Every year Quincon has a great auction- with lots of new and out-of-print game related stuff for reasonable prices. This year we expect the auction to be bigger and better than ever.
The auction committee has come up with slightly different procedures to streamline the time that the auction takes and the time it takes for people to get their money/items.
Because of these new procedures, if you are a buyer, you should be able to pay and get your stuff before you leave the auction area. There will be no need to call you back in later to pay like we did last year.
If you are a seller, the 10% commission on the sale of every item is the same as in previous years. You can also opt to have the entire proceeds of the sale of an item go to our charity (the Quincy Children’s library). The minimum starting bid is $1. We are also instituting a new fee for listing. Anyone will be able to sell five items for free. After the first five items there will be a charge. The next 10 items are 25 cents each, the next 10 items are 50 cents each.
This fee is designed to make sellers “bundle” their items into logical groups rather than selling them item by item. If this works, then the auction should move a lot faster and we will be able to sell more stuff without interrupting game time too much.
I’ve added links to the auction guidelines and the selling slips in the links section.
If you want to sell items, go ahead and print out enough selling slips for your items. On each slip please add:
- Name of the item
- Description (game publisher, game system, game version, condition, missing pieces, etc…)
- An item number (just start at 1 and go up from there)
- the Start price (must be at least $1)
- your name (the Seller)
You won’t know your seller # until the day of the auction, so leave that blank. The sell price and bidder number will be filled out by the auctioneers.
Let me know if you have any questions about any of this.