Why you check the Auction House EVERY night
I have a little routine I go through every night before I actually start playing. Before logging into Amanna, I log on to my auction house alt, who is parked at the mailbox outside the bank at Stormwind.
The first thing I do is check my mail for the results of the auctions I posted the previous night. Hopefully, that means I’m clicking on a lot of gold. I’ll also have mail from my main Amanna, since the last thing I do every night after playing is mail my auctioneer all the things I want sold. Next, I run to the Auction House and put up auctions for the new items Amanna sent and any other items that didn’t sell last night. Finally, I run back to the mailbox and log out, waiting for tomorrow night.
What I also do why I’m at the Auction House every night though is search on a list of stuff I’m looking for. This list is usually small, but is high value items I’m hoping to find or find at a better price.
For a long time, Stylin’ Purple Hat and the Strength of the Clefthoof set pieces were on that list. I had bought the Heavy Clefthoof Boots a while back, but was very unlucky finding the other pieces. Last weekend I found the Heavy Clefthoof Vest, but paid dearly for it. While I’m in the process of levelling two gathering professions back up, my cash reserves have been dwindling and what I paid for that vest and the gems to socket it, left me with not a whole lot of money to play with.
So I was very pleased last night to find two bargains in my nightly search. A Stylin Purple Hat with a buyout of 30G. W00t! I had only seen the hat three times before, with the cheapest buyout at 100G. 30G seemed like a true bargain and I immediately purchased the hat. My next search as on “heavy clefthoof”. There was a pair of leggings for 70G. Given that the vest and boots have consistently sold on my server for 100-150G, I snapped these up also. I still need the gems for socketing, but I’m hoping to pay a lot less for gems now that I’ve tracked down one of our guilds jewelcrafters.
So, it pays to have a list of items to check for every night. If you’re in Outland and don’t feel like flying back to Azeroth all the time, just roll up a human and run to Stormwind. I sent her some money to stake her, then she was on her own as she starting selling things. The only downside is the hour turn-around for mail back to your main.
Let me hear from you guys. Do you have a auction alt? If not, what’s your auction strategy? If you’re checking the auction house every night, what are you looking for? What’s the best deal you’ve ever found?