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8-26-2010 @ 4:38AM
"nobody -- does steak as well as Texas"Get a passport. Several nations do it better."the snatch tool"There is no "the" snatch tool. This guy can't seem to go one post, without confirming Auctioneer as his pimp.Stop entirely. You don't need to use that piece of bloat. There are several other smaller, more efficient, addons. Spend some time in the Auction sections of curse and wowinterface."One thing I'd like to know is if there's real money to be made in reselling for profit."Two words: School holidays. There is a lot less reselling profit to be made, during this time.Children frequently get auctioneering blood-lust, going as far as to undercut vendor prices for items, just to "get auctions sold."That might sound like a resale opportunity, until another one does the same, ad nauseum.During this time, the auction house is an excellent way to equip yourself - if needs be - but rarely more. A lot of people don't understand what's happened recently. Where have your usual profits gone? School holidays.Wait until they are over, and the markets stabilise again, to get back to reselling.If you've got the cash and space, you can take this period to stock up - for future reselling.If you're dealing in stacks, put in 5-10 at an absurdly low price. Often, they'll be bought. Just as often, they'll be beaten. Purchase those.In North America (Canada and the US) and the UK, school holidays generally end after the first weekend in September.
8-26-2010 @ 10:03AM
I'd noticed recently the oddity of auctions being listed under vendor price again. School just started again, so more than likely, as you mention, that was kids trying to get their auctions sold before school starts.I have to admit, pricing something absurdly low just to induce others to beat your price in this kind of market never occurred to me, largely because I couldn't figure out why someone would list things for under vendor price to begin with. I think I may try this just for kicks sometime.
8-26-2010 @ 10:52AM
I write about what I (and all the other successful auctioneers I talk to) use. If you have something else, feel free to mention it. Don't just call me out for using a tool you don't, though. Especially without giving people some evident that shows that your way is better than mine. Which it probably isn't.
8-26-2010 @ 1:15PM
I love that whenever someone complains that Basil uses Auctioneer, they merely say things like "Spend some time in the Auction sections of curse and wowinterface." but never give any solid examples of what works better. I'm sure Basil is as open as I am to different addons- but I've yet to find one that offers me what I want in an easy-to-use package. If you have suggestions, I'd be happy to try them out as well, but don't just tell me to "spend time looking" because, frankly, I don't like spending my auctioning time testing new addons to see if they work when I could be getting what I need to be doing done with Auctioneer.
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