Shack PSA: Diablo 3 real money auction house live

Diablo 3's real-money auction house is now live for players in the Americas. The long-awaited system will allow Diablo fanatics to buy, sell, and trade rare loot from the game with real US dollars.

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Diablo 3's real-money auction house is now live for players in the Americas. The long-awaited system will allow Diablo fanatics to buy, sell, and trade rare loot from the game with real US dollars.

You can access the auction house from the campaign screen, prior to entering a game, by selecting the Auction House button from the left-side menu. If you are in the middle of playing a game, you will first need to leave the game and return to the main campaign screen in order to access the auction house.

Of course, as with any online auction, Blizzard will take a cut for any sales transacted. According to the official FAQ, a fixed transaction fee will be deducted for equipment, such as weapons and armor. The fee is currently $1. "Stackable" items, such as crafting materials, gems, and gold will have a 15% transaction fee deducted from the total sale price. In addition, transferring any money from your Blizzard account to PayPal will incur an additional 15% fee.

If you want to start selling in the real-money auction house, make sure you get your hands on a fancy authenticator.

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    June 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Shack PSA: Diablo 3 real money auction house live.

    Diablo 3's real-money auction house is now live for players in the Americas. The long-awaited system will allow Diablo fanatics to buy, sell, and trade rare loot from the game with real US dollars.

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      June 12, 2012 3:13 PM

      I keep hearing wonderful things about this game. I am sure this will go off without a hitch. Good luck Blizzard!

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        June 12, 2012 3:20 PM

        Are you going to keep at this months from now

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          June 12, 2012 3:28 PM

          We all will.

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          June 12, 2012 3:49 PM

          he will be what JohnnyRey is to Notch

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            June 12, 2012 3:51 PM

            I think JohnnyRey actually owned the game or something.

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          June 12, 2012 7:49 PM

          what? I just said that I heard it was a fun game and wished them luck. You are reading too much into it.

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        June 12, 2012 3:37 PM

        You're a strange one, Mr Grinch.

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        June 12, 2012 3:53 PM

        It is a pretty fantastic game

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        June 12, 2012 8:39 PM

        It's good that they have supporters in the gaming community. So far I have played like 50+ hours and it's been a ton of fun. What is your battle.net id? We should friend up and play!

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      June 12, 2012 3:36 PM

      so how much is the gold selling for??

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      June 12, 2012 7:00 PM

      Apparently if you bought the game digitally, you must wait 3 days before the real money auction house becomes available.

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        June 12, 2012 7:10 PM

        Where did you pull that from?

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          June 12, 2012 7:37 PM

          its been improv up till now why change a good thing?

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          June 12, 2012 10:20 PM

          Sorry, just got home to see some replies -- I got the information from my inability to access the auction house via a message that told me such things about waiting 3 days. I've had the game for weeks and can't use it, because I guess I purchased it digitally? wtf.

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        June 12, 2012 7:39 PM

        are you just making things up?

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        June 12, 2012 7:53 PM

        [citation needed]

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        June 12, 2012 7:53 PM

        If you don't have an authenticator. Which in that case, you shouldn't be able to use it.

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        June 12, 2012 8:18 PM

        funny because I bought the game 5 days ago and have it just fine

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          June 12, 2012 8:27 PM

          I believe he means 3 days from initial purchase, not 3 days after the launch of the rmah. Which makes sense since gold farmers and what not can use random CC's and it takes a few days sometimes before it's noticed.

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        June 12, 2012 8:23 PM

        This post is 100% false!

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        June 12, 2012 8:34 PM

        I'm trying to find the blue post but what they said was that "it can take up to 3 days", it was posted a week after the game released.

        Maybe thats where to confusion is coming from.

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      June 12, 2012 8:39 PM

      "You can access the auction house from the campaign screen, prior to entering a game, by selecting the Auction House button from the left-side menu"

      Wait.. there's a game after the auction house?

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      June 12, 2012 10:24 PM

      I want to use it but I won't buy a fucking thing until people realize they cant sell garbage for 250$.

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      June 12, 2012 11:33 PM

      Anyone having problems linking Paypal? I went and did it, it shows up in my b.net payment options, yet D3 doesn't think I've done it. Is there an additional step required?

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        June 12, 2012 11:54 PM

        you have to have the sms verification checked also.

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      June 13, 2012 6:15 AM

      Looking forward to this being hacked...