Catching up:Part 1
- Adding your purchase value to material costs and setting a minimum profitPart 2
- revises the minimum profit field, auction house cut, and defines the difference between the Default Craft Value Method and the price source craftingPart 3
- goes into dbminbuyout and why not to use it, smartavgbuy vs avgbuy, and gathering SourcesPart 4
- Classic not having dbregionsalerate, more than one Crafting Operation, retail (and TBC Classic) alchemy and Blizzard causing pain
What minimum, maximum, and normal do in an Auction Operation:
You want to be an auctioning god, a goblin that puts Gallywix to shame. In order to do that, understanding how an auction operation works is critical. The first step is comprehending the minimum, maximum, and normal calculations.
TSM will undercut any existing auction of that exact item in a range of values between the minimum and maximum calculations. Normal is used when you have no competition, are setting the price for that item, or, in Classic/TBC, other considerations like differing stack sizes.
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min -----norm------- max
100g ----500g------- 1000g
If any current auctions of that item are between 100g and 1000g, TSM will undercut those auctions. On the other hand, maybe there aren't current auctions, in which case TSM will use normal, and let's say it's value is 500g.