When you are attending an auction, please follow the
general rules of the auction you are attending. These will be stated at the beginning of
each auction. These are for the safety and well being of the participants, as well as, the
people who are working with the auctioneer.
In the beginning, each auctioneer will have an
introduction which generally includes: the rules of auction, these are the general
instructions as dictated by the auctioning authority; introduction of the feeder and
runners; and an outline, which will describe the order or direction the days events are to
occur and generally include a pre-determined plan for selling items (i.e. selling
furniture at a certain time, or starting at one end of a table and moving in a certain
Items to be auctioned are sold 'as is' whereas. When you
win a bid on any item, it is considered a legal and binding contract to purchase the item.
Know what you are bidding on and the condition. The auction house is not responsible for
accidents or condition of the items it sells.
If you break or damage an item that is displayed for sell,
your are responsible for paying a fair market value for that item. This is only fair to
the seller who brings in an item for sell and expects individuals who are viewing the item
to be mature adults with a respect for things that do not belong to him or her. However,
some auctioneers will waive this policy under certain circumstances and will personally
cover the item cost.
If you have children, please watch your children. An
auction is not a playground. I have seen many children hurt by playing with items that are
sharp and breakable. Remember, the auction house is not responsible for
If you break or damage an item after your bid was accepted
and are in physical possession of the item, you are legally responsible for paying the bid
Please be aware of your surroundings. If your 6' 5"
tall, please don't stand in front of people who are smaller than you.
If you make a mess (spill coffee, drip catsup on the
floor), especially in the walkway, clean it up.
Keep the aisle clear for the runners and people to
If your conversing with your neighbor, keep your voice
lower than the auctioneers. Other people can't hear what is being said and the auctioneer
cannot concentrate of his job.
Don't interfere with the feeder or runners.
Don't stand in front of the object being sold. You should
know what the item is before you attempt to bid.
If you arrive late and the auction is in progress, find a
location that doesn't interfere with people who arrive earlier, you'll just make a
nuisance of yourself.
Don't beg to have items put up for sale earlier because
you have to go home and feed the cat.
If your the consignee, don't come up to the table and
whine about the prices.
If you see something you like at auction and the items are
on a table far from where you standing, get closer and pay close attention to what is
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