Blizzard has just added in the Auction House into the beta for testing. They had mentioned that they were planning on implementing the AH soon™. After a delayed re-opening of the servers, the AH is now up and running for those fortunate enough to be playing right now.
Official Blizzard Quote:
We’ve recently patched the Diablo III Friends & Family beta test to include access to the gold-based auction house.
Friends & Family beta test participants can check out the auction house by clicking on the ‘gavel’ icon at the bottom of the main Battle.net interface seen when first logging into the game.
To sell items, you’ll first need to place anything you want to sell in your shared stash. The shared stash can be found near the Slaughtered Calf Inn in New Tristram. Once you’ve placed items in your stash you’ll be able to choose from them the items you’d like to sell. By placing starting and (optional) buyout prices, you can place your item up for auction. If someone chooses to buy the item, you’ll receive the final sale price, minus any posting fees.
Keep in mind that this is the gold-based auction house only. The currency-based auction house may be available for testing at a later date, and if it is, we’ll have more information on how it will function at that time.
We’re looking for both stability and usability testing, and appreciate your help with buying and selling items to run the system through its paces. If you’d like to provide feedback, please do so by posting in this thread: http://us.battle.net...opic/3196019654 and if you find any bugs please post in the Beta Bug Report forum in this thread: http://us.battle.net...opic/3195919893
While it is just the gold AH that is being implemented right now, we also learned recently that the Real Money Auction House will be using PayPal to handle their real-money transaction and may be added later in the beta testing.
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