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floAuction is a Plug-In that was created by the Bukkit Plug-In organization. The floAuction plugin allows players to auction off items in Vault-supported economy systems. The floAuction plugin was recently rewritten to include the ability of queuing auctions (setting multiple auctions in a row), reserving funds, and the ability to suspend a player's auctioning ability.


  • The Vault Plugin
  • The WhatIsIt Plugin

Current Features

  • Base auction functionality.
  • Full language support using language.yml (and WhatIsIt for item names)
  • A hidden maximum bids option (with two options for the logic selectable in the config).
  • Reserves funds (takes funding from the player's account) when bidding to reduce fraud.
  • Reserves items (takes them out of player's inventory) when auctioning, then resets them if not bidded on.
  • Queue item delivery if the player is offline.
  • Logging auctions to file.
  • Optional bidding limits.
  • REMOVED in v2.4: Gold-standard option, uses gold nuggets/ingots/blocks (converts on the fly) instead of currency (forced on if no currency installed). (v 2.1.0-2.3.1) This was removed due to it being very buggy, and the GoldIsMoney plugin has been written to replace it.
  • Per user silencing of auctions: /auction [stfu/quiet/off/silent/silence]. (v 2.1+)
  • /auction shortcuts: s = start; c = cancel; e = end; i = info; (v 2.1+)
  • Configuration option to disallow creative mode bidding and auctioning. (v 2.1+)
  • Toggle for the ability of auctioning damaged items (will report damage if auction is allowed) (v 2.1+)
  • Queuing of auctions, with optional delays between auctions. (v 2.2+)
  • Suspension of auctions by command globally or per player. (v 2.2+)
  • Save list of pending-give items (for logged off players) to file to persist server restarts. (v2.2+)
  • Banned item list. (v 2.3+)
  • Tax settings and per auction tax. (v 2.3+)
  • Toggleability of hidden max bids. (v 2.3+)
  • Metrics (v2.3.1+)
  • Depositing tax funds to config.yml specified user account (v2.4+)
  • Prevent world change when auctioning or bidding. (v2.4.1+) Togglable in 2.4.2
  • Prevent gamemode change when auctioning or bidding. (v2.4.1+) Togglable in 2.4.2
  • Togglability of world change and gamemode change prevention as well as teleporting. (v2.4.2+)
  • Cancellation prevention from end of auction. (v2.4.2+)
  • Antisnipe auction extension.(v2.4.7+)
  • Displays book titles & authors (v2.5.0+)

Future Content

Planned Content

Planned Content that Bukkit is planning on releasing in a future update of floAuction:

  • Separating auctions out so that multiple auctions can run simultaneously.
  • Configurable relegation of auction broadcasts to Vault supported chat channels.
  • World-grouping of auctions. (useful for multi-inventory/multi-economy situations)
  • Suspension of auctions by command per channel.
  • Channel-grouping of auctions.
  • Add timestamp to log.
  • Server shutdown effects on active auctions.
  • Lengthen time of auction if bids happen within a certain proximity to the end of the auction.
  • Pre-auction setup (specify per user default auction parameters)

Possible Content

Possible content that Bukkit is not planning on adding to floAuction, but they may consider adding to it:

  • A "sell-to" option to keep down on people using auction software to trade things.
  • A "buy-now" option.
  • Scope auctions to an area.
  • Scope auction to a sign and control the sign.
  • Alternate delivery methods, possibly through chests.
  • A "/auction bump" to give a small, togglable reminder that there's an auction.
  • A configuration option to give the auciton software permission to withdraw the money from a player's bank if their personal account lacks sufficient funds.


  • /auction start (alternative /auction s); The default way of starting an auction, it begins a new auction with the item(s) held in hand.
    • /auction start <amount> <price> <bidding increments> <time>; The more adept way of auctioning. It allows the user to style the auction by being able to set a time period for it, the minimum bidding increments, the starting price, and desired amount.
  • /auction cancel (alternative /auction c); cancels the current auction.
  • /auction; brings up the main auction interface.
  • /bid; the default way of bidding. It bids the minimum bidding increment automatically.
    • /bid <amount>; Bids the listed amount of money.


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