i think the problem is more like this:
lol, he used rmah.
rofl, he didn't find it himself, he only bought gold and then buy that via AH.
lmao, the mob dropped it but that wasn't the one you were keeping, you just sold the old one for real money and then bought another one when the price went down a bit.
an SF aficionado could still argue that's self found, now the case is that they self found it on the AH. zomg!