"Moore Action in Your Auction"
What to do at an auction
Many auction goers find the experience addictive.
They report that theres nothing quite like the thrill of
finding something they want and then bidding against others who
want the same thing.
But you dont have to be a seasoned auction
goer to be able to experience the thrill of auctions. Auctioneers
are glad to welcome new bidders to their auctions. And though
almost everyone has heard the old story about the person who
attended an auction, scratched his nose and came home with an
item hed not intended to buy, its just that
Feel free to just get your feet wet dont
think you have to go to your first auction ready to bid. Attend
an auction or two in your area to get a feel for how they are
conducted. Watch and listen, then move on to bidding if that
makes you comfortable. Most of all dont be intimidated
go and have fun!
Always remember that at an auction youre
free to ask a question if you dont understand something.
Auctioneers and their staffs want people to continue to come
to their auctions, so theyll do all they can to encourage
repeat business! Ask a question of a member of the auctioneers
team, and theyll find the answer for you.
When you arrive an auction site, register for a
bidder number and read the rules printed on or displayed on posters,
brochures or handouts. Again, ask questions if you dont
understand a policy. Inspect the merchandise youre interested
in, as most is auctioned on an "as is, where is" basis.
This means it is not guaranteed. When you buy an item, you become
responsible for it. And, keep in mind that youll pay for
the items you purchase before you leave the auction, even if
you arent taking everything with you that day.
In order to bid at an auction, you need to make
contact with the auctioneer or the ringperson. A ringperson is
someone who takes bids from the audience and then passes those
on to the auctioneer. To bid, hold up your bid card, your hand
or shout "yes." The auctioneer or ringperson will make
eye contact with you, take your bid and immediately turn and
seek another bid. You can remove yourself from the process at
any time by shaking your head "no" or saying "no"
if the auctioneer or ringperson turns your way. Should an auctioneer
or ringperson misinterpret any of your signals, simply report
the mistake right away.
The main thing is
Thanks to the NAA for this information.
Please feel free to call
the experienced, knowledgeable representatives of Moore Auction
& Realty with any additional questions: 740-694-1942
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