Hello Auction Friends! The consignment center has delayed opening for the spring session. We have a tremendous amount already consigned and several online auctions ready to post once the stay at home order is lifted. We will keep you as up-to-date as possible once we decide it is safe to reopen. We are optimistic and currently looking at mid-May for live auctions and online auctions to open mid-April. The projected spring calendar with drop-off times is available under upcoming auctions. If you are interested in scheduling a pickup, please contact our office at 618-684-6315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Auction Friends! The consignment center will reopen for the spring 2019 session on Thursday, March 7th. The auction will begin at 6 P.M. and doors will open at 4 P.M. for viewing. We will resume consignment drop-offs on Friday, March 1st from 10 A.M.- 2 P.M. The complete spring calendar with drop-off times is available under upcoming auctions. If you are interested in scheduling a pickup, please contact our office at 618-684-6315 or email email@example.com.
Due to the inclement weather the Treasure Hunt Thursday auction scheduled for November 15th has been postponed until Thursday, November 29th. We have some great items up for auction and look forward to seeing everyone!
Hello Auction Friends! The consignment center will reopen for the fall 2018 session on Thursday, September 20th. The auction will begin at 6 P.M. and doors will open at 4 P.M. for viewing. We will resume consignment drop-offs on Tuesday, September 25th from 10 A.M.-6 P.M. The complete fall calendar with drop-off times is available under upcoming auctions. If you are interested in scheduling a pickup, please contact our office at 618-684-6315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure Hunt Thursday auctions are back! Weekly consignment auctions resume on Thursday, February 1st @6pm! We are accepting merchandise on Tuesday, January 30th 10am-6pm. New consignment drop-off hours are Tuesdays 10-6 & Fridays 10-2. Wednesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Hello Auction Friends! Just a reminder that the consignment center is closed for summer break. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation please contact us at 618-684-6315 or email@example.com. We are currently scheduling auctions for early fall.
Hello Auction Friends!
Treasure Hunt Thursdays resume on Thursday, February 2nd, 6pm. We will begin accepting consignments on Tuesday, January 31st. Please contact our office at 618-684-6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Over the past few months, we have been working on including online auction opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Hopefully, this will explain a little bit of what we are doing and why.
Estate Online Auctions-
During these types of auctions, the items are usually left in the house and photographed. The items are put up for online bidding through our website and the winners pick up their items at the end of the auction. The bidding period is usually about 10-14 days. At the end of the auction, customers pay with a credit/debit card. A pickup time frame is assigned within 24-48 hours of the end of the auction. The winning bidders pickup their items at the location, and are responsible for carrying and loading the items into their vehicle.
Online Pre-Bidding for Thursday Nights-
If a customer is not able to attend the auction on a Thursday night, we offer the opportunity to bid on certain items online before the auction. The items are uploaded onto our website by Monday evening and bidders can register and bid online. Bidding for these items closes at 5:00pm before the auction begins at 6:00pm. The high bidder’s information (the current high bid, that bidder’s maximum bid, name, and contact information), are brought to the live auction to compete against bidders who are physically at the auction. The highest bidder (whether online pre-bids or in-person bidders) will win the items.
Online Simulcast Auction-
Online simulcast allows bidders to “attend” the auction from their computer during the auction. This includes the pre-bidding, but the online bidders are able to bid on the items when they are actually being sold. This option is not as common, and is not used very often during our Thursday night auctions.
Online auction options help us to market and sell the items to the highest bidder available. We are doing our best to create an atmosphere at the live auction that is conducive to bidding and winning items. If you would like more information on how the online auction systems work, please contact us and we can walk you through it.