2013 WBC Auction Store
Feb. 14, 2013

Overview | Auction | Registered 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., July 30. 

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., July 30, and the prices will change (at seller’s discretion) at 11 a.m. and 1 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.  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.  The Auction Store is NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS. All auction store lots must be received no later than Sat., July 20 at midnight eastern time.

***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 three prices you wish to list the game at.  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 within 48 hours.

***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, July 29 in the Lampeter Hall.  Auction Store Items will not be accepted at any other time.

Unsold items: Sellers are responsible for collecting unsold items promptly. Sellers need to claim their unsold items between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Tues., July 30 in the Lampeter Hall.  After that, the items will be at the Registration Desk.  Items unclaimed by 12 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 4 become the property of the BPA.

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 by 12 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 and will remain available during registration hours throughout the convention.  Amounts unclaimed by 12 p.m. Sunday, August 4 are forfeit to the BPA.

The BPA will exercise reasonable care in safeguarding your items, but we assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods. Unsold Lots should be claimed from the Auction registration crew in the Lampeter Hall by showing your WBC badge with a matching Seller name no later 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.  Lots left beyond that time will be secured to the best of our ability and claimed only at the convenience of the convention staff at the Registration Desk.  Items unclaimed by 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 become the property of WBC.

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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