Used Board Game Auction

Auction 2017

OVERVIEW:

Every year we host the Used Board Auction in our store space. What started out as a small idea has turned into a multiple day event with a diverse array of board games each year.

We have 1000 games that customers have submitted. We will host a live auction on Saturday/Sunday March 25/26.

Due to the overwhelming amount of participation last year, we are implementing some procedural changes to help create a positive experience for everyone involved. Please familiarize yourself with this information and give us a call with any questions or clarifications.

ATTENDING THE AUCTION

  • Saturday/Sunday March 25/26
  • Doors open at 9:30 (9:00 for PreRegistered attendees)
  • Auction Begins at 10:00
  • Day of Registration: $10
    (PreRegistration is full, but we will have room for lots of walk ups, we want to keep the place as packed as possible to keep bidding active and lively!)

PREVIEW & PLANNING

The games will NOT be available for preview during the auction. Instead you can preview the games in store during all regular store hours up until the day of the auction.

  • A list of games sorted by day/tim can be found HERE
  • Alphabetical List of Games with starting Bids can be found HERE
  • Numerical List of Games with starting bids can be found HERE
  • A Excel Version of the list so you can download and organize at will can be found HERE
  • A FEW pictures of games can be found on Instagram. @bhgauction
    Use our Numerical list to find their item number (ex. 181, Yardmaster)
    Go to Instagram. Search #BHGitem(ITEM NUMBER HERE) - (Ex. #BHGitem181)
    We have 236 of the full list (so far). We will never get all of them uploaded, but we wanted to post unusual items, items that have several versions, editions, etc. This is just a small bonus, and not a photo catalog. It's primarily for those who cannot preview in person.
  • The loft is (almost always) open for you to preview titles in person in store.

Games will be available for preview in store. You can come and see the contents and quality of all the games, anytime, in our controlled access staging area. They are numbered with minimum bids indicated so you can take notes & plan your auction visit. 

The games have been broken into groups and times & are now available so you can plan your attendance.

Here is a PDF list of games broken down by times.

Here is an Excel list of games broken down by times with each item listed as A1, A2, A3, etc. It is the same order as above, but we had some requests for it to be visually listed.

Because we have never run a fully live auciton before we are not 100% sure on timing, we have done our best to break it down by hour. We will stick as closely to this list/times as possible. If the auction is faster than anticipated, we will not speed up the auciton, but rather we will have longer breaks inbetween groups.

The order from top to bottom of each group is the order we will auction the games off during that time. So if the game you wish to bid on appears near the end of that group, you know it will go up for auction after all the other items before it. If it appears near the beginning of the group you will want to arrive well before the scheduled time in order to be here for that item. Beyond that we can make no guarentees on timing, but will do our best to keep up a good consistant pace.

BUYING GAMES:

The auction this year will be done entirely as a classic LIVE auction, so we need you to register to bid. 
Because of the large number of people wishing to attend this event, all attendees need to register & pay even if you plan on sharing a bid number.

Day Of (walk-up) Registration: $10
(Pre-Registration is full)
Auction: Sat/Sun March 25/26
Doors Open at 9:30am (9am for PreRegistered Attendees)
Auction Begins at 10am

Cost: $10 Registration

We will need your name, phone number, and a credit card number on file.

Registration gets you the following:

A Bid Number
No lines for check out – all games won against your bid number will be totatled & charged to your Credit Card at the end of the day.

All attendees are free to come and go all weekend, but space is limited and should we fill up, we will be operating on a 1 out 1 in system, with 2 lines for re-entry. 1 priority line for those who already have bid numbers (previous attendance or pre-registration) and 1 for new arrivals (walk-ups) who need to register.

Unlike past years all games will be handed to the winning bidder immediately, with purchase cost recorded against your bid #. At the end of each day we will process the total purchases attached to your bid number, against your registered credit card, so you will not need to wait in any lines/check out. Note: since purchases will be linked to your bid number & credit card we can print a receipt after processing.

Schedule:

The scheduled time is 10-6:15 on both Saturday & Sunday.

Saturday March 25th
Doors Open for Pre-Registered Bidders 9am
Doors Open for Day of Registered Bidders 9:30am

Group A: 10-11

15 Minute Break

Group B: 11:15-12:15
Group C: 12:15 - 1:15

45 Minute Break

Group D: 2:00-3:00
Group E: 3:00-4:00

15 Minute Break

Group F: 4:15-5:15
Group G: 5:15-6:15

Sunday March 26th
Doors Open for Pre-Registered Bidders 9am
Doors Open for Previous Day Registered Bidders 9:30am
Doors Open for New Day of Registered Bidders 9:45am

Group H: 10-11

15 Minute Break

Group I: 11:15-12:15
Group J: 12:15 - 1:15

45 Minute Break

Group K: 2:00-3:00
Group L: 3:00-4:00

15 Minute Break

Group M: 4:15-5:15
Group N: 5:15-6:15

 

 We will be taking NO online/phone bids before the day of the auction. There is no "buy it now" option. We have no in-store storage, you must carry/remove all won items. 

 

 

 

 

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