With Diablo III, we’re introducing a powerful auction house system that will provide a safe, fun. The Auction House is a new feature to the Diablo series. In Diablo 2, players did their trading by getting together in trade channels or third party websites. In Diablo 3, there is a server-wide auction house which makes the buying and selling of goods much easier. It also makes the price of items a lot more stable – you will not be able to haggle great deals but you can still find “items on sale” through the auction house.Diablo 3 Gold Secrets is ready for public display. Please be sure to check it out right away.
There are two type of auction houses in Diablo 3: the gold Auction House and the Real Money Auction House. The gold auction house uses gold (in-game currency) whereas the real money auction house uses real money, which players can load as much as they care to on to their account through Paypal. Both of these auction houses follow the same set of rules:
The house (Blizzard) takes 15% of the sale price – both gold and real money. This is how Blizzard is able to keep Diablo 3 free to play.
Once activated, auctions last 2 days unless someone buys the auction out early.
Once you put up an auction at a given price, you have 5 minutes to cancel the auction. Once the auction has been up for 5 minutes, you are locked in at that price. This means that if someone else comes along and keeps undercutting you on what you are trying to sell and your item will not sell, you will not be able to cancel the auction.
The reason getting locked into an auction that will not sell is painful is because you can only list 10 items at once. Since you can only sell 10 items (10 per auction house, so 20 total), you have to be really careful about what you want to list.
Selling Gold and Materials
The only exception to the rules come in the form of materials and gold. You can sell materials on the auction house (i.e. Subtle Essence for blacksmithing) at whatever “rate” you want. When players bid on materials, they only see how many materials are up total and what the going rate is. The system then automatically purchases materials in bulk for the buy in order of the lister’s selling rate.
In preparation for the launch of the real-money auction house.For example, let’s say you log into the AH and find out that Subtle Essence has a going rate of 110 gold. This means that the cheapest auctions are generally going to be around that price. If you just want to buy a small amount, you should be able to get them for 110 gold without a problem. If you want to buy a large quantity, you will have to pay more gold.