Comprehensive Auctionhouse UI Guide
There are many gold making guides out there, many of which are very large and have tons of content, but I have found that sometimes I just don’t have the dedication to read blocks and blocks of text and search through the guide for the stuff I want. Maybe that makes me lazy… I don’t care.
Im sure there are others out there like me who just want to know the basics of good auctioning but more importantly how to use and push the auctionhouse ui to the hilt.
This guide is made to show how to do just that!
Getting Started: Ui Mods
There are many out there, This list is in my opinion the best there is, and more importantly they all work SEEMLESSLY together.
Auctioneer <<<(Clickable Link)
This one is obvious, if this choice needs explaining then………. ask someone to explain it to you.
Alright alright, ill paste a snipit of the readme…
“Auctioneer Suite provides you with the tools and data necessary to make those difficult auctioning decisions with ease.”
Auction Filter Plus <<<(Clickable Link)
This picks up the slack that Auctioneer leaves behind, it allows you to filter your search results based on variables that you can set.
Auction Profit <<<(Clickable Link)
Very very simple mod, it sums up all “your” auction profits in the empty space below the window.
Market Watcher <<<(Clickable Link)
A brand new mod that I have been testing extensively. It allows you to watch the market value of items that you like to auction, and monitor the purchasing trends via a very clean color coded graph.
Postal <<<(Clickable Link)
Every auctioneer knows that their mailbox is always full from incoming and outgoing auctions etc. This mod had many features that simpllify the extraction of mail (Open all, only ah related etc)
“I prefer WowHead“
This simple mod adds a small line to your tooltip (Compatible with Auctioneer’s tooltip) that shows the going price of a given item based on the database of your choice
Addon Control Panel <<<(Clickable Link)
Last but not least, Addon Control Panel. With all of these auction mods active, and active recording of prices and records etc, your cpu might be crying a bit and you can experience slow downs and framerate issues. With addon control panel you can set up profiles to load and unload the mods of your choosing.
Configuring the mods
Luckily there is very little prep needed to get these started. Lets get right into it.
Disable compact ui in Auctioneer, it can be nice at times, but for it to work auction filter plus, it needs to be disabled. (Compact ui isnt a necessity)
Do a full scan with Auctioneer (This can take up to 15 minutes at times) If your cpu is up to it do a Fast Scan (Takes only a minute or two, but all your ram)
Set up Market Watch. Import the items that you want watched (History Tab), then do a scan.
Now you are prepped and ready for some hard-core auctioning.
Now that you have the ui Set up and full of data, there are many ways of making money without even LEAVING the AH.
The first and most obvious one is Auctioneer’s “search Feature.
This feature allows you to search for:
Ripped straight from readme
* 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 armors and weapons
* Prospecting – Prompts you for jewelcrafting deals from prospecting ores
* Vendor – Prompts you for auctions listed below vendor sell price
Using this tactic alone is enough to make tons of gold a day if used right. You can spend all day buying and reselling, buying and disenchanting, or bidding and vendoring.
If you do this allot, sometimes you will forget what you bought certain items for (“Was it to disenchant or vendor?”) Well something that you need to know is, Auctioneer makes notes in your tooltip, with the reason for attaining the item. Neat huh?
Another very common tip is buy low and sell high. I have always heard this phrase, and have been told that it is the best method for making gold. I understand this is true, but how would I know when something is low? Market watcher helps you with that.
If you scan the AH everyday (With Market Watcher AND Auctioner) You will get a better knoledge of what is high and what is low. It helps you identify market “Trends” so that you can buy and sell , based on Your market.
From this example you can see that in 3 days (Since the weekend) The prices of Eternal Air have been dropping. This most likely means that they will rise again in price during the weekend so the best price to buy is now (Or maybe thursday or friday considering)
Thats all you need to get started now!
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