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  • Updated 10/25/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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About 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.

Looking for Ultra Lightweight and Fast?

Try the "Auctioneer" download from our primary site, rather than the "Auctioneer Suite" we upload to Curse and WoWInterface. All of our downloads are accessible from our primary site at http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl . This version offers a small footprint, with only the basic "Post" frame and tooltip information to assist in your purchasing decisions.

When updating, this time...

Be sure to remove all old files- follow the instructions at http://wiki.norganna.org/Installing .

Please, do not post errors here; instead, kindly visit http://forums.norganna.org/ , our Support Forum, and be sure to search before posting- many questions and errors reported are duplicates.

For the fastest service, various questions are addressed in the Auctioneer FAQ, http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/FAQ . We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the most common issues have been addressed

Questions, comments, concerns, alphas/betas (when available), bug reports, the occasional bit of praise?

Visit http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com

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.

What are the available pricing models, or statistics, again?

There are numerous pricing models from which to choose, they are discussed in the FAQ, located at http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Auctioneer/FAQ .

Conclusion

We hope this helps people to understand the Auctioneer Suite a bit better. Visit our main site for indepth information and help - http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com .

Please visit http://fisheye.norganna.org/changelog/Auctioneer to view the current changelog.

Happy Auctioneering!!

Nikk and the rest of the Team at Norganna's AddOns

Bugfix changes from previous 5.21 Release:

* Fixes Informant error at vendors
* Usable items and exact match filters now (mostly) works as expected on CompactUI
* Fixes some BeanCounter issues, especially with mail (English only, until we get new localization translations)
* Prices now accept 5 digits
* Sidebar matcher details now showing again

* Some attempts to fix the disconnection issues some users see when using a Fast Scan
** New Scanner setting - "Throttle Scanning stage during fast scans" - try this and see if it helps.
** When you enable this setting, you should probably change a few other settings first:
** Set FPS back to around 25 (Throttle effectively quadruples the FPS setting)
** Set Time-to-Live to 5 or less
** Set Unresolved Auctions Tolerance up to 10 or more
** (Slowing down Scanning too much can result in unresolvable auctions - these two settings mitigate that a bit, at the expense of permitting a tiny number of 'errors' to be ignored)
** As usual, if you're having issues, try using a less populated AH, or scanning at off-hours, and see if that helps with your issue.

Comments

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  • #3849
    ra4529,

    Happy you found something you like, that does what you want.

    The changes we make here are in response to the requests of our users, much like Zirco's changes to Auctionator and Meriel's changes to AuctionLite, et cetera.

    There are different AddOns, just as there are different cars, one make and model does not satisfy the needs of everyone.

    With just over 2 million active users, and only a few developers, it is extremely difficult to cater to one or another. Even with the disparity, we do what we can to explain the who, what, and why of what we are doing. You can look at the responses here in these comments and those on the main site and you will be hard pressed to find any "take it or leave it" types. Not sure exactly what changes were made, with which you had issue, but we do our best, with the resources we have on hand.

    Best of luck to you,

    Nikk
  • #3865
    As noted in the reply to your other, copied message:

    Doncorneo,

    Sounds like you want just the Auctioneer and Informant downloads from our main site.

    As noted up in the "Description":
    "Looking for Lightweight and Fast?
    Try the "Auctioneer" download from our primary site, rather than the "Auctioneer Suite" we upload to Curse and WoWInterface. All of our downloads are accessible from our primary site at http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl . This version offers a small footprint, with only the basic "Post" frame and tooltip information to assist in your purchasing decisions."

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3844
    Beefchilde,

    The biggest complaint we heard regarding Simple View is that it was too crowded. There was no where to obtain any extra space, without adding another full posting window.

    So, by making the sliders smaller on the "Full View", we were able to line up the stack/stack size boxes and also have some room between the other options.

    Because the code for both was intermingled, it was nearly impossible to make any charge to either "view" without impacting the other, so we have to go with this- at least for now.

    We may re-add something of the "Simple View"'s ilk at some point, but it really depends if we can get the man power necessary to upkeep multiple interfaces. As it is, there are only a few people able to do much on the project right now, so, again, we will have to see what happens. Between the SimpleAuction "Post" frame and the "Appraiser" frame, folks should find one to meet their needs.

    Although the competition frame may be a bit smaller than before, you can still easily see the number of competitors by checking out the color-coded numbers underneath the item name. They correspond to the color-coding on the Browse frame.

    Blue, under priced auctions
    Green, auctions placed for just about the "market price"
    Yellow, slightly over the "market price"
    Red, well above the "market price" and not worth worrying about.

    The color banding can be adjusted, if you want to change the percentages, et cetera, under the Utility options.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3853
    The main question that I have is: why is there a need to show my inventory in the Appraiser screen when I can just open up all of my bags to see what I have? IMO the previously-available Simple view should be the default, and if you are against looking in your bags then you can open that left-side window so you can see what is in your own inventory. Is there an add-on specific reason that it is there?
  • #3867
    Beefchilde,

    For about a year and a half, that was the number one request that we received from our users. They did not want to have to look through all of their bags, or rely on some other AddOn to sort their items, to quickly and easily find the items they wanted to sell, or they had to run at resolutions where the AH window generally takes up the entire space, unless they shrink the entire interface but then it was all minuscule.

    Once that was added, the "most requested" honor went to the whole "be able to set the stack price instead of just the per-each price" on the Appraiser frame.

    We base most of our decisions off of the feedback from our users and - by far - those were the most requested items. Not to say that your opinion, or the other couple of folks who have posted about this, is any less legitimate, just that when requests come in, we make tickets in an issue tracking system, Jira, and then all users are free to vote "for" the issues they most want to see. We even put up an additional request for input on our site and received a total of one response when we were even considering merging the two frames back to the original.

    That happened to be from one of the development team, who changed between the Post and "Simple"/"Full" views of Appraiser depending upon what was being sold at the time.

    So, with all that said, personally, have more than enough room on my monitor to open the AH and all of my bags. Most often, I use the Alt+left-click to "load" an item into Appraiser and then set the pricing from there.

    What would be helpful, would be to know what you are not able to do now, that you were before. If there was some way that you were using the "Simple" view, that is not included with the combined view, then that sort of thing would likely be more able to be changed than to add a third frame for auction creation.

    Between the "Post" frame and the "Appraiser" frame, any use case scenario that we could envision, has been covered- but we will happily look to any sort of thing where the wants of folks to have one combined interface could be met along with those who liked the other view.

    Let us know,

    Nikk
  • #3841
    uhm, i'm sorry, but is there a "simple view" of appraiser?
  • #3837
    I am having a problem with each new search. Each new search results start on the last page number of the previous search. For example, I search all rare weapons, and end on page 5 of 5. Then I start a new search for armor, and it starts on page 5 of 14.

    2nd problem, common searches of items I know are always listed show and no results. If I close and reopen and start same search again I will now have results.
  • #3840
    Duffyy,

    This same thing happened just after the 3.0 patch and a couple others, too. It lasted for a couple days, then things returned to normal.

    We have double and triple checked, but cannot find anything on our end and we will let everyone know if we hear anything different.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3831
    It seems like with the most recent patch I can only list items as a "Price Per Item" basis without listing them one at a time.

    For example, if I wanted to make 5 stacks of 3 potions, I would input 40s/50s as a per potion value and end up with each 3-stack selling for 1g20s/1g50s. No matter how large or small I made my stacks, it'd sell at that price.

    Now it seems like I have to set the price of the stack itself, which means selling partial stacks is back to vanilla WoW's auction method. It completely eliminates that particular facet of Auctioneer as a useful tool.

    Since there are pages upon pages of options for all the various parts of Auctioneer that I don't really need - The Simple Auction interface, which is now the Post tab but worse, was plenty enough for me - how can I list things as Price Per Unit instead of Price Per Stack, or has this been removed completely?
  • #3833
    Sabdrak,

    Click the big price per stack or price per each button to the left of the "Gold, Silver, Copper" entry boxes to change between "Stack" and "Per Each" pricing. The text will change to indicate that the pricing being entered is "bid / b/o per stack" or "bid / b/o per each".

    That was the number one request from folks- that it be added and clearly visible from Appraiser. We consulted quite a few people to get input about how they use the frame, so included the functionality as you see it now.

    It could change to a checkbox of some sort, but, for now, it's been included in a way so that it is clearly visible.

    Let us know of your thoughts.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3834
    Thanks.

    The left column on the new Appraise (and I believe the old complex one) is complete gibberish to me. Is there some kind of manual for it or a way to remove that window? Other than all the mess it makes and overload of information, Appraiser's always looked interesting. It's just simply too much to dive into at once and almost needs its own lesson plan.

    Not to say that I don't appreciate the work you guys do on this - I do, tremendously - but it feels like with each major patch there's an overzealous rush to "fix what ain't broke."
  • #3836
    Sabrdrak,

    The left column is simply all of the items you currently have in your bags.

    That way, you don't need to drag an item to the box, just select them in order or, as noted in the release notes, you can still Alt+Click items to "load" them into the top, pricing area.

    Once selected, you can either set the stack size and number of stacks with the sliders or from the entry boxes; just as with the simple view.

    The pricing is the same, too, except you can now change between "stack" or "per each" pricing, as noted, above.

    Thank you for the feedback, it is helpful, although most find the list on the left to be helpful, since they no longer need to rummage through bags, we will keep an option in mind to hide it. Any idea(s) about what should go there if it is hidden?

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3838
    *nod* I understand.

    Also, on the first question, I think I miscommunicated. I'm trying to list as Price Per Unit on the Post tab. Your solution works for the Appraiser tab but only that.

    The inventory tab is useful, but there are several numbers listed along with each item that I'm still working out. Also, it's extremely cluttered because it lists EVERYTHING, including shop-bought reagents, food, drinks, even some quest items. I think that a way to permanently flag items so that they don't show up on the list anymore would be very helpful.

    Thanks again :)
  • #3839
    Sadrak,

    No problem, there is a checkbox in the upper right of the pricing frame, top center, where you can "hide" an item. Note that is you ever click that by accident, you can click the selector to "show hidden" item above the item list.

    Now, as to the numbers in the item list- the white number to the far right are just how many you currently have. The colored numbers, below the item name, show your current competition:
    blue - someone has an auction posted for less than the "market value"
    green - people have auctions up for about the going "market value"
    yellow - folks have items up for just over the going "market value"
    red - the auctions are set at values well above the "market value" and can usually be ignored.

    Those numbers correspond to the color bands you see when viewing items with the CompactUI enabled, out on the main "Browse" window. Basically a quick view of your competition.

    There is a bit more help available, too. Have a look at http://wiki.norganna.org/AucAdvanced/Screens/AppraiserTab .

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3828
    Hmmm I feel dumb asking but, I don't use Slidebar, and I've accidently disabled my minimap icon while trying to see if I could move it up into my Titan Panel...

    Is the only way for me to access the config now at AH only?
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