If you follow my World of Warcraft gold making tips, you know that one of the best ways to make gold is to sell items you have farmed or gathered at the Auction House. This is because other players set the prices for items based on what they are willing to pay, and they almost always will spend more gold for a given item than the vendor will. If you are going to make gold in World of Warcraft, you are going to need to know how to use the Auction House, so in this article I will go over the basics of selling items for gold at the Auction House.
The main Auction Houses are in each faction’s home city; Ironforge for the Alliance and Orgrimmar for the Horde. To activate the Auction House control, walk up to an auctioneer and right-click. Here you will see the interface to browse and buy items in the Auction House. We want to sell, and the seller’s tab can be found at the bottom of the window.
There a few things that we must decide when listing items at the Auction House:
- What should I list?
- How much of each item should I list? (applies to stackable items)
- What opening bid should I use?
- Should I use a Buy-it-Now?
- How long should I list it for?
What should I list?
You should list any item that is white, green, blue, or purple. This includes weapons, armor, quest items, recipes, ores,skins,herbs, etc. Anything that is gray, sell to a vendor. Otherwise, at least check the prices at the Auction House to see if your item is worth selling.
How much of each item should I list?
You should always put full stacks of stackable items if you can. The only exception to this rule is rare items like rare herbs or gems. Players will buy these off the Auction House one at a time.
What opening bid should I use?
Well, first of all, it is very important to understand that players want instant gratification. That means that when they visit the Auction House and pay gold for an item, they want to get it right away. Therefore, you should always use a buy-it-now price, so players Buy wow gold can buy the item outright. Set your opening bid the same as the buy-it-now price. You can also set it a little lower to entice players willing to wait for the auction to end to get a little bit better deal, but most of the time your items will be bought-out.
Should I use a Buy-it-Now?
As I said above, yes, always use a buy-it-now. The next question is to price the buy-it-now the same, lower, or more than the other items on the Auction House. I have the Auctioneer add-on, which tells me what the market price is for items on my server. I recommend getting this add-on and pricing at the market price, because most of the time your item will sell on the first try. If you don’t have Auctioneer, look at how the items currently on the Auction House are priced. If there is only one screen of items, price yours the same as the others. If there is more than one screen, supply is high and you should probably undercut the others to make sure you can sell on the first try.