Can someone explain the logic behind the restrictions of the AH for time and quantities? Why wasn't the same AH as WOW used for Diablo? I have a lvl2 character whose only purpose is to hold the items I'd like to auction. I keep all rare items that might fetch 200k gold+ and when he reaches more than 25 items, I vendor the least valued 10. As is, I go through days of relisting 1,000k+ items and sometimes get so frustrated I vendor everything and start over. I can't tell you the mega-million stuff I've thrown away!
If not unlimited, then I vote for a 20-item limit and a two-time duration (12hr and 36hr).
Yeah, it's all designed to keep the number of items listed pretty low. Both the auction limit and the super long time stuff is up there. So you have to think twice as to whether you actually want to put an item on it.
That being said, there are tons of other flaws with the AH. Particularly the 3 stat limit when searching that I can't understand.
The irony is that if everyone undercut everyone else by quite a bit, you'd think you'd find a bargain once in a while --- lol. In all my hundreds of hours of gameplay, I think I've come across no more than two or three 'deals', and only then because I searched for items that had just been listed hoping for someone niave. I shouldn't complain, I did list a ring for 40k gold that I underestimated the value of that +25 damage stat, and sold it for more 10,000k --- thank God it was the rare time I didn't do Buyout!!!