2008 WBC Auction Store
Aug. 23, 2008

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Download Auction Store Item Sheet: Word or PDF
Download Auction Store Seller Registration Form: Excel or PDF

WBC CHANGES THE AUCTION STORE TO PRE-REGISTERED ITEMS IN 2008. Just like the last couple of years, the WBC will continue to offer the auction store as a supplement to the auction. The change is that items for the auction store will need to be pre-registered, similar to the auction. The Auction Store has grown so much over the last couple of years that a change is required to ensure that the Sellers can get the benefit of the store while not requiring the staff to give up the entire WBC to administer the store payouts. To do this, the Auction Store Seller Registration Sheet (download in Excel or PDF) will need to be completed by July 27 and submitted to AuctionStore@boardgamers.org. The Auction Store Administrator will then send you the lot numbers for your Auction Store Items. The lot number should then be entered on your Auction Store Item Sheet (download in Word or PDF) that you bring with you to WBC. Registration Fees must be paid when items are dropped off.

WHAT IS THE AUCTION STORE? It’s like a flea market except instead of everyone manning their own table, the BPA runs the entire shebang so you can pay attention to the Auction or play games. It increases the number of items the BPA can sell in the same time frame we currently use while giving the lower value items a venue to sell in a way that is more cost effective, while not cluttering up the Auction with a lot of low interest items. 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 to your left fully within earshot and bidding range.

How does it work? It’s similar to the Auction in that you have to pre-register all of your items. Complete an Auction Store Seller Registration Sheet (download in Excel or PDF) that lists all of your items. Next, complete an Auction Store Item Sheet (download in Word or PDF) for each of your items. Tape the Auction Store Item Sheet to items using Painters tape (available at auction registration in the Lancaster Showroom) to avoid damaging them. Pay a 25-cent submission and sales fee on each item (or lot) you enter at the time you drop off the items. Instead of setting a minimum bid, set the price you want for the item. You may set three different prices based on the time the item sells. Simply drop your items off with the sheets attached, and then pick up your unsold items at the end of Store hours. The Store hours are from 9:30 a.m. (one-half hour before the auction begins) to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and the prices will change (at your discretion) at Noon and 2 pm. This will allow you as the seller to benefit from the ability to lower the price as the day wears on. It also allows you to benefit from the buyers who will pay the higher earlier price because they will be concerned someone else may take your item before they do. Of course, if you only want to list one price for all three times that’s ok too! Sellers proceeds will be available in the same manner and time frame as those for the Auction.

What are the costs? Each item or lot costs a non-refundable 25 cents paid at the time the items are dropped off at registration. In addition, you pay from the proceeds a sales fee based on the price the item gets, not the maximum or minimum price, according to the schedule below:

Sellling Price
$10.01 to $20.00 $2.00
$20.01 to $30.00 $3.00

No item will be accepted for the Store with a price of more than $30. Sellers wishing to realize more than $30 for their item must put it in the Auction. As you can see, it’s more cost effective to use the Store for lesser-value items, and it frees the Auction up for more valuable items. Of course, in the Store you don’t get the benefit of multiple buyers bidding the price of your item up!

Where will the store be located? The Store will be inside the Lancaster Showroom next to the Auction and will run concurrently with it. So you’ll be able to check out the Store while the Auction is ongoing without missing any of the action.

How do I get my items in the Store? The Auction Store Seller Registration Sheet (download in Excel or PDF) will need to be completed by July 27 and submitted to AuctionStore@boardgamers.org. The Auction Store Administer will then send you the lot numbers for your Auction Store Items. This form will be used to track your sales. The lot number should then be entered on your Auction Store Item Sheet (download in Word or PDF) that you bring with you to WBC. Store items will be accepted from 8 to 10 pm on Monday and from 8 am until Noon on Tuesday (same as the Auction). The Registration Fee is due at the time items are dropped off.

What will happen to unsold items? ***IMPORTANT***You must pick up any unsold items between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday!!!!!! The Store will not secure your items after that and will treat them as abandoned. Please make plans to stop by and pick up any unsold items during this time frame. All sellers are reminded that the sale of items at WBC is strictly limited to our licensed vendors and participants in the Auction and Auction Store during those hours. Displays or attempts to solicit sale of items outside the confines of the Auction and Store are strictly prohibited and will be disbanded with immediate repeal of membership without refund.

Your co-operation is needed to make this work! Please do not enter the Store area with your own games or packages for obvious security reasons and remain quiet while visiting the Store so as not to disturb the Auction.

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Last updated 10/8/08 by kae.
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