Do you not realize that on small transactions the 15% is way better for us, and blizzard makes less money?Originally Posted by snowcatcher
You just said that crafting materials and similar will be selling in higher quantities than items will (which sounds very true), and it seems fair to assume that crafting materials (and similar) will sell for less than awesome items.
As such a 15% fee would likely help the market of crafting materials a lot more than a $1.25 fee would.
You think hell or inferno stack of 100 yellow crafting materials will go below 10$. No way bro... no way I hate guessing this kinda stuff since i have little to no experience, but i think anything in the range of 15-45$ isn't exaggeration. Hell crafting materials will sell for descent prizes, since not everyone will be able to farm hell on start, maybe play, but not farm efficiently.
They might not. But just because an item stack to 100, that doesnt mean it will be optimal to sell it in stacks of 100 (This is very obvious in WoWs Auction House for example*).
A buyer might not want 100 yellow crafting materials for example, and is much more interesting in getting 10 of each material, so they can try make an item right here and now. With a 15% that would be much easier for a seller to accommodate.
*in WoW AH you often see crafting materials selling one item at a time, to maximize sellers profits. it is seriously annoying for the buyers to go through 1 material at a time in the UI though, and if I remember correctly one of Blizzards arguments for a fixed $-price was to force such smaller trades out of the RMAH. For the perspective of someone wanting to sell those materials it would be better if Blizzard had a percentage fee however.
Personally, I'm not going to be that much into the RMAH, but here's my two cents on how it should be broken out.
~10 active auction cap
- 15% fee on items being listed for $10 or less, so there is at least a profit on items priced cheap
- $1.50 + 5% (possibly 10%) fee for all items listed >$10, so blizz gets their their reasonable cut ($20 item would only cost $2.00, $100 would be $6.00). I'd be okay with a fee like that, simply because it takes the risk out of using a 3rd party.
Thoughts? (And yeah, I saw the % was just an error, but this got me thinking)
Last edited by Capt Goodman; 13-04-2012 at 20:05.