AUCTION (Limited to the 1st 500 approved Games)
Since the Auction is limited in the number of lots being offered, the PrezCon Staff holds the right to only approve games that they feel are best suited and will generate the highest interest at a Board Game Auction.
When & Where: The PrezCon game auction will be held on Saturday in a designated location outlined on the PrezCon Event Schedule. It will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday. Exceptions will occur but the staff will try our best to group the offerings by theme with Euros/Family, Strategy/Wargames and then "most collectible" saved for last.
Who Can Bid: You must have an official PrezCon Bid number to bid. These are available from the auction staff at a cost of $1. The staff will begin selling the Bid Cards at 10:30 am on Saturday through the end of the auction. Only PrezCon Attendees will be allowed to purchase a Bid Card. See the staff at the registration table to obtain your Bid Number.
Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware): The Auction Staff does its best to accurately describe items up for bid, but we are not responsible for mistakes or missing components. The staff will try to validate the condition of all items sold, but by accepting a Bid Card, prospective buyers agree to hold PrezCon and its auction staff harmless in the event of disputed merchandise. All sales are final!
Minimum Bids: All bids will be in $1 increments. Auctions proceed quickly so pay attention. It is your responsibility to ensure that the auctioneer can see your Bid Card. Feel free to stand if you feel your raised card may be blocked from the auctioneer’s view. The auction staff will be bidding on items as well. Please feel free to bid against them.
Cash only: When you win the bid for an item, you must immediately come forward to the cashier and claim 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 bid number immediately without refund.
Open Tabs: are only available by special arrangement with the head auctioneer and require a non-refundable cash deposit. This deposit will be credited towards your purchases but unused balances are lost. Please see the head auctioneer PRIOR to the start of the auction. All tabs must be settled, IN CASH, immediately after the auction and before removing won bid games.
Item Descriptions: 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.
- SHRINK WRAPPED - Still in the original shrink wrap
- UNPUNCHED - Item is unpunched, unplayed and complete
- PUNCHED - COMPLETE - Item is punched and seller verifies completeness
- PUNCHED - UNKNOWN - Item is punched but seller has not verified completeness
- PUNCHED - MISSING - Item is punched and missing parts (declare missing parts)
- OTHER (such as Item has a declared flaw such as water damage, torn box)
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. Total auction lots will be limited to the first 500 lots submitted and approved by the auction staff.
Lot Registration process: Please be sure to read the following section:
Sellers are required to submit their lots to be sold to the auction staff for their review and approval by Feb 15th. All auction Lots must be registered by then. Lot registration will be CLOSED early if the 500 lot maximum is reached.