2015 WBC Auction Store
June 21, 2015

Overview | Auction | Registered Auction Lots


What is an Auction Store?:
An Auction Store is like a flea market except instead of each person selling their own stuff, the WBC auction staff runs the entire shebang so you can pay attention to the Auction or play games. It is an attempt to 1) satisfy those who would like a flea market instead of an auction, 2) increase the number of items WBC can sell in the same time frame currently used, and 3) allow the sales of the lower value items in a way that is more cost effective without cluttering up the Auction. 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, fully within earshot and bidding range.

When & Where:
The Auction Store will be held in the Lampeter Hall next to the auction and will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 4.

How Does it Work?:
The Seller may set three different prices based on the time the item sells. The Buyer simply picks up the item and takes it to the cashier for payment of the amount listed during the given timeframe of the purchase.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 4, and the prices will change (at seller’s discretion) at 12 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware):
The Auction Staff assumes no responsibility for the condition of the game or the accuracy of the seller’s description on the auction store item sheets. They are not responsible for mistakes or missing components. Buyers are not allowed to open the games in the auction store. All sales are final!

Cash only:
In God we trust, all others pay cash. When you want to purchase an item, you must immediately come forward to the cashier and make 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 right to enter the auction store.

Item Description:
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 WBC badge. Due to the specialized nature of WBC as a game convention, only games and accessories pertaining to them can be sold.

Lot Registration process:
Once again this year, sellers will be required to submit their auction store lots to be sold to the auction staff prior to WBC. All auction store lots must be received no later than Sunday, July 19, at midnight eastern time.
Due to space limitations, lots will be restricted to the first 2,200 submissions.NEW for 2015:  Submissions of less than 10 games will be rejected.  All submissions must include a minimum of 10 games.

***IMPORTANT*** To submit items for the auction store, sellers must complete the Auction Store Registration Form and email the form to Ken Gutermuth at treasurer@boardgamers.org. Please be sure to include the words “WBC Auction Store” in the subject line. The form requires you to provide the name of the Game, the game publisher, and the price for each game at each time each of the three listed times. Please do not add lines to the form. Additional tabs are provided for more than 30 items. Do not send the Auction Store Item Sheets when submitting your items for inclusion in the Auction Store. No Item shall be allowed in the store with a price of more than $30.

A non-refundable fee of $0.25 per lot submitted is required and will be collected  at WBC when you check-in your items.

You should receive an email confirming your submission and providing you with your auction store lot numbers by July 1 or within 48 hours after July 1.

***IMPORTANT*** You will need to complete the Auction Store Item Sheet, attach it to your games with painter’s tape, and bring the games during the check-in time for the auction store. The check-in time for auction store items will be between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, in the Lampeter Hall. Auction Store Items will not be accepted at any other time.

Unsold items:
The BPA will exercise reasonable care in safeguarding your items, but we assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods. Sellers are responsible for collecting unsold items promptly. Sellers may claim their unsold items between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 4, in Lampeter Hall. After that, the items will be at the Registration Desk in New Holland. Items unclaimed by 12 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 9, become the property of the BPA. New for 2015:  The number of unsold items has been increasing each year therefore, a $0.25 handling fee will be deducted from auction store proceeds for each item not sold to covering processing of unsold items.

Sellers will receive the selling price minus a handling fee. The Handling Fees are as follows:

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The Net Proceeds will be provided to the sellers upon providing a current WBC badge matching the Seller’s name. Payouts will be available at the WBC Registration Desk in New Hollandby 12 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 6, and will remain available during registration hours throughout the convention. Amounts unclaimed by 12 p.m. Sun., Aug. 9 are forfeit to the BPA.

Questions regarding the auction store may be sent to the Auction Store Administrator Ken Gutermuth at treasurer@boardgamers.org. Please make sure to include the words “WBC Auction Store” in the subject line.

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