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AuctionLite  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.8.12
by: Merial [More]
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http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20756

Overview

AuctionLite makes it easy to use the auction house!

With AuctionLite, you can:
  • Buy
    • Show all listings for an item on a single page, sorted by per-item price
    • Buy out multiple listings at the same time
    • Search for your favorite items with a single click
  • Sell
    • Suggest prices based on the current competition
    • Create multiple listings at the same time
  • Scan
    • Download all auction house data in just seconds
    • Track historical prices and find deals
    • Add tooltips to items with vendor, auction, and disenchant prices

In short, AuctionLite tries to make the most common auction house tasks as simple as possible, and AuctionLite strives for minimal overhead and clutter in its interface.

If you enjoy using AuctionLite, please consider making a donation via Paypal: Click here to lend your support!

Quick Start

Buying items: Type an item name into the "Buy" tab and click "Search". (You don't have to fill in a quantity.) Select the listings you want to buy, click "Buyout", and then click "Approve". Due to Blizzard's addon restrictions, you will have to click "Approve" once for each listing.
  • Control-right-click an item in your bags from any AH tab to search on the "Buy" tab
  • Use shift-click and control-click to select and purchase multiple listings

Selling items: Drag an item from your bags into the "Sell" tab slot. Enter the number and size of the stacks you'd like to sell, adjust prices if necessary, and click "Create Auction".
  • Alt-right-click an item in your bags from any AH tab to load it into the "Sell" tab
  • Click on any competing auction to undercut that auction
  • Use the tab key to jump between fields
  • Hit enter to start the auction

Scanning: Click "Full Scan" on the "Buy" tab. When scanning is complete, you'll get a list of the best deals currently available at the auction house.
  • If you navigate away from the deals page, use "Show Deals" in the "Advanced" menu to return
  • If you are disconnected during scanning, try disabling the fast scan feature (use "/al config")

Other features:
  • To search for your own listings (and your competition), choose "Show My Auctions" from the "Advanced" menu
  • Click the checkmark next to any item in the "Buy" tab to mark it as a favorite, and then select "Show Favorites" from the
  • "Advanced" menu to search for all your favorites at once
  • Go straight to your preferred tab when opening the AH
  • Open all your bags when visiting the AH

For more details, read on!

Buying Items

To buy an item with AuctionLite, type the name of the item you want into the "Buy" tab and click "Search" (or alt-right-click an item in your bags).

If your search returns only one kind of item, you'll see a list of all auctions for that item, sorted by the per-item buyout price (or per-item bid price, if no buyout price is available). Your own auctions are shown in yellow, and auctions where you are the highest bidder will show the bid price in yellow. If you want to bid or buy out a listing, click on it, click "Bid" or "Buyout", and then approve the purchase. You can select multiple auctions by control-clicking or shift-clicking.

If your search returns multiple items, you'll see a summary of the kinds of items that your search encountered. Click on any of these summary lines to see all listings for that item, as described above. To get back to the summary page, click the arrow button in the upper-left corner of the frame.

If you know exactly how many items you want to buy, type the number into the "Quantity" field when searching. AuctionLite will then offer to fill your order by selecting the auction listings that minimize the total cost to you. AuctionLite is smart enough to find the absolute minimal cost in most cases, including cases where you can buy more items to get a lower total price. If you would like AuctionLite to consider the resale value of excess items when making this decision (e.g., you ask for 10 items, but you'd rather get 11 at 101g than 10 at 100g), then you can enable the "Consider Resale Value" option (use "/al config"). If AuctionLite suggests purchasing more items than you originally requested (for any reason), it will show you to the expected resale value of the excess items and the net cost of the items you requested.

AuctionLite will incorporate all of the price data that your searches return into its historical data. Thus, the prices for items you frequently purchase will always be up to date, even if you don't do full auction house scans.

Favorites

On the "Buy" tab's summary display, you can click on the checkmark to the left of any item to mark it as a favorite (click again to unmark). Then, you can choose "Show Favorites" in the "Advanced" menu to quickly search for all of your favorites. Your favorites will also get bumped to the top of the summary display in any future search.

If you'd like to create multiple favorites lists, you can do so in the AuctionLite configuration screen (use "/al config"). Your lists will show up in a submenu of the "Show Favorites" menu option. When creating a favorites list, you can type any item name, but you must type the entire name exactly as it appears in-game (case does not need to match). You can also drag-and-drop items into the "Add an Item" field.

Your Auctions

In order to see auctions that you're selling, choose "Show My Auctions" from the "Advanced" menu. AuctionLite will search for all your current auctions so that you can see your competition. On the summary screen, any items where you've been undercut will be shown with a red background.

If you'd like to cancel an auction, just click the item, select your listing(s), and click "Cancel". You can select and cancel multiple auctions by using shift-click and control-click.

If you'd like to cancel auctions in bulk, you can do this in a number of ways. First, clicking the "Cancel" button when nothing is selected will cancel all auctions on that page (and all auctions period, if you're on the summary screen!). Second, control-clicking the "Cancel" button will cancel all such auctions that have been undercut (i.e., auctions that have a competitor at a lower per-item price). Finally, you can right-click any line in the summary screen in order to cancel all auctions or cancel undercut auctions.

Selling Items

To sell an item with AuctionLite, start by dragging the item into the box on the "Sell" tab (or by alt-right-clicking an item in your bags). AuctionLite will immediately scan for all competing auctions, and it will suggest an appropriate price for your auction. In addition to setting bid and buyout prices, you can also tell AuctionLite to post multiple stacks of a certain size.

AuctionLite will display a list of competing auctions so that you can verify the accuracy of AuctionLite's suggestions. Any listings shown in gray are listings that AuctionLite considered to be outliers--that is, listings with abnormally low prices. AuctionLite typically chooses a price that is just less than the lowest non-outlier price, since this price is a reasonable estimate of the market-clearing price. If you disagree with AuctionLite's estimate of the market-clearing price, you can click on any auction in the display to undercut it by a few percent. Listings shown in yellow are your own auctions; clicking on them will fill in the prices you set for those auctions.

AuctionLite also shows some historical data for your item in the chat window. Every time AuctionLite scans for an item, it will incorporate the latest prices into its historical data, weighted according to the frequency of its scans.

If you want to sell items quickly, you can use alt-right-click even on the "Browse" tab in order to move an item into the "Sell" tab. If you approve of AuctionLite's initial suggestions, hitting enter will post the auction immediately.

If you'd like to save settings for a particular item, click the down arrow near the item slot in the "Sell" tab. Selecting any of these options will save your current stack size, stack count, or prices for future use.

AuctionLite's pricing scheme can be customized in the AuctionLite options screen (Escape -> Interface -> Addons -> AuctionLite).

Scanning

You can tell AuctionLite to scan all listings in the auction house by clicking the "Full Scan" button on the "Buy" tab.

After all auction data has been retrieved, AuctionLite will analyze the data and record the current market prices for later use. AuctionLite will take into account how frequently and how recently you've scanned, so there's no need to worry about how often you scan. Note that if you cancel the scan by closing the auction house, no data will be recorded.

AuctionLite also stores all price data from your scans in the "Buy" and "Sell" tabs, so even if you don't scan frequently, the prices for items that you buy and sell will stay up to date.

Deals

After you've completed a full scan, AuctionLite will search for all items in the auction house that are underpriced relative to previous scans, and it will show you these items ranked by potential profit. If you navigate away from this screen, you can recall the list of deals from the last scan of your current AH visit by going to "Advanced" and clicking "Show Deals". To set the parameters for this search, go to the AuctionLite options screen (in the "Advanced" menu) and set the minimum profit and the minimum discount relative to previous prices.

Tooltips

AuctionLite adds a few lines to the bottom of each item tooltip in the game to show the vendor sell price, the expected disenchant value, and the estimated auction house value. The disenchant value is based on the current value of the disenchanted dust/essences/shards at the auction house.

By default, AuctionLite shows the value for the entire stack. However, if you'd like to see the per-item price instead of the per-stack price, just hold the shift key. If you'd like this to be the other way around (i.e., per-item prices normally, and per-stack prices when holding shift), this setting can be adjusted in the AuctionLite options screen (type "/al config").

If you'd rather not see AuctionLite's information in tooltips, they can be customized or disabled in the AuctionLite options screen (type "/al config"). You can set each line in the tooltip so that it always appears, never appears, or appears only if the applicable data is available (e.g., if we have an auction house price for that item).

External API

AuctionLite supports Tekkub's GetAuctionBuyout interface, so any addon that uses this interface will automatically be able to retrieve price data from AuctionLite.

In addition to this standard interface, other addons that wish to use AuctionLite's data can use the following methods:

price = AuctionLite:GetDisenchantValue(link or id[, suffix])
price = AuctionLite:GetAuctionValue(link or id[, suffix])

These methods return AuctionLite's disenchant and auction prices, which are the same numbers you see in the tooltips. You can pass an item string, an item link, or an item ID, but note that if you pass an ID for an item that typically has a suffix (e.g., "of the Monkey"), then you need to provide the suffix as the second argument. AuctionLite doesn't track bid prices--just buyout prices.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to cyberloras, mysticalos, kolenka, phanx, inexstinctus, vebev, and haghala for contributing bug fixes and features, and thanks to the Curse/WowAce/WowInterface community for their bug reports and suggestions.

Many, many thanks to the folks who took the time to translate AuctionLite to other languages!
  • Brazilian Portuguese: phalk, renanwar
  • French: Pettigrow, FreakyGreaser
  • German: nesta666, Farook, archiv, callmechris, tholas1234, hero66
  • Italian: _YuSaKu_, kappesante
  • Korean: eljei, san0713, kdw112, maknae, netaras, Sayclub, ohmytrance
  • Russian: Vampik, RustamIrzaev, StingerSoft
  • Simplified Chinese: tnt2ray, wowuicn, dh0000
  • Spanish: karrash76, virginc
  • Traditional Chinese: tnt2ray, a9012456, s8095324

Version History

Changes in v1.8.12:
  • Updated for WoW 5.4

Changes in v1.8.11:
  • Updated for WoW 5.3

Changes in v1.8.10:
  • Updated for WoW 5.2
  • Battle pets can only be sold one at a time (Blizzard restriction :-()
  • Updated disenchant tables (thanks, Inexstinctus!)

Changes in v1.8.9:
  • Added Italian and Spanish localizations

Changes in v1.8.8:
  • Updated for WoW 5.1
  • Battle pets can now be sold via AL
  • Updated localizations

Changes in v1.8.7:
  • Fixed glyph taint issues (Thanks, Szandos!)

Changes in v1.8.6:
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization (Thanks, Phalk & Renanwar!)

Changes in v1.8.5:
  • More WoW 5.0.4 updates (Thanks, Mysticalos!)

Changes in v1.8.4:
  • Updated for WoW 5.0.4 (Thanks, Cyberloras!)

Changes in v1.8.3:
  • Updated for WoW 4.3

Changes in v1.8.2:
  • Updated for WoW 4.2
  • Fixed a bug on the "open all bags" feature
  • Fixed the assertion failures in QueryAuctions (hopefully)

Changes in v1.8.1:
  • Added placement options for tooltips in AL tabs
  • Added the option to undercut auctions by a fixed amount
  • Fixed problems when spam-cancelling auctions
  • Fixed Lua error when creating a new favorites list

Changes in v1.8:
  • Fix bug that would occasionally cause unintended purchases when clicking through long lists of approvals (hopefully!)
  • Added placement options for tooltips in AL tabs

Changes in v1.7.4:
  • Fix breakage in previous version due to missing localization string

Changes in v1.7.3:
  • You can now repeatedly click the cancel button to cancel multiple auctions
  • Workaround for fast scan errors (due to a Blizzard bug)

Changes in v1.7.2:
  • No changes; version number incremented to resolve packager problems

Changes in v1.7.1:
  • Eliminate UpdateDeposit() Lua errors

Changes in v1.7:
  • Updated for WoW 4.0.1
  • Due to a change in Blizzard's interface, mass buyout now requires a click on the "Approve" button for each listing :-(
  • For the same reason, posting partial stacks has been disabled :-(

Changes in v1.6.4:
  • Hold the control key when placing an item in the "Sell" tab to skip the scan
  • Menus showing your favorites lists are now sorted
  • Fixed a bug with per-stack saved prices

Changes in v1.6.3:
  • More updates for WoW 3.3.3
  • Fix auction duration bug
  • Use new multi-auction interface
  • Use old graphics for all parts of "Sell" tab (for now!)

Changes in v1.6.2:
  • Updated for WoW 3.3.3

Changes in v1.6.1:
  • Updated disenchant tables
  • Updated localizations

Changes in v1.6:
  • Multiple favorites lists can now be created in the AuctionLite configuration screen
  • Stack size, stack count, and price preferences can be saved on a per-item basis in the "Sell" tab using the menu next to the item's icon
  • Localizations have been updated
  • Future localizations will be populated automatically from Wowace.com, resulting in much faster turnaround time

Changes in v1.5.4:
  • Suppress Blizzard auction messages in all chat windows
  • Fixed another bug in tooltip vendor prices

Changes in v1.5.3:
  • Fixed bug in stack creation when posting auctions
  • Fixed bug in tooltip vendor prices

Changes in v1.5.2:
  • Updated for WoW 3.3

Changes in v1.5.1:
  • Fixed bug when default stack size is set to 1
  • Updated French and Russian localization files

Changes in v1.5:
  • Click the "Cancel" button on the "Buy" tab in order to cancel all auctions of yours on the current display (clicking on the "Show My Auctions" screen will cancel everything)
  • Control-click as above to cancel auctions that have been undercut
  • Right-click items on the summary screen in order to "Cancel All Auctions" or "Cancel Undercut Auctions"
  • Confirmation screen when cancelling auctions with bids
  • Confirmation screen when posting items below vendor price
  • Chat window shows total value of auctions posted
  • Fixed bug in automatic stack size computation
  • Updated localization files

Changes in v1.4.1:
  • Fixed Lua error that appeared when one of your favorites is not found.

Changes in v1.4:
  • Suppress "Auction won" spam when buying/selling/cancelling auctions
  • Show how many auctions are yours in the "Buy" tab's summary screen
  • Auction data storage can now be disabled/cleared
  • Localization updates

Changes in v1.3:
  • Updated for WoW 3.2
  • AL now uses WoW's built-in vendor data, reducing its memory footprint by a few megabytes
  • AuctionLite:GetVendorValue() and GetSellValue are no longer supported

Changes in v1.2.1:
  • Fixed bug in German translation
  • Added Russian translation

Changes in v1.2.0:
  • Specify one extra stack in the "Sell" tab to sell excess items as a smaller stack (e.g., if you have 50 items and you enter "3 stacks of 20", AL will create 2 stacks of 20 and 1 stack of 10)
  • When the number of stacks to sell is changed, the size of the stacks will be adjusted if necessary (e.g., if you have 20 items and you specify 20 stacks, AL will set the size to 1 automatically)
  • New options for customizing the default number/size of stacks
  • Vendor data updated for WoW 3.1.1
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Changes in v1.1.5:
  • Updated for WoW 3.1

Changes in v1.1.4:
  • Fixed bug when sorting favorites that aren't currently in the AH

Changes in v1.1.3:
  • Much smarter algorithm for choosing listings in "Buy" tab
  • Buying/canceling the last listing for an item will take you to the summary view

Changes in v1.1.2:
  • Recently sold items no longer appear in "Show My Auctions"
  • All favorites appear in "Show Favorites", even if they're not currently in the AH
  • Updates to German localization

Changes in v1.1.1:
  • Number formatting fix in "Sell" tab
  • Scanner bug fix

Changes in v1.1:
  • Sortable columns
  • Improvements in auction searching/purchasing
  • Localized to French, German, Korean, and Chinese (many thanks to the translators listed above!)

Changes in v1.0.3:
  • Better error messages in "Buy" frame
  • Suppress stack-splitting dialog when shift-clicking in "Buy" frame
  • Added tooltips to mailbox items

Changes in v1.0.2:
  • Fixed Lua error

Changes in v1.0.1:
  • Fixed money icon flicker in tooltip
  • Fixed control/alt-right-click when not at auction house
  • Shift-left-click now works on the "Buy" tab

Changes in v1.0:
  • Implemented Tekkub's GetSellValue and GetAuctionBuyout
  • Undercut auctions are shown in red in the "Show My Auctions" list
  • Fixed some display bugs in tooltips
  • Save your place in the "Buy" frame when going to/from summary view
  • Allow zero buyouts (i.e., bid only)
  • Don't undercut historical prices
  • Miscellaneous config screen cleanup

Changes in v0.9:
  • Tooltips now show expected disenchant value
  • Tooltips use money icons
  • Better configuration options for tooltips

Changes in v0.8:
  • You can cancel your own auctions by selecting them and clicking "Cancel" (use shift-click and control-click to select and cancel many auctions)
  • See your own auctions and your competition by choosing "Show My Auctions" in the "Advanced" menu

Changes in v0.7:
  • Fast scanning: Perform a full AH scan in seconds!
  • Deals: Show profit opportunities after each scan
  • Favorites: Mark your favorite items and search for them quickly
  • Control-right-click jumps to "Buy" tab and searches
  • Alt-right-click jumps to "Sell" tab and searches
  • Jump to your preferred tab when opening the AH
  • Open all bags when opening the AH
  • Show time elapsed and time remaining on searches
  • Options GUI is available in Blizzard's interface options panel
  • Upgraded to Ace3

Changes in v0.6:
  • Items with jewels/enchants are labeled with a "+"
  • Add tooltips to merchant, buyback, and loot
  • Allow vendor multiplier to be set for when selling an item with no history
  • Compatible with AuctionMaster
  • Yet more bug fixes and UI tweaks

Changes in v0.5:
  • Select multiple items in the "Buy" tab with control/shift
  • Toggle per-stack and per-item prices in tooltips with shift
  • Add tooltips to item links
  • Allow users to set undercut percentage
  • Bug fixes and UI tweaks

Changes in v0.4:
  • Added "Buy" tab for easily searching and buying out auctions
  • Added alt-right-click shortcuts
  • Remember custom prices within a given visit to the auction house
  • Reuse previous auction prices by clicking on your own auctions in the display
  • Added external API
  • Numerous bug fixes and UI enhancements

Changes in v0.3:
  • Prices can be specified as per-item or per-stack prices
  • Undercut specific auctions by clicking on them in the "Competing Auctions" display
  • Tooltips can be disabled if desired
  • Preferences for duration and pricing method are now saved
  • When absolutely no data is available, we use triple the vendor price
  • Numerous bug fixes

Changes in v0.2:
  • Added tooltips with vendor sell price and auction value
  • Your own auctions are now shown in yellow in the "Competing Auctions" display
  • Pricing algorithm will no longer undercut your own auctions
  • Added warning when your buyout is less than the vendor price
  • Fixed bugs in the auction scanner and the auction display

Changes in v0.1:
  • Initial version
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Re: AuctionLite publicity

Originally posted by ShaneSveller
I'd just like to point out that AuctionLite has been getting a little extra publicity over at NoStockUI at this post. If you'd like to chime in in the comments at all, make corrections to anything or add anything you feel needs to be said, please let me know. (I am the author of said post.)

Also, I'm looking for authors to interview about a handful of things, so if you might be interested, please let me know that as well.
Thanks a ton--the publicity and the step-by-step tutorial are much appreciated!

I'd be delighted to do an interview at some point--just drop me a line at merial.kilrogg@gmail.com. And if you have any suggestions or feedback for the addon, definitely let me know.
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Re: Re: AuctionLite publicity

Looks like you got highlighted on WowInsider as well!

http://www.wowinsider.com/2009/03/31...t-auctionlite/

Excellent. I've been recommending your addon on http://wowmb.net/ (Warlock's Den) and in the Insider comments where appropriate... glad to see AL getting noticed.
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Re: Re: Re: AuctionLite publicity

Originally posted by Lephturn
Looks like you got highlighted on WowInsider as well!

http://www.wowinsider.com/2009/03/31...t-auctionlite/

Excellent. I've been recommending your addon on http://wowmb.net/ (Warlock's Den) and in the Insider comments where appropriate... glad to see AL getting noticed.
Awesome. Thanks, Leph! I really appreciate the extra publicity.
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I've been using AL for 3 weeks or so now, it's truly a great addon, thanks!

I do have a couple of questions though:

- Do I miss anything by doing a 'fast scan' (opposed to non-fast full scan)? Fast scan takes, oh, 15 secs; the first time I thought it must of just faulted out. So I guess the better question is, Are there any downsides beyond the risk for disconnection for fast scans?

- AL started off very, very light on memory. Over the past couple of weeks it has devolped a bit of a beer belly. I am posting and buying from the AH at least once a day, sometimes several times a day to give you an idea of my usage. Current memory usage sits ~15 meg and sits in the #1 slot by a long shot over the next addon. Is this an acceptable level given my frequency of usage?

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AL started off very, very light on memory. Over the past couple of weeks it has devolped a bit of a beer belly. I am posting and buying from the AH at least once a day, sometimes several times a day to give you an idea of my usage. Current memory usage sits ~15 meg and sits in the #1 slot by a long shot over the next addon. Is this an acceptable level given my frequency of usage?
At roughly 2 fast scans a day and one batch of buying and posting every ~1-1.5 days, for at least 3 weeks, my memory usage was between 7-8MB. Just some perspective. You might poke around in the SavedVariables file for it and see if it looks like it's storing something it shouldn't. Or maybe with that level of usage, that's to be expected, I don't know. Do you happen to use it across several realms?
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Originally posted by ShaneSveller
At roughly 2 fast scans a day and one batch of buying and posting every ~1-1.5 days, for at least 3 weeks, my memory usage was between 7-8MB. Just some perspective. You might poke around in the SavedVariables file for it and see if it looks like it's storing something it shouldn't. Or maybe with that level of usage, that's to be expected, I don't know. Do you happen to use it across several realms?
I do have it enabled on more than one realm, but my 'main' realm is the only one I've ever done AH scans or even visited the AH on.
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Originally posted by NavyFC
- Do I miss anything by doing a 'fast scan' (opposed to non-fast full scan)? Fast scan takes, oh, 15 secs; the first time I thought it must of just faulted out. So I guess the better question is, Are there any downsides beyond the risk for disconnection for fast scans?
Nope, the only downside is the risk of disconnection.

In fact, the fast scan is better in some respects than the normal scan, since the interface for the fast scan is extremely simple. With a normal scan, AL has to do a bunch of work to match up queries and replies, and there's more potential for things to go wrong. With the fast scan, it's one request, one reply, and you're done.

- AL started off very, very light on memory. Over the past couple of weeks it has devolped a bit of a beer belly. I am posting and buying from the AH at least once a day, sometimes several times a day to give you an idea of my usage. Current memory usage sits ~15 meg and sits in the #1 slot by a long shot over the next addon. Is this an acceptable level given my frequency of usage?
If you're only scanning on one faction/server, 15 MB is about the max you should see. However, if you scan on a different server or a different faction on the same server, you'll see a pretty quick jump in the amount of memory consumed. If you check out the file WTF/Account/<YOURACCOUNT>/SavedVariables/AuctionLite.lua, you can see what's actually being stored--for example, you can confirm that the data being stored is for one realm/faction only.

If you do have data for another realm or faction, you can just delete it from the saved variables file (while you're logged out) in order to trim things down a bit. Otherwise, the only recourse right now is to delete the saved variables file and start over. Longer term, I'm planning to add some new features that will allow you to limit the amount of data stored even for a single realm.
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Hey Merial, just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate AL. It's soooo much more user-friendly and soooo much less top-heavy than a certain other AH suite. This is hands down one of the best addons out there. I'm using it on my ah runners for every server. Keep up the fantastic work!
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Kudos... I've been using AL for about 2-weeks and love it. I've been using Auctioneer for years and finally was able to loose that 500 lb. gorilla.
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Oh god i hope this works...

I tried offering Norganna $3,000.00 to bring back and maintain updates for AH Classic, but he did not want it.. I figured there would have been a ton of people that would appreciate having it back...


But now there is this addon, which i will try out and hope to god that it does what I am looking for... if it does, I am coming back on and looking for the donate button.

--EDIT--
Okay it crashed right away when attempting my first scan (fast)... and i got a great connection and latency to my server.
<more to come>
Logged back in to do another scan, but was not presented with the option to do a slow or fast scan, so it crashed again.
<more to come>
Logged back in and configured (removed check mark from "Fast Scan) and everything went smooth ... now to post some auctions
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Posted some auctions, all done... using 3.6 megs memory.. i like!


IDEA - SUGGESTION

(1) Make it so that we can turn ON or OFF the ability to auto post an item from our bags by alt-right click in the config settings... since we are seeing the pricing in the tooltip, it would save a lot of time to not have to click "Create Auction" on every one... or use a combination for this feature, like ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK for auto create auction. Or implement a feature much like Igor's Mass Auction, where is allows you to fill up 25 slots then a single click auto posts all of them.

(2) Default the largest amount of stacks to be sold to the amount you have in your bags, rather than defaulting to 1 stack.
Example: 6 stacks of Light Leather
Default post is to sell one stack at a time, would save another step.
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search66 & voodoodad2000:

Thanks! Glad you're enjoying AL.

Tweeker:

Glad you've got things working. In my experience, fast scans are more likely to cause disconnects when there's heavy load on the server. If you try it during off-peak hours, you may have better luck.

Regarding your suggestions:

1. I'll see if I can add a "quick post" option like this in the future. Note that if there's competition for the item you're selling, AL sets its price by undercutting, so the price in the tooltip is not necessarily the price that will be used when posting.

2. I'll add an option for larger stack sizes in an upcoming version.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Great Addon!! I've been using it for about a week now and profits are good With the low memory footprint I'm able to actually keep it running on all my toons instead of just my banker, lol.

Are there any options, especially one I likely missed, for saving the pricing info that is user set? For example enchanting mats, I like to list certain shards and dust at a specific price point. When I link one into the Sell tab, a price is automagically input based on my undercut settings, not the amount I had previously sold the item for.

If the option is not there, is there any way to add another field on the sell tab to show what I had previously listed the item for? If something like that would add too much bloat to this addon, then please disregard the suggestion. Auctionlite does it's job really well as it is and I for one wouldnt want to add features to mess with that
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Originally posted by Vis
Are there any options, especially one I likely missed, for saving the pricing info that is user set? For example enchanting mats, I like to list certain shards and dust at a specific price point. When I link one into the Sell tab, a price is automagically input based on my undercut settings, not the amount I had previously sold the item for.

If the option is not there, is there any way to add another field on the sell tab to show what I had previously listed the item for? If something like that would add too much bloat to this addon, then please disregard the suggestion. Auctionlite does it's job really well as it is and I for one wouldnt want to add features to mess with that
Hey Vis,

Glad you like the addon!

Right now AuctionLite doesn't remember anything about previous prices you've used when listing an item. I actually really like the idea of adding a new entry to the Sell tab to show your previous price, since that gives you an easy way to compare current prices to previous ones. Remembering your previous prices will consume some extra memory, but maybe I could restrict it to, say, the last 100 items you've sold.

Anyway, I'll put this on the list for a future version. Thanks for the suggestion!
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On further thought, if each toon had their own saved variable file specifically for self entered AH prices, you wouldn't really have to worry about bloat. I think most people that run AH scanning addons have banktoons to simplify things too.
Doing it that way would allow the program to run as it is now for a players regular toons using 10-15 megs of ram and supplying pricing. Then the database of player set pricing could be set to only load on their bank toon. No performance worries for most bank toons
Something as simple as a checkbox in the options per toon to save player entered pricing would work also.
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