Welcome to the Spring 2016
Games Plus Game Auction Information Area.
Below are guidelines for
setting up your Auction Lot which we will
sell for you at the Spring event. Thank
you for participating in this endeavor and
helping to make it the extravaganza it has
You can click the links
here to go to a specific area of the page.
Important Dates for
Auction Lot Acceptance: Starts on
Tuesday, September 19th and continues until
Tuesday, October 3rd
Tradable, Card and Minis
Thursday October 5th at 7 pm (6pm doors open)
Historical, Family and
Euro Games Auction:
Friday, October 6th at 7 pm (6pm doors open)
Fantasy, Sci-Fi and
Saturday, October 7th at 10 am (9am doors open)
Miniatures and Miniature
Sunday, October 8th at 10 am (9am doors open)
Auction Payout and Unsold
Thursday October 14th through Thursday, November
The return dates are tentative, assuming we donít run into
issues like a blizzard, fire, staff
illnesses or the like. We have managed to
get the certificates back on time every
year prior, but things sometimes happen.
Please note ó after Thursday November 16th any unsold items and
unclaimed Auction Certificates become
property of Games Plus. If you are not
able to get to the store to claim your
items or certificate, please contact us to
make other arrangements.
we will accept
Pretty much anything in the adventure
gaming hobby and related family
game/eurogame industry is acceptable.
Simply put, anything we sell (or have sold
in the store) is fair game for sale at the
auction, as well as items from companies
we do not sell in store, but our part of
the industry, at our discretion.
Items we will not
accept or auction
excluded are video games and
consoles, non-game related trading cards,
VHS and DVDs not relevant to gaming
interests, non-game Adventure Gaming
related books, action figures, photocopies
of game items or books, printed .pdfs, as
well recast items such as miniatures,
bases or terrain.
We also reserve the right that, at our
discretion, any other item, especially
those we feel are misrepresented or are
misleading in description can be excluded
as well. We will accept games like
Monopoly, Parcheesi and the like, as well
as games lacking parts or in very bad
shape, but these items may not go up for
auction if we lack the time to do so.
Items lacking parts or damaged may be
excluded from the auction or the
description amended to note their status
as to make the buyers aware of that
status. If your item is not auctioned, it
will be returned to you and not offered in
any way for sale.
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enter items into the Auction
First you need to obtain a Lot Number. You
can come to the store itself and sign up,
or request electronic versions of the
paperwork from us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then all you simply need to fill out a few
things for us and bring it all back.
remember Your Seller/Lot Number
Please remember your Seller/Lot Number.
this bears repeating. It will be at the
top of your pages. This number is very
important, as it is how we recognize you
and your items.
Notes, Tape, Rubber Bands and other
If you need post-it notes or other
supplies, please ask us. We will do the
best we can to help you out. You can
supply your own, but we ask the Post-It
Notes (or other tags) you use are at least
3Ē x 3Ē to allow enough room for all the
information on the tag, and be removable
without damaging the item itís attached
Drop Off and Pick up
Bring your items in by Tuesday,
October 6th and we will store them until
the auction. Your job here is done.
Contact us on Thursday
(October 13th) or later (but before
Thursday, November 10th) and we will be
more than happy to give you back any
unsold items as well as your Auction
Certificate. Please bring a photo ID with
you so we can confirm your identity.
Thanks for your help making our auctions a
success for all of us.
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Out Tags and Lot Log
Your Auction Lot will be comprised of all
your items, each having itís own Item Tag
and entry on the corresponding Lot Sheet.
When turning in your items, please include
the Lot Sheet as well as the items, filled
out as set out below.
Filling out the
you enter in the auction will have an
entry on the Lot Sheet. This entry will consist
the itemís name, itís condition and your
desired minimum bid for it. That minimum
bid will start the bidding process and is
the minimum sale price that the item will
be offered at. These are entered in the appropriate
Please leave the Buyer # and Sold For
empty as we use those for bookkeeping
during the Auction itself.
Punched & Bagged
RPG Bundle # 1
How to rate the
Condition your items:
simply as possible. The difference between
Good, Fair and Excellent is all quite
subjective. Punched, Punched and Bagged,
Sorted, Unpunched, Mint (if still in the
originally issued condition) are all
descriptive and understandable. Noting if
the item is missing pieces, is written in
or has other issues is just as important
as explaining the condition of the item
and will save all of us from confusion and
How to Price your
Our suggestion is simply what it is worth
for you not to take it back home. Let the
auction work for you determining the final
price. If you set the minimum bid low, the
subsequent bidding will tend to drive it
upwards. Setting it too high will tend to
have your item not sell, or only receive a
bid or two. The
smallest amount for a Minimum Bid is $1.
Please keep your minimum bid amounts in
full dollar amounts otherwise.
Filling out the Item
Tag will have information that corresponds
to the entry on the Lot Sheet. Lot and
Item Numbers in the upper left hand
corner, the name of the item, itís
condition and minimum bid below that leaving
least an inch of space across the bottom
of the tag for the sale information
during the auction. This
space is quite important, so please make
sure it is there. Example tags for the
items on our
example sheet are shown below.
the Lot and
Item numbers placement, item name
location, it's condition below that and
the minimum bid price below that. Also
particular note of the space left at the
bottom of the tag.
Please put the lot and item
number in the upper left hand corner. No
need to identify them, as long as they are
in the order shown, it'll be fine.
Please leave at least an
inch of blank space at the bottom so we
can record the sale and payment
information on the tag.
Please take am moment and
make sure the lot and item numbers are
clear and legible. Without those it's hard
to credit your account with the sale.
Please make sure the tags
are on the outside of any container/bag,
that they are secure and that we can
remove them without damaging the
Because of the vast amount of items we
will be appreciating those folks who help
us out by grouping items, thereby helping
make the auction experience better for
everyone. Anything you can do to help us
out will be a great help. And, as shown in
our few last auctions, sellers benefit
from a well paced auction.
recommend and encourage you to bundle
items into groups for ease of sale.
Bundling magazines into short runs or even
year long sets will help us out greatly.
Please bundle series of modules,
adventures and sourcebooks if possible.
This will aid in the auction moving along
at a reasonable pace and will help you get
more bids for your items.
miniatures into unit sized lots or
bundling individual blisters into groups
is highly encouraged. Large numbers of
individual blisters or small baggies of
minimal amounts of figures will slow
things down greatly and likely be
prioritized toward the end of the auction.
When bundling pieces together into a
single item, please secure all the items
with string, twine, in a box, a bag or
something of the like so they remain
together. Place the tags on the outside
the container and
secure them by taping them to the items
using scotch tape or stapling them to bags
so they do not fall off. This
includes miniatures, cards, dice or other
loose items placed into a bag. The tag
needs to be secured to the outside so we
can write the sale information on it
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sure each item is self contained. A
painted dropship, for example, might be
placed in itís own box. This will not only
help protect it, but will provide a
surface for the tag to be affixed to. A
bundle of RPG books secured in a bag or
tied with twine is fine. A unit of
miniatures secured in a heavy duty baggie
is great as well.In all these instances,
please make sure the item's tag is secured
to the outside of the bundle's container
and easily accessible.
there is any doubt in your mind about a
tag sticking to the item it goes with,
feel free to put a piece of tape on it to
secure it. However, please donít use
packing tape or secure it in a way that
will damage the item itself when the tag
and Unwieldy Items:
We will do the best we can to store,
display and transfer these items to buyer.
Please try to have containers of some sort
if at all possible to help protect them.
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Thank you for taking the time to read
through these directions. Any questions
you have can be asked of the staff at the
store (847) 577-9656, on our Facebook or
Google+ accounts (Games Plus) directly by
email to email@example.com or to
look forward to seeing you, your items and
a successful auction for all those
involved. Thanks again for your
cooperation and patronage.
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If you have any questions just Contact Us
and we will help as best we can.