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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 19,251,028 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/15/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21c Release
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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 5.21b Release:
* Fixed problem with undercut on Post tab
* Updates to Enchantrix yields
* Additional Scanner throttle tweaks, to try to mitigate the issues with disconnects during Fast Scans
* Tweaks to garbage collection to try to mitigate memory allocation crash issues
* Preparatory clean-up for the move to a single AH model

* Next and Prev buttons not showing up properly when using skins such as ElvUI - needs to be fixed in your skinning addons. Until these skinning addons are corrected, you can either disable CompactUI, or disable skinning the AH in your skinning addon

* 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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  • #998

    New user question. I have recently DL'ed this great add-on. When you get the message "Your Auctioneer SavedVariables file is X% full" and it gets close to being full, what happens? Does the program roll the old data off automatically; or do you have to find and delete a file manually; or ...?

  • #999

    5.0.PRE.2783 is available on their website.

  • #1045

    DPBearcroft,

    Please know that this issue has been addressed and the most current build available for download from the primary site includes this, and many other fixes and enhancements. Please visit AuctioneerAddon.Com/dl for more!

    If you encounter any bugs or errors after updating, please post over on the AuctioneerAddon.com site, on the message board under Auctioneer-> Support, including the error text and a brief discription of what you were doing when the error arose. The direct weblink is http://forums.norganna.org/4/.

  • #1000

    Got this error message

    Date: 2008-01-29 11:18:57
    ID: 52
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Auctioneer\AucUtil.lua line 556:
    attempt to call global 'SetUIPanel' (a nil value)
    Debug:
    [C]: SetUIPanel()
    Auctioneer\AucUtil.lua:556: ProtectAuctionFrame()
    Auctioneer\AucScanManager.lua:832:
    Auctioneer\AucScanManager.lua:764
    Auctioneer\AucScanManager.lua:206: AucScanManager_OnUpdate()
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:2:
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:1
    AddOns:
    AtlasLoot, vAtlasLoot Enhanced v4.03.00
    Auctioneer, v5.0.PRE.2662
    BeanCounter, v5.0.PRE.2662 (BillyGoat)
    BonusScanner, vv2.4
    btmScan, v5.0.PRE.2662
    Cartographer, vr56775
    Decursive, v2.0.4
    Enchantrix, v5.0.PRE.2662
    enchantrixbarker, v5.0.PRE.2662 (BillyGoat)
    EnhTooltip, v5.0.PRE.2662
    FloAspectBar
    HealBot, v2.3.3.0
    Informant, v5.0.PRE.2662
    Ace2
    Omen, v2.1r55025
    PoMTracker, v1.9.1
    Stubby, v52
    Swatter, v5.0.PRE.2662
    Titan, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanAmmo, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanBag, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanClock, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanCoords, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanCritLine
    TitanItemBonuses, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanLootType, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanMoney, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanPerformance, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanRegen, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanRepair, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanRider, v3.1.1.20200
    TitanXP, v3.1.1.20200

  • #1001

    DPBearcroft, there was a new release. Actually, there's a new new releases. Check the main website.

  • #1007

    Hi there Mike,

    Welcome to the Auctioneer family- the percent, listed in the, AucClassic, fifth screenshot above, refers to the potential profit you will make if you obtain the item for the given price.

    In AucAdv, in the Appraiser window, the percent is a bit different- that is how close the current price is to the estimated price, which is based upon the options you set for Appraiser. Similar to the percent described above, but just a bit different.

    For a lot more information, visit our primary site, Norganna.Org- specifically the wiki- Wiki.Norganna.Org/Auctioneer or Auctioneeraddon.com.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1002

    I know this is probably a noob question. But what does pct mean when searching auctions?

  • #1009

    Wow Trasher, you are quite fast on the draw, sir!

    Indeed a new revision is up for AucAdv, with many fixes and even a few extras, be sure to read the changelog.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1023

    xvxslavexvx,

    All World of Warcraft addons have to go into the Addons folder within the WoW directory, most commonly, C:/ProgramFiles/WorldofWarcraft/Interface/Addons folder in order for them to be recognized by the game client. For Macs and nonstandard Windows installations, the important part is the end of that- WorldofWarcraft/Interface/Addons/ . =)

    You can either uzip them to that location or use the Curse Client, as pointed out by mrpoopydoog22.

    When updating, it is best to delete the old files first, then unzip the new folders into their place rather than relying on your unzipping program/function to do so. Some do not properly overwrite the old files, resulting in a mish-mash of new and old that can cause some serious issues.

    For a more detailed discussion, see our wiki page on the subject at http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/Installing.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1019

    ok, so i downloaded this and a couple other ones, i put them into a folder called my mods and the right clicked on them and selected the extract all option there but when i went into the character selection page there wasnt anything about addons there. i restarted my computer and i have vista. if anyone knows how to help that would be great thanks

  • #1020

    http://www.curse.com/client/
    if you have trouble installing addons, use the Curse.com Client. Once isntalled, you can use the 'Install via Curse.com Client' button. Easy as pie. THEN if you still have problems, things can get inspected deeper.

  • #1026

    Thanks so much for the information. I really appreciate it. ^^

  • #1022

    Hi there Kimberlyg,

    That is a pretty common question, and one discussed in the wiki at wiki.norganna.org or via Enchantrix.org, whichever way you like. =)

    Enchantrix will take into account the current average prices of those enchanting materials, so be sure to do a scan of the Auction House with Auctioneer Advanced a couple times a day to build up a good database of information over about one to two weeks. You can rely on the information, more so than guessing, after a couple of scans, but obviously, more is better.

    Basically Enchantrix is giving you an average of all possible outcomes for those items that you are looking to disenchant. For example, that Hunter's Muzzle can disenchant into a few different things, in addition to strange dust. The Baselines are included to give a sort of "out of the box" valuation, but the most correct numbers are those reported by AucAdv, that are based on your daily scans of current pricing.

    As one user was reporting via IRC just yesterday, when using the Auctioneer suite to disenchant items, you will end up-
    - Losing small amounts at times, most often a few silver.
    - Most often, making a decent profit, usually 1-3 gold.
    - Scoring big and ending up getting one of the more rare disenchants and making over 10g on a single purchase/resale.

    As you can see, by using the tools in a smart manner, you will certainly do better with them than without. The Auctioneer suite is not a guarantee, at times you may well lose 5-10g, but those times are more than offset by the "wins".

    One nice thing about enchanting materials is that you can list and relist them without incurring the usual AH listing fees. If you do not sell your disenchanted materials the first time, evaluate your pricing based upon the current market, make modifications if necessary, and relist them.
    *We do not point that out so people will post at rediculous prices hoping to snare the desperate person who needs an enchantment "now" - something we are against in principal- but to help you realize a reasonable return on your investments.

    As stated above, there are many indepth discussions on our main message boards regarding the use and functions of all of the Norganna family of addons. Feel free to visit and participate- Norganna.Org . If, after reading over the wiki and the message boards, questions linger, please visit our IRC channel, linked from the Enchantrix.Org and Norganna.Org sites.

  • #1021

    Hi there.

    Sorry if I'm repeating this question, but I tried surfing through many pages and didn't find any information that could help me.

    I just recently installed AuctioneerAdv and all the addons, and I'm having some difficulty understanding the Enchantrix information when you hover your mouse over an item. I'm looking to purchase items and disenchant for profit - what info. should I be paying attention to? For example, Disenchant Value (AucAdv), Disenchant Value (Baseline) Price Lvl, Disenchant valuation, etc etc? All of these gave me certain figures (DE Value (AucAdv) gave me 1g 30s) but when I disenchanted the Hunter's Muzzle that I purchased for 30s, I received 2 Strange Dusts...which equal like, 22s approx so I actually lost money. Clearly I'm misreading something. Can someone help?

    Thanks,
    Kimberly

  • #1027

    SithLord,

    Appreciate the input, that is one item that has been addressed. For updated versions with more fixes and even some features, visit our primary site: AuctioneerAddOn.com/dl

    May I ask what was keeping you from being able to access the support forums? Although there was an issue a few weeks ago, they have been up and active for well over a week now.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

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