Because the item you are looking for isn't in the freebox because someone took it out and put it in the AH instead?
Originally Posted by Herbert West
The Unstoppable Force
Players would only use it for items that they couldn't sell on the AH at a profit over vendoring. And in that case, they'd more likely vendor it to have gold in their pocket.
Idea would not work.
Doubtful. There are plenty of people (like myself) that would put things in there. Quest items, outdated gear that won't sell, old gems, potions, etc...
Originally Posted by dokhidamo
I've got another idea for this.
What if every zone has such Free Box and that you need to dig it up with the Archeology profession. A bit like WoW's version of Geo-caching.