just google around, and you'll find scripts for AH bots all up for free grabs. The softcore AH is now a pathetic joke.
Why don't you try looking around diablo fans or something to see if you can find a player to trade with or to do a transaction with personally?
This is SO BAD because it is SO WRONG.
@OP: It's called proxy bidding. Read here:
The short answer is that bidding doesn't work the way you think it does. Here is an example:
Someone lists an item with a starting bid of 100 gold.
Player A bids a max bid of 500 gold. Player A is winning, but his current bid is only 100 gold, not the full 500. If the auction were to end without any other bids, he would win the item and get 400 gold back (500 max bid - 100 current bid).
Player B bids 200 gold. Player B gets told that he didn't bid enough, and Player A's current bid is now set at 200 gold. If the auction were to end without any other bids, Player A would win the item and 300 gold refund (500 - 200 current bid).
Supposed Player B now decides to bid 1000 gold. Player B would now have the highest bid, but NOT at 1000, he would have it at 501 (since Player A's max bid was only 500).
The lesson here is that you should ALWAYS just bid the max amount you're willing to pay for an item. The game will make sure that you pay as little as possible, as long as you bid more than anyone else bids. If you lose the item, it means someone was willing to spend more than you.