Diablo III Auctions Detailed

Blizzard announces a new Global Play functionality for Battle.net to allow Diablo III players to play on servers in different regions. They also announce a new Auction House Website for the action/RPG as home to the in-game auction functionality in the action/RPG sequel. This FAQ has all the details, including how the house rake will work:
In the gold-based auction house, a 15% transaction fee will be deducted from the final sale price of a successful auction.

In the real-money auction-house, for equipment such as weapons and armor, a fixed transaction fee will be deducted from the seller for each piece of equipment successfully sold. This fee is assessed only if the item is sold. For commodities such as crafting materials, gems, gold, and other “stackable” items, a 15% transaction fee will be deducted from the total sale price.
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Note that additional fees apply for players who choose to receive the proceeds of their successful auction via PayPal™ (in regions where this option is available). See the Functionality section of this FAQ for further details.
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May 2, 2012, 19:22
 
Dev wrote on May 2, 2012, 19:02:
Flatline wrote on May 2, 2012, 17:56:
Dude you and every other swinging dick out there. I have at least two friends who think they might be able to quit their jobs and just work the Diablo auction hall.

In reality, you know who you're competing against? Gold farmers. Chinese prisoners forced to play the game 18 hours a day. Professionals who will be perfectly willing to muscle you out through razor-thin margins because they have the man-hours and labor pool to do it.
Except you apparently didn't bother to read the FAQ or my post about it. No asian RMAH is going to be released currently. Your RMAH is regionally locked, and the region is set by your physical living address. You can play in other regions, but your RMAH is fixed.

They may be able to get around it, (such as paying companies to setup a business presence in USA, I think that can be done for around $1500 or so), but its going to be harder.

Err... I can think of multiple ways to get around that, relatively cheaply if not free (many illegal methods, some legal). And while it might filter out the amateurs, I doubt it'll filter out the pros, otherwise they would have implemented it long ago and gold farmers wouldn't show up everywhere.
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