I think the final nail to remove onsite registration was I thought someone brought in a ton of new old stock items from a warehouse that they registered on site and it just threw everything off massively as to where they were needing to do auctions like 'High bid takes as many items from the table that you want' and then bid again on the pile.
As for late registration, I made sure to get my auction items in, but I've been slow on the store stuff since I know I have time and was more focused on auction stuff at this time. I assume I'm probably not unique in that regards so, I'd still expect a decent amount of store registered stuff in the last week still.
Edit: Nope.. guess I was wrong. That dump was in 2011. (I remembered a few of the titles that they had large #'s of and looked it up and found that it was then). Time flies...
Some of my auction items are now approved, most still "pending". So, that was pretty fast!
Aaaand: Now they all switched back to pending.
Anyone know what they plan to do if we already printed our auction item tag for an item that got switched back to 'pending'? I guess it may not matter if they ultimately get approved.
Check your auction items, mine are all approved and ready to print.
Out of caution, I'm just waiting until 7/20 to print labels since that was the day they were to have that piece all done.
Anyone have anything rejected? Curious as to what things they might have rejected.
I did. Almost all my T.O.V.A. stuff was rejected. Not exactly a surprise when the vibe was "raising the bar for quality items" I suppose.
No rejections, but wasn't expecting any. I only put in rarer stuff.
No rejections (yet) but a couple things were "Store Recommended." Still have 5-10 things pending.
Store recommended does not seem like an intermediary step, I think it is just genuinely saying "might not get much bidding interest but it is clearly worth listing," or at least out of my ~160 items I got nothing between "accepted" and "rejected"
What's throwing me off a bit is that I have five of the same thing listed for the auction; three of them are Store Recommended and two Accepted for auction. To me, that seems like it could make some folks upset. I mean, say, if you bought the two things at auction for $5 each but saw the same things in the store at $2 each, wouldn't that irritate you? It's making me think that I'll just put all five into the store, just to head off such a situation.
The 3 'store recommended' makes sense now. I think the auction is trying to protect you in a way in that, if you have a set price in mind that you'd be happy with, put some in the store so they are available throughout the con. Otherwise, by the time TOVA hits, the auction/store is pretty much done and you might not sell any if there are no interested parties present. Plus, the more dups you have, the more people you need that are interested in the item(s) to 'have an auction' (so to speak). If you have 5 items and only 3 interested parties at the TOVA auction, you'll only sell 3. So, in this case, I'd probably agree with 'store recommended' on at least 1/2 of the items.
Hope that made sense.
Yeah, I guess it does. Sorta makes me wish I had put two or three sets of the Star Wars posters into the auction instead of all of them into the store. Oh well. Live and learn.
Oh no. They should definitely have gone into the live auction section. I must have done a terrible job if I did not tell you they would absolutely inspire enthusiastic bidding. Alas. They will surely sell in the store, though, too
No worries. It's like my rationale earlier: I didn't want people getting P.O.ed thinking they got ripped off by putting three or four sets in the auction then finding a dozen sets a lot cheaper in the store. So it's my bad really.
Yeah, or when you can look over and see 20 copies of Risk in the Consignment Store and someone's "rare" copy of Monopoly comes up with like a $50 reserve in the live auction. You rarely get a spontaneous chuckle out of the audience based on the audacity of your asking price, but I have definitely heard a few in situations like that, haha.
Will an auction catalog be available to view prior to the start of Gen Con after registration has closed?