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GottaCon 2014 Gamers Silent Auction – It’s Back!

On Saturday March 1st only between 9:00am and 6:30pm, come out to the Sidney room and take part in the GottaCon gamers silent auction, brought to you by GottaCon Conventions. Convention goers are welcome to bring out their own items for sale as well as bid on the wide variety of items that will be available. We stress patience with convention staff as it takes time to enter all the information of submitted items and when the auction is complete to record all the results. If you would like to fill out a form and bring it with you to the convention please download the form. Also this year we are allowing for Friday drop off between 5pm and 10pm and we will set up self-serve computers onsite where you can fill out your forms and print them for our staff.

What is a silent auction?

In this type of auction, items are put on display. To place a bid, bidders write on a piece of paper located near the item. The bidder will be able to see the bids made already and must bid at least the minimum amount specified higher than the current bid. The minimum increase over the current bid will be $1.00 unless otherwise indicated. Bidding closes after a pre-set period of time. The highest bidder at the end of the auction wins the item and pays the price submitted.

The GottaCon silent auction will run from 9:00am until 6:30pm. At 6:30pm all bidding will stop. Winners may pay for the items they won between 7:30pm and 10:00pm. If you are not able to be present during the time indicated above please make arrangements with the GottaCon staff. If you cannot pick up your items by 10:00pm Saturday night and you have not made arrangements with the GottaCon Conventions staff for an alternate time the item in question will then go to the next highest bidder. Please be patient with our staff at the end of the auction as they have to collect the items and record the winning bids before they can be released to the winners.

Cash is the only form of payment accepted. During the auction all items will be monitored. GottaCon Conventions is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Submitting an item for sale

Please bring your items to the GottaCon auction area located on the second floor in the Sidney room (area 15 on the map) from 5pm to 10pm Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday March 1, 2014. Be prepared to fill out a quick info sheet on your item. This info sheet will help others identify and understand your sale items as well as allow us to keep track of whose item is whose. All items will be put on display with a bid sheet. We recommend assigning a minimum bid to each item you submit. There is a small non-refundable charge of $1.00 (GST included) for each item submitted for sale. Items for sale may be submitted at the GottaCon auction Booth between 5pm and 10pm Friday and 9am and 5pm Saturday.

Please check in with the GottaCon auction booth between 7:30pm and 10:00pm Saturday evening to find out if your item(s) sold or not. If your item sold you will be reimbursed the amount it sold for once payment is received from the buyer. If you are not able to be present during the time indicated above please make arrangements with the GottaCon staff. Please be patient with our staff at the end of the auction as they have to collect the items, cash and record the winning bids before they can pay the owners for their items that sold. If your item does not sell your item will be returned to you. Any items that do not sell and are not collected by 5:00pm Sunday March 2nd will become the property of GottaCon Conventions. If you are not able to collect your items during the time indicated above please make arrangements with the GottaCon staff.

Some items that will be up for bid are:
  • Board games new and used
  • Tradable card games, singles and boosters
  • Previously owned video games
  • Video game systems
  • Collectible/non-collectible miniatures and accessories
  • Role-playing games old and new
  • Books, comic books and animé
  • Movies
  • Many other gaming and hobby related items

The GottaCon auction provides a great opportunity to buy and sell all of your gaming and hobby related items at great prices. The previous five years have been hugely successful so make sure you check out the auction on Saturday!

Please note that GottaCon Conventions reserves the right to refuse any items submitted for sale in the auction. All items must be registered with GottaCon staff at the Sidney room and a fee of $1.00 per item must be paid.

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