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Auctionator ClassicFix

Simple Auction addon, makes it easier to search, buy, and post auctions.

 

Buy Tab: Search, Summary for multiple items, Search history, Shopping lists, buy stacks quickly with buy button, sort by item price

Sell Tab: Post multiple auctions, Custom stack size, See item current auctions and history, Undercut settings

Tooltips: Vendor, Auction, Disenchant, Reagents, Stack prices

Scanning: Full scan AH in seconds to save auction history / prices

 

 We are not the original author, this is modified/fixed/updated to work in Classic.

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Auctioneer

Auctioneer Suite

Auctioneer Suite provides you with the tools and data necessary to make those difficult auctioning decisions with ease.  From purchasing to posting, the Auctioneer Suite provides time-tested tools to allow you more time to actually play your characters or play the market. As you will soon discover, it is much more than a simple “Auctioning AddOn”, the Auctioneer Suite also shows in-depth information for all game items, such as those used in quests or recipes, enchanting, milling, prospecting and more.

Numerous other AddOns will also use the Auctioneer statistics you gather via scanning. This is especially true for many of the popular crafting AddOns, such as Little Sparky’s Workshop, GnomeWorks, and Skillet.

 

I have feedback!  I have questions!

Come visit us in our new Slack channel  !

 

Do you have alpha or beta versions I can use?

If you want the latest cutting edge features from our nightly builds, or even if you just want to get our stable builds a few days before we release them here, you can find them in the downloads section at  https://auctioneeraddon.com/ .  If you’re a developer or otherwise adventurous, you can also find details there about our public git repos.  And hey, why not consider joining our team?

 

What happened to your old forums and site?

We had a change in web hosting, and decided to use it as an opportunity to refactor and rebuild our tools and site, but it is a slow process for us since we also have to spend time maintaining the addon, especially around expansion times.  We hope to have forums up and running again in the future.  The wiki had been frozen for some time, but we may eventually try to revive it as well.  Issues are now all being handled at GitLab.

 

Looking for the slim non-Suite versions?

We currently do not offer the slimmed down builds we had pre-packaged in the past.  If there is enough demand for them we may spend time building the packager for them again.  Let us know in comments here or in our Slack channel if this is something you want, it will help us prioritize the work to know how large the demand for it is.

 

Auctioneer Suite Details

The Auctioneer Suite contains Auctioneer, all of its modules, BeanCounter, Enchantrix and Enchantrix Barker, and Informant to help provide a comprehensive view of item data, whether at the Auction House or out questing. Some highlights are:

Appraiser

An intuitive auction posting frame.

  • Remembers your preferences for bid/buyout prices, stack sizes, and number of listings to post per item.
  • Allows queuing of auctions, so you can instruct it to list hundreds of auctions at a time. Note that Blizzard introduced a hardware event requirement to confirm each posting, but, with Appraiser’s Batch Posting, you reduce the total clicks from two per auction, to one.
  • Allows you to specify the value price of your choice and remembers your selection
  • Displays competing listings, the age of the data, and allows you to sort these listings and refresh them easily.
  • Provides a scrollable list of all auctionable items in your bags; allowing you to quickly post all of your goods.
  • Provides a “Match Competition” setting which will automatically undercut your competition when posting auctions, within your parameters
  • Provides the ability to change to a “Simple” view; a bit like the Auctioneer Classic posting interface.
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking and dragging to the column width of your choice.
  • Allows you to post multiple auctions with the single click of the Batch Post button.
  • Alt+Left-Click == Refresh Pricing of all Batch Postable Items.
  • Shift+Left-Click == Trial or List Posting. Does not actually queue any items to post but prints the exact pricing that will be used on the Auction House in an easily readable format in the “chat window”. This allows a user to verify their settings and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Ctrl+Shft+Alt+Left-Click == Queue all items that have the “Allow Batch Posting” checkbox selected (located at the top of the item information pane).

CompactUI

An alternative to the standard auction browsing interface.

  • Displays more auctions per page
  • Displays more data per auction
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking in the column heading and dragging left or right to resize the column to your liking
  • Provides a percentage comparison with the Market Value Statistic of your choice
  • Allows auctions to be color coded by price level
  • Allows multiple sorting options not available on the standard interface

Statistic Modules

There are a variety of fully customizable statistic modules included with Auctioneer that can provide a variety of pricing information- all based upon your needs.

  • “Market” – a custom designed formula that merges the various statistics into a usable price. This is the default setting and is highly recommended.
  • Auc-Stat-Histogram – Returns Median and IQR values, based upon a Histogram of pricing data. Essentially, a median value, based upon all prices ever seen; no data is ever discarded.
  • Auc-Stat-iLevel – Statistics modules that groups all items of same rarity, type, and iLevel together (e.g. all green weapons of iLevel 180). Useful for pricing random “of the …” items.
  • Auc-Stat-Purchased – Statistics module that tries to infer purchase prices based on items disappearing before they could have expired. (Requires more frequent scanning of the AH)
  • Auc-Stat-Sales – Uses data from BeanCounter to display historical statistics on actual purchase and sale prices. Note that this statistic is installed along with BeanCounter, and cannot be installed separately.
  • Auc-Stat-Simple – Statistics module that performs simple averaging of data, converted daily to exponential moving averages of the orders 3, 7 and 14.
  • Auc-Stat-StdDev – Statistics module that keeps the last 100 price points for an item and performs a standard deviation on the data list to exclude outliers from the sample space and provide a normalized mean.
  • Auc-Stat-WOWEcon – Statistics module that uses the WOWEcon AddOn’s data (if separately installed) to provide the price to other Auctioneer modules.
  • Any other stat module that you or others wish to create can be easily added to auctioneer functionality!

SearchUI

An Auctioneer Utility that prompts you when it sees auctions that fit your criteria for buying and, or, bidding.

  • Uses Searchers that you can customize for various desired deals such as:
    • Resale – Prompts you for deals based on discount from the market value, AH fee, and expected relistings
    • Disenchant – Prompts you for deals based on disenchanting armor and weapons
    • Prospecting – Prompts you for jewelcrafting deals from prospecting ores
    • Vendor – Prompts you for auctions listed below vendor sell price
  • The “RealTimeSearch” will continually reload the first and last page of the AH, within reason, as per your configuration, to find the newest bargains and auctions that are just about to come to an end. Both great times to find some amazing deals.
  • Piggybacks on your AH scans if allowed to do so

BeanCounter

An associated addon that tracks your bid, postings, and mail to help you determine your overall and item-specific profitability.

  • Creates journal entries when you bid, buy, post, or retrieve AH mail.
  • Provides a searchable interface that can display all activity or only certain items
  • Allows you to change column width by Left-Click and dragging the column to the size of your liking

Enchantrix

Enchantrix displays values for disenchanting, milling, and prospecting; plus suggested values for selling enchants. Enchantrix can also automate disenchanting, milling and prospecting. Some baseline pricing is built in, but Enchantrix also uses values from Auctioneer to provide up-to-date prices for your server/faction. Enchantrix also includes controls to let you customize the pricing by enchant material (fixed prices and weighting).

Informant

Informant displays additional information about items in their tooltips: buy price; sell price; item level; what quests, classes or professions use the item; the value of the item produced by a recipe; etc. Informant can also tell you what vendors sell a given item.

What Can Auctioneer Do to Help Me?

Once a user moves to the Auction House (AH) and beyond just buying and selling from/to vendors, the whole game changes. No longer is the user dealing with the static prices of the vendor to support their character’s income. We are now dealing with the fluid and hectic nature of a dog-eat-dog market economy.

In such an economy, which is in a constant state of flux, it can be difficult to select the correct pricing points for your item at the AH. Sometimes, the prices and value of your items can be wildly different compared to the vendor price due to many factors, the value of items that can be made from your item, the use of a particular item in a quest, the suitability of a particular weapon or armor to specific classes, and the disenchantability of an item to enchanters.

Primarily, the driving factor of the price fluctuations, as in the real world is supply versus demand. When supply is high, but demand is low, competition drives the prices down, and conversely then supply is low, but demand is high, the market is driven into a sellers market.

The Auctioneer Suite can help you alleviate this lack of market knowledge over time by watching the market evolve.

When you go to the Auction House (AH) for the first time after installing Auctioneer, you will see a row of 3 buttons along the top of the main “Browse” frame, click the “play” button to begin your first scan of the entire AH. Auctioneer will begin recording statistics for every item it finds, including the bid, buyout, and more.

Once the market analysis has completed, you will notice additional information about the items in the tooltips when you mouse over them.

What happens when you go to sell items via the Auction House?

If auctioneer has enough data, when you try to put an auction up for sale, it will attempt to provide you with intelligent pricing points based upon the market data it has accumulated through scanning.

When you select an item in the full or simple “Appraiser” frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum price, a buyout price and display relevant data about it’s decision making process in the right, receipt window, including how it has arrived at its prices.

When you place an item in the SimpleAuction, “Post” frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum bid, a buyout price, and display relevant data, including the deposit and more.

Happy Auctioneering!!

-norgs, dinesh, MentalPower, brykrys, ccox, Kinesia, and the rest of the Team at Norganna’s AddOns

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Auctionator

Auctionator

Auctionator is a World of Warcraft addon designed for casual auction house users with the goal of improving usability. This addon organizes auction listings logically by prices and stack size for easy purchasing. Auctionator also eliminates the tedious process of item posting and auction management by semi-automatizing these operations.

Features

  • When buying, displays sorted auction listings along with details such as individual item price and stack size.
  • When selling, displays existing listings on the auction house for price comparison
  • Easy auction management with automatic price checks
  • Allows full scan of auction house and record historic item prices
  • Displays auction house price on item tooltip
  • Allows parameters customization such as undercutting values for different price points

Quick Start

Auctionator adds ‘Buy’, ‘Sell’, and ‘More…’ tabs in the auction house interface to replace default functionalities.

FAQ

Please visit the wiki.

Contribute

Please report bugs on the issues page. The use of BugGrabber and BugSack will help tremendously with the debugging process.

You can also contribute to the addon by donating.

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Accountant

Are you one of those people that at the end of the week, just can’t figure out where your gold went? Do you want to know what your biggest expenses are? Accountant is an in dept Gold tracking ad don that tels you exactly how much your trip to the auction has cost you, what you spend on taxi costs, what you have earned from quests and many other things.

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Auctioneer Suite

Auctioneer Suite
Auctioneer Suite provides you with the tools and data necessary to make those difficult auctioning decisions with ease.

From purchasing to posting, the Auctioneer Suite provides time-tested tools to allow you more time to actually play your characters or play the market. As you will soon discover, it is much more than a simple “Auctioning AddOn”, the Auctioneer Suite also shows in-depth information for all game items, such as those used in quests or recipes, enchanting, milling, prospecting and more.

Numerous other AddOns will also use the Auctioneer statistics you gather via scanning. This is especially true for many of the popular crafting AddOns, such as Little Sparky’s Workshop, GnomeWorks, and Skillet.

Basic Auctioneer Suite Details
The Auctioneer Suite contains Auctioneer, all of its modules, BeanCounter, Enchantrix and Enchantrix Barker, and Informant to help provide a comprehensive view of item data, whether at the Auction House or out questing. Some highlights are:

Appraiser
An intuitive auction posting frame.

  • Remembers your preferences for bid/buyout prices, stack sizes, and number of listings to post per item.
  • Allows queuing of auctions, so you can instruct it to list hundreds of auctions at a time. Note that Blizzard introduced a hardware event requirement to confirm each posting, but, with Appraiser’s Batch Posting, you reduce the total clicks from two per auction, to one.
  • Allows you to specify the value price of your choice and remembers your selection
  • Displays competing listings, the age of the data, and allows you to sort these listings and refresh them easily.
  • Provides a scrollable list of all auctionable items in your bags; allowing you to quickly post all of your goods.
  • Provides a “Match Competition” setting which will automatically undercut your competition when posting auctions, within your parameters
  • Provides the ability to change to a “Simple” view; a bit like the Auctioneer Classic posting interface.
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking and dragging to the column width of your choice.
  • Allows you to post multiple auctions with the single click of the Batch Post button.
    • Alt+Left-Click == Refresh Pricing of all Batch Postable Items.
    • Shift+Left-Click == Trial or List Posting. Does not actually queue any items to post but prints the exact pricing that will be used on the Auction House in an easily readable format in the “chat window”. This allows a user to verify their settings and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Ctrl+Shft+Alt+Left-Click == Queue all items that have the “Allow Batch Posting” checkbox selected (located at the top of the item information pane).


CompactUI
An alternative to the standard auction browsing interface.

  • Displays more auctions per page
  • Displays more data per auction
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking in the column heading and dragging left or right to resize the column to your liking
  • Provides a percentage comparison with the Market Value Statistic of your choice
  • Allows auctions to be color coded by price level
  • Allows multiple sorting options not available on the standard interface


Statistic Modules
There are a variety of fully customizable statistic modules included with Auctioneer that can provide a variety of pricing information- all based upon your needs.

  • “Market” – a custom designed formula that merges the various statistics into a usable price. This is the default setting and is highly recommended.
  • Auc-Stat-Histogram – Returns Median and IQR values, based upon a Histogram of pricing data. Essentially, a median value, based upon all prices ever seen; no data is ever discarded.
  • Auc-Stat-iLevel – Statistics modules that groups all items of same rarity, type, and iLevel together (e.g. all green weapons of iLevel 180). Useful for pricing random “of the …” items.
  • Auc-Stat-Purchased – Statistics module that tries to infer purchase prices based on items disappearing before they could have expired. (Requires more frequent scanning of the AH)
  • Auc-Stat-Sales – Uses data from BeanCounter to display historical statistics on actual purchase and sale prices.Note that this statistic is installed along with BeanCounter, and cannot be installed separately.
  • Auc-Stat-Simple – Statistics module that performs simple averaging of data, converted daily to exponential moving averages of the orders 3, 7 and 14.
  • Auc-Stat-StdDev – Statistics module that keeps the last 100 price points for an item and performs a standard deviation on the data list to exclude outliers from the sample space and provide a normalized mean.
  • Auc-Stat-WOWEcon – Statistics module that uses the WOWEcon AddOn’s data (if separately installed) to provide the price to other Auctioneer modules.
  • Any other stat module that you or others wish to create can be easily added to auctioneer functionality!


SearchUI
An Auctioneer Utility that prompts you when it sees auctions that fit your criteria for buying and, or, bidding.

  • Uses Searchers that you can customize for various desired deals such as:
    • Resale – Prompts you for deals based on discount from the market value, AH fee, and expected relistings
    • Disenchant – Prompts you for deals based on disenchanting armor and weapons
    • Prospecting – Prompts you for jewelcrafting deals from prospecting ores
    • Vendor – Prompts you for auctions listed below vendor sell price
  • The “RealTimeSearch” will continually reload the first and last page of the AH, within reason, as per your configuration, to find the newest bargains and auctions that are just about to come to an end. Both great times to find some amazing deals.
  • Piggybacks on your AH scans if allowed to do so


BeanCounter
An associated addon that tracks your bid, postings, and mail to help you determine your overall and item-specific profitability.

  • Creates journal entries when you bid, buy, post, or retrieve AH mail.
  • Provides a searchable interface that can display all activity or only certain items
  • Allows you to change column width by Left-Click and dragging the column to the size of your liking


Enchantrix
Enchantrix displays values for disenchanting, milling, and prospecting; plus suggested values for selling enchants. Enchantrix can also automate disenchanting, milling and prospecting. Some baseline pricing is built in, but Enchantrix also uses values from Auctioneer to provide up-to-date prices for your server/faction. Enchantrix also includes controls to let you customize the pricing by enchant material (fixed prices and weighting).

Informant
Informant displays additional information about items in their tooltips: buy price; sell price; item level; what quests, classes or professions use the item; the value of the item produced by a recipe; etc. Informant can also tell you what vendors sell a given item.

What Can Auctioneer Do to Help Me?
Once a user moves to the Auction House (AH) and beyond just buying and selling from/to vendors, the whole game changes. No longer is the user dealing with the static prices of the vendor to support their character’s income. We are now dealing with the fluid and hectic nature of a dog-eat-dog market economy.

In such an economy, which is in a constant state of flux, it can be difficult to select the correct pricing points for your item at the AH. Sometimes, the prices and value of your items can be wildly different compared to the vendor price due to many factors, the value of items that can be made from your item, the use of a particular item in a quest, the suitability of a particular weapon or armor to specific classes, and the disenchantability of an item to enchanters.

Primarily, the driving factor of the price fluctuations, as in the real world is supply versus demand. When supply is high, but demand is low, competition drives the prices down, and conversely then supply is low, but demand is high, the market is driven into a sellers market.

The Auctioneer Suite can help you alleviate this lack of market knowledge over time by watching the market evolve.

When you go to the Auction House (AH) for the first time after installing Auctioneer, you will see a row of 3 buttons along the top of the main “Browse” frame, click the “play” button to begin your first scan of the entire AH. Auctioneer will begin recording statistics for every item it finds, including the bid, buyout, and more.

Once the market analysis has completed, you will notice additional information about the items in the tooltips when you mouse over them.

What happens when you go to sell items via the Auction House?
If auctioneer has enough data, when you try to put an auction up for sale, it will attempt to provide you with intelligent pricing points based upon the market data it has accumulated through scanning.

When you select an item in the full or simple “Appraiser” frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum price, a buyout price and display relevant data about it’s decision making process in the right, receipt window, including how it has arrived at its prices.

When you place an item in the SimpleAuction, “Post” frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum bid, a buyout price, and display relevant data, including the deposit and more.

Auctioneer Suite

Auctioneer Suite
Auctioneer Suite provides you with the tools and data necessary to make those difficult auctioning decisions with ease.

From purchasing to posting, the Auctioneer Suite provides time-tested tools to allow you more time to actually play your characters or play the market. As you will soon discover, it is much more than a simple “Auctioning AddOn”, the Auctioneer Suite also shows in-depth information for all game items, such as those used in quests or recipes, enchanting, milling, prospecting and more.

Numerous other AddOns will also use the Auctioneer statistics you gather via scanning. This is especially true for many of the popular crafting AddOns, such as Little Sparky’s Workshop, GnomeWorks, and Skillet.

Basic Auctioneer Suite Details
The Auctioneer Suite contains Auctioneer, all of its modules, BeanCounter, Enchantrix and Enchantrix Barker, and Informant to help provide a comprehensive view of item data, whether at the Auction House or out questing. Some highlights are:

Appraiser
An intuitive auction posting frame.

  • Remembers your preferences for bid/buyout prices, stack sizes, and number of listings to post per item.
  • Allows queuing of auctions, so you can instruct it to list hundreds of auctions at a time. Note that Blizzard introduced a hardware event requirement to confirm each posting, but, with Appraiser’s Batch Posting, you reduce the total clicks from two per auction, to one.
  • Allows you to specify the value price of your choice and remembers your selection
  • Displays competing listings, the age of the data, and allows you to sort these listings and refresh them easily.
  • Provides a scrollable list of all auctionable items in your bags; allowing you to quickly post all of your goods.
  • Provides a “Match Competition” setting which will automatically undercut your competition when posting auctions, within your parameters
  • Provides the ability to change to a “Simple” view; a bit like the Auctioneer Classic posting interface.
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking and dragging to the column width of your choice.
  • Allows you to post multiple auctions with the single click of the Batch Post button.
    • Alt+Left-Click == Refresh Pricing of all Batch Postable Items.
    • Shift+Left-Click == Trial or List Posting. Does not actually queue any items to post but prints the exact pricing that will be used on the Auction House in an easily readable format in the “chat window”. This allows a user to verify their settings and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Ctrl+Shft+Alt+Left-Click == Queue all items that have the “Allow Batch Posting” checkbox selected (located at the top of the item information pane).


CompactUI
An alternative to the standard auction browsing interface.

  • Displays more auctions per page
  • Displays more data per auction
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking in the column heading and dragging left or right to resize the column to your liking
  • Provides a percentage comparison with the Market Value Statistic of your choice
  • Allows auctions to be color coded by price level
  • Allows multiple sorting options not available on the standard interface


Statistic Modules
There are a variety of fully customizable statistic modules included with Auctioneer that can provide a variety of pricing information- all based upon your needs.

  • “Market” – a custom designed formula that merges the various statistics into a usable price. This is the default setting and is highly recommended.
  • Auc-Stat-Histogram – Returns Median and IQR values, based upon a Histogram of pricing data. Essentially, a median value, based upon all prices ever seen; no data is ever discarded.
  • Auc-Stat-iLevel – Statistics modules that groups all items of same rarity, type, and iLevel together (e.g. all green weapons of iLevel 180). Useful for pricing random “of the …” items.
  • Auc-Stat-Purchased – Statistics module that tries to infer purchase prices based on items disappearing before they could have expired. (Requires more frequent scanning of the AH)
  • Auc-Stat-Sales – Uses data from BeanCounter to display historical statistics on actual purchase and sale prices.Note that this statistic is installed along with BeanCounter, and cannot be installed separately.
  • Auc-Stat-Simple – Statistics module that performs simple averaging of data, converted daily to exponential moving averages of the orders 3, 7 and 14.
  • Auc-Stat-StdDev – Statistics module that keeps the last 100 price points for an item and performs a standard deviation on the data list to exclude outliers from the sample space and provide a normalized mean.
  • Auc-Stat-WOWEcon – Statistics module that uses the WOWEcon AddOn’s data (if separately installed) to provide the price to other Auctioneer modules.
  • Any other stat module that you or others wish to create can be easily added to auctioneer functionality!


SearchUI
An Auctioneer Utility that prompts you when it sees auctions that fit your criteria for buying and, or, bidding.

  • Uses Searchers that you can customize for various desired deals such as:
    • Resale – Prompts you for deals based on discount from the market value, AH fee, and expected relistings
    • Disenchant – Prompts you for deals based on disenchanting armor and weapons
    • Prospecting – Prompts you for jewelcrafting deals from prospecting ores
    • Vendor – Prompts you for auctions listed below vendor sell price
  • The “RealTimeSearch” will continually reload the first and last page of the AH, within reason, as per your configuration, to find the newest bargains and auctions that are just about to come to an end. Both great times to find some amazing deals.
  • Piggybacks on your AH scans if allowed to do so


BeanCounter
An associated addon that tracks your bid, postings, and mail to help you determine your overall and item-specific profitability.

  • Creates journal entries when you bid, buy, post, or retrieve AH mail.
  • Provides a searchable interface that can display all activity or only certain items
  • Allows you to change column width by Left-Click and dragging the column to the size of your liking


Enchantrix
Enchantrix displays values for disenchanting, milling, and prospecting; plus suggested values for selling enchants. Enchantrix can also automate disenchanting, milling and prospecting. Some baseline pricing is built in, but Enchantrix also uses values from Auctioneer to provide up-to-date prices for your server/faction. Enchantrix also includes controls to let you customize the pricing by enchant material (fixed prices and weighting).

Informant
Informant displays additional information about items in their tooltips: buy price; sell price; item level; what quests, classes or professions use the item; the value of the item produced by a recipe; etc. Informant can also tell you what vendors sell a given item.

What Can Auctioneer Do to Help Me?
Once a user moves to the Auction House (AH) and beyond just buying and selling from/to vendors, the whole game changes. No longer is the user dealing with the static prices of the vendor to support their character’s income. We are now dealing with the fluid and hectic nature of a dog-eat-dog market economy.

In such an economy, which is in a constant state of flux, it can be difficult to select the correct pricing points for your item at the AH. Sometimes, the prices and value of your items can be wildly different compared to the vendor price due to many factors, the value of items that can be made from your item, the use of a particular item in a quest, the suitability of a particular weapon or armor to specific classes, and the disenchantability of an item to enchanters.

Primarily, the driving factor of the price fluctuations, as in the real world is supply versus demand. When supply is high, but demand is low, competition drives the prices down, and conversely then supply is low, but demand is high, the market is driven into a sellers market.

The Auctioneer Suite can help you alleviate this lack of market knowledge over time by watching the market evolve.

When you go to the Auction House (AH) for the first time after installing Auctioneer, you will see a row of 3 buttons along the top of the main “Browse” frame, click the “play” button to begin your first scan of the entire AH. Auctioneer will begin recording statistics for every item it finds, including the bid, buyout, and more.

Once the market analysis has completed, you will notice additional information about the items in the tooltips when you mouse over them.

What happens when you go to sell items via the Auction House?
If auctioneer has enough data, when you try to put an auction up for sale, it will attempt to provide you with intelligent pricing points based upon the market data it has accumulated through scanning.

When you select an item in the full or simple “Appraiser” frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum price, a buyout price and display relevant data about it’s decision making process in the right, receipt window, including how it has arrived at its prices.

When you place an item in the SimpleAuction, “Post” frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum bid, a buyout price, and display relevant data, including the deposit and more.

Auctionator

Auctionator is designed for casual everyday auction house users. Auctionator makes the auction house easier to use, by presenting auction house listings clearly and succinctly, and by eliminating the tedium involved in posting and managing auctions.

FAQ
Aren’t auction house mods like Auctionator effectively cheating

  • Of course, I don’t think so at all, but that’s not to say that there aren’t problems with the auction house experience. In particular, the problem of auction house campers, who continually monitor and undercut anyone who undercuts them is a real issue, and when it occurs, the victims’ frustration is quite understandable.

    But the solution is not to make the auction house so tedious and time-consuming to use, that campers give up. Not that they would anyway. Imagine that the standard auction house user interface were more logical and user-friendly. Would anyone suggest making it less so, just to attempt to deter auction house campers?

    Now there’s nothing wrong with undercutting – that’s the way markets are supposed to work. And as much as I don’t like when my own auctions get undercut, the other side of the coin is that it’s a good thing for buyers. The problem is that, the way the WoW auction house works, undercutting by a trivial amount yields far too much benefit to the seller and almost no benefit to the buyer. Being the cheapest auction, even if by only a single copper, always pushes you to the front of the line. There’s no real-world market I can think of that works like this. Who would pick one music store over another because it sold CDs for a penny less? Or cross the street to a different gas station that sold gas for 2.39.98 per gallon rather than 2.39.99? In real world markets there are always other considerations (eg. “I’m already on this side of the street”) that trump trivial differences in price.

    The solution needs to be inherent to the mechanics of the auction house. Blizzard needs to make it so that it’s much less effective to camp the auction house. My current thinking is that a good solution would be for Blizzard to implement a minimum undercut of say, 5 percent. That would have the effect of increasing the cost of reposting to sellers and increasing the benefit of lower prices to buyers. Not clear though what the unintended side-effects of this might be but I think it, or something similar, would be worth a try.


Auctionator is Crashing
Auctionator is pretty stable these days so if it’s crashing, the most likely reason is that the Auctionator data files stored on your computer have gotten corrupted. This can happen if Warcraft crashes while writing out these files. There are a couple of ways you can try to fix this:

  • Go to Auctionator > Options > Clears and click Clear Scanning History. Then restart WoW and see if the problem is fixed. If the problem is not fixed, go back to that panel and click Clear Posting History and again, restart WoW and see if the problem is fixed. If not, repeat with the other buttons on that page.
  • If that doesn’t work you may have to manually delete the Auctionator data files. To do this you need to locate the SavedVariables folder. On my machine it’s at:C:UsersPublicGamesWorld of WarcraftWTFAccountYOURACCOUNTNAMESavedVariable sIn that folder you will find a file called Auctionator.lua and another called Auctionator.lua.bak. Delete the two files and restart WoW.


Can you add a button to let me cancel multiple auctions with a single click

  • I’m afraid Blizzard intentionally makes this impossible.


Can you make it so that I can buy multiple auctions with a single click

  • I’m afraid Blizzard intentionally makes this impossible.


Disconnecting During Full Scan

  • Auctionator has a rate limiter as part of its full scan. Changing the value of that rate limiter might prevent your disconnection. To change the value type in chat /atr fsc 40. That will change the rate limiter value from the default of 50 to 40. If that doesn’t work you can try lower values. This change is sticky – you don’t have to do it every time you log in.


In item tooltips, why does Auctionator display the most recently scanned price rather than an average of some sort

  • Of course, what we all want is a good estimate of how much a particular item will sell for at the auction house. The question then is whether there is a mathematical function – be it simple historical averaging or something more sophisticated – that can yield a better estimate than simply showing the most recently scanned low price.

    It’s certainly possible that there is, but I would bet that it would require quite a bit of sophisticated data analysis and would yield a only a marginal improvement. Doing something simple, like averaging prices over time or averaging all auctions of the AH is almost certainly going to be worse, in general, then just showing the current low price.

    After the 4.0.1 patch came out, glyph prices on my server jumped up to around 75g and were selling briskly at that rate. But every once in a while one player would post a bunch at a very specific price around 25g. I’m guessing that some auction house mod was recommending that price based on some average that included prices before the patch. That’s a problem with using historic data – things change in WoW. Even when they change less abruptly, averages will respond slowly to upward and downward trends.

    The other reason Auctionator displays the most recent price, is that it’s very clear what it is. It isn’t some estimate based on historic data of unknown duration, weighted according to some unknown scheme, minus outliers of unknown definition. Is the most recent price always going to be a good estimate of what an item will sell for? Not always. But that’s also the case for the result of more complicated averages. If you look in the comments or on the forums for other auction house addons, you’ll find plenty of questions about wacky price estimates.


Undercut Specific Auction

  • Just click on the auction that you want to undercut and Auctionator will change its recommendations appropriately.


What kind of history does Auctionator track

  • Auctionator tracks two different kinds of history. For a long time, Auctionator has kept a record of auctions that you post. This is displayed for an item when you click the Other tab. As of version 2.7.3, Auctionator began recording the low price of every item that gets scanned. When you click the History tab you now see the highest low price recorded for each day. By default, Auctionator keeps the history going back 21 days but you can change that in the Auctionator settings.


Why doesn’t Auctionator show bid or starting prices

  • My number one design goal for Auctionator is to keep it simple. An important piece of this is reducing the clutter of numbers displayed on the screen and the simplest way to do this is to ignore bid prices. For some people this might be a big inconvenience, but I find that the vast majority of users treat the AH more like a marketplace and rarely, if ever, pay any attention to bid prices. This is fundamental to the design of Auctionator.


Why doesn’t Auctionator show seller names

  • This is still something I may add someday. The way the WoW programming interfaces work, it’s faster and more robust to ignore seller names, which is why I haven’t done it yet.

Auctionator

Auctionator is designed for casual everyday auction house users. Auctionator makes the auction house easier to use, by presenting auction house listings clearly and succinctly, and by eliminating the tedium involved in posting and managing auctions.

FAQ
Aren’t auction house mods like Auctionator effectively cheating

  • Of course, I don’t think so at all, but that’s not to say that there aren’t problems with the auction house experience. In particular, the problem of auction house campers, who continually monitor and undercut anyone who undercuts them is a real issue, and when it occurs, the victims’ frustration is quite understandable.

    But the solution is not to make the auction house so tedious and time-consuming to use, that campers give up. Not that they would anyway. Imagine that the standard auction house user interface were more logical and user-friendly. Would anyone suggest making it less so, just to attempt to deter auction house campers?

    Now there’s nothing wrong with undercutting – that’s the way markets are supposed to work. And as much as I don’t like when my own auctions get undercut, the other side of the coin is that it’s a good thing for buyers. The problem is that, the way the WoW auction house works, undercutting by a trivial amount yields far too much benefit to the seller and almost no benefit to the buyer. Being the cheapest auction, even if by only a single copper, always pushes you to the front of the line. There’s no real-world market I can think of that works like this. Who would pick one music store over another because it sold CDs for a penny less? Or cross the street to a different gas station that sold gas for 2.39.98 per gallon rather than 2.39.99? In real world markets there are always other considerations (eg. “I’m already on this side of the street”) that trump trivial differences in price.

    The solution needs to be inherent to the mechanics of the auction house. Blizzard needs to make it so that it’s much less effective to camp the auction house. My current thinking is that a good solution would be for Blizzard to implement a minimum undercut of say, 5 percent. That would have the effect of increasing the cost of reposting to sellers and increasing the benefit of lower prices to buyers. Not clear though what the unintended side-effects of this might be but I think it, or something similar, would be worth a try.


Auctionator is Crashing
Auctionator is pretty stable these days so if it’s crashing, the most likely reason is that the Auctionator data files stored on your computer have gotten corrupted. This can happen if Warcraft crashes while writing out these files. There are a couple of ways you can try to fix this:

  • Go to Auctionator > Options > Clears and click Clear Scanning History. Then restart WoW and see if the problem is fixed. If the problem is not fixed, go back to that panel and click Clear Posting History and again, restart WoW and see if the problem is fixed. If not, repeat with the other buttons on that page.
  • If that doesn’t work you may have to manually delete the Auctionator data files. To do this you need to locate the SavedVariables folder. On my machine it’s at:C:UsersPublicGamesWorld of WarcraftWTFAccountYOURACCOUNTNAMESavedVariable sIn that folder you will find a file called Auctionator.lua and another called Auctionator.lua.bak. Delete the two files and restart WoW.


Can you add a button to let me cancel multiple auctions with a single click

  • I’m afraid Blizzard intentionally makes this impossible.


Can you make it so that I can buy multiple auctions with a single click

  • I’m afraid Blizzard intentionally makes this impossible.


Disconnecting During Full Scan

  • Auctionator has a rate limiter as part of its full scan. Changing the value of that rate limiter might prevent your disconnection. To change the value type in chat /atr fsc 40. That will change the rate limiter value from the default of 50 to 40. If that doesn’t work you can try lower values. This change is sticky – you don’t have to do it every time you log in.


In item tooltips, why does Auctionator display the most recently scanned price rather than an average of some sort

  • Of course, what we all want is a good estimate of how much a particular item will sell for at the auction house. The question then is whether there is a mathematical function – be it simple historical averaging or something more sophisticated – that can yield a better estimate than simply showing the most recently scanned low price.

    It’s certainly possible that there is, but I would bet that it would require quite a bit of sophisticated data analysis and would yield a only a marginal improvement. Doing something simple, like averaging prices over time or averaging all auctions of the AH is almost certainly going to be worse, in general, then just showing the current low price.

    After the 4.0.1 patch came out, glyph prices on my server jumped up to around 75g and were selling briskly at that rate. But every once in a while one player would post a bunch at a very specific price around 25g. I’m guessing that some auction house mod was recommending that price based on some average that included prices before the patch. That’s a problem with using historic data – things change in WoW. Even when they change less abruptly, averages will respond slowly to upward and downward trends.

    The other reason Auctionator displays the most recent price, is that it’s very clear what it is. It isn’t some estimate based on historic data of unknown duration, weighted according to some unknown scheme, minus outliers of unknown definition. Is the most recent price always going to be a good estimate of what an item will sell for? Not always. But that’s also the case for the result of more complicated averages. If you look in the comments or on the forums for other auction house addons, you’ll find plenty of questions about wacky price estimates.


Undercut Specific Auction

  • Just click on the auction that you want to undercut and Auctionator will change its recommendations appropriately.


What kind of history does Auctionator track

  • Auctionator tracks two different kinds of history. For a long time, Auctionator has kept a record of auctions that you post. This is displayed for an item when you click the Other tab. As of version 2.7.3, Auctionator began recording the low price of every item that gets scanned. When you click the History tab you now see the highest low price recorded for each day. By default, Auctionator keeps the history going back 21 days but you can change that in the Auctionator settings.


Why doesn’t Auctionator show bid or starting prices

  • My number one design goal for Auctionator is to keep it simple. An important piece of this is reducing the clutter of numbers displayed on the screen and the simplest way to do this is to ignore bid prices. For some people this might be a big inconvenience, but I find that the vast majority of users treat the AH more like a marketplace and rarely, if ever, pay any attention to bid prices. This is fundamental to the design of Auctionator.


Why doesn’t Auctionator show seller names

  • This is still something I may add someday. The way the WoW programming interfaces work, it’s faster and more robust to ignore seller names, which is why I haven’t done it yet.

Auc Advanced Searcher Pawn

Description
This addon helps you FIND BETTER GEAR (Armor, Weapons, Trinkets etc) on the auction house. It uses the Pawn addon to compare what you are currently wearing with the items for sale on the auction house.

Requirements
This addon REQUIRES both PAWN and AUCTIONEER SUITE to be installed
All mentioned addons are available in this private post!!

Installation Notes
When you install this addon by Curse-client then it will install Auctioneer and Pawn (if needed) automatically or you can install them manually by yourself.

How To Use
Standard Use

  • Scan Auction House by Auctioneer Scan function
  • Click Search Tab of Auctioneer
  • Expand Searchers and select Pawn
  • Select the Scale that has been defined in the Pawn addon (for example: scales for wowhead.warlock.affliction)Select other options if neededClick SearchSee/Buy/Bid BETTER GEAR in search result window


Real-time Use

  • Ensure that Pawn is selected in the list of searchers to use for Real-time Searches
  • Activate Realtime scanner

Auc Advanced Searcher Pawn

Description
This addon helps you FIND BETTER GEAR (Armor, Weapons, Trinkets etc) on the auction house. It uses the Pawn addon to compare what you are currently wearing with the items for sale on the auction house.

Requirements
This addon REQUIRES both PAWN and AUCTIONEER SUITE to be installed
All mentioned addons are available in this private post!!

Installation Notes
When you install this addon by Curse-client then it will install Auctioneer and Pawn (if needed) automatically or you can install them manually by yourself.

How To Use
Standard Use

  • Scan Auction House by Auctioneer Scan function
  • Click Search Tab of Auctioneer
  • Expand Searchers and select Pawn
  • Select the Scale that has been defined in the Pawn addon (for example: scales for wowhead.warlock.affliction)Select other options if neededClick SearchSee/Buy/Bid BETTER GEAR in search result window


Real-time Use

  • Ensure that Pawn is selected in the list of searchers to use for Real-time Searches
  • Activate Realtime scanner