We’re hosting our fifth Game Auction Saturday, January 12 from 6pm to 10pm at Here Be Books & Games! Everyone is welcome to participate as a seller and/or as a buyer.
To help make it clear how the Board Game Auction works, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions – with answers of course. If you still have questions after reading it, please call us at (843) 695-1498.
How do I sell games at the auction?
Bring the games you want to sell to Here Be Books & Games during regular store hours Wednesday, January 2 thru Friday, January 11.
You should inventory all games beforehand to make sure they’re complete. We’ll have you complete a form for each game or lot you wish to sell, indicating the reserve price (the lowest you’re willing to sell it for), plus any notes about condition, expansions or extras we should mention during the auction.
Where do I get the seller’s forms?
You can download the forms here and fill them out ahead of time to speed up the process or pick some up at Here Be Books & Games.
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?
$2 per lot. You receive the proceeds in Store Credit for each game we auction off for you, less $2 per lot.
What constitutes a lot?
A lot can be:
- a single game or RPG book.
- a game with one or more expansions.
- a bundle of multiple games, RPG books, or accessories to be sold together.
We recommend you bundle several small items 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 game, gaming supply or accessory 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 auction to buy other games in the Auction?
No. You may not use Store Credit or coupons to pay for auction purchases. We accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
What if a game I bring to sell, doesn’t sell?
We’ll give it back to you. If you don’t want the game 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. We’ll hold your Store Credit slip at the counter until it’s convenient for you to pick it up.
How can I participate in the auction?
When you arrive at Here Be Books & Games, check in and pick up a bidding paddle.
When/how do I pay for my auction purchases?
We’ll keep track of what you buy. When the auction concludes, we’ll tally up your bill and call you to the counter to pay. You can pay for your purchases with cash, credit card, or debit card. While you’re waiting to be called, you’re welcome to play games.
If I’m selling games in the auction, can I also buy games in the auction?
Absolutely Yes! You can both sell games in the auction and buy games in the auction. However, you must pay for your auction purchases with cash, credit card, or debit card. You may not use the Store Credit you receive from selling games in the auction to buy games in the auction.
May 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, so it does not disrupt the auction. Please plan to stay for the duration of the auction if you win a bid.
If you know in advance that you have to leave early, let us know when you pick up your bidding paddle and we’ll try to accommodate you, but we do not guarantee we’ll be able to do so. It would be better to make arrangements with a friend to pay for and pick up your purchases when the auction concludes if you have to leave early.
May we play games while you do the paperwork after the auction?
Yes. While we’re doing the paperwork, you are more than welcome to play games, mingle and shop.
Please Be Patient
While we’ve done our best to plan for every contingency, you know how best laid plans can go. The auction can get a little hectic, so please be patient.
We hope you’ll find the Board Game Action a fun and exciting event on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at HBB&G.