What’s my incentive to use the auction house? I mean really?
The purpose of the auction house should be to A- provide a means for bidding on hard to find cars, and B- provide a means for making money off of hard to find cars that you have but don’t want. Right?
So right now, the auction house is failing me on both counts. I’m not a high ranked painter/tuner, so I can’t sell cars for all that much. I was going to list my extra Boneshaker (I had one before, and got a 2nd from the series 9 80% completion reward) but I saw that my max buyout price option was something under 200K. For what (has been) a pretty rare and desirable car (I assume this because I’ve never seen one up for auction when I went to look), that’s not a lot of money. Similarly, I have multiples of many other ‘exclusive’ cars that I’ve won through wheelspins and various challenges. Like I just got a 2nd AND 3rd Gymkhana 10 Focus (one from this week’s playground games, one from finishing skillstreak story). I have multiples of many Forza Edition cars (some from wheelspins, some from seasonal prizes, etc). I have multiples (as many as 4 or 5) of many other wheelspin-only cars. I have 4 Aventador FE for example, and at least 2-3 of most of the other FEs. But why would I put them up for auction? If people with tons of money are just going to buy them out and then sell them for way more than I am able to sell them for? The amount of money I can get for the cars simply isn’t worth the thought that someone else will just turn around and make a whole lot more money off of them. So that’s one problem: I don’t have much incentive to sell my uncommon stuff.
Secondly - I can never find anything I’m looking for on the auction house. At various times I’ve looked for Hot Wheels cars, the Ferrari 812, the Subaru WRX Sti '04, and others. I’ve never even seen one listed. I assume they GET listed, because other people talk about getting them, but you must just have to search and re-search and re-search constantly. Which says to me there just aren’t that many being listed. Not compared to spare FE cars, which I’ve been able to find pretty easily in the past, before I got them all. I have to wonder why simple wheelspin cars like the Subaru aren’t easier to find on the auction house. Are there not a lot floating around? I mean I have 3-4 copies of a lot of wheelspin cars. I assume other people who’ve been playing a while have similar situations. So why aren’t there a bunch of these Subarus up for sale? Surely it’s not an ultra desirable car that everyone wants multiples of. So is it’s drop chance in the wheelspin absurdly low compared to others? Are other people refusing to sell their extra for reasons like what I listed before? Or are the people with more money than they can ever use just snatching them up to resell at 20mil so they can get even more money they can’t use?
In either case, I feel like the auction house is failing, at least in regards to the sale and purchase of uncommon cars. Sure, there’s a bunch of stuff ON there, like barn finds people don’t want, extra copies of FE cars, cars that were bought for a skill tree perk and then discareded, and of course lots of stuff that I can also easily get from the autoshow. But when it comes to wheelspin cars, seasonal rewards cars, Forzathon shop only cars… it’s a lot harder to find anything. I mean, conservatively speaking, I’ve probably checked for the Subaru at least 50 times, at random times on different days. And I’ve never ever seen one for sale at any price??
For those of you who HAVE found rare cars (and won them), how often are you actually searching?