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Can I put everything in my stash up for sale then quick cancel it before it lands on the block to give me more space in my stash? It's not as convenient (though exiting while in-town and logging back in is still fairly quick), but for longer storage it seems like it might be nice.

In the "Completed Items" tab it says the limit is 50; what happens if this is exceeded? Is there no time constraint like WoW AH mail?

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Not a direct answer, but it is probably even more effective to just create a mule character or two, and have them store the items. –  Nevir May 17 '12 at 20:21
    
@Nevir then you need to leave, switch to the mule, join game, put whatever in the stash, leave, switch back, and rejoin. This way you're simply leaving the game, then putting items into the stash in fewer steps. –  Nick T May 18 '12 at 4:15
    
@Nevir then you'll run out of space on the mules, too :) –  Tacroy May 18 '12 at 21:07
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Yes, you can store things in the auction house's Completed tab.

Armor and weapons have a 5-minute "grace period" when listed, so you can list something and immediately cancel it. This will put it on your "Completed" tab, and then you're free to leave it there indefinitely. If you miss this grace period, you'll have to wait to get your item out until the auction times out, and there's a chance that someone will buy it from you and you'll lose it.

When you get to 50 items on the Completed tab, you can no longer list new items for sale. However - things only count towards this 50 when cancelled, and you also can have up to 10 auction at once. Therefore, it's possible to get 59 items into your Completed tab if you have 49 items with no items listed, and then you list + cancel 10 items right away.

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Presumably, if you bid on a bunch of items (and eventually won them) while you were close to the cap or before you tried this trick, you could get more items in your Completed tab than this. I don't know that there's much benefit to this, however.

Also note that the only destination for items in this view is your stash - if you're using this to augment the size of your tiny, insignificant stash, you'll have to jump into and out of a game in order to clear room for all the items you've stored should you want to purchase something.

Do note that the Completed tab houses things you've purchased as well as things you've attempted to sell and cancelled or which ran out of time with no winner. Therefore, if you're over the limit, you are unable to bid or buyout on any auctions until you clear some space for new items.

Crafting materials do not seem to count towards the 50 limit - if they end up on this tab (either bought or sold) they won't count. (Do note that there's no grace period for cancellation on commodity items!) Similarly, gold refunded from unsuccessful purchases or for sold items doesn't count towards this limit.

For other related info on the Completed tab, see this question.

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As per Agent86's answer here, you can store things on the Auction house, which gives you another 50 items worth of storage to work with.

From the AH FAQ:

Items that are not sold are returned to the seller, and items that are sold are delivered to the winning bidder. In each case, the item appears on the player’s ”Completed” page in the auction house interface, where the item can then be moved to the player’s shared stash.

Pack rat players, rejoice!

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