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$1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Market & Economy Discussion Forum' started by Enlil, Apr 13, 2012. | Replies: 42 | Views: 3790

  1. Enlil

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    $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Hey People

    You might of noticed in the RMAH in beta the fee is being displayed as 15% for a item, and a 15% fee does come of the item when sold "I tested it".

    Looks like blizzard whats a bigger cut of the sales "on items that sell for a decent amount"
    It makes sense from them to do it this way as a % fee on the sale of a $100 item gives them far more profit than a flat fee.

    There is no official word on this yet, but perhaps it will carry over to release.

    What do you think ?
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Hopefully. The flat fee would have killed the RMAH for low value trading which would be silly, imo.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    This is good news, I wounder if they will scrap the minimum listing price if they are going with the 15 % fee now.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Listing commodities and gold is 15%. It has always been like this. When you tested it, did you try to sell equipment, or a commodity?

    Unless equipment is now also reading 15%? Can someone check this, I'm at work.

    Nevermind, confirmed to be right!
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Trying to check this, but servers are down due to the "hotfix" they applied earlier.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Yes, thats what I'm saying items are now 15 % same as commodities.


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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Omg, 15% is huge ffs, no company/institution takes such a great fee for any service...
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    i think 15% is too much for high value sales, it is fine to charge 15% up 30$ and then decrease the fee the higher the value gets, but thats just my opinion.

    if they keep 15% fee, independant of sellvalue, and paypal charges another 15% for chashout i wouldn't be surprised if the best and most expensive items are sold via 3rd party sites.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Confirmed, 15% fee on both auction houses for commodities and items.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Haha, now nobody will sell end game items via the rmah, 1 month from release i see this and many other d3 forums flooded with weapon drop threads, offering email for contact and price of the items...
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    now THIS could kill the RM economy. I don't even know if I'd use it if the cut is that high, and I've been excited about this for months.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Its pretty logical from a bussiness point of view, and for your average joe wanting to sell that nice drop he got for abit of side cash, the only way to do it. If they don't setup the fees to increase proportional with the trading, what is to stop some hedge fund coming in and throwing a couple hundred thousand at this?
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    15% is better because most items will be cheap. Now things can be sold for what they're worth.

    In the old system, if you had a good (saleable) unique item that was 'only' worth as much gold as a dollar would buy, then you had to list it on the GAH. Say for example that a String of Ears is worth $1. You might want to offer someone the convenience of buying it for a dollar, but you could not. Instead, that person would have buy gold with their money and then buy your item. That's double fees for a single purchase! (Granted, the second fee is in gold.)

    A few weeks a ago I jokingly called spending real money on the game a brilliant gold sink. On one hand, it would've been good for the game's economy. On the other hand, it would've made people feel bad.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    I like the change, you now get $1.27 back on a $1.50 sale instead on 0.25.

    Lots of $1.50 sales xD
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    Apple takes a 70% cut of all app sales on their Ios market.

    Google takes 30%.

    Not quite the same thing, but it's worth mentioning.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    15% is fine if everyone get used to it.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    ridiculous
    people will still use the RMAH because its safe and secure and payment is guaranteed and easy


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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    yep, safe and secure that will reduce your income by a 15% fee, and an additional 15% goes to paypal if you want to cash out.
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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee

    True, I would rather use the RMAH than to incur a 100% loss.


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    Re: $1.25 RMAH item fee replaced with a 15% fee


    Lol, wrong


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