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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 06/27/2015
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21e 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

Note: if your SlideBar gets disabled as a result of installing this update, please type "/nsb on" to re-enable it, one time only.  We apologize for this snafu.

Bugfix changes from 5.21d2 Release:
* Now compatible with WoW 6.2
* Fix for some ItemString changes introduced by Blizzard
* LibExtraTip and TipHelper: Library fixes for some tooltip issues caused by the above

Comments

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  • #987

    It's a little confusing when you first start using it, but if you work with it, you'll learn how to use it quickly enough that within an hour or two you'll be auctioning stuff off as if you knew what you were doing. With the tools this addon provides, anyone can make money off the AH, without having to spend the hours of research and documentation that it would take otherwise.

  • #1004

    There is code to do this already- outlier is the name. Basically, it will ignore any price that is outrageously high or low- the issue occurs when you only have a couple of prices and some jerk purposefully posts numerous items at the extremes.
    After you have built up data, crazy prices should not be an issue- as much.
    As with any tool, there are ways to use it and not to use it, remember to use your brain and all the tools at your disposal before making big purchases.
    Happy Auctioneering!

  • #988

    You should make it so that if an item is XX amount more expensive than the rest of the same item, it doesnt count towards the median cost

  • #1010

    Hi there, Stekker,

    Snatch is still available, if that is to what you are referring.

    A complete search is included in AucClassic, a basic search in AucAdv, with more on the way, and BottomScanner is available in both AucClassic and AucAdvanced.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #989

    Very good addon, its only a bit strange that he don't automatic set a Buyout price, Auctioneer 4 did it...

  • #991

    gettin spamm error in chat :S

  • #997

    Looks like no one answered you. You have to use the scan function within 24 hours to use the find profit feature. It compares the items that it just scans because otherwise it would take the time of a scan by itself to find profit with each item.

  • #992

    Ugh- When I try to find a profit of 50 min. it says at the bottom "this has not been updated in 24 hours! or something like that... help please?

  • #994

    Fiffi-

    Where is your awsome "always in top 10" mod???????????????

    YOU FAIL AT AN EPIC LVL.

    DIAF

    Its sad that you have to PERSONALLY attack the people who made this great mod.

    Agian, DIAF.

  • #1011

    Hi there, Fiffi,

    Please know that there are working versions of both AuctioneerClassic and AuctioneerAdvanced at Auctioneeraddon.com/dl/

    Both are in Alpha status due to some server side issues that were introduced by the game developer. Know that all of us take any bug/error seriously and all are taken in turn.

    If you, or anyone, runs into a bug, error, or thinks of a "nice to have" addition, please be sure to let us know over at Auctioneeraddon.com. There we have a forum, wiki, and even live folks available via IRC most hours of every day to lend a hand.

    *For those unfamiliar with IRC, the function is like a live message board, and if you post something, the question/idea/complaint will be responded to as soon as someone has a free moment. Pleae be patient, far too often folks drop in, say "Hello" then depart after only a minuter or two. There are times your question may wait anywhere up to a couple hours- most of the time a few seconds- but your issue will be addressed.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #993

    Don't bother to download this addon. The scanning function ceased to work since the last patch, so prices are no longer based on actual auctions. (It bombs out with a stack error after 20mins processing).

    The response on their support forum is that they have no idea how to fix it. From my experience, programmers who can't fix a stack error should be looking for new jobs.

  • #1008

    Hi there,
    Would recommend you try WoWInterface.com, there is a specific category in their message board where you can ask Mod Authors and Power Users such questions and obtain some really good advice.
    Thank you,
    Nikk

  • #995

    Please , can someone tell me the name of the addon which shows a 2D / 3D model of the item in the item's tooltip? Thanks !

  • #1006

    Hi there,
    The short answer is, for the most part. What you need to look for is Beancounter- that can be accessed at the AH or while away and shows all of your historical buys/sells/etc.
    At present, you cannot search the AH if not at the AH- a Blizzard thing- but coming up some of this functionality will be included with AucAdv.
    The second screenshot, above, shows an example of what the tooltip will look like with Auctioneer active- if you hold the shift key and mouse over an item, even more information will be displayed.
    For more, check out all the documentation at Norganna.Org, the host site for Auctioneer, Gatherer, and Enchantrix, etc.
    Happy Auctioneering,
    Nikk

  • #996

    Is there any way to access/search pricing info when not at an Auction House?

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