Sunday, 11 November 2012

Auction House Arsenal

Part 2 - Addons

I have been trying to avoid this post like the plague because its been done to death by nearly everyone.

But the truth is you cannot do this series of posts without mentioning them.

Addons are an essential part of any gold makers kit. Many of them you may be using for what ever reason cause it makes things easier for you. Rather than reinvent the wheel and tell you have to configure and setup these addons, I am going to list the addons the use and point you in the direction of some simple guides on how to configure and set them up.

TradeSkillMaster & TradeSkillMaster Application

TradeSkillMaster (TSM) is the bread and butter of a goblins gold making kit.

The first part is the TSM Application, this is not technically an addon, its more of a companion.

This little program runs in the windows background. It automatically downloads the Auction House data from Blizzard's API's and loads them into the AuctionDB. Next time you login in or /reload the new data is loaded.

The TSM Addon its self does all your crafting, posting, canceling, searches, shopping lists all it one neat little package.

By setting up your profit margins on your profession and the ammount to craft TSM will scan your profession book and tell you what to craft based on the AH data loaded from the TSM Application. 

By setting up posting groups you can then have the addon post all your items. If no items are posted it will post at the price you set or undercut the item. If the items goes below a certain price TSM will not post the item.

With the scroll of you mouse wheel you can have 300 items posted in a matter of seconds. Greate for posting all the glyphs.


Auctionator is used to easily purchase items in bulk, sell items and check for undercuts on your items posted on the Auction House.

You can create shopping lists for all those items you are always searching for such as ore, cloth, herbs or maybe something else?

Searches and Shopping Lists
Checking for Undercuts
Now these are what I call the "Gold Making/Auction House" Addons. Now we need some "management" addons to handle all those items in the mailbox and keeping track of gold/sales.

TSM does track some of the information (but in a lot more detail) but for a quick overview of how your going these are really handy.


Postal is an addon that makes collecting items from the mailbox a breeze. With one click you can open all your mail and collect it all. With a little tweaking you can have it collect all your items but leave the Auction Successful mail behind so you can see whats been sold.

My Sales

Keeps track of items sold, buyers, sales of items when sold etc. Great for a brief overview of what your selling and when.


Gives you an overview of your gold earned per session, day, week and overall. Gold held on each toon where your gold is spent and earned.

Using these addons can be daunting at first but once you get the hang of them you will see how easy it can be and wonder how you did anything with out them before.


Postal is an easy one to setup. Look at the pic below and you will find the Option to untick. OpenAll --> Faction AH-related mail --> Open all Auction successful mail. Do the same for Neutral AH-related mail.

MySales and Accountant do not require any setup. Install the addons and it starts recording the info.

Auctionator Setup

Head on over to Alto's Goldish Advise for a great guide on creating and using Auctionator Shopping Lists, easy guide to get you started.


Configuring TSM can be very daunting at first but once you get the hang of it you will find it very handy.

Corda over at Market's of Gold has a great guide on setting up TSM. This will give you the basics as well as setup a profession ready for crafting and posting. You can then adapt this information for your needs.

This should give you a good start on your gold making opportunities.

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