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#1 Mar 18 2011 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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So here's the scenario. You put up some auctions and head out to do you dailies and such, after a couple hours you come back to see you stuff has been undercut. You can still make a profit if you re-post your items and undercut this other guy/gal, but you lose the deposit of course, and your profit per item goes down.

What do you do?
Re-post right away!:1 (2.9%)
Leave the auction up and hope it sells.:24 (70.6%)
Whine about the guy in trade chat.:0 (0.0%)
It depends...:9 (26.5%)

I realize there's a lot of factors involved, but in the end I usually tend to leave things up until they expire in the hope someone buys out the lower priced stuff, and people are left with my stuff to buy. The exception tends to be things with a lower deposit, like glyphs.

Anyway, thoughts?

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Edited, Mar 18th 2011 9:10am by someproteinguy
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#2 Mar 18 2011 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
I'm simply way too lazy to sit there and repost stuff again. I've seem to have lost the add ons I used for posting massive amounts of stuff, used to use quick auctions, then it turned into apm or something, and then it turned into something else so I just gave up.

I don't really play the auction house enough to really bother.
#3 Mar 18 2011 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
I don't believe I've ever checked to see if I've been undercut or not. That being said I don't always post my stuff as the cheapest price anyway, and it all still usually sells.
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#4 Mar 18 2011 at 11:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Depends on what I expect the market to be. Something like enchanting mats, I'm probably not the lowest, anyway. Cut gems should sell over the course of 48 hours anyway, and I don't lose much if they don't. A high-ticket item like a crafted/world drop BoE will probably only sell one, so there's an incentive to relist as long as the undercut isn't too deep (just not right away - if he's watching, he's going to relist again immediately, but if he's more casual than me he might be gone in an hour).
#5 Mar 19 2011 at 2:17 AM Rating: Good
I put that I never repost, but that's not entirely true. I do on occasion, just not very often. With high volume items like different trade mats I don't, but if I'm trying to sell a vanity pet that I've been having trouble selling (azure whelpling and mechanical chicken are recent ones) I will check periodically and undercut by a few silver or something.

Most people who undercut are just uninformed. All undercutting does is lower the price of stuff. Sure it can help people sell faster, but you also lose money by undercutting. Most of the time when I sell stuff for my pre-determined price, or for a median price, it sells anyways. Maybe not instantaneous, but by the next day.
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#6 Mar 19 2011 at 3:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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I copypaste stuff all the time, it gets me +1's!

Oh wait, that's not what you're talking about is it?
And I just post stuff and check my mialbox a day or two later to see if it has sold or not, way too much effort to repost and ****.
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#7 Mar 20 2011 at 6:24 AM Rating: Good
I'm a volume buyer and seller. I bid on over 500 items a day, and have hundreds of items up at any time on both horde and alliance. I try to do my ah activity in the morning and before starting evening activities. No, I don't recheck to see what's been undercut. If it sells, it sells. If not, it gets reposted after it expires.

The only time I would check is if I was to craft an epic and put it up. That's not really a market I like to play.
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#8 Mar 20 2011 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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It depends.

I usually don't pay attention to auctions once they're posted so I'm not inclined to notice if I get undercut.

The exception being when I'm taking advantage of one of the holiday metas or if I've found something hot.

For example, the blank scrolls that you put inscriptions on were added to the inventory of the inscription mat vendors back before Cata but no one apparently noticed so I'd buy them by the bag full and post them on the AH - was "dumping" them for 100g a stack for a while until some other peeps got into the market (they never matched my quantities so I suspect the poor bastards were making them with inscription).

Even when the market finally crashed down to 20g a stack it was still well worth it and I still checked several times a day, but rather then re-posting, I was simply tossing up 10 at a time so I'd just toss up ten more at the lower price (this is what made me suspect the competition was making theirs as they were re-posting).
#10 Apr 02 2011 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm one of those idiots that lets auctioneer do most of the work. If I see a VERY low price (or a low bid) I'll do some snooping to find out how right it is, same with very high prices, but usually I trust the addon. Then, once they're posted, I forget about 'em til the mail icon lights up a day or two later.
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#11 Apr 02 2011 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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I had some amazing AH success the past couple days I was just looking to clear up some long collected gear that I can't really use since I only have one character slot ... semi available, just have to get a friend to log on to hand them the guild that the current place-holding character owns, kill the character off and recreate to something I'll actually play... hmm maybe actually try shaman... anyway, dumping this gear I went from 5 gold on this character to 300 gold and still have half the auctions to go... people were paying 30 gold for some lower level (15-30ish) good stats gear, even shoulders and chest were selling which confused me as I thought BoA were king now for those slots.

Anyway, just makes my life easier as a gold transfer between characters is a single mail with the gold attached less postage cost, while having to mail all the gear that was being held in their personal bank is a much bigger process so I'm glad to see it go, for insane money, 35 gold for a stack of linen, 40 gold for a stack of wool... I hate my server when I am looking to buy gear but since I've always held onto useful stat bearing gear of armor types I'll use I haven't actually had to buy much if anything.

Also when I actually need different cloth types I just get a high character to go solo the appropriate dungeon and gather the cloth drops... ore or herbs? same send in a high level to grab what you need and get back to work.

Edited, Apr 2nd 2011 11:17pm by Gwenorgan
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