In my case, the item (Mangle Demise) was at about 1.25 mill gold and had a few seconds left on the AH. I placed a bid of 2.5 Mill, I won it, got my item and got no refund for the difference (about 1.2 Mill). If someone had placed a max bid of let's say 2 Mill, I would still have got a refund of 500k. But nothing. NO REFUND !! Not even 1 gold ! This is the first time I bid on an item that cost so much.
I have won a lot of auctions this way and EVERY SINGLE TIME I GOT A REFUND !
NOT TODAY !
Transaction ID: 891866688
After farming for several days and making about 2 Mill in gold, this is the biggest disappointment a player can experience. All the hard work (farming) and endless hours spent in the game just for the game/blizzard to basically STEAL your hard earned gold.
If this issue does not get solved, I am willing to give up playing Diablo 3. Most of the fun in this game comes from being able to do your research on the gear you want and then use the auction house to acquire it and later see how well your character does with the new gear.
By not getting a refund, like today, the game seems like a gamble. Some refunds you get, some you don't.
I DO NOT like to gamble. I cannot use the AH/play the game anymore if Diablo 3 involves gambling.
I am very disappointed... This AH rip off if a deal breaker for me.... I will wait for 7 days to get a refund (like Blizzard says) and I will get back here to reveal what happened. But Am I going to get a refund? I say 1% chance...
Blizzard, I want to know where my hard earned gold has gone? To the seller? Nowhere?
What if use my credit card and purchase gold and I end up getting ripped off like I did today? Is this even legal to do? Does it say anywhere on this website or game user agreement that a player can risk losing all his/her gold while placing a MAX bid? Sometimes we get a refund, sometimes we don't? Blizzard, how does this work? I see I am not the only one experiencing this problem with the AH... I do not see a confirmed bug anywhere, about this issue. At least if it would be confirmed, I would know, NOT to use max bid on the AH until it gets fixed, with a new update. Why nobody from Blizzard, ever replies to any of the threads regarding this problem? WHY?
If I will never get a refund, I still want you, Blizzard, to tell me where my gold went?
Thank you Blizzard??