After many delays, exploit fixes and technical issues, Diablo 3′s real-money auction house has finally launched here in America. I’m sure there’s that kid out there just biding his time until this released so he could earn his first million dollars. Bad news for you though, your millions may not come right away. Right now the maximum buyout and bid limit is capped at $250.00. Not only that, but there are a couple fee’s you may need to keep in mind.
While it’s great you won’t have to be paying any amount for shipping, Blizzard will always take $1 out of every successful sale, thus the minimum amount of sales being set at $1.25. Whoever is looking to buy or sell on the auction house will be required to use a Battle.Net Authenticator or even the authenticator mobile app on smartphones.
Sales on equipment will also have a $1 deduction taken off the sale amount. There are lots of fee’s you may want to look up on their website, I think Blizzard’s post explains it a lot better than I can. I will note that, if you want to transfer your funds to your PayPal account instead of your Battle.Net balance that will cost you another 15% (really that isn’t a bad price compared to eBay’s fees!).
This might be a good way to help pay the bills or even get some shiny new toys!
To think your parents told you you couldn’t earn money playing video games, pfft. Now, go become a millionaire and prove parents around the world wrong!