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What is an Auction Store?
An Auction Store is like a flea market except instead of each person selling their own stuff, the PrezCon auction staff runs the entire shebang so you can pay attention to the Auction or play games. It is an attempt to 1) satisfy those who would like a flea market instead of an auction, 2) increases the number of items PrezCon can sell in the same time frame currently used, and 3) allow the sales of the lower value items in a way that is more cost effective without cluttering up the Auction. Also, it allows everyone a chance to accomplish more "shopping" in less time, since you can peruse the items in the Store while the Auction is ongoing, fully within earshot and bidding range.
When & Where:
The Auction Store will be held in Giorgio's across from the Treetop restaurant and will be open from 17:00 until 23:00 on Thursday.
How Does it Work?
The Seller may set three different prices based on the time the item sells. The Buyer simply picks up the item and takes it to the cashier for payment of the amount listed during the given timeframe of the purchase.
Store hours are from 17:00 to 23:00 on Thursday and the prices will change (at seller's discretion) at 19:00 and 21:00.
Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)
The Auction Staff assumes no responsibility for the condition of the game or the accuracy of the seller's description on the auction store item sheets. They are not responsible for mistakes or missing components. All sales are final!
In God we trust, all others pay cash. When you want to purchase an item, you must immediately come forward to the cashier and make your purchase. We are not set up for checks, credit cards, or paypal. Buyers who fail to complete their purchases promptly in the view of the cashier will forfeit their right to enter the auction store.
Lots offered for sale will be defined by the seller as being in one of the following physical condition categories. You should familiarize yourself with these terms so as to better judge the condition of what is being offered.
A brief description of the item describing any extra bonus features such as sorting trays, variant pieces, etc. should be provided for any items which include them.
Who can Sell and what can be Sold?
Selling is limited to those with a current PrezCon badge. Due to the specialized nature of PrezCon as a game convention, only games and accessories pertaining to them can be sold.
Lot Registration process:
The Registration process is different this year, please be sure to read the following section.
This year, sellers will be required to submit their auction store lots to be sold to the auction staff prior to PrezCon. All auction store lots must be received no later than February 15th.
***IMPORTANT*** To submit items for the auction, sellers must complete the Auction Store Registration Forms below and email the form to Ken Gutermuth at email@example.com. Please be sure to include the words "PrezCon Auction Store" in the subject line.
Auction Store Registration Forms (zipped)
Auction Store registration Form (xls)
Auction Store item sheet (doc)
A non-refundable fee of $0.25 per lot submitted is required and will be collected at PrezCon when you check-in your items.
You should receive an email confirming your submission and providing you with your auction store lot numbers within 48 hours.
***IMPORTANT*** You will need to complete the attached Auction Store Item Sheet, attach it to your games with painter's tape, and bring the games during the check-in time for the auction store. The check-in time for auction store items will be between the hours of 10:00 and 14:00 on Thursday in Giorgio's. Auction Store Items will not be accepted at any other time.
Sellers will receive the selling price minus a handling fee. The Handling Fees are as follows:
The Net Proceeds will be provided to the sellers upon providing a current PrezCon badge matching the Seller's name. Payouts will be available at the PrezCon Registration Desk soon after the store closes and will remain available during registration hours throughout the convention. Amounts unclaimed by 16:00 Sunday are forfeit to PrezCon, Inc.
***IMPORTANT*** Sellers are responsible for collecting unsold items promptly. Sellers need to claim their unsold items in Giorgio's within a half hour of the conclusion of the auction. After that, the items will be at the Registration Desk. Items unclaimed by 16:00 on Sunday become the property of PrezCon Inc.
PrezCon, Inc will exercise reasonable care in safeguarding your items, but we assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.
Questions regarding the auction may be sent to the Head Auctioneer Bruce Reiff at firstname.lastname@example.org or auctioneer Ken Gutermuth at email@example.com. Please make sure to include the words "PrezCon Auction" in the subject line.