The remote auction house application costs $2.99 per month on top of your wow subscription. If you do decide to purchase this feature here are some pointers to help you use it effectively.
There are no addons on the remote auction house so you won’t be posting hundreds of items, in fact, you can’t make more than 200 transactions per day. So what is this good for? Two things: buying cheap goods throughout the day and posting auctions when the competition thinks you are away.
Buying cheap goods is easy. Simply look for deals throughout the day by running searches for various items you’d like to buy. The best times to check are when most people are not on since farmers will be posting but there won’t be enough buyers available and so prices drop. Around 10 AM and 2 PM have proven to be really good buying times although it doesn’t hurt to also check right during lunch time.
Posting is now also possible during non prime times and I would recommend doing this for very popular gems such as +30 stamina gems or very popular minor glyphs like glyph of charge. Posting gems is actually difficult with the phone because it doesn’t allow you to post more than one stack of one gem at a time. I haven’t found this issue with other items besides gems so just be aware.
A trick which most players utilize when camping the auction house is to friend their competition. If you have someone who has friended you in order to compete with you then what they will do is wait until you log to post all their items. With the remote auction house you can now log off and sneak your auctions back onto the auction house after your “friends” have posted. I’ve found this works remarkably well in the gem and enchanting markets!
You can post any item with the remote auction house that is in your mail box, character bags or guild bank for any character you select at the time. This is incredibly useful for posting quickly and efficiently even without addon help. For the majority of players who post 10-50 items this tool can be a godsend. If you’re into posting hundreds well it won’t help much except provide you with a method for snatching up goods cheaply.
While logged in you can still perform searches but you cannot post or buy items.
One bug I've found with the remote auction house is for items that cannot stack being sold in groups. If you tell the app to sell 20 Bold Cardinal Rubies one at a time then it will stop posting after 1 so you have to tell it to do each one individually. Other than this one bug I've found the tool to be incredibly useful. What's your experience been?
Blizzard has set a limit on how many transaction you can make each day on
the remote AH, but this number is just laughably low. Today I hit it after
20 minutes, and that's just silly given I actually pay real money for it.
If you find this news-worthy, I hope you can help me promte this issue on
your blog, and hopefully more auctioneers will contest this limit and let
Blizzard know a change is needed.
for more info:
I raised the concern at EU forums:
The issue was raised at US forums a week ago:
With kind regards
McShcnitzel, EU Dragonblight"