2006 WBC Boardgames Auction
July 3, 2006

Auction Sales | Auction Info | Seller Info | Buyer Info | Auction Item Sheet | Registered Lots | Auction Store Info | Store Item Sheet

Where:
Lancaster Showroom, Lancaster Host, Lancaster, PA

Registration:
8 to 10 p.m. on Mon., July 31 and 8 a.m. to noon on Tues., Aug. 1

Sales Schedule (times are approximations):
Tues., Aug. 1, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Euros & Family games: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wargames: 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Collectibles: 3 to 4 p.m.

Why an Auction? Ever since its inception, WBC has been about competition and playing games without the distractions of such things as flea markets and seminars. Why change now? Well, we haven’t. By extending WBC to six full days and holding the auction during the hours preceding the start of WBC-proper on Tuesday evening, we get to have our cake and eat it too without detracting from tournaments.

It allows us provide a service to our members who want to sell or buy long-out-of-print games at what is perhaps the largest gathering of the players of those games on the planet without having to go the eBay route of shipping and sight unseen purchases. What better place to acquire these games than amongst our annual reunion of friends at WBC in an entertaining auction without missing any tournaments?

Staff: In 2006, welcome back auctioneers Bruce Reiff, Ken Gutermuth and Keith Hunsinger and the entire CABS crew for another splendid and entertaining afternoon of buying and selling boardgames.

NEW FOR 2006, WBC is offering an Auction Store. It’s like a flea market, except sellers do not need to supervise the selling because BPA runs the entire shebang to allow you to pay attention to the Auction or play games. It increases the number of items the BPA can sell, while providing a cost-effective way and efficient way to sell lower-value items. Plus, everyone has the chance to accomplish more “shopping” in less time, since it will be possible to peruse the Store while the Auction is ongoing within earshot and bidding range. Only items listed at $30 or lower may be listed in the Auction store. It is not possible to pre-register games for the Auction Store, but you should bring completed Auction Store Item Sheets when you register items on site. IMPORTANT: Review the details of both the auction and auction store before deciding where to submit your items.

Advance Registration: Do not attempt to pre-register any more Lots for the 2006 WBC Auction. It is FULL. Due to the limited time available, sales are restricted to the first 550 Lots submitted and accepted—even if they are not yet all listed on the Registered Lots page. It is NOT possible to pre-register lots for the Auction Store. Refer to the key for an explanation of abbreviations. Anyone who will be selling items at the auction should review the Auction Seller page. Anyone interested in buying items at the auction should review the Auction Buyer page for policies and procedures.

Results from 2005: The WBC’s 2005 auction was another success with an expanded time slot and an increase of 68% in number of items sold. There was no shortage of items for sale as the final number of lots auctioned reached 644. This quantity was only eclipsed by its quality as all 644 lots were sold with an average selling price per lot of $24.30, only slightly down from the $26.50 of last year. Two lots sold for over $200, with Titan topping the list for the second year in a row at $230. The number of lots sold for over $100 increased to 13. An additional 59 lots went for over $50. Only 11 lots went for the minimum bid of $1, and only 62 items went for $5 or less. Overall, 103 different buyers walked home with additions to their collections, slightly higher than last years 92 different buyers. A total of 36 buyers spent over $100 dollars and eight individuals spent more than $500. See the full list of sales during the 2005 Auction.

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