Rio Rancho, NM
reply to Toastertech
Re: Auction House bleeting There are no unwritten rules, though it can sort of develop between long term AH players in a way.
I tend to avoid such and always compete though I'm not really trying to make it into a pastime nor do I find it all that interesting. I'm more interested in making a long term profit.
Right now I'm really just a casual AH player but I tend to keep around 100K gold on hand. I mostly sell glyphs and gems. Rarely other items such as dark moon cards or finished goods though these only make up a teeny tiny percentage of my sales.
I always try to farm the mats I need to maximize profit but I am not above buying mats to force competitors to farm. I will buy out low priced mats and leave high priced mats.
Sometimes a new AH player will come around and try to undercut constantly. I'll just force the price down to the point where it is profitable to buy up and relist.