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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • Updated 11/15/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • 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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  • #1036

    The ones posted here are the latest stable versions. The newer versions on the Auctioneeraddon site are nightly beta builds.

  • #1034

    Just go to http://auctioneeraddon.com/ & get the latest official alpha version. Last i saw it was up to build 2823. For some reason, Curse is always a month behind on the Auctioneer updates, no idea why.

  • #1035

    Hello,

    you are right, at the http://auctioneeraddon.com/ page there is the version 5.0.PRE.2823 where here (and in the curse client there is just version 5.0.0.PRE.2662.

    Does anybody know why curse is "one month behind the official releases" (as Aindolaf said)?

    Greetings

    OLLI

  • #1043

    Hola NeoHawk,

    Please know that this issue has been fixed in the latest build, that you can download from our main site at AuctioneerAddon.Com/dl. Pick either Auctioneer Classic for the same look and feel or Auctioneer Advanced for added functionality and stability.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1037

    I get the following error every time I finish scanning.

    Date: 2008-02-16 14:42:13
    ID: 26
    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:
    AdvancedBagsPlus, v2.07
    Atlas, v1.10.3
    AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.10.3
    AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.10.3
    AtlasEntrances, v1.10.3
    AtlasFlightPaths, v1.10.3
    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.10.3
    AtlasLoot, vAtlasLoot Enhanced v4.03.00
    Auctioneer, v5.0.PRE.2662
    BeanCounter, v5.0.PRE.2662 (BillyGoat)
    BtmScan, v5.0.PRE.2662
    DamageMeters, v5.7.0
    Enchantrix, v5.0.PRE.2662
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.0.PRE.2662 (BillyGoat)
    EnhTooltip, v5.0.PRE.2662
    Informant, v5.0.PRE.2662
    OneBag, v2.0.49995
    OneRing, v2.0.50020
    OneView, v2.0.50021
    QuestHelper, v0.26
    Stubby, v52
    Swatter, v5.0.PRE.2662
    Koordinator, v3.23

  • #1058

    NecroSmith,

    Please visit us at the main site and download the latest version via AuctioneerAddon.Com/dl. Follow the instructions found at http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/Installing .

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1046

    Won't load for me.
    Says I'm missing a dependency.

  • #1060

    DonGuri,

    The issue of saved variables is longstanding and has to do with the limits placed on the size of those variables via Lua.

    Allow me to go off on a quick tangent here-
    The functioning of Auc Classic mimics many of those features familiar to Auctioneer users of old, but with many revamped items. Auctioneer Advanced, on the other hand, is a complete rewrite, taking nearly a year and hundreds of volunteer hours. The rewrite was not frivolous, but it was undertaken to address some limitations to the "classic" way of doing things and to add a number of enhancements. One of the primary among these changes is the storage of data.

    Back to a more direct response-
    The easy answer is to move up to Auctioneer Advanced, where you will not see any of these database messages. If you would like to stick with Auctioneer Classic there are some things you can do, and those are detailed on the wiki located at http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/FAQ item Q.12.

    Appreciate your contacting us, and please feel free to do so any time via our IRC channel or forums via AuctioneerAddon.Com.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1047

    My database got full.
    Do you know a way to let the program work on larger datasets? I have two characters on two different servers, that is two subsets plus the two small neutral ones. I guess other players have more alts. I could live with some longer calculation, but if I need to remove the older dataset and start collecting the data again, then the whole concept is compromised. I could not find explicite limits in the luas, so there may or may not be a way of extending the space.

  • #1053

    TF,

    Please know that this issue has been fixed in the latest builds. You can download them via our main site at AuctioneerAddon.Com/dl.

    Pick either Auctioneer Classic for the same look and feel or Auctioneer Advanced for added functionality and stability.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1048

    I keep getting this error during scans... I was getting it with the release version above and the new version on site...

    Date: 2008-02-23 17:19:32
    ID: 51
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua line 1452:
    attempt to call global 'SetUIPanel' (a nil value)
    Debug:
    [C]: SetUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1452: UpdateUIPanelPositions()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1051:
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1040
    [C]: SetAttribute()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1825:
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1823
    [C]: securecall()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1289: SetUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1125: ShowUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1044:
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1040
    [C]: SetAttribute()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1603: ShowUIPanel()
    ...ace\AddOns\Blizzard_AuctionUI\Blizzard_AuctionUI.lua:277: AuctionFrame_Show()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:745: UIParent_OnEvent()
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
    AddOns:
    Atlas, v1.10.3
    AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.10.3
    AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.10.3
    AtlasEntrances, v1.10.3
    AtlasFlightPaths, v1.10.3
    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.10.3
    AucAdvanced, v5.0.PRE.2876
    AucFilterBasic, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    AucScanData, v1.0
    AucStatClassic, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    AucStatSimple, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    Bagnon, v1.4.9
    BagnonForever, v1.0.0
    BagnonTooltips
    BeanCounter, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    BtmScan, v5.0.PRE.2876
    Cartographer, vr56775
    DamageMeters, v5.8.2
    Decursive, v2.1.0b
    Enchantrix, v5.0.PRE.2876
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.0.PRE.2876 (BillyGoat)
    EnhTooltip, v5.0.PRE.2876
    EQL3, v3.7.1.20006
    Informant, v5.0.PRE.2876
    Ace2
    FuBarPlugin20, v2.0 $Revision: 54514 $
    Omen, v2.1r55025
    Outfitter, v4.0.1
    Stubby, v52
    Swatter, v5.0.PRE.2876
    XPerlArcaneBar
    XPerlGrimReaper
    XPerlParty
    XPerlPartyPet
    XPerlPlayerBuffs
    XPerlPlayer
    XPerlPlayerPet
    XPerlRaidAdmin
    XPerlRaidHelper
    XPerlRaidPets
    XPerlRaidFrames
    XPerlTarget
    XPerlTargetTarget
    XPerl, v2.3.9b
    DBMAPI
    WHDB, v1.5

  • #1059

    Beahre,

    This is a difficult issue, there are a few issues at play.

    On one hand Auctioneer does a lot to eliminate outrageously high or low auction postings via a so-called outlier algorithm included in Auctioneer Advanced. The second item to keep in mind is that Auctioneer, no matter how good, is a tool for you, the end user, to use to help you decide which items to buy and which items to sell and at which price.

    There are a few things you can do, post with "STILE":

    - You can be sure to do a "Scan" of the AH anytime you happen to be on a character- or at least on that faction and realm- that way you build up a solid average from which the addon can draw information.
    - When posting items, "Think" about what you are posting, it is tempting to just hit the post button, but that is not the smart way to make money- whether you want enough for repairs or that uber mount you have had your eye on.
    - Add those crazy sales folks to the "Ignore List" so that none of their auction postings are included in the database from the time of your addition, onward. If you decide to go crazy yourself- high or low- you can even choose to ignore your own auctions.
    - As suggested below, be sure to have more than one of the "Evaluators" enabled to further alert you to possible scammers and sham pricing.
    One of our main contributors posted this a few days ago:
    "Auc Advanced is just like auc classic, except that it has a variety of possible statistics to determine the "sellable price", whereas Classic just had a single one (IQR medians generating an HSP). In Advanced, you get the flexibility to choose which statistic you think is most accurate, and to use it.
    There are slight variations in some of the details (the price matchers don't work exactly the same), but they serve the same basic purpose. "

    So, Scan, Think, Ignore List, and Evaluators- that is the best way. Post with "STILE". There is no "Y" in Ignore, so you get what you pay for... =)

    For more, specifics and general items, visit our main site at AuctioneerAddon.Com, there you will find a helpful community of Auctioneer users who are both helpful and willing to share their combined knowledge with newer users.

    Some Good Examples:
    - http://forums.norganna.org/discussion/5781/how-we-make-our-gold-using-auctioneer/
    - http://forums.norganna.org/discussion/6171/how-we-make-our-gold-using-auctioneer-part-2/#Item_0

    If you think that your price database for one or all of your characters is too far gone and you want to start anew- then you will need to delete your saved variables. Obviously, you would be smart to back them up rather than just delete them to ensure you have the data to fall back upon if need be.

    See: http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/Backup

    One final note, as said earlier tonight, if a deal looks too good to be true, unfortunately, it likely is.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk
    *Edit- Corrected information that was misposted, and meant for another user.

  • #1049

    how do i erase my saved variables?

    my auctioneer is posting auctions WAY too high, by 35 g or more per stack...this is getting to be quite annoying. the system works great...just want to start fresh with new data...i already tried deleting everything in my addons folder and reinstalling but no such luck...my saved variables remain...please help me make some gold?

  • #1057

    Hello GrimSol,

    Both Auctioneer Classic and Auctioneer Advanced are functional and if you are having errors, we would certainly like to hear of them.

    Please visit us at the main site and download the latest version via AuctioneerAddon.Com/dl. Follow the instructions found at http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/Installing .

    If, after updating, you then encounter any bugs or errors, 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/.

    Thank you for your contribution.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1050

    Anyone know when Autioneer Classic is going to be fixed? At the moment all Search results produce zilch! I have posted with a few others on the Auctioneer Forum but last time I checked the Forum was down.

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