Your guide to buying at O’Dea’s
The auction method is an
excellent way to buy anything you want or need. You actually help determine the
price of the item(s) you purchase. If you have never attended one of the
auctions at O’Dea’s Auction Room, I would like to help you understand the
At the outset, let me suggest
to you that bidding is easy, exciting and fun. There is absolutely no reason to
be hesitant to attend or bid at our auctions. After all, patrons have been
buying at auction since ancient Roman times, and it generally considered to be a
relaxing and enjoyable experience. And there is no need to worry, in that
yawning, blinking your eyes, or scratching your head does mean that you have
suddenly outbid someone or bought something. Auctioneers are trained
professionals who can readily differentiate a normal body gesture from an
If you wish to buy at auction,
the simple steps are as follows:
- Proceed to the registration
table so that the staff can record your presence.
- You will be issued a
numbered bid card at registration, and you will be supplied with a numbered
list of items to be auctioned.
- You will have an
opportunity to view the items in advance of the start time of the auction
and viewing times will be noted in the auction advertising.
- As auctioneer, I will call
for bids on the listed items, and will normally open the bidding
significantly less that the expected selling price. Bid increments will vary
and will be dependant on value of the item. When calling bids for bids, I
will announce the current price and the price I am asking for next (e.g. I
am bid $200, would you go $225 ).
- If at any point, you would
like to place your bid, simply raise your hand
- When I feel that I have
received the highest bid, I will call "all in all done".
This will give one more chance to bid. If there are no further bids, I will
- I will then announce the
sold price as a means to confirm the closing price and ask for the bid
number that is boldly written on the back of your bid card.
- At O’Dea’s Auction
Room, we will usually employ our computer system, and your successful bid
will immediately be recorded on the clerk’s notebook computer. The data
will then instantly appear on the cashiers notebook computer. You can buy
your item at any time during the auction or after the auction has been
Remember that all items at
auction are sold in "AS IS" condition. For that reason I strongly urge
you to bid only on items that you have completely examined, as all auction sales
are final. Our staff will be honest and fair in the description of all items,
however, the buyer will be solely responsible for the final judgement with
regard to condition, age, authenticity, and worth of any items on sale at the
auction. It is therefore very important to use your preview time wisely.
Enjoy the auction experience
- Chris O’Dea
- O’Dea’s Auction Room
- Phone 579-3323 or 685-6559
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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