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  • Supports: 5.4.8
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  • Updated 07/05/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: AuctioneerSuite-5.20.5464
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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

Auctioneer users,

We are pleased to announce the release of Auctioneer Suite release version 5.20 for WoW 5.4, the "Ridiculous Rockrat".

This version contains the following enhancements:
* Scanner processing speed, validation improvements, especially for large auction houses
* ScanData size improvements
* Improvements to the Outlier filter
* BeanCounter fixes for random enchant items
* AskPrice fixes to work with the new communication channel changes
* Assorted minor fixes and improvements

As usual, you may download at http://auctioneeraddon.com/dl/

Enjoy!

Comments

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  • #1295

    Bit of a newbie question here but...

    Obviously when downloading the full suite it's given me Acutioneer and Auctioneer Advanced - do I need both to run the addon or can I just use the Advanced version of it?

  • #1315

    I'll have a look next time I'm in the AH.
    Thank you.

  • #1314

    Hohner,

    There is a checkbox in the bottom of the CompactUI, on the right of the main AH window, to select whether to "Show Stacks as Price Per Unit".

    (See http://s.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw10416.jpg for instance.)

    The checkbox is not hidden away in the configuration to allow fast changing between unit or stack pricing.

    You can also sort by unit, stack, and total price, in ascending or descending order, by clicking the "price" heading.

    =)

    Nikk

    Edit: Added some clarification.

  • #1310

    I'm using AuctioneerAdvancedSuite-5.0.PRE.3117 and it only shows #, Auction Item, Min/Max, iLvl, Left, Owner, Price, and Pct.
    I'm talking about having a column which if someone was selling 20 x Linen Cloth for 1g buyout it would show the value of each piece in the stack, in this case 5 silver.
    I know the Pct value is a similar method but the values don't always appear even when buyout amounts are present.

  • #1304

    Hohner,

    This is the default behavior in Auctioneer Advanced, included in Auctioneer Full, the install available here on Curse.

    As for Auctioneer Classic, we are no longer making any changes in anticipation of changing over to an Auctioneer Advanced-only program. We do try to address errors that occur in Classic, but that is about all.

    Not sure what PriceEach is, but we have not done anything that should affect other AddOns.

    Would suggest that you use the Full Suite, that includes both Auctioneer Advanced and Classic and begin to get used to the changes of Auctioneer Advanced... then make the change to Advanced-only once you are used to it.

    Visit our main site, http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com , and review the message boards, FAQs, and Wiki information to understand the differences- and numerous enhancements and additions that make up Auctioneer Advanced.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1297

    Can you add a feature to display the (single item) value of items which are in a stack of 2 or more? Would be very handing while browsing and PriceEach doesn't work with Auctioneer 5

  • #1307

    Howdy Faweoatier5786,

    Faster scanning is something we are always working toward.

    From our work with Blizzard, we have been able to speed up scanning over the years, with Auctioneer 2.0 and 3.0 forty minute scans of extremely large AHes were not uncommon.

    If you are an Auctioneer Advanced user, try the /AAdv GetAll command while at the AH some time. You must have BottomScanner disabled and be prepared to wait for it to finish- i.e. do not search or tab away- and you should have a full scan in about five minutes.

    That is especially helpful if you use the SearchUI, via the magnifying glass icon on the SlideBar menu, installed by default just below the minimap. Since that searches the current scan, not the "live" AH. As you can see that is much faster, but it is still beta at the moment so some disconnects may be possible.

    We look forward to people's comments and experiences, please visit our main Forums via http://Forums.Norganna.Org for great information, help, and input from our developers and your fellow users.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1298

    frankly luv this addon weekly or biweekly scans and im set for the rest of its duration keeps me within a reasonably accurate pricing margin and oh well 10 min scans aint that bad considering how blizzards likes to take 15min-8 hrs away of gameplay lol other then that great work keep it coming

  • #1306

    Hi Teri,

    You likely have Bottom Scanner running, that will automatically reload the last, most recent, page of auctions looking for bargains.

    Once you have done your BottomScanning, you can simply press the big "stop" button at the top of the BottomScanner tab to stop it from reloading while you are manually searching.

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1299

    i'm new to this and have a question someone may be able to help with.
    i can't seem to be able to brouse items. i look up something then it will auto change within a few seconds. Is there someway to change this?
    Thanks,

  • #1303

    FarmBoyX,

    This is the first anyone has reported about any sort of issue with any sort of "forgetting".

    There are hundreds that use Auctioneer with no such errors, even when posting hundreds upon hundreds of items on a daily basis. Hence my not exactly understanding the beginning of your comment. The right hand, third frame, in Appraiser displays the quantity and price for which your item(s) will be listed.

    Regardless, "Batch Posting" is what you want- this will also negate any chance of your posting items mistakenly. You must be using AuctioneerAdvanced or Full with both version loaded.

    First, you must manually click the "Allow Batch Posting" checkbox in the upper right when of the center Appraiser frame while viewing an item.

    Okay... so once you have various items marked as Batch Postable, you then deal with your new best friend, the Batch Post Button:
    + Alt+Left-Click == Refresh Pricing of all Batch Postable Items
    + Shift+Alt+Left-Click==Trial Posting, prints the pricing to your chat window, but does not post any items, allowing you to verify settings
    + CTRL+Shift+Alt+Left-Click==Post all items that have the "Allow Batch Posting" checkbox selected (located at the top of the item information pane)

    Should you want to manually set prices and not allow them to be automatically adjusted for market conditions, simply select the "Fixed" pricing and manually enter a price.

    Hope this gets you on the road to even greater profits,

    Nikk

  • #1300

    I recommend extreme caution while using the post auctions tab. It will randomly "forget" the price you have selected during the post auction process, tricking you to post large quantities of reagents for next to nothing. I lost hundreds of gold due to this, so I have quit using that particular feature and just stick to individually posting auctions. The 2nd time it did it to me, I was showing a friend how to set the stacks, quantities, and prices, and it posted everything for a nice low price that I did not enter, so I am done with that. That cost me a lot of time in having to take down the auctions. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, I quit, lol.

    Is there a feature in Auctioneer to post everything in your bags at the "remember price" amount? It would be nice to avoid the alt+click+create auction rinse repeat 250 times, although I do greatly appreciate that as oppsoed to having to type in 250 prices every two days.

  • #1305

    Taflad,

    If you are using the Full Suite here, then you should notice no difference in the "suggestion" functions at all.

    Likely some disconnect occurred during installation, see http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing for detailed instructions or visit our live IRC chat through the link at the top of http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com .

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1301

    i used to be able to put n item in the AH and it would give me an automatic price for buyout. can anyone tell me why this doesnt happen any more, or what part of auctioneer i ned to do this. as it is now, i add an item and they all start at 30s and dont give a buyout price

  • #1308

    Squishboy,

    The whole idea behind BottomScanner is to obtain items for as little as possible.

    For those rare items that you want to manually set a bid higher than the minimum required, you will have to search.

    There are some **major** changes coming for BottomScanner and the SearchUI, so be on the lookout for those, likely in 5.1 or 5.2 if all goes according to plan. Once released, the functionality you request will most likely be included, again, unless some unforeseen situation arises.

    Appreciate the input and the compliment,

    Nikk

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