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8-01-2011 @ 3:55PM
Well, I don't think that people will be posting vast quantities of valueless stuff. One thing that I didn't see in this write up of the auction system is that Blizz is setting up a multi-teared fee system. First they have a cut based on wheather or not the item was sold, and then a second cut after sale, based on how much it sold for. Second, they will allow a small amount of free transactions over a given time, but the more auctions posted, then a fee will be applied to each item you post.Also, if you want real money for your transactions, you have to register your battle.net account with a third party system (e.g. paypal) and you must accept their transaction fees as well. I am not saying that this will eliminate people trying to make a business based off of selling in-game currency/items, but these restrictions will favore those who use the auction house more casually.In other words, if I were to sell two or three items in a day, my overhead due to blizzard's cut is less than the guy that tries to sell 30 items. While he might make more money over-all, if he doesn't sell, he takes a much larger hit.
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