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(Player Event) Chesapeake 8PM EST- The Vesper Auction (Every Other Friday)

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Riyana, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Riyana

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    Herein lie the answers to all your questions about the Vesper Auction!

    WHEN: The Vesper Auction is held every other Friday at 8PM EST. The schedule for the remainder of 2016 is:

    Friday, May 20th 8PM EST
    (No auction on Friday, June 3rd--auction schedule adjusted accordingly.)
    Friday, June 10th 8PM EST
    Friday, June 24th 8PM EST
    Friday, July 8th 8PM EST
    Friday, July 22nd 8PM EST
    Friday, August 5th 8PM EST
    Friday, August 19th 8PM EST
    Friday, September 2nd 8PM EST
    Friday, September 16th 8PM EST
    Friday, September 30th 8PM EST
    Friday, October 14th 8PM EST
    Friday, October 28th 8PM EST
    Friday, November 11th 8PM EST
    Friday, November 25th 8PM EST
    Friday, December 9th at 8PM EST
    Friday, December 23rd at 8PM EST



    Of course the schedule is subject to change due to real life or conflict with other in game events. In the event of a schedule change the revised time will be announced in game and posted here as soon as possible.

    WHERE:

    The Vesper Auction House and Tavern is located in Trammel just north of the Vesper Cemetery on the road that runs between the cemetery and bank island. From the Minoc moongate, run straight down about six screens and you will run right into it.

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    AUCTION RULES: For attendees and bidders:

    -- No casting, crafting, or irrelevant chat during the auction. Leave all mounts and pets downstairs or in the stable.
    -- No shill bidding (bidding on your own items to drive up price).
    -- Staff reserves the right to place bids.
    -- Minimum bid for any item or lot is 1k.
    -- Bid increments are as follows: up to 100k bids must be at least 1k each, from 100k to 1M at least 10k each, and 1M+ at least 100k each.
    -- Payment is due immediately upon placing a winning bid.
    -- Payment may be made in the form of cash/checks OR you may opt to purchase a book for the bid amount from the auction vendor behind the counter and trade the book with the cashier for the item.
    --You have until the next six items have been auctioned to pay your winning bid(s), during which time you will be reminded at least once by the auction staff. If you refuse to pay, you will be banned from the auction house and the item will be re-auctioned.

    For sellers:

    -- There is no fee for placing items for auction.
    -- There is a limit of ten five lots per seller per auction. If you have more and there is room, we will try to accommodate.
    -- Payment will be transferred to sellers at the end of the auction whenever possible. The cashier will call you up when he/she is ready for you.

    Items submitted to the auction should be submitted in the following format. It doesn't have to be exactly like the example below, but it does need the following information: your character name (that will be handling the transaction), the item, any special instructions or descriptions, and your starting bid. ICQ/out of game contact information is not required but you are encouraged to include it if you are unable to be present at the auction.

    Each item or lot should have its own bag and book; items bagged together will be sold as a lot! Both bags and blank books are found on NPC provisioners.

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    This should go without saying, but the Vesper Auction reserves the right to eject or ban any individual from the auction at our discretion. First and/or minor offenses will likely only receive an ejection, but repeated and/or extreme behaviors will earn a ban. Behaviors likely to earn such a ban include:

    -Bidding without paying.
    -A pattern of breaking the auction house rules.
    -A pattern of disrupting player events.
    -A pattern of abusive behavior toward other players.


    STAFF:

    The current Vesper Auction staff consists of myself (Ivy) and Victor II. If you are uncertain that a person you are dealing with is a legitimate staff member, err on the side of caution. ICQ me (1234 98 286) for verification and/or request that the staff member step behind the auction table (only staff and trusted associates can get there).

    The Vesper Auction has no fees for selling or buying items, but donations are greatly appreciated. Donations will go toward auctions and other city events.

    If you have any questions please feel free to ask them here or find me in game. Thank you and happy bidding!
     
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    The next live Vesper Auction will be held this Friday, December 20th at 9PM EST in the Vesper Auction House and Tavern.

    We will be accepting items all week long for the next silent auction. Items will be announced (and displayed, if possible) at the live auction on the 20th and will be set up in the Vesper Silent Auction House the next day, Saturday, Dec. 21st. They will be on display and open for bidding for one week, and the silent auction will close on Saturday, December 28th at 9PM EST.

    If you have an item for the silent auction please contact me by Friday. Thank you!
     
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    Next auction is Friday, January 3 at 9PM EST. I'll be in the auction house at least an hour ahead of time taking items (and will announce in general chat).

    Next silent auction begins Saturday, January 4th and runs through Saturday, January 11 9PM EST. Silent auction items submitted before the live auction on Friday will be announced at the live auction for a little extra exposure.
     
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    The next live Vesper Auction will be held this Friday, January 17th at 9PM EST in the Vesper Auction House and Tavern.

    We will be accepting items all week long for the next silent auction. Items will be announced (and displayed, if possible) at the live auction on the 18th and will be set up in the Vesper Silent Auction House the next day, Saturday, January 19th. They will be on display and open for bidding for one week, and the silent auction will close on Saturday, January 25th at 9PM EST.
     
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    The next Vesper Auction will be held Friday, January 31st at 9PM EST!

    The Vesper Silent Auction is cancelled until further notice.
     
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    Next auction: Friday, February 14th at 9PM EST
     
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    Next auction: Friday, February 28th at 9PM EST
     
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    Last night's auction was a rousing success for sellers. One of our biggest nights to date with a total of $198,016,000 gold was earned by our sellers with 61 different lots being sold.
    • Vesper Auction 2/28/2014
    • Total Sold: $198,016,000
    • Average: $4,829,659
    • Largest Item: $20,000,000
    • Smallest Item: $1,000
    Most interesting item of the night? 300 goza mats that sold for $10,000,000 gold!

    Remember folks, Vesper and Minoc do not take any cuts from any sales. We pride ourselves on providing a free third party service to move your wares be it anything from a Castle to some Goza mats!

    See you in two weeks!
     
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    Were the goza mats made of gold?
     
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    Next auction: Friday, March 14th at 9PM EST.
     
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    Next auction: Friday, March 28th at 9PM EST.
     
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    Next auction: Friday, April 11th 9PM EST.

    NOTE: due to EM schedule, this auction will begin late. It will begin shortly after the end of the HoC.
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    We had a good auction last night. We raised close 21,500,000 in a charity auction for Pitmuck Events! The Goblins will have a lot of ice cream and turnips to throw at us now!
     
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    wee alrady setting up an ebent
     
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    Auction tonight!

    Note that tonight is also the big Rares Fest Auction on Atlantic. I considered rescheduling but decided that consistency is important--while all are absolutely always welcome, our auction is first and foremost for Chesapeake and keeping trade alive here at home, and cancelling due to an event on another shard seems antithetical to that goal.

    So if our attendance is poor we'll just have to throw in some extra games (and prizes!). We'll have at least a couple games tonight!
     
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    Attendance last night was actually very amazing! Even though Rare's fest took place it was one of our biggest auctions to date. We had 81 lots and total sold was more than our last two auctions combined.

    The stats for Vesper Auction, Friday June 21, 2014:
    • Total Sold $268,933,000
    • Average $3,954,897
    • Largest Item $55,000,000
    • Smallest Item $1,000
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Auction this Friday: July 18th!
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Thank you all for coming out! I was looking at the numbers today and realized that last night's auction's stats are really impressive.

    August 1, 2014:
    • Total Sold $266,362,000
    • Average $5,222,784
    • Largest Item $43,000,000
    • Smallest Item $1,000 (my kinda bid)
    • Lots on Auction: 67
    Compared to the previous Auction's 92 items and only $187,485,000 total sold. Last night was a good night for sellers!
     
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    I missed it :(

    I have a few things I want to auction off, wish it was weekly. ;)
     
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    We've thought about it. It's a lot of work though, and we try to do other stuff too so time put into auction is time not being put into other events.

    With the auction's first year anniversary coming up we are thinking of changing a few things and seeing how it goes. I'll probably toss a poll up here soon to get more input.

    Thanks!
     
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    *Cleans out 16 Houses*
    More Gareth items this Auction!!!!
     
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    Tonight's scheduled auction has been postponed. The alternate Fridays will resume beginning next Friday the 29th. Sorry for any inconvenience.
     
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    Auction tonight! We rescheduled last week's auction so this is actually a "make-up" auction and we will return to our regular schedule next week, so we will have 2 auction weeks in a row.
     
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    Auction tonight. Might get started a little late due to governor's meeting.
     
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    Special auction tonight at 8PM!
     
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    Auction tonight at 8PM! Barring any issues, we will be holding auctions at 8PM instead of 9PM from now on.
     
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    Auction tomorrow!
     
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    Auction TONIGHT, but I can't update Ivy's title :D
     
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    Auction tonight.
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    If I remember and I'm not sick I have some stuff to drop off tomorrow.
     
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    Sorry, no auction tonight due to RL work schedules. Our regular schedule will resume on January 2nd. Happy holidays!
     
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    Woo I didn't miss it... got kind of really sick this week.
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Reminder! Auction tonight at 8pm!
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Woo, I've got some gold to spend
     
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    Very neat... will have to get out 10 year old rares to share.
     
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    Auction tomorrow.
     
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    Auction tonight!
     
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    Another great auction! Thanks Ivy and Victor!