Friday: 8:00pm-midnight: Collectables / rare items
Saturday: 7:00pm-midnight: Charity Auction
How have I been attending for 15+ years and volunteering for 10 and never looked at this spreadsheet
I do remember seeing a list of the top like 50 things sold in a year, I wonder if someone just took the spreadsheet and made that and sent it to me and I never thought about it
Now I actually do have no idea why they do not release the spreadsheet publicly beforehand. Actually it may be related to the "should we allow proxy bidding" argument; I am sure requests for proxy bidding would explode if such a list were available
Proxy bids for everything for everyone/everywhere would be a colossal nightmare.
Releasing the list beforehand, while nice, would just have a slew of endless questions. "Did this come up?" "Can you bring this up?" "When is this coming up" "Where is this item in the store?" "Did you sell this item in the store" etc. Even if you could 100% remove all the questions, other than an interesting data dump, not much use for it beyond that.
Putting everything out on the tables that is coming out in the 2-3 hour window is a fairly good preview of what is coming up and they've never had an issue with moving things up if there was 1 thing out of the 200 on the table one was interested in. That is about as good as they will be able to do for "previews"
Actually packed/taped/labeled everything I want to take to Gencon. 6 days ahead of time for once in my life.
Nice work! I had a vision of packing my trunk with just Auction stuff by mid-July, but then I realized my lack of printer was going to mean I forgot to get the labels printed until...well...here I am now, still having not done it. Any day now, surely
I still need to write my three little flash fiction stories and seal them under my labels! I was going to just use a typewriter to type it on the labels themselves, but punctuation marks always seem to poke through the printer paper in such a way that never seems to happen with onionskin paper.
Tentative Schedule posted on the Live Games Auction site.
Yeah, I need to get some final items ready for the store, but at least the early date for the Auction items forced me to get those ready way ahead of time. And by 'ready' I mean at least I have the sheets printed out...