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    Cool [Auction House Farming] Importance of Posting from a bank toon?

    i have recently created a level one character with its own 5 tab guild vault. Im curious what you guys opinions are on always posting my sales form him. I only use him for storage for the time being, but im curious what you guys think and if there are any very important reasons for posting from a bank toon.

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    The benefits of posting from a bank toon imo are simply that you can give some anonymity to your main if you don't wish that toon to be known as a "goblin." There's also the added benefit of not clustering your main's inventory. Hiding from other goblins isn't that easy though, and if they want to track you down they most definitely can, but the general population won't know. Personally I do all my AH activity on my main and say screw it, lol.
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    Hi Razor,

    In my opinion ah alts become vital when you want to enter in many diverse markets and when you get above a certain quantity of different auctions. For example, if you are doing the complete ghost iron shuffle, all glyphs and transmog, you will quickly be overwhelmed by your stocks.

    If you can manage it all with no problems,

    Posting from a bank alt for anonimity's sake is a waste of time as anyone dedicated to finding you out will find out, and shifting your selling from an alt to another is a major pain.

    You can take a look here to see what i'm talking about: Pimp My Scribe

    TLDR: Use alts to order your posting and inventory management, don't use them to hide.

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    What Kayhos said is pretty much the case. It's mostly about inventory space.

    As far as anonymity goes, the only real benefit of that is that guildies won't be hitting you up for stuff you're posting, either at a heavy discount or for free. Other goblins will, as has been said, have no problems tracking you down, especially now that the character databases are doing that for you by comparing different toons achievement dates. Even that advantage goes away if your goblin alt's identity is common knowledge within your guild.

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    Besides what people already mentioned:

    - My main is an officer too and I gotta keep her inbox clean easily reachable, so I can react fast to mails from guildies. The volume I deal with across the account is that every 24-48 hours I deal with thousands of mails - if they are not on alts, I would spend hours sorting through it.

    - regarding volume: all my main money makers are spread on alts - a few are dealing exclusively with inscription, one is tailoring and cloth, two are herbs and alchemy, one is leather and LW, one is just selling stuff connected to ores, one is JC, one is transmog etc.

    This makes it easier to survey what is happening, how often which sales happen, where my mats are if I need them, etc. Also makes best use of the profession bags > less runs from AH to mailbox, less tedious the whole process is.

    Also, if and when I get whispers regarding deals/selling/buying and such, its easier to keep track of the people I deal with, I know which supplier is for what for example.

    And if I just wanna play my main, and I dont have to deal with any auctioning stuff at all (benefit of "anonymity"), especially during raids, this is what allows me to jsut ignore business side if I want.

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    One benefit for posting from your main is that you can do other things while standing at the ah.
    For instance i wait in the queue for 5 mans or bgs. Also you can stay up with guild chat why you are posting.
    If you have two accounts that very different though.

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    I use dual accounts. I posted all my glyphs from 3 lvl 1 toons on my second account while my main sat safe in anonymity. It worked for a very profitable four months. Then I got greedy. I started to branch out and merge my businesses.

    I started by using a non-guilded 85 alt for my jewelcrafting, still fine. It all went to hell when I consolidated my glyph and gem sales with the tailoring sales from my main. (Rookie move, I know...) I quickly landed on all my competitors friends lists. The tables turned and I found myself being stalked with a fervor greater than I had dolled out.

    Enjoy your anonymity while you have it. They will find you. Once it's lost, use your alts for easy posting and a way to keep your inventory organized.

    A tip for those using multiple accounts: buy a guild with the Guild Mail perk ASAP. You don't want to wait and hour and moving things in and out of a guild bank is a pain. TSM auto mail is wonderful for fast transfers from crafters to your sales force.

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    Smashing anonymity - Identify those pesky competitors.

    If you decide to go the anonymity route, check this to know how people can identify you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny View Post
    A tip for those using multiple accounts: buy a guild with the Guild Mail perk ASAP. You don't want to wait and hour and moving things in and out of a guild bank is a pain. TSM auto mail is wonderful for fast transfers from crafters to your sales force.
    You use 2 separate accounts under two separate names/logins? Any particular reason? If you have both accounts under the same battle.net account you get the free mail transfer between toons on the same account perk. You can also share pets/mounts and are eligable for the same raf bonuses.

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    The second account in a hand-me-down account I used to jump start a new main in BC. It's on a different name/battle.net account entirely. It is actually on a guildmate's battle.net account so it shares the perks with his main account. When I don't use it/pay for it. We temporarily suspend it. It's been turned off and on four times now.

    P.S. I loved the scroll of resurrection promotion!

 

 
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