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That is only *partly true.
Here's what the AH FAQ states:
If I no longer need an item I bought in the auction house, can I relist it in the auction house?
Here is another part to this:
So, it's not as cut and dry as we would like it to be, since they appear to be contradicting rules.
Having said that though, everyone flips items, whether it's 5 seconds after you purchased something or 5 weeks afterward, and clearly no one wants to sell for a LOSS, but selling for a gain doesn't necessarily mean that the original purchase was used as an "investment vehicle."
In addition to that, though, the "investment vehicle" term is a loophole for Blizzard to essentially ban anyone for anything regarding either of the AHs for any reason whatsoever.
People can and probably do flip items for whatever reason, but if Blizzard sees something they don't like, they can invoke the "investment vehicle" clause if they wanted to and ban ANYONE at ANYTIME, and no one would really be able to do anything about it.
Edited by Apotheosis#1815 on 11/13/2012 1:47 PM PST
I want to personally apologize to Janz for my initial comments on this thread. After further learning about her and her situation, my statement's were deplorable and flat out wrong. Even if she was only 18 who am I to judge how she proceeds in this game. Although I deleted my first comment that does not excuse my beahvior and I feel terrible. Congratulatins on your rise to #1 and hope you will forgive me. Good luck in the future Janz and I hope you stay on top for a long time.
#12 for DHs PVP US.
Feels pretty good as i have not spend a cent on buying gold just yet! Got a few pretty phenomenal drops from lengthy farming and of cos, flipping.
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