Auction Tools

Zygor's Gold and Auctions guide provides a suite of tools to help you complete many common tasks involved in the gold making process. This includes identifying the most valuable goods in your inventory time, pricing and posting them, purchasing auction house "deals" and crafting ingredients.collecting items from your mailbox, and, sending items to your alts more easily.

To access the Auction Tools, speak with an Auctioneer and bring up the Auction House panel. You should see two custom tabs (Sell and Buy) added to the bottom of the default interface.

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(Note: If you still don't see them go into Zygor Options / Inventory Management and make sure "Enable Auction Tools" is checked on.)

 

The Selling Tool

The Auction Tools has two sections you can switch between, the Sell tab and the Buy tab.


The Sell tab is used to scan the Auction House for the latest pricing data, and appraise and sell items. This section is split into two sides, the Inventory List, and the Posting Panel.

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The Inventory List will pull in and list all the items that you can sell on the Auction House. The items will be listed in descending order of the most profitable items with the highest chance of selling appearing at the top. Note that items you can't sell (soulbound, quest items, ect.) will not be shown.

The Inventory List organizes items into several columns to help you manage your inventory better.

Items
The item column shows you the amounts and names of the items you have to sell.

Price

The price column shows you the estimated value of each item based on the amount you possess.

Status:

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    Prices gouged, sell now
    This means that prices are +20% above the Historical High (the highest price we've seen this item listed at in roughly 3-4 weeks).

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    Market is empty, sell now
    This is the holy grail of statuses. The item shows a healthy market history, prices have been stable, and yet, the market is temporarily empty, which means you'll have no competition.

    Prices are up, sell now
    This means that prices are 20% above the Historical High (the highest price we've seen this item listed at in roughly 3-4 weeks) but no higher than that.

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    Prices are normal
    This means that prices are between our Historical Low and Historical High point (the lowest and highest price we've seen this item listed at in roughly 3-4 weeks).

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    Prices are down, you may want to wait
    This means that prices lower than our Historical Low (the lowest price we've seen this item at in roughly 3-4 weeks).

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    Item market unstable
    This means that the patterns we see for this item suggest the market is stale and that no one is likely buying this item, even if people are listing it.

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    No trend data
    This message means that in over a month we haven't seen this item listed even one time and thus we have no data to base a price on.

 

Selling Items Using The Sell Tool

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When you're ready to start selling items simply click on an item you wish to sell from the left side list. This will update the pricing info for that item and make it ready in the right side area for posting.

The Sell Tab has all the auction creation functionality of the games own Auctions tab with additional enhanced features. This includes the ability to configure the stack size/count, the bid/buyout price, the undercut setting, as well as the auction duration. As soon as an item is loaded into the Posting Panel it will automatically be appraised and all of these settings will be configured to Zygor's best recommendations. The top right column shows the estimated daily Demand for the item, the pricing history over time, and the estimated value of the item based on current market prices. You can also change the settings to calculate based on Unit or Stack.

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The bottom portion of the Posting Panel is the Auctions List, which allows you to see all the auctions that are already on the marketplace. The value of items is estimated using the historical high/med/low pricing data. When auctions fall within this range the Posting panel will attempt to undercut the auction at the lowest in-range price point. However, if the auctions are well beyond the normal range in either direction (too low or too high) it will use the historical data to estimate a more accurate value. You can manually click any of the auctions in the list if you would prefer to compete against a different price point than the default selection. If you change your mind and want to revert back to Zygor's recommendation, simply click the "Reset to Est. Value" button.

After you've configured everything to your liking click the orange "Post" button to create an auction. Afterwards, you should see your auction appear in the Auctions List. If you happen to sell your entire stock of an item the Auction Tools will automatically select the next item in the Inventory list. This auto-selection feature, combined with the auto-configuration of prices and auction settings, allows for quick back to back posting, which should drastically reduce the time it takes to list all of your items. Be careful when you do this though as you may want to make tweaks occasionally.



The Buying Tool

You can use the Buy section to find deals and purchase items. Like the Sell section the left side of the panel features a Shopping List. You will first need to add items to this list in order to start buying.

There are 3 ways to add items to the Shopping List:

Adding items from the Gold Guide Auctions Section

First, make sure you've performed a recent scan to ensure you have the latest data. Then, open the Gold Guide Menu by clicking the quick access button (looks like a gold icon) at the top right and when the menu opens select the "Auctions" section. Here you will see a list of potential "deals" on your server. Deals are items that are estimated to be worth more than they are selling for, which creates the oppurtunity to buy them out and resell them at their actual value for a profit. This process is known as "buying low and selling high". Note that the better the oppurtunity the higher the chance that someone might also discover the oppurtunity and buyout the items before you have a chance to, so timing can be important.

When you find a deal you are interested in click the orange button at the left end of the row to send it to the Shopping List. Once your finished adding items return to the Auction House and open the Buy tab to begin making your purchases.

Adding items from Crafting Guides

First, make sure you've performed a recent scan to ensure you have the latest data. Then, open the Gold Guide Menu by clicking the quick access button (looks like a gold icon) at the top right and when the menu opens select the "Crafting" section. Select an item you'd like to craft and open its crafting guide by clicking the orange button at the left end of the row. Most crafting guides require you to gather a list of ingredients and give you the option of either farming the items or buying them from the Auction House. With the guide open to one of these steps visit the Auction House and select the Buy tab. All the items you're told to buy should automatically appear in the Shopping List.

Adding items manually by name

If you'd like to search for deals or buy items not specifically mentioned in our guides you can do so using the Add Item feature. To do so, open the Buy Tab and click the "Add Item" button to activate the search mode. Type the full name of the item in the input field and click Search. You can define custom parameters such as the max price you're looking to pay and the amount total you wish to buy. When you find the item you're after in the search results click the left icon to add it to the Shopping List.

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Buying Items Using The Buy Tool

After you're done adding items simply select one from Shopping List when you're ready to buy. As soon as you do, the Buy Tool will perform a refresh to see if the item is still available because the marketplace can change rapidly between the time it takes too add items and actually buy them. If you want to re-check everything you can use the "Appaise All" button to refresh your entire Shopping List.

The Buying region is split into two parts: The top half (Buying Panel) shows information about the next auction to be purchased, the amount, and pricing. The bottom half shows the Auctions List of availabe auctions on the market for the select item.

If any auctions are found the item will be loaded into the Buying Panel and made ready for purchase. Based on the type of item (deal, ingredient, manually added) the buying area will display its info differently. Generally though, the next buyout line shows the next auction that will be bought if you click the Buy button, the amount of items you've purchased so far/amount of items you set to purchase, and the max amount you're you set to pay. Historical data is also shown to help analyze pricing.

The bottom Auction List allows you to see all the auctions for that item on the market place. When there are no "deals" available the Buy Tools will default to the cheapest auction available. However, you can manually select any auction in the list if there's a specific stack you would prefer to buy.

Click here to continue to the next section and learn about the Mail Tools.