made. If the gold merchant does not pay you for your gold, visit the review forum and leave them a negative review.


Tips & Warnings

    Start with a small transaction to make sure the seller is honest. Because such transactions are against the TOU, the wow gold selling market has many scammers. Do not make a large transaction until you have verified the seller's reliability.
    Do not attempt to sell gold directly to other users in the game. The chat channels are moderated, and if you are caught selling gold, your account will be suspended or banned.