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Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Manticore, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Manticore

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    Has it been decided if there will be a silent auction by Linemen or Shu Shu? Of the Ring's is fine but that's only his items. Many of us work odd hours and without the silent auction it's almost not worth going. Please keep this post active as since the other one was not "stickied" I can't find it anywhere.
     
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    I agree 100%.
     
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    I disagree with Solus 100%!
     
  4. viergedarkmoon

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    Im not 100% sure but Tanda/Melain told me that they WILL be holding a silent auction as well which will be run by Linemen. Those located in Japan would not be able to make the live auction times.
     
  5. lineman

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    I am not gonna be running a silent auction. The dates must have changed at some point and I am working that weekend. Sorry guys, the ok to do it came to late for me and it is to short of notice for me to get the time of from work and I do 12 hr days so it wouldnt be fair to you guys to run it half a$$. I know host was working hard with Majestic to get the ok but for some reason or another they couldnt come to a agreement I guess.
     
  6. Manticore

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    The only 2 people I trust of running the silent auction is Linemen and ShuShu. Since Linemen is out can the GL Festival Team ask ShuShu?
     
  7. TandaBSK

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    Hi all,
    Rare's Fest Final update. I've been trying to update the other post as I can, so here is what I can tell you.

    Lineman regrettably, but not entirely unexpectedly is not available, I wasn't able to provide enough notice to. I am in contact with Shu Shu and you can all look for a post by him later this evening US time. (Sorry I'm old enough unknown gender was male when I went to school) We are trying to nail this down for Silent Auction, will be speaking with him at a more convenient time his time zone.

    MOST IMPORTANT DEADLINES/INFO in RED
    1. EM gates should go up Wednesday the 25th.
    2. Vendor set up begins Thursday the 26th
    A. Vendor deeds are in place and provided, no rental fees being charged by Majestic Oaks Auction at this point we're still holding the 1 vendor per person and currently at 50 requests.
    B. Those who are on the list will see a number by their name this is because I've already had a couple questions about who will be awarded "front row" vendor spots, and I am working on a "fair" means to award those spots.
    C. Also if there is an * next to your name I have you in ICQ, this is especially important if you are selling at live auction too! Please put a book in your vendor with something that identifies you so in the event a vendor were to fall we have some means of attempting to return items and gold to their rightful owner.
    D. Books will also be provided to lock down at your vendors feet so that inquiries can be made easier.
    3. Submit Kits are up on 5 vendors at the auction house, I will begin accepting submissions for live auction later this evening (real life permitting)
    A. Submissions the kit is simply a bag and npc book (your free to supply your own if you wish) I have dyed them all the same color to aid in making Rare's fest items easily identifiable at a glance in our auction house for staff.
    B. In the book INCLUDE the character name you will be doing business with us ON, your icq info, email and or password. Description of the item PLEASE include any necessary warnings! (Such as it rapidly decays, it's edible, DO NOT OPEN or EQUIP) Also any known history or info would be lovely. Many times being able to tell the bidders how old something is etc helps!
    C. Auction staff will all have timered, EM clothing all matching uniforms, and be wearing the Majestic Oaks Auction guild tag. We will do dilligence to insure safety, verify before payment/transfers, PLEASE if you are unsure take whatever steps you need to to verify the person is where they should be. NO MOA staffer shall take a submit, make a payment or transfer merchandise OUTSIDE of the Auction house PIT. The exception to that is that we will transfer gold to your vendor for sales but that process will be initiated inside the auction house. There should be no hassles from staff if your requesting verification and please do NOT take offense when we do the same.

    4. This is related to Submissions, but lengthy so it will get its own paragraph
    Pricing for auction: Majestic Oaks Auction is a live event, and a little odd in our customary procedure to most. I wish to clarify so all know where it stands.
    Most of you are using terms of "minimum bid", "reserve bids" and "buy out". My understanding is "minimum bid" the starting bid are the same term and Reserve is the minimum amount you will sell at, and buy out is ?? basically the same or buy out is some number above reserve which you invision being the real value?

    MOA begins bidding at your reserve, the minimum amount you will accept for this item. While I know this means some items will have crazy high starting prices and as such will probably result in some NO SALE items, it insures the seller doesn't "lose" gold or any more gold than they are willing to risk. If your item meets minimum bid and goes no higher we will sell it, and upon payment transfer the item to the new owner.

    Once the item hits the auction block, UNLESS it is quetionable for legality of ownership or it is rumored to be otherwise of questionable origin (a dupe or exploit not worthy of a bid) a sale will be attempted if completed the item will transfer to the winning bidder. IF you wish to pull an item from auction please contact staff via icq ASAP we will remove it from site prior to auction NOT during.

    Submission Deadline is 10 pm. central time May the 2nd (Wednesday) This deadline is to allow staff to log all items, their seller, the minimum bids into our data base. There will also be a list npc book version in game of the items intended to sell on Thursday May 3rd, Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th. Last minute submission MAY or MAY NOT be possible depending on volume.

    5. Majestic Oaks Auction has a long and valued reputation, the auction house has done live auctions weekly (for years 2x a week) on Great Lakes for more than 10 years. We also ran auction on Lake Superior and Europa for a time.
    Basic rules of auction for us:
    A. Auctioneer's Journal is LAW (so make sure your text color is one that can be seen in your journal clearly)
    B. False bidding (Is a bannable offense from the auction house, please keep all chatter in ventrilo, team speak, guild chat or party) IF you have marcos set on your character that will display numbers please IF at all possible shut them off, if a spell please bag your spellbook inside your pack to eliminate the possible conflicts.
    C. Please pay for the items you've won promptly, there will be multiple vendors set up a couple for the 2 cashiers on duty so you can utilize this and NOT have to bag checks manually. We do run a vent server and are conversing while we run auction so if the cashier is concerned about a payment we will adjust accordingly.
    D. Raises in Bids will be set by the auctioneer, obviously no one wants to sit through a multi million gold bidding war over an item 1k at a time.
    E. Please understand while many or most of you will have my icq number or other staffers it may NOT get an immediate response in icq, if it is something that requires an immediate response in game you may see it there first.
    F. We do encourage folks to keep profanity to a minimum, if your comments in game are obscene, offensive and repetitive you will be removed. (Emotions can run high, we will be tolerant to a degree)

    6. What happens when auction is over?
    The cashier/s begins the "auction closing process" each item we sell has a lot number, each lot number gives us a location and information on who the seller is. The recorded sale price and the buyers info will be entered into the data base, all monies will be paired up with the seller's book. Gold will be either transferred to a vendor or bagged for payout. Most all Thursdays sales should be paid out either later that night (maybe early a.m.) or on Friday.
    Same will go for Saturday and Sunday, and I have reserved Monday as a hold over and will work with anyone that contacts me to work out what is most convenient. We do endeavor to keep very precise records of what comes into the auction house, who brought it, who bought it and what gold or items have to move between which players. For this reason PLEASE SELLERS always come on the SAME character you used to fill out the submit books. PLEASE come able to be added to party or talk in icq, as we try not to broadcast info all about game. PLEASE be ready with your password to be shared privately NOT in game.
     
  8. TandaBSK

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    Now for the more fun, fluffy part of fest in a short outline
    Calendar of events:
    1. Vendor set up April 26th (begins)

    2. April 28 & 29th Welcome to Great Lakes
    (Give aways for travel & shopping ease)
    Welcome Tour & Give away 8 p.m. central time 9 p.m. Eastern April 28th
    Guilds of Great Lakes information display

    3. April 30th, Monday 7 p.m. Central time (8 p.m. Eastern)Meet & Greet with EMs Malachi & Elizabella At Majestic Oaks Auction House
    7:30 (8:30 Eastern) p.m. Tic Tac Dough (game with EM's and other Celebrities* played for Gold) At Majestic Oaks Auction House
    8:30(9:30 Eastern)p.m. Are you Smarter than a Neophyte (Also played for Gold)
    At Majestic Oaks Auction House

    4. May 1st, Tuesday EM event on Great Lakes 8 p.m. Central (9 Eastern)
    Either the Counselors Hall in Britain or the Warriors Hall In Britain to begin from

    5. May 2nd, Wednesday Doom Run 8 p.m. Central (9 p.m. Eastern) Roleplay fundraiser for the ongoing "feed the poor, city loyalty quests"

    Scavenger Hunt for those non combat interested played for Gold prizes

    6. May 3rd, Thursday 8 p.m. Central (9 p.m. Eastern) Live Auction Majestic Oaks Auction house outside Vesper
    Limited Trivia (used primarily to buy broker & cashier time as needed)***
    "Runes to Riches" closing game

    7. May 4th, Friday 8 p.m. Central (9 p.m. Eastern) Doom Runs and other Dungeon crawls hosted by Guardians of Valhalla*** Check General Chat for announcements
    Tavern Night on Artic/Ice/Dagger Isle BANK ***guild will be hosting a raffle, games of chance and a story telling contest (This will be near the vendor mall at THE PUB)

    8. May 5th, Saturday 3 p.m. (4 p.m. Eastern)** Hearts Incorporated*** will be hosting a Net Toss Check General Chat for Announcements
    May 5th, Saturday 6 p.m. Central time (7 p.m. Eastern) Live Auction Majestic Oaks Auction outside Vesper
    Limited Trivia(used primarily to buy broker & cashier time as needed)
    "Mysterious give away" closing game

    9. May 6th, Sunday 1 p.m. Central time (2 p.m. Eastern) Live Auction, Majestic Oaks Auction outside Vesper
    Limited Trivia (used primarily to buy broker & cashier time as needed)
    Mystery Chest as a closing game


    *names of Celebrities have been withheld so as to maintain surprise and prevent any disappointment a HUGE Thank you to all of these folks! and our EMs!
    **This is the best estimate given is they'd like to start 3 hours before auction.
    ***Thanks to BANK, Oreo, H^I, GV, FCB, and the GLRPC for their generous donations of time, materials and gold help make these events possible
     
  9. blend

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    I want to make sure the location in advance.
    can be posted Map ?
     
  10. TandaBSK

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    The location of the auction house? or the vendor house or both?
    and I'll see if I can find someone skilled enough to do that, I don't use any of the map programs in game.
    The auction house is at the Buc's Den portal trammel side near vesper, and I'm happy to give tours
     
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    vendor house and if you have a silent auction house

    Tour will be glad for me
    but if you posted LocationMap I think kindness for everyon
    Thank you
     
  12. TandaBSK

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    Here is the auction house location for the live auction. The silent auction location has yet to be determined, we are currently considering several locations. Will update that as I have it, I hope this helps and works.
     

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  14. TandaBSK

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    Teleporter tile is in place from the auction house to the vendor house, there is a banner in the park out the south side of luna that by clicking on the rose will take you to the auction house. EM gates will be going up. We will be linking the other spots also. My icq is 294-317-507 if you'd like to arrange a tour give me a shout.