Board Game Auction FAQ


Board Game Auction

We’re hosting our first-ever Board Game Auction during August Game Night from 7pm to 9pm! To help make clear how it will work, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions, with answers of course.

Seller FAQ

How do I sell games at the auction?
On Saturday, August 5, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm, bring your games to Here Be Books & Games. We’ll have you fill out a form, indicating the reserve price (the lowest you’re willing to sell each game or game bundle for), plus any notes about condition, expansions or extras we should mention during the auction.

Where do I get the seller’s form?
You can download the form from our web site and fill it out ahead of time to speed up the process.
Do I really have to check each game I want to sell for completeness, that is, count every card and piece?
Yes! If something unessential to game play is missing, note it on the seller form. If the game is not complete enough to be playable, do not bring it to the auction.

How much does it cost to sell games at the auction?
$1 per lot. You receive the proceeds in Store Credit for each game we auction off for you, less $1 per lot.

What constitutes a lot?
A lot can be:

  • a single game.
  • a game with one or more expansions.
  • a bundle of multiple games to be sold together.

We recommend you bundle several small games as a single lot to make it more attractive to buyers!

How and when do I get paid?
After the auction concludes, and all Buyers have paid for their games, we’ll issue Store Credit slips to the Sellers.

What can I buy with Store Credit?
You can use Store Credit to purchase in-stock merchandise, as well as, special orders and preorders. If there’s a book or game you want that isn’t in stock, just ask us. We’ll try to get it for you.

May I use the Store Credit I earned for games I sold in the acution to buy other games in the Auction?
No. You cannot use Store Credit, Trade Credit, or coupons to pay for auction purchases. Any discounts you usually receive (military, teacher or rewards program) do not apply to auction purchases.

What if a game I bring to sell, doesn’t sell?
We’ll give it back to you. If you don’t want it back, you can donate it to our Game Library or for a future game giveaway.

Do I have to be present to sell games in the auction?
No. You can drop off the games you want to sell, with completed seller forms, on Saturday, August 5, between 11am and 6 pm. We’ll hold your Store Credit slip at the counter until it’s convenient for you to pick it up.

Buyer FAQ

How can I participate in the auction?
After checking in for Game Night, you can pick up a bidding paddle from Tina or Carissa.

When/how do I pay for my auction purchases?
We’ll keep track of what you buy. When the auction concludes about 9 pm, we’ll tally up your bill and call you to the counter to pay. You can pay for your purchases with cash, credit card, debit card or a gift certificate.

If I’m selling games in the auction, can I also buy games in the auction?
Yes. However, you must pay for your auction purchases with cash, credit card, debit card or a gift certificate. You may not use the Store Credit you receive for selling games in the auction to buy games in the auction.

Can I pay for my auction purchases and leave before the auction is over?
We would prefer that you wait until the auction is over to pay for your purchases. If you need to leave early, let us know when you pick up your bidding paddle and we’ll try to accommodate you.

General FAQ

Can I just come to Game Night and play games?
Yes. While the front area of the store is reserved for the auction, tables will be set up in the back part of the store, the back room and outside for your gaming pleasure.

Please Be Patient

Board Game Auction at Here Be Books & Games

This is our first time conducting an auction. While we’ve done our best to plan for every contingency, you know how best laid plans can go. I expect it to be a little hectic as we learn the ropes, so please be patient.
We hope you’ll find the Board Game Action a fun and exciting event. If everyone enjoys it, we’ll do it again.

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