1,Being able to purchase between singles and stacks
2,The anonymity of seller's prices, which helps stabilize prices based on their most recent successful bid instead if the most recent asking price.
3,Able to look up prices online from your browser, as well as the history and trend of an item
4,Doesn't restart the timer of how long an item is up for after you check your sales status, though this could be a con to others. I just find myself leaving an item on my retainer in XIV for a few days unaware that the price has dropped to the point where no one would purchase the item for the price I have it up for.
A,Limited to 7 slots to sell items on each character, system limitation
B,Less sorting options for the AH itself
C,No quick search option
D,Doesn't combine bazaars and the AH together making it easier to find what you want
E,Takes tax from you regardless if your item sells or not
F,Hides the price of an item, so it wastes the buyers time trying to "find" the sellers price. Example: Seller puts up an item for 37k when it usually sells for 17k
1, Many in VIV divide stacks and with 2 retainers there are slots to do this. More sensible would to alow us to buy parts of stacks.
2 and F are interrelated.
3 and D are NOT features of FFXI. They are features of FFXIAH.com
E, XIV charges both the buyer and seller fees.
But my big gripe about the FFXIV market boards is with the fools who see "Sells for X" and lists it at that price never realizing thet they could sell it to NPCs for that.
That "feature" drags prices down.