We wanted to give you guys an update on commodity sales at the Auction House. We ran tests recently in order to try some optimizations we’ve been working on. Overall the response was positive, and it helped us find a few more tweaks we’d like to make before we re-enable the system, so we’re continuing to work hard on it. We’ll update you again as soon as we have any additional news.
Original Message 23/05/12
We have temporarily disabled commodity auctions for the gold auction house. Sales of items such as gems and crafting materials have been brisk since the launch and we're currently working on a number of optimizations to improve the speed at which they can be processed. If you happened to have a commodity auction listed prior to this change, you can cancel the listing from the Auctions tab to reclaim the item.
Please note that while commodities are disabled, players who attempt to sell them in the auction house will receive an "auction failed (error 31025)" message.
We recognize that these items are highly desired and are working to make commodities available again as soon as possible. We'll provide further updates within this thread as they become available.