Talk:Auction House

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Some old merged stuff

I verified the house cut value in Gadgetzan as follows:

  • Item listed was a recipe with an MSV of 5.00 silver.
  • Deposit paid was 5.00 silver for 8hr auction.
  • Bid and buyout were set at suggested value of 7.50 silver.
  • Item sold, received 11.38 silver by mail.
  • 11.38 = 7.50 - (15% of 7.50 = 1.12) + 5.00 (deposit)

-- Greenman

Buyout Modifier?

User:Ronoran added a comment about some sort of buyout modifier on the fees charged when an auction is bought out quickly. I have removed this comment because I have never seen this to be true. Can anyone else offer evidence of such a thing? Removed text below. --Greenman 12:59, 29 April 2006 (EDT)


The BuyoutModifier is between 0 and 1. It is closer to 0 if the auction was baught out almost immediately after you listed it, so that the Cut on an auction that only lasts 5 minutes will be less than 1%. The BuyoutModifier is 1 if the auction lasts for the full time. Hypothetically this modifier exists to compensate players who may have sold something too cheaply. It is unknown whether it is affected by the ratio of BuyoutPrice to MSV.

My faction auction always charges me of 5%. Is there really BuyoutModifier which can be other than 1? According to the very next paragraph it's also always 1. Something needs to be removed? --Drundia 22:10, 25 April 2006 (EDT)


Followup: I just deliberately listed 5 bolts of silk cloth for 20s (under merchant value). The auction sold out within the first minute. The house cut was 1s (5%) as expected. There was no modifier. --Greenman 13:12, 29 April 2006 (EDT)

Unsigned/Unnamed post

As a suggestion I think the part about demand being higher on the weekend is specious.

As a long time AH trader, I think I should point out that while it may be true more people play on the weekend, they don't raid on the weekends and they don't buy high priced items either. It is really interesting, the dynamic of the game is like a depressing mirror image of life. Raiders (people who have the most money because they have the most invested in the game) very often use the weekends to farm and raid during the week. This lends itself to high supply, low demand on the weekends, especially for enchanting and gemming materials. Human beings what they are, when they get a new epic they go directly to the AH to get what they need to make it shiney, and they do that during the week while using the weekend to farm and pay it off.

With the advent of dailies people who feel that farming is too laborious are actually making it more profitable by grinding dailies and paying inflated prices for leveling mats because they have more gold. The same inability the had to curb their spending before has single handedly made farming low level matts almost as profitable as doing dailies themselves.

To summerize, farm on the weekend, sell on the weekday. Spaaki (Talk) (Signature added by Bobalobabingbong (talk) 15:46, 30 March 2009 (UTC))

I personally found that the weekends are much more profitable in the AH. If I can't sell it during the week, it's almost always sold on a Friday night, or Saturday. Also, use four tides to sign your post, so we know who you are. Also, spell check would not be a bad idea. Bobalobabingbong (talk) 15:45, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

New UI

I've been out of the game for a few months, and it seems that whilst I was away blizz have changed the UI for creating an Auction. I think that this new system could do with a little explaining on this page, as it does seem more complicated. I would do it myself, but I still have no idea how the new system works. Anyone out there up for the challenge? --Jeffajaffa (talk) 21:35, April 26, 2010 (UTC)

The UI was just recently changed. It may take some time for someone to update this information, but it still gives the jist of it. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:39, April 26, 2010 (UTC)

It's okay, I added a bit. I hope people like it. Jeffajaffa (talk) 19:13, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Extra refund on canceled auctions?

When I get "Auction Canceled" mail, it sometimes comes with more gold than I remember having bid. This suggests that when an auction with a bid is canceled, some of the cancellation fee goes to the high bidder. Is that right? Seahen (talk) 18:45, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

3rd party AH data sites

I'd like to add links to Undermine Journal and Wowuction to the page since they seem like valuable resources for those using the AH. These are commercial sites though, so I thought some consensus would be good in order to appease the spam police. In the mean time I'll add a general description; ppl can find the sites with Google. --FatherZuke (talk) 06:07, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Mmhm there's no need to suscribe or pay anything to use these sites, right? Wowpedia:External_links_policy requires it. As long as you don't have to pay anything to use them I think it'd be okay, but I think you'd need 10 edits before the system would let you post external links. Xporc (talk) 09:51, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Both the sites are ad supported but you can create an account to get custom alerts, much the same as this site. Also, 10 edits is no longer an issue. --FatherZuke (talk) 15:23, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
This is fine then. Xporc (talk) 15:27, 17 July 2017 (UTC)