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.
- 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 Edit
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. User:Coobra/Sig4 21:39, April 26, 2010 (UTC)
Some people say you should auction everything green and above, but I feel that this involves carrying around a lot of equipment in your bags until you can get to a letter-box, and also more of a risk of losing your deposit - some areas have more letterboxes than others, and Auction Houses are far fewer. I would advise selling mostly blue and above, unless your green item is extremely high-quality, or a dungeon acquisition - there's less competition and you'll inevitably get a higher return.
After all, the people with the most gold are the experienced players, and they are people who are more likely to buy blue and up items, or mounts and pets. People who are most willing to buy Green quality items are also lower on gold, using a lot of their money for travelling and repairs, and a lot of their time questing and travelling from the graveyards.Harley Quinn hyenaholic (talk) 11:36, September 7, 2013 (UTC)
- There's no doubt that lugging around a lot of items can get tedious after a while - but you also have to take into account Transmogrification. There are many green items and sets that sell for hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of gold. A safe alternative to hauling everything to the AH is to download an addon like Auctionator; after a bit you'll have a decent enough history of the AH to know what's in demand and what's safe to vendor. Raylan13 (talk) 15:36, September 7, 2013 (UTC)
wat does buyout mean??