Bring and Buy Auction

We’re excited to be offering a Bring and Buy (BnB) auction at the Breakout event. This feature will be held on Saturday, March 17th in the Churchill Hall and will run from 12 pm – 6 pm. For those who are unfamiliar with this auction format, the idea is that instead of having an auctioneer managing the individual lots for sale, there is a dedicated space set aside with all the items for sale on display. Any attendee can peruse the items and if they find something they would like to buy, simply pick it up and bring it up to the cashier to pay for it for the appropriate listed price.

Breakout has successfully run this style of auction now since it began in 2016 and it’s proven to be an extremely popular feature.

 
So, how does it work?
  1. If anyone has games that they would like to try and auction off, they bring them to the designated auction area which will be located in the Churchill Room.
  2. Fill out an Auction Seller Registration form. The Registration form provides a full list of all your games for sale (and other pertinent info).
  3. Tag each of your games with an Item form. Item Sheets displays the price info for any potential buyers.
  4. You set the price that you want for each item (note all prices must be in whole dollar amounts – e.g. $10, $40, etc. NOT $10.50).
 

To avoid the risk of losing game pieces, sellers are expected to properly secure their games before putting them out to sell (e.g. tape, elastic band, etc.).

It is strongly recommended that you download the Seller Registration and Item forms and fill them out ahead of time. This will greatly help speed up the registration of your games.

How to Set an Item’s Price
You may set up to three different prices based on the time that the item sells. We will only accept items starting on Saturday from 9:00 am until 11:30 am after which the auction begins at 12 pm and will continue to run until 6 pm. Each item will have its price change (at your discretion) at 2 pm and again at 4 pm. This allows potential buyers to choose to wait for a price drop and pick the game up at a lower amount if it’s still around for purchase. Again, you don’t have to alter the prices at the different time slots if you don’t want to. Example: Game item has been listed for 12 pm price of $40, 2 pm price of $35 and 4 pm price of $30.
Seller Proceeds
Seller proceeds will be available at approximately 6 pm at the auction area. If you intend to leave the convention prior to 6 pm, then you shouldn’t enter any items into the auction as we will NOT be paying out any proceeds from the sale of your items prior to 6 pm. Any items not picked up by 7 pm will become the property of Breakout. The costs: There will be a nominal fee paid to Breakout for each item or lot which sells amounting to $1.00 or 10% (whichever is greater).
Bring and Buy Auction FAQ
Q: Will I be able to sell games or other items privately at my table instead of using the auction?
A: No.
Q: If I just want to show up to check out the auction, do I still have to pay the entry fee for Breakout?
A: Yes.
Q: How many items can I put up for auction?
A: Each attendee is limited to a maximum of twenty items or lots to list for auction.
Q. What items can be sold at the auction?
A: Any boardgame, RPG or related item. Related items would include CCGs, miniatures and terrain pieces. No CCG singles. No video games. Ultimately, it is at the discretion of the Auction Manager to permit an item to be made available for sale.
Q: What is the final time to enter items for the auction?
A: We will only accept items up to 11:30 am.

© 2016 Breakout. All rights reserved.