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    Question about bidding on BMAH

    Say there's a rare mount up on the BMAH and the current bid is 500k gold. Do I have to bid 525k because that's 5% more than the current bid, or can I bid anything I want as long as it's higher than 525k? for example 999k? the reason would be because I don't care about gold and I want to guarantee that I get that mount.


    Thanks!

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    You can bid as high as you like, as long as it's at least 5% higher than the previous bid. So yes, bidding 999k would work.

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    you can bid like 950k and no one can bid higher than you ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markred View Post
    you can bid like 950k and no one can bid higher than you ^^
    To make sure no one gets screwed over by your post, since it gives an approximation that if someone used, they could get outbid, the actual number you'd have to bid to not be outbid is 952,381g.

    950k would allow someone to bid 997.5k or higher to outbid you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveon View Post
    the actual number you'd have to bid to not be outbid is 952,381g.
    good info, but is anything worth that much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokoshne View Post
    good info, but is anything worth that much?
    Anything is worth that much to someone who wants it bad enough. Considering how many players have hit the gold cap several times over, 952k isn't that much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokoshne View Post
    good info, but is anything worth that much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokoshne View Post
    good info, but is anything worth that much?
    Usually people bid the cap to make sure they get mounts like Invincible.

    However, I've seen Heroic raid gear go for that much and also T3 when it first came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItachiZaku View Post
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    It's not that kind of Black Market Auction House...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibuya View Post
    Usually people bid the cap to make sure they get mounts like Invincible.
    Invincible was on our BMAH last week, the bid with over 2 hours to go was 603k, and while I didn't see the final bid, I suspect it went close to the cap.

    Edit: Undermine Journal says it went for 999,999g as I suspected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveon View Post
    the actual number you'd have to bid to not be outbid is 952,381g.
    Beat me to it. I always laugh at people who throw down 999k right out of the gates on something they want. Why not bid 952,381? Then again, when you're at gold cap, 48k is a drop in the bucket. Still, why waste it if you don't have to? You don't make gold by spending gold!

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