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  • Supports: 6.1.0
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  • Updated 05/16/2015
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21d2 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 5.21c Release:
* Tooltip issue workaround - rather than overlapping, tooltip now scrolls off screen. Note: this issue is caused by a Blizzard bug, which appears to be fixed in the current PTR. Once released, we'll revert this fix.
* Attempting to use Auctioneer to post WoW Tokens now gives a message pointing you to the Auctions tab
* Remove All button added to ItemPrice filter
* Experimental transmog mode in Stat-Simple
* Stat-Simple, Stat-Purchased, Stat-StdDev updated to combined AH (Note! This will wipe your Stat-Simple stats, you'll have to start fresh in this stat.)
* Fix iLevel display in CompactUI and other cosmetic issues
* Some work to smooth out processing across scanning stages
* Assorted small bug fixes

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  • #43

    I am running v2.03 and when that loads, I get the above error. I have also noticed that some descriptions and pricing show outside the normal box.

    Thanx!

  • #42

    I have a bug too with the latest version. For some objects (that don't have prices), the *Lines auctioneer adds* to the tooltip are added many many times, and the tooltip grows very quickly (it stops after maybe 8 times). Another bug, sometimes in the 'Sell for' line, the value disappears immediatly. Finaly, after some time of play, the tooltip for target never disappears.

    that's all :p

  • #41

    I have the same error on line 250. It appears when i mouseover loots concerning quest items, items that don't have a sell price.

  • #40

    ive found a bug in the newest auctioneer, where an error pops up when i mouseover items that i'm about to loot from mobs. the error is in auctioneer.lua at line 250: attempt to index local 'data' (a nil value). any idea whats causing it?

  • #39

    I found an interesting bug, which is related to Warlock's Firestones.

    The Firestone reapplies it's "fire" every 5s to the weapon. Now, this does a whole lot of screwy stuff, like interrupt mass-production, but all other bugs are ok, I am in the city then (it's all crafitng-related), and have time to switch stuff from my hands.

    But, everytime it reapplies, it also collapses the LootLink/Auctioneer/Enchantrix stuff I am currently viewing on the item I have the cursor on. Since I have to re-open the items' tooltip then, it makes reading all the info heavily annoying...

  • #38

    ok after the new patch i decided t go and redownload just incase u changed something and didnt tell us...

    re installed and i get this error all the time

    [string "Interface\AddOns\Auctioneer\Auctioneer.lua"]:184: bad argument #1 to `find' (string expected, got nil)

  • #37

    I installed the latest version and it's not loading, at startup and reloadui it gives the following error:

    Needs LootLink >= 2.1.3 (Exiting)

  • #36

    Hey for some reason your screenshot shows the :

    Sell Price for 2: 3

    on the bottom of the rectangle but for some reason my one is under the name of the object and for some items it doesnt show did you update something?

    This is wierd i've disabled auctioneer and the sell value is still there it might be something else....

    (edit hmmm seems like it was lootlink that was giving me that sell price..... now that i've disabled the lootlink showinfo auctineer doesnt seem to be showing)

    (edit 2.. lol k i think i get it now.... jsut ignore my ramble and just answer this question: how did u get the sell value to be under all the text?)

  • #35

    Hi, Whenever you sell something, the object informations get messed up and show the auctioneer data 4-5 times. Otherwise, I solved the problem tman encountered by reinstalling latest auctioneer, lootlink and dynamicdata.

  • #34

    Installed and just as I enter the game, I get the following error: String: Interface\AddOns\Auctioneer\Auctioneer.lua Line 328 Count: 1 Error attempt to call global 'LLH_OnLoad'(a nil value)

  • #33

    I love this mod, but here's the one extra I wish it had--the ability to automatically point out items with high price spreads at the three auction houses. Perhaps a "sort by price differential" feature would do the trick.

  • #32

    So Mr. Tard - what do you think happens when i scan the auction house myself - to physically look for medium leather, all weapons or everything and sort into whats on short?

  • #31

    In the USA this mod has slowed the Auction House very much because thousands of people scanning it every now and then. Prove me wrong or stop using and updating this mod?

  • #30

    I was thinking that it would be great if you could only see what professions are using differend kind of items, nothing else.

    In Auctioneer there is so much usless stuff (for our guild =) so thats why I dont want to use that. Well our "salesman" like auctioneer, so it is great when you need it. =)

    So could there be that kind of addon?


    Paavonpoika Hiidenkaarti EU Shattered Hand

  • #29

    so can someone explain how to read the info thats gathered? (edit nm i think i've worked it out)

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