In the tail end of WoD, I saw a Reins of Poseidus listed for 760k and snapped it up as soon as I saw it. As far as I could tell, it was the first time it had been listed on my server in 8 months. As I had 15 or so fully operational garrisons generating gold for me, I was back up to multiple gold caps by the time Legion pre-patch dropped and killed the garrison gold missions. I think both spectral tiger mounts combined cost less than what I paid for the seahorse, and all of those mounts are much, much more expensive today so I definitely made the right choice.
Most expensive would have to be Vial of the Sands
The most expensive items i bought off the AH is a spectral tiger and ghastly charger for 1million each in WoD.
Back in WoTLK, I bought a TGC Rocket mount for a crazy amount of gold... at the time. Now it's worth a lot, LOT more gold than that.
52k back in cataclysm was my most expensive auction buy , i think for subdued seahorse , though gametokens dont count :)
A Serrinne's Maleficent Habit for flipping. Don't like spending gold on stuff for myself if i have the ability to create it myself.
Wowtokens are the most expensive thing I've purchased recently. I also bought some crafted legendaries for a couple alts that I wanted to gear quickly.
I’m a giant transmog nerd and if it looks good on my current toon then I NEED IT! Way back when in cataclysm I saw the feathery blue passive resistor spalders and decided they looked awesome! They were also like 20k by that point....but I spent all of my gold at the time to buy them because....blue feathers!
Most expensive thing I ever bought was Vial of the Sands for about 60.000 Gold early in Legion. Price went up to over 100.000 Gold by now (at least on my Realm).All other expensive mounts I have, I had farmed materials for and gave them to Guild members to put together, if I couldn't do it myself.
i would say my current highest auction buyouts is wow tokens 258k , but in general i avoid buying expensive items that i can farm or craft from auction , my highest old buyout was Reins of Poseidus. mount . if i remember right for 65k gold
I don't remember which one was exactly the most expensive (probably the Feldrake), but I dropped 500k in 2 days buying 4 of the TCG mounts.
my most expensive AH purchase was Spectral Tiger Mount for 400k
Ethereal Soul-Trader 15k... Yeah, yeah... I know... =D
I find it kind of funny that the article mentions the darkmoon rabbit, since I have the S/S breed, and it may be my most expensive buy, but I don't remember if i actually bought it or what price it was if I did, but it was likely underpriced if i did buy it. If not the most expensive buy would be Ginn-Su sword at 127k. At the time i intended to mog it for my demon hunter, but i decided I would rather use the much less expensive Felsteel Blade. Now I have the only Ginn-Su sword on Shu-halo/Eitrigg, but no demand...
I was buying some quest items for my profession, and I had this AH addon that had an option to show me individual prices instead of stacks...After 10 minutes i managed to buy a stack of vanilla leathers for 500g each instead of 500g for a stack :)... What a way to lose 10k gold...
I've bought all the TCG mounts I could (blasted strider and blue rocket never showing up), some for flipping most to learn.
My highest purchase(s) was a mount, either the Coalfist Gronnling or the Steelbound Devourer (60-80k). I just had to have them ASAP.Which now I regret, as I get a Coalfist from garrison missions on my slew of characters at least 2-3 times a month, and I can make my own Devourers now.What's worse is that I never use either mount on any of my alts, but you know how it is, mount collecting becomes an addiction.
Well the most expensive item i have bought from AH is and pretty much will be wow token. But seeing how the trend is going will have to pay more gold as the time goes on.
I really dont buy too much on the AH except pots and flasks. The most expensive thing was probably on the ptr for legion. Those armbands for the quest to unlock the oblitrium forge was 4mil gold. but the Ah was so skewed there, that i ended up selling some herbs and made 10 mil anyway.
I was trying to think of the most expensive thing I have ever bought off the AH other than wow tokens. I think it would be the plate legendary. I picked it up for 80k for my death knight.