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Hoffs
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« on: March 25, 2015, 10:26:52 PM »

On Saturday, 4th April at 3pm Eastern, the GSF auction is making a return. As the towns no longer need huge support, and I am not currently using Stratics, the format has changed to just a live auction. If the event continues to be a success it will become a regular, probably monthly, occurrence.

Please scroll down to post two to see the list of items in the forthcoming sale.

Venue & auctioneer

The auction will take place at Gilfane Arena and I will be acting as auctioneer. The arena is located a little east of the Skara ferry in the central Gilfane area (see map). You can also get there via teleporters: the “Gilfane” teleporter at the Hub east of Umbra will bring you to the Citadel next door, and one directly to the Arena will be available from the entrance of Vernia Market in New Magincia (the vendor house next to the flower garden).

The auction will be taking place on the top floor; follow the stairs up to the second floor then use one of the teleporters south of the fountain.

Auction staff will be wearing the Gilfane crimson and black colours.

Commission

As this GSF auction is not in support of any particular cause, the auction house is not deducting any commission on sales.

Auction house rules

All those attending the sale are asked to be considerate to other participants and not do anything to disrupt or unnecessarily delay proceedings, especially pointless spamming of text and/or spells. Those engaging in aggressive, disorderly and/or suspicious behaviour are liable to be removed from the building by officials. In addition, the following prohibitions are in effect:

a) No hiding or stealthing within the arena building, unless authorized to do so or in self-defence.

b) No casting of spells in the arena building unless in self-defence or authorized to do so. Exceptions are minor beneficial spells such as night sight, provided these are not spammed. The opening of gates is specifically banned; please go outside to do this.

c) No sitting in the priority seating (the thrones) without authorization.

d) No entering the secure area (grassy part of the arena) without authorization (such as when purchasing winning bids).

Bidding

Bids can be made at the live event by calling out the amount that you wish to bid. In the case of two identical bids, the one accepted will be the first that appears in the auctioneer's journal.

The auctioneer will try and keep bidding at set levels in relation to the current bid price, but this is not set in stone. However, bids of odd amounts or only marginally above the current high bid may either be rejected or rounded down. The general bid levels are as follows:

up to 200k: increments of 10k
200k - 500k: increments of 25k
500k - 1 million: increments of 50k
1 - 2 million: increments of 100k
2 - 5 million: increments of 250k
5 - 10 million: increments of 500k
over 10 million: increments of 1 million

Winning bidders

Although encouraged to stay until the end of the auction, winning bidders may claim their items at any time by approaching an assistant cashier (NOT the auctioneer, please). You should then follow their instructions to get to the secure checkout area. Sales will be made via a vendor.

If you have to leave the auction unexpectedly and do not have time to claim your items, please at least inform an official. Failure to claim items or give notice may lead to them being offered to the underbidder instead.

Reserve Price

Many items in the sale will carry a reserve price. If bids do not meet or exceed this reserve price, the lot will go unsold. Even if no reserve has been specified, the auctioneer may, at his discretion, decline to sell a lot if he does not believe that a reasonable bid has been offered.
 
Commission bids

We encourage as many people as possible to try and attend the auction but if you are unable to do so, and do not have anyone who can act on your behalf, then it is possible to send in a bid in advance of the sale, known as a commission bid. The commission bid represents the maximum amount your are prepared to pay for the item, and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to this amount.

The following rules apply to commission bids:

a) To make a commission bid, PM/ICQ me with “Commission bid” as the title. Include the lot number and description of the item(s) you wish to bid on, together with the maximum amount you are prepared to pay.

b) If I do not know you, then please tell me who you are in-game. Commission bids may be limited or even rejected from complete strangers without some sort of security.

c) In the event of identical commission bids, the one received first will take priority.

d) Commission bids are held in strict confidence and will not be revealed to anyone other than the auctioneer. However, the identity of any winning bidders may be entered into the public record.

e) Successful bidders will be notified of any items that they win. Please try and make arrangements to collect the items within forty-eight hours of the end of the sale. Failure to make adequate communications with the auctioneer may result in the items being withdrawn and offered instead to the underbidder.

Official accounts & settlement

A record of sale prices will appear here after the auction.

Settlement with those who have sold lots will be made as soon as practicable.

Confidentiality & liability

All reserve prices, commission bids and other privileged information from buyers & sellers will be kept in confidence by the auctioneer except in the event of a new auctioneer having to be appointed due to illness or force majeure.

Final responsibility for items being sold, monies raised thereon and the conduct of the auction, lies with the auctioneer.

Submitting items for sale

If you have items that you would like to have included in future sales, please contact me via either PM or ICQ [193-165-018].
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 10:54:46 PM »

GSF April '15 Auction Items

Lot #  
1
Ethereal Beetle statuette (5th year vet reward)  1.7m - commission bidder
2
Tome of Lost Knowledge (blessed Tokuno major)  4.5m - Norman Bates
3
Enchanted Coral bracelet (Scalis drop)  1.5m - Sam
4
Mounted Dread Horn  200k - Sarah
5
Talisman with 29% inscription bonus  200k - Sir AJ
6
Golden cloak & robe (2nd year vet reward) – can be exchanged for different Golden items  1.1m - Dyno
7
+25 stat scroll  4.75m - Vinny
8
Flowerpot [December '99]  1.5m - Vinny
9
Commodity Deed box (1st year vet reward)  3.7m - Dyno
10
Steward deed  100k - Sarah
11
Set of eight Virtue tile deeds (does not include chaos)  1m - Beli Mawr
12
Set of twelve spellweaving scrolls (all but the two starter and two quest ones)  35k - Tanager
13
Pair of Burglar's Bandanas  100k - ll
14
Richard Garriott's Lantern of Light  2.2m - Holden Caulfield
15
Mantle of the Fallen (Stygian Abyss artifact)  1.1m - commission bidder
16
Sewing Machine (7th year vet reward)  7.5m - commission bidder
17
Smithing Press (7th year vet reward)  7m - Holden Caulfield
18
Complete set of town banner deeds (nine in total)  2.5m - Freja
19
Deed for 5k barbed leather  600k - Tanager
20
12 Assorted stone pavers (two each of six colours)  1m - Baby Doll
21
Ankh of Sacrifice (10th year vet reward)  7m - Vinny
22
Jimmy Hoffa's bones  150k - Norman Bates
23
Complete set of harpsichords (including rare gold with all fifteen songs)  6.5m - Doive
24
Set of eight Primeval Lich levers  700k - Mish O Sha
25
120 magery power scroll  unsold - reserve not met
26
Complete set of VvV Virtue banners (eight in total)  16m - Igg
27
Pen of Wisdom (100 charges)  600k - Sam
28
Pair of rechargable (non-vet) House Teleporters (219 charges on each)  4.25m - Torin
29
2 x Heritage Tokens  3m - Mish O Sha
30
Exodus +5 stat scroll  6m - commission bidder
31
Charger of the Fallen statuette  2.5m - Vinny
32
Deed for 20k arrows  300k - Beli Mawr
33
Gender Change token  2.5m - commission bidder
34
Davies' Locker (8th year vet reward)  unsold - reserve not met
35
Fifty Ingenious (level 6) Felucca treasure maps  2.1m - commission bidder
36
Legacy token  9m - Beli Mawr
37
Rose Rug (10th year veteran reward)  6m - ll
38
Skull Rug (10th year veteran reward)  7.5m - Baby Doll
39
Three Primeval Lich gravestone sets (three stones, six grave dirt)  700k - Troop
40
Bronze Character Statue Maker of Kage (can be remodelled)  5m - Sam
41
Orc ship deed  2.5m - Sir AJ
42
Small Soul Forge (Scalis drop; working one tile soul forge)  21m - commission bidder
43
Complete set of Sands of Sosaria (1997-2012)  1m - Becca
44
Five Experimental Room items (tapestry, banner, easel, tunic, leggins)  4m - Vinny
45
Grizzled Mare statuette  5m - Beli Mawr
46
Forged Metal of Artifacts (5 uses)  4m - commission bidder
47
120 mysticism power scroll  unsold - reserve not met
48
Blackthorn's Throne replica deed  1m - Vinny
49
Archdemon statue (Abyssal Infernal special drop)  9m - Mish O Sha
50
Rideable Polar Bear statuette (9th year vet reward)  7m - Sir AJ
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 07:25:14 PM »

Just a reminder that if you cannot attend the live event, you can PM/ICQ me with a commission bid (see first post).
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 01:44:26 PM »

Auction starts in just over five hours from now.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 09:08:17 PM »

Thanks for running another great auction Hoffs and crew!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 09:53:15 PM »

Thanks Hoffs and helpers! Great Job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 08:03:30 AM »

The listing has been updated with the winning bidders and prices.

Thanks again to all those that participated and to the auction staff for all their work:

Becca - porter
CharGar - cashier
Grandma - assistant cashier
Sara Dale - scribe
Susie - security

We will probably continue the auction as a monthly event on the first weekend of every month. I will ask for lot submissions in due course, but feel free to contact me now if there is anything you particularly would like to be included in the next one.
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