Here’s some quick statistics :
|Number of Items in the Auction||14,054|
|Number of Items Sold||10,591|
|Value of Items Sold||$178,731|
|Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store)||4,865|
|Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store||5,726|
|Percent items Registered in the last week||48%|
|Amount Raised for Charity (Child Advocates)||$20,100|
This was the second year that there were no on-site registrations. We had a few frustrated would-be sellers who still hadn’t gotten the word, but overall the sellers seem to appreciate it because of the advantages I spelled out last year:
1) Faster setup for us on Wednesday (no need to setup 4+ extra computers and printer)
2) Faster drop-off for sellers (since we had everything setup and ready to roll, and we didn’t have to spare anyone to help those entering items) !
3) Less congestion in the room of people waiting with stacks of games to get to the on-site computers.
I think that all the sellers who pre-registered would agree that check-in went VERY smoothly this year.
In addition we added another credit card machine – this allowed us to keep one over by item intake during the busiest times (Wednesday and Thursday morning). This minor change saved many a seller the extra steps needed if the only credit card machine was over by the registers.