<VV> Corvair Parts Auction in NJ February 17
Robert Marlow, Vairtec Corporation
vairtec at optimum.net
Thu Jan 11 19:14:27 EST 2018
The annual Corvair Parts Auction, conducted by the New Jersey
Association of Corvair Enthusiasts, will take place on Saturday,
February 17, indoors at Ashley's Auto Body on Hillside Avenue in
Flanders, NJ. (We'll use the following Saturday, February 24, as a
"snow date" if necessary.)
Free lunch! Read on.
At the auction our shameless auctioneers offer Corvair parts and
Corvair-related items to the highest bidder, with a 10% commission of
the sale price going to the club treasury. You may bring parts to sell,
you may buy, or you may do both, or you may just come to enjoy the fun.
Here is what you need to know to fully enjoy the day:
First, plan on making a day of it. Due to the nature of how the auction
operates, it is not possible to process any buyers or sellers until the
auction is completed. Doors open at 9:00 AM for set-up, we begin the
bidding at 10:30 AM, take a pizza break at 12:30, resume the bidding at
1:00 PM, and finish up typically around 2:30 PM. Only at that time can
we tally the sales, collect from the buyers, and pay the sellers.
Second, plan on getting there early. As we said we'll open the doors at
9:00 AM, to allow time to tag and display any parts you are selling, and
to allow you to peruse the parts being offered. If you're selling, you
will need to fill out an Auction Lot Card for each part or group of
parts being sold as one, so please allow sufficient time to do this
before the start of bidding.
The Auction Lot Card form is available on the NJACE website so you can
print what you need and fill them out in advance:
But you can also get blank lot cards that day.
Each attendee will be issued a Bidder Number by which the auction desk
will track all purchases.
We ask that items being offered be limited to Corvair parts or
Corvair-related items, only. Also, we ask that you not bring more than
one of the same item to sell. You can, however, sell multiple items in a
"lot." You could offer, say, one lot of six oil filters, instead of six
individual oil filters.
Remember that only quality items sell easily. Greasy, rusty, bent and
broken pieces have limited appeal.
The club will deduct a 10% commission on all sales. You may also donate
items for the full benefit of the club.
Did we mention that lunch is included at no charge?
Now, what about that "Snow Date?" We will invoke the Snow Date only if
the weather makes traveling difficult or if accumulated snow has
rendered the Ashley's parking lot inaccessible. Generally speaking, you
can assume that the event is "on," but if it is necessary to postpone we
will get the word out via email, Facebook, and the club web site.
Ashley's Auto Body is located at 274 Hillside Avenue, Flanders, NJ 07836.
See you there, and bring a chair!
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