wrong time remaining for BMAH items...

90 Blood Elf Death Knight
8790
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?
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90 Troll Druid
14380
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.
Edited by Voo on 10/3/2012 12:38 PM PDT
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24 Dwarf Hunter
6810
Knowing that the time is extended might discourage people from making lots of bids so could work against the seller.
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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".
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90 Troll Hunter
14450
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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