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3-06-2009 @ 9:07AM
Ive used Auctioneer for a good number of years and i couldnt be with out it now really. The only thing i dont like about it is stupid people putting 20items up on the AH, 1 stack at a time. Autoprofit is a great time saver too :)
3-06-2009 @ 9:19AM
Even worse is people that sell low value items that are usually used for levelling professions WITHOUT a BO price.es: 1 Large Fang, bid 90s, no BO, 48h durationIf I buy your damned Large Fang, it's because I need it NOW, not the day after tomorrow!!!
3-06-2009 @ 10:03AM
@SephirahI get some GREAT deals because of people having no BO. I know that I do not need it "right now", I am patient and can wait. Yes, sometimes someone else bids me out, but there are usually others.
3-06-2009 @ 10:28AM
yeah i hate that, I will actually buy the large stack even if its more expensive to spite the person that puts up singles. It's really annoying and when i am ever going to want to buy 1 infinite dust or something like that. everything should sold in stacks of 5/10/20.
3-06-2009 @ 11:45AM
I hate when people put no buyout simply because *THEY'RE DOING IT WRONG*. Yeah, you can take advantage of it, but stupidity is still stupid.As far as stack size, I've found that it helps to experiment to see what sells. Sure, enchanters will usually buy a full stack of infinite dust, but people who are buying mats for their own enchants typically won't. One of the easiest money making strats is to buy eternals (*some* of them work this way), convert them to crystallizeds and sell them in singles or stacks of 5. Shards *never* sell for me in stacks. Cloth never sells for me in less than 20's. YMMV...
3-06-2009 @ 12:10PM
Its jsut annoying to scroll through 10pages of that same item before finding a decent sized stack. If people want to sell them 1 at a time thats fine, but do you really need to sell 500 of them like it. Ive always thought Blizz should put a cap on AH's so you can only lista max no of items. But that wouldnt really work due to alts, and would prob effect the people trying to sell lots of stuff legitimately.
3-06-2009 @ 1:50PM
Selling things 1 item at a time isn't a bad thing in many cases. It's just determined by what items are being sold. Dust? sure sell it in stacks of 5/10/15/20, but sometimes crafters need things in stacks of 2, or 4 for commonly crafted items. Knowing when to adjust and when not to can prove quite profitable. My biggest beef with Auctioneer is when the power and simplicity completely dominates and destroys common sense. Example: I'm a scribe and am always pushing glyphs on the AH. When I see high end glyphs moving at 20/30 silver and sometimes even less... it kinda turns my stomach. The herbs/pigments/inks are worth WAY more than the glyphs themselves. The end result is a handful of rookie scribes selling everything they have and undercutting each other. This renders the possibility of profit impossible and keeps prices below manufacturing cost for a long time, if not permanently. I'm savvy enough to adapt and move different products, but I find myself often buying glyphs from the AH when I'm a scribe myself... just because I can buy them cheaper than I can make them. I'll use my inks on other stuff.To sum up my point. Auctioneer and similar addons are very powerful, but when put in the hands of the simple minded... it can be disruptive. If you get the tools, learn the tools.
3-06-2009 @ 2:02PM
Not all people who put up no buyout auctions are dummies. Like I said yesterday people purposely do that because they know it will trick Auctioneer's auto-suggest into a low buyout auction for the next seller and then they swoop in and snap up the underpriced goods on the cheap to resell for profit.
3-06-2009 @ 4:22PM
Really depends on the item. Some things I sell by the stack. Some by partial stack, and some individually.Particularly oddball expensive items I often wind up putting individually, like Frozen Orbs. It's rare that someone will want to buy 20 Frozen Orbs. So if I'm going to sell a stack of them, I'll probably just put them all up individually.
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