2015 WBC Boardgames Auction
May 27, 2015

Overview | Auction Store | Registered Lots


When & Where:
The Annual WBC Game Auction will be held in the Lampeter Hall from 10 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Auction staff will attempt to group offerings by theme, with Euros/Family games proceeding Strategy/Wargames and the “most collectibles” saved for last.

Who Can Bid?:
You must be registered for the convention and have an official Bid Number to bid. The Bid Numbers are available from the auction staff at a cost of $1, non-refundable. The staff will begin selling the Bid numbers at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Aug. 4, through the end of the auction. See the staff at the payment table to obtain your Bid Number.

Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware):
The Auction Staff does its best to accurately describe items up for bid, but they are not responsible for mistakes or missing components. The staff will try to validate the condition of all items sold, but by accepting a Bid number, prospective buyers agree to hold WBC and its auction staff harmless in the event of disputed merchandise. All sales are final!

Minimum Bids:
All bids will be in $1 increments. If you cannot afford to bid a full dollar, you should not be bidding. Auctions proceed quickly, so bid loud and clear. If the auctioneer cannot see or hear you, it’s your fault. Feel free to shout out an amount. The auction staff appreciates it. The auction staff will be bidding on items as well. Please feel free to bid against them – they will be bidding against each other anyway, so why shouldn’t you?!

Cash only:
In God we trust, all others pay cash. When you win an item, you must immediately come forward to the cashier and claim 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 bid number immediately without refund.

Tabs are only available by special arrangement with the auctioneers and require a non-refundable cash deposit. This deposit will be credited towards your purchases but unused balances are lost. Please see the head auctioneer PRIOR to the start of the auction. All tabs must be settled, IN CASH, immediately after the auction.

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. Auction lots will be limited to approximately the first 550 lots submitted and approved by the auction staff.

Lot Registration process:

Sellers are required to submit their lots to be sold to the auction staff for their review and approval. All auction Lots must be received no later than July 1 or whenever the maximum is reached, whichever occurs first, for inclusion in the auction. The potential exists that the auction will be full prior to July 1. Historically, the auction sells out prior to the deadline, so don't delay.

To submit items for the auction, sellers must complete the attached Auction Registration Form and email the form to Ken Gutermuth at treasurer@boardgamers.org. Please be sure to include the words “WBC Auction” in the subject line. The form requires you to provide the name of the Game, the game publisher, the minimum bid, and the condition. See the item description section above for the choices on condition. Please do not add lines to the form. Additional tabs are provided for more than 25 items. Do not send the Auction Item Sheets when submitting your items for inclusion in the Auction. NEW for 2015: Submissions of fewer than 5 items will not be accepted for the auction.

A non-refundable fee of $1 per lot submitted is required upon submission. This fee should be sent to the BPA either through Paypal to treasurer@boardgamers.org or by check mailed to BPA, c/o Ken Gutermuth, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC 28602.

Low value items should be sold as a group in one Lot—both to minimize your fee and to save time—or committed to the Auction Store. All submissions will be subject to a $1 Minimum Bid. Sellers may not request that lots have a Minimum Bid of more than $1.

You should receive an email confirming your submission within 48 hours. In the first half of July, you will receive notice as to whether your items were accepted or rejected for the auction.

***IMPORTANT*** If your items are accepted, please complete the attached Auction Item Sheet for each of the lots, attach it to your games with painter's tape, and bring the games during the check-in time for the auction to the Lampeter Hall. The check-in time for auction items will be between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. Tuesday check-in is not allowed.

Unsold items:
Sellers are responsible for collecting unsold items promptly. Sellers may claim their unsold items in the Lampeter Hall within a half hour of the conclusion of the auction. After that, the items will be at Registration in New Holland. Items unclaimed by 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 become the property of the BPA.

Sellers will receive 85% of the selling price, rounding the amount to the nearest dime, upon providing a current WBC badge matching the Seller’s name. Payouts will be available at Registration in New Holland by 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 and will remain available during registration hours throughout the convention. Amounts unclaimed by 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 are forfeit to the BPA. Payouts exceeding $100 will be by check.

The BPA will exercise reasonable care in safeguarding your items, but we assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods. Unsold Lots may be claimed from the Auction registration crew in the Lampeter Hall by showing your WBC badge with a matching Seller name no later than a half hour after the end of the auction. Lots left beyond that time will be secured to the best of our ability and claimed only at the convenience of the convention staff in New Holland. Items unclaimed by 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10 become the property of the BPA.

Questions regarding the auction may be sent to the auctioneer Bruce Reiff at bdreiff@aol.com or auctioneer Ken Gutermuth at treasurer@boardgamers.org. Please make sure to include the words “WBC Auction” in the subject line.

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