Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Most items on auction house are either rare or some socketed magic item.

Why do only these types of items appear to be put up for auction?

share|improve this question
Why the downvotes? – Jim Thio Jun 3 '12 at 3:10
Probably because the answer is obvious; crappy blue items are common and not typically useful. – Ed S. Jul 10 '12 at 20:57
Is obvious answers off topic? – Jim Thio Jul 11 '12 at 2:50
Question should be close as there is no longer an auction house for diablo 3. – l I Mar 18 '14 at 15:32
Question should not be closed. See this answer to your own meta question about D3. – Billy Mailman Mar 18 '14 at 15:55
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I feel like there are usually a bunch of magic items there as well. A good option if you want to search for cheap equipment is to enter maximum buyout price when searching. At lower prices, the proportion of blue items tends to be higher.

share|improve this answer

Because they are worth something? Compared to the magic items?

Gray, White and Blue items pretty much never sell, so people put better equip than that in the AH.

share|improve this answer
I'd rather buy blue item at 2k gold than a yellow item at 20k gold. – Jim Thio Jun 2 '12 at 14:27
Well, players rather want to scavenge 2k items to make room in their AH for the item of 20k gold. THATS CAPITALISM. – Fredy31 Jun 2 '12 at 14:36
@JimThio - I've sometimes put magic items with <mainstat>/vit on AH for 2x vendor cost, and they don't sell :/ Granted these were for end Normal to early NM, not ilvl 60 ... but crappier rares sell faster. – Alok Jun 2 '12 at 20:58

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.