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Auction question for the community

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Giggles, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Giggles

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    Since our first auction we have had a few people request to sell items through us. We have been thinking about having a once a month or bi-monthly auction for the community. I just wanted to ask here to see if their would be any others interested in submitting items to our auctions for us to sell for you. We would like to restrict item submissions to be high end items/rares or awesome weapons/jewelry/armor, So no soul seekers :p
    If there's a lot of interest then we may start planning to do it. If not to many people are interested then it wouldn't be worth the effort.

    I don't believe we would charge people to sell their items for them, the services would be free.
    Let me know how you all feel about that idea.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Flutter

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    Count me in!
     
  3. Black Sun

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    Well, I sold off any rares of real value a long while ago, so I wouldn't be interested in selling, but I'd be very interested in attending and bidding.
     
  4. jelinidas

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    Great idea and the price is right!
     
  5. Uthar Pendragon

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    This shard is in sore need of an auction house
     
  6. NewThunder

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    Well after all the love that I felt at the first auction I will be sure to attend any others you have. I felt so welcome I have decided not to sell my Catskills Luna house.
     
  7. ejpeters

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    I would love to see an auction house back on Catskills!!
    I used to attend actions once a week and really miss them.
     
  8. Flutter

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    Shhh don't tell him when the auctions are/is/was/where/when/what etc!!
    Haha who was mean to ya NT?
     
  9. Giggles

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    LOL If hes anything like he was back in the day he will find it even if its in the middle of the Ocean buried underground :p

    Next Question... What kinda items would you guys like to see at the auction? Many rares? weapons? armor?
    What do you consider to be a good auction worth the wait time and sitting there for a hour or longer?
    Any ideas appreciated :)
     
  10. outcry

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    Its a great idea we have not had a really good Auction house since Mac
     
  11. LordWinters

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    This would be great for the community :thumbup1:
     
  12. Uthar Pendragon

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    You will probably find that you will be able to run an auction weekly,bi-weekly, monthly. that time frame would dictate what is offered and how long.

    But I would think a diverse auction would best suit everyones interest. maybe set it up as 15 mins of deco items, 15 mins of armor, 15 mins of weapons/arties. Then stick to that format so everyone know that if they are looking for certain items they can show up a few minutes before the time frame for those they are looking for. Initially you will find no shortage of people looking to sell items as there has not been an active auction house for some time. As the auctions start to slow down with quality items lengthen the time frame between (i.e. go from weekly to bi-weekly)

    just my two cents though
     
  13. Lady_Calina

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    I like the idea of having it monthly, it would make it more of a big event and may ensure a larger turn-out and item selection as opposed to smaller weekly or bi-weekly auctions. It would also give you time to put together a sort of catalog of what's to be auctioned off and post it to create a bit of promotion for the auction.
     
  14. Black Sun

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    I have to agree with Calina, she summed it up pretty well.