Fixing bidding AH

This might be an old topic that is addressed many times but I like to do it once more so that others can also express their opinion and maybe blizz can do something about it...

Why is it that I cannot remove my bid of an item that I had place a bid on in AH, but a seller is able to remove his item just because he is not "happy" with the outcome of his sale, once a buyer has placed a low bid.

Yesterday I placed a bid on a Vigilance perch, which has been selling between 125 and 150k on the AH until yesterday when there was 1 of them for bid price 94k no buyout. I placed a bid on the 94k (very long).

This morning I checked AH and I had received my money back, also seeing the same player having reposted his Vigilance Perch but now for a price of 124k instead of the 94k.

Why is it possible that a seller can withdraw an item that has bids while buyers cannot withdraw bids?!?

This is also not the first time, that sellers are selling items with low bid prices and withdrawing the items just because they are not getting what they were expecting (a bidding war with high buy as result)

I would love blizzard to make some changes so that buyers and sellers are equal, either we both can withdraw (item/bid) or we both are forbidden to withdraw (item/bid) Note: forbidden to withdraw once the item has received a bid.
Hey there Khanji,

It may seem like being able to cancel an auction (by the seller) is an advantage over what a buyer can do (not cancel a bid), but there is actually quite a heavy fine for doing that.

Aside from losing the deposit of the auction, if the auction already has a bid on it the seller will still have to pay the usual Auction House cut (5%) when cancelling.
In other words, cancelling the auction you had placed a 94000 gold bid on will have cost them 4700 gold.

If you do have any ideas on how things could be changed or improved, then you can always summarize things and forward it to our Development Team as well via the in-game option. :)

Good luck with your auction business!
I guess it can be chalked up to ignorance. Maybe this should become a tip of the day for the loading screens.
The explanation behind a non-binding auction on behalf of the seller is simple. However, from a buyer's point of perspective, it does indeed seem unfair.

Open bidding during an extended period of time with many bidders will result in a final bid that is very close to the true market value. This is especially true when it comes to sought-after items, such as a craftable legendary. Where there are few bidders and each bidder less steady increases his or hers bid, time isn't necessarily saved, but the winning bid may not reflect the true market value with any degree of accuracy.

All in all, Blizzard premediated several different concerns when they carved out the rule sets for the Auction House. Hope this helps to clear out some ire.
To be honest, ain' many places ya can cancel ya bid on the real floor either.
One options i would like to see is that we get auctions were you can put items you are searching for and price you are willing to pay for it.
sounds like you just got outbid when you where sleeping, very long time stand for 24 to 48 hours, if you get outbid you get your money back and price rises. so its more likely that you got outbid by other people then that seller canceled his aution and reposting it for more.

kinda bad blizzard employee doenst see this and typs some nonsense then just said you probley got outbid.

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