How to Post Your Junk Greens from Salvage Yard on the Auction House (without tearing your hair out)

Following on from the last blog post, you almost certainly discovered an enormous pile of potential sellers from your garrison Salvage Crates, and from picking up loot in the world and in dungeons as you level your alt/s.

The first step to the proper Care and Feeding of your greenies, is to select an alt with big bags to look after them all.  Get into the habit of mailing your greenies to this character. Collect them all together so they can be dealt with.

Here, they can be put on the Auction House nice and carefully, one at a time, or you can do what I do which is use TSM to post them all.

Create a new group in Trade Skill Master, and call it “greenies”


Then under the Items sub tab, left click once on each of the greenies to highlight the item and then click Add >>> to add them to the group.



Make sure not to accidentally add mogging items that should already be on your transmogrification snatch list

Every time you send your ‘greenies’ to your greenies auction character, you can do this to fill up your greenies group / list of items. As you can see, my ‘greenies’ list also includes some greys that I wanted to put on the AH instead of simply vendor.

Then create an Operation, which is simply an action to be applied to the group. The action/operation we want is Auctioning.


Give the new Operation a name. You can call it Big Dog Balls for all I care, as long as you can identify it as “the operation that sells all the trash to the AH”.


Apply the operation to the group “greenies”.

Go to the Post sub tab.

Set the quantities as:

  • Duration: 48 hours.
  • Post cap: [ pick a number between 1 and 10, depending on whether you’re happy to flood the market. I chose 6, but I can change it, as the market changes. ]
  • Stack Size 1.
  • Keep Quantity 0


Now comes the magic part:

[learn_more caption=”depreciated content”] Set the minimum and maximums as percentages of DBMarket. TSM uses DBMarket as:

DBMarket (AuctionDB – Market Value)

The settings I’m using at the moment are:
Min Price: 80% DBMarket
Max Price: 150% DBMarket
Normal Price: 95% DBMarket

I’m not too bothered by what percentage of the market price the item eventually sells at, because I already checked that it was over the Vendor price. If you’re worried about spending too much on the deposit you can add +deposit to the settings.

Some other options for your pricing can be found at TSM website, for example you might want to choose DBGlobalSaleAvg instead.




These settings have now CHANGED. See below!!

UPDATE Summer 2015

I changed my Auctioning Post settings in order to take into consideration

  • other players who post items for near to vendor price
  • don’t want to post for less than 120% the value of dust/shards if you were to disenchant (TSM calls this destroy) the item
  • don’t want top post for less than 150% of the amount I paid for it, or the max I paid for it (maxBuy) if I have earlier bought/snatched/sniped the item
  • dont want to post for less than 150% of the cost of the mats if it was crafted (matPrice)
Updated prices

Updated prices


Minimum Price:
max (90% DBGlobalSaleAvg, 130% vendorsell, 120% Destroy, 150% maxBuy, 150% matPrice)

Maximum Price:
max (150%((DBGlobalMarketAvg + DBRegionHistorical)/2), 1000% vendorsell)

Normal Price:
130% DBGlobalSaleAvg

Note: it’s considered impolite to ask other players for their TSM auctioning post settings, please only take them when they’re offered freely like here. 

Add these in Operations, Auctioning, sell_greenies group (or whatever you have called the group), Post tab



Auctioning your Items

At the Auction House, click the Auctioning Tab, make sure that the greenies Group is selected, then click Start Post Scan


On the next page, the page should fill with the ‘greenies’ in your bags that are ready to be sold.  If not, go back and check the previous steps.

If you have already set your mouse scroll wheel to post to AH super quick, go ahead and do that now. Otherwise, click Post button for each item, post them all, and then go learn how to bind your selling button to your mouse wheel.



If you see this sort of error


it means that you should probably disenchant the item. Check the item itself by mousing over it for more info




You now have a way to quickly get your greenie items up on AH instead of having to vendor them, and they should bring you in a few thousand gold every day. These can sit on the AH for 48 hours happily waiting to be bought, while you get on with the business of making the big gold on your main.

This is a very lazy way of making gold, because it depends on letting other people (ie the ‘DBMarket’) setting the value of the item for you.  I wouldn’t use this method for big price items, for mogging, or for crafted items. However it is perfect for getting rid of greens that you would otherwise vendor.


Let me know how much gold you make?



Here is my current Greenies TSM Group (Sept 14, 2015)

January 2016 UPDATE

Greenies group for TSM3

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The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 11 garrisons, 17k+ achievements, 1593 days played, and over 32 million gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making


7 replies
  1. Andy
    Andy says:

    Now… how do you bind your mouse wheel to my selling button?! Would be great if you could send me a tweet @outlaw1712

  2. Cat
    Cat says:

    Combining all the greens that I had on all my other toons to one toon that I am referring to as my “greenie” & I sold all the greens on her making a total of 900g 🙂 That is pretty awesome and I think I will stick with this system. Imagine, on my 63 hunter while leveling her up if I collect the greens and send to my greenie then that could be generating a decent amount of gold & I can not wait to see how much more I can generate a day 🙂

  3. Cat
    Cat says:

    As soon as I wow comes back up, I will be sure to let you know how much gold I make off the greens gfreat idea on the alt situation too 🙂

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