wrong time remaining for BMAH items...

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last night the boots Deepwater Greatboots was up on the BMAH, i had been keeping an eye on it and saw that the time remaining was "short" (which according to the tooltip is less than 30 min.) this was at 9:56. at around 10:38 i had to pull out of the bidding war for it due to lack of money.

can we please have a "time left" that is accurate in relation to how much time is actually left?
The auction house adds time if a bidding war starts with "short" time left, the same way a real auction would if people wanted to continue bidding on an item.
Knowing that the time is extended might discourage people from making lots of bids so could work against the seller.
I've experienced opposite where I was watching an item that still had "Long" time left (after it was "Very Long" for several days) and it was already over by the time I got back to a computer 5 hours later.

I had to chalk it up there to "BMAH does this stuff on purpose".
I've experienced opposite where I was watching an item that still had "Long" time left (after it was "Very Long" for several days) and it was already over by the time I got back to a computer 5 hours later.

I had to chalk it up there to "BMAH does this stuff on purpose".


Long is 2-12 hours if I remember. If you were gone for 5, then you had a 3hr window the item could of sold.

And as others have said, the time remaining increases when someone bids on an item. I also believe that it bypasses the normal 48hr max time rule. Its put up with a random amount of time (we had an item up for over 3 days).

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