#1 - Sept. 16, 2011, 12:10 a.m.
Blizzard Post
We’ve recently patched the Diablo III Friends & Family beta test to include access to the gold-based auction house.

Friends & Family beta test participants can check out the auction house by clicking on the ‘gavel’ icon at the bottom of the main Battle.net interface seen when first logging into the game.

To sell items, you’ll first need to place anything you want to sell in your character's inventory, or shared stash. The shared stash can be found near the Slaughtered Calf Inn in New Tristram. Once you’ve placed items in your inventory or stash you’ll be able to choose from the items you’d like to sell in the auction house interface. By placing starting and (optional) buyout prices, you can place your item up for auction. If someone chooses to buy the item, you’ll receive the final sale price, minus any posting fees.

Keep in mind that this is the gold-based auction house only. The currency-based auction house may be available for testing at a later date, and if it is, we’ll have more information on how it will function at that time.

We’re looking for both stability and usability testing, and appreciate your help with buying and selling items to run the system through its paces. If you’d like to provide feedback, please do so by posting in this thread: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3196019654 and if you find any bugs please post in the Beta Bug Report forum in this thread: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3195919893

For an auction house overview and information regarding specific functionality, be sure to check out the services section of the Diablo III community site, here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/services/ Browse through the auction house section of the site using the multiple tabs at the top for more details, located here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/services/auction-house/functionality