Today starts of a small mini series of posts that will help you use & understand the newly released addon, Trade Skill Master. Now do keep in mind, this addon isn't for everyone, if you've never used an addon such as Quick Auction or APM, it might be a little rough at the start, but once you've got all the right settings it will same you so much time, you won't even believe it!
Auctioning Items & Groups/Categories
First and foremost, let's start off by teaching you how to have this addon auction off items. You will first and foremost need to configure some settings, make sure you have the addon installed, type /tsm and the big menu will come up, you're going to want the Auctioning Groups/Options button that is to the right hand side, click it and you will see this screen to the right.
This might get a little bit hectic, but stay with me, I'll go slowly :)
I'll explain some of the items. Post cap is at three, this mean it posts 3 items of X in a group of 1 ( per auction ). Post Time is set to 48 hours by default, you could set it to 12 or 24, I like 48 though.
I undercut by 1 silver this way I don't loose out on profits. Threshold is set to 5g, this is the lowest you're willing to sell an item at before it posts it at fallback, which in this case is set to 60g.
Once you've got all of that set up, you're ready to start making groups
Click the Catergory/Group tab at the top. Now catergories and groups are different things. Categories can be made to sort out specific Items, for example if you want to categorize your groups by profession, you can make a enchanting category and put all of your scrolls in there, same with Jewelcrafting. You can also sort your glyphs by ink type, or gem colors, or any way that you'd like to categorize your groups.
- Set your default options on pricing, this includes post time, post cap, per auction, fallback & such.
- Create a group, or category ( if you do want to be organized ) named accordingly to your item that you wish to sell/list at the AH
- Go to the group, add X item to it, set custom prices if you don't like the default ones that you've set
- Go to the AH and post the item using TSM