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My guess is that the 15% tax is to prevent a massive amount of auction house flipping.
If I see an item for 16mil and i think i possibly get 20 million for it, I might just go for it. I mean if i can't get 20 I might be very confident i could get 18 mil. and still have a 2 mil profit.
With the 15% tax I wouldnt' try because that 18 mil sale would be selling at a loss.
Edited by CryingGods#1386 on 1/28/2013 4:03 PM PST
I can't believe all the crazies are coming out of the wood works on this one lol.
1. Blizzard does not sell gold nor gear on RMAH. That is what they promised, you can dispute this, but the burden of proof is on you.
2. Assuming they DO secretly sell gold, they can create one trillion gold via this SQL statement:
UPDATE player_table SET gold = 1000000000000 WHERE player_id = 'jaywilson#1234'
Blizzard has absolutely no need to collect the gold via AH tax in order to resell.
3. AH tax is a gold sink regardless if it works or not. For those saying it does not work, they should ask to increase it to 30% instead of removing it.
4. AH tax reduces flipping. There should be no need to explain this.
So sad that this even has to be said.
Btw the tax doesn't make players poorer. Since everyone earns less gold in ah, everyone has less gold to spend in ah. Therefore prices are lower than they would be without taxes.
You do realize that without this inflation you are speaking negatively of, your item would not have sold for 100m?
tl;dr summary -
OP sells valuable item
OP gets taxed 15% like everything else
OP throws a fit because he thinks his item and himself are special
PS - OP thinks he's rich and elite. Much like many of the rich and elite in the US, they think that a % of tax that applies to them should be lower than everyone else. Sort of backwards, eh? If anything, the OP should have paid 20%-30% tax.
[quote="77881680032"]Gold sink it is, just like the new Gems.
i wish you could pay 20 mil for a horadric cube to combine gems...wait! there should be a plan to make a horadric cube that drops in game...and get this...you can craft it for 20mil!
epic quote fail :D
Edited by overgrownroo#1876 on 1/28/2013 7:16 PM PST
Was thinking the same. Make it tiered, such that anything Above 1mil is 30%, 500K-999K 15% and 300K-500K 10%, 300K and below 0% This might actually encourage more people to price their stuff at a lower range. And if it goes above that the gold sink takes even more out of the economy. Might help with the inflated price in AH ATM.
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