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AngieO

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#1 posted 714 days ago

I don’t have a lot of experience as a woodworker (yet), but I do know a little more about auctions. I think what gitchess said is pretty accurate. There are so many factors. I have an auction house about 2 minutes from my house and I would never take my stuff to it. BUT… that’s because I’ve been to enough auctions there that I know what to expect. The crowd is largely people that want to buy CHEAP. There are not a lot of people that are willing to pay what a nice piece is worth.

Again… it depends on the crowd and if the items are similar in value. If this is a new auction house… maybe the guy that runs it will be interested in letting you set a reserve so that you don’t loose money. Usually there is a higher cost in fees for you. But since it’s a new place maybe he will waive those so you can test the waters and the benefit to him would be to have some quality merchandise to offer and get a good crowd.

Good luck!


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