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Addendum to How to be a Great Transmog Salesman Part 1

If you read my post yesterday and liked it, a reader, lasagna left a note in the comments, and pointed out that there's an even FASTER way to do this search, which takes little (or almost no) time.  It involves using a dealfinding search with up to date scan data so that it only scans items that are actually on the AH, below a defined price, and takes just seconds to do!

TSM App
Since you need recent scan data, there are two ways to go about it.  The fist is using the Tradeskillmaster App, which will download your data about once per hour (it's an external application to WoW), and you can get that data into WoW with a /reload.  What the dealfinding list is going to do, using this strategy, that a normal shopping list won't, is it will only check for things that were cheaper than your threshold at the last full scan.  Using this TSM App, downloadable straight from the TSM website at this link, you will be able to constantly update your data without ever doing a scan in game!  You will have to do a /reload to retrieve the most recent data if it has scanned since you've been logged in, it's a very useful application to have.

While visiting TSM's website, be sure to check out their Child's Play Charity Fundraiser.  They're currently raising money for the Child's Play charity, and are matching every donation made!

Alternatively, if you don't want to download the application, you can just click Run Scan (under AuctionDB with the AH window open), and then "Run GetAll Scan".  This will also provide you with the data you need to do a quick dealfinding search.

Two Different Lists
If you want to skip my ramblings and just download the precious lists, click the "TSM Transmog Lists" button above.  

Now there are two different ways to do this, and I'm just going to go into what each scan brings to the table, and why I personally prefer one to the other (although both are extremely useful in their own way).  The way we're going to use these lists, they're going to take our recent scan data, and then use our list to only search for items that were below our threshold price at the last scan.  Basically it will scan only the items that are on the AH, below your defined price, which is very nice.

List 1: 745g
The list I prefer is one where the limits are set just below my 750 minimum posting price, at 745.  This scan is preferable to me because I will not be scanning any of my 800+ auctions, saving a lot of scan time for me.  The con of this list is that some items you'd be willing to pay more for, you won't see.  The best deals for flipping on the other hand will mostly be below 745 gold, so to me, it's preferable.

List 2: 999,999g99s99c
Now if you either don't have a large inventory, or just want to see EVERYTHING, that is another viable option, my second list has a limit of 999,999g99s99c, which will of course show you every item.  This list will scan every item that was seen in your AH at the last scan.  This will still scan less items than a shopping list, but will find your own items.

List 3: Custom
If you want to easily change your limits to whatever you see fit (especially if you have different limits than I do), see my quick write up above the lists.

All of the lists can be found at this link, or by clicking the "TSM Transmog List" button above.

Importing Your Chosen List
Last but not least I will go over how to import a dealfinding list for those of you who do not know how to.  First type /tsm, and click Shopping Options at the top.








After doing this, click Dealfinding Lists then Import Dealfinding list.








Now enter a name, hit Okay, Then paste the list data you chose into the box, Hit accept, then Import List










And there you go, your list is imported!!

Using the List Properly
Now to use the list properly for fast search times, do a GetAll scan or refresh your data if need be (detailed above).  Then, in the TSM Auction House window, click Search -> Special Searches -> Dealfinding Search.  And there you have it!  A Simplified Search!

Thanks once again to lasagna for this awesome idea, for some reason it never occured to me, but doing it is so simple and worth it!

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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