Monday, May 9, 2011

Size Matters!

Stack size, that is.

This post is dedicated to all of the industrious goblins out there who listed 217 of any item, in stacks of one.

Please go die.

On behalf of every goblin out there, I would like to thank all the players who list your stacks in reasonable numbers. 5, 10, 20, 200. You make our day. If you list large quantities of things in stacks of one, you are only hurting your own sales. Now on certain markets it's fine to list a reasonable quantity of items in stacks of 1. Darkmoon cards, fortune cookies, even dust/essences.

However, if you list more than 30 auctions, you're not going to sell as many. List 10 in stacks of 1, and then put a stack of 20 up! Not only is it less work for you to open the mail, but that stack of 20 is a lot more appealing to anyone who needs more than 1 item!

If I'm posting a dumb amount of something, I like to post in a ton of different stack sizes. I'll post a handful at 1, 6-8 in stacks of 2, and so on for stacks of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, and 20. It's a bunch of work to vary it so much, but guess what? They always sell.

And after all, isn't it all about making sales? At least that's what my boss tells me every day. =)


  1. What a funny thing timing is.

    I sat tonight and shift/clicked 275 auctions of Hypnotic Dust that some idiot had put up at 5g 85s each while I watched my Celtics lose. I hate LaBron btw.

    After gathering all the Dust, I promptly relisted in stacks of 10 at 8g ea, 80g per stack. I sold 15 stacks in short order. Maybe that gives the idiot who posted singles reason to post more but I felt pretty good making that profit.

  2. "This post is dedicated to all of the industrious goblins out there who listed 217 of any item, in stacks of one.

    Please go die."

    Thank you for saying this. Next time I see some idiot do this I am going to send him an in game mail with a link to this post. I HATE people who do that. Makes me want to /suicide

  3. On the flip side, I love seeing the gold farmers put up Elementium ore for under 1g each and have like 100 of them... Thank you Auctionator!

    You're right though. I've gotten in the habit of selling off my spare jasper, nightstone, and zephryites. I started selling them singly and they sold so-so. Then I got wise and put them up in stacks of three for JC'ers doing the dailies and I can't keep them up because they sell too fast. Often even though they're slightly more expensive than three singles.