Please note that to help reduce load and improve the overall stability of the auction house system, the game may temporarily limit traffic to the auction house during peak gaming hours. This is done automatically, and players may occasionally see a grayed-out auction house button as a result.
If the auction house button is grayed-out, please wait a few minutes and then try again.
Due to issues affecting auction processing and payment delivery, we have brought the Diablo III auction house offline for urgent maintenance (as indicated in the Breaking News window). We currently anticipate that this maintenance will last for 5 hours, until approximately 9:30 p.m. PDT. Should this schedule change at all before then, we'll be sure to provide an update in this thread. You can also follow @BlizzardCS on Twitter for information and updates regarding any of our online services.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the payment and processing issues as quickly as we can.