This isn't a mere complaint. The following is my firm decision. I am a daily customer of the Auction House and a dealer.
I'm exhausted and annoyed by players putting up items on the AH with:
A. No buyouts
B. Stupendously high buyouts
And then cancelling their deals hours or minutes before their run-time is up.
Your reasons for doing so are completely irrelevant to me as a buyer. I am not interested in hearing the defense of players who use the Auction House this way nor am I condemning you. I'm simply trying to encourage new methods with using the Auction House.
I choose not to buy or bid on items that are setup this way and I invite you, other players on Sarlona, to please do the same. In an effort to (hopefully) force these types of dealers into more agreeable and fair price ranges. Or eliminate them completely.
This is all about buyouts. I feel more of you need to put up buyouts. Buyouts that are not constructed with utter greed in mind when it comes to common or uncommon goods.
Named or unique rares are difficult to guild a price for. I have not considered them in this decision. Their values are independent. (A conclusion of the buyer who desires them.)
Those that do not use the Auction House frequently may not suffer from irresponsible or untrusted dealers. But those that do certainly have.
I feel prices for the AH should be guilded. If not universely then at least logically.
You may learn that by leaving items at their initial bid and simply multiplying that number by 2-5 is a sufficient buyout. And also a fast way to make earnings. This is essentially what I do with three of my playable chartacters and each of them not only has a treasures worth of desireable items, but also their own amount of wealth in platinum. In the millions. obtained over days and weeks, not months.
This is my new creed. I implore you to join me in doing the same. If you already do; kudos.