Congress of Gamers Logo Spring Session, October 9-10, 2021
Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
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Auction Store Marketplace, Buy and Sell Games

We'll be running a super-easy Auction Store where you can sell your own games on Saturday only. Your purchases get you some great games AND support local board gaming, since all collected fees go toward Congress of Gamers convention space rental.

There will be 1000+ games for sale, so bring plenty of cash! Sales start at 11am, with price drops at 1 and 2. Sales end at 4.

Sellers: You will email us a list of games you wish to sell, complete a sales form for each item, and attach them to your games with painters tape. We'll have tape at the store, but sellers with many games generally attach slips in advance, so they can spend more time gaming and shopping.

There's a $.25 fee per game you enter, payable when you enter it into the Auction Store, whether or not it sells. You collect any unsold games and get your sales in cash between 4pm and 5pm. If you don't pick up your unsold games by 5pm, they will be moved to the CoG games library. If they are still in the library at 4pm Sunday, they will be considered donated to the Congress of Gamers, with our thanks. Game submission may begin as early as 9:00am on Saturday.

Most sellers will find this PDF version of the auction store form the best to use. Note that you can type into the forms.

An alternative is to use MS-Word, especially if you will be selling a large number of games and would like to mailmerge with your BGG or other database. Here are some detailed instructions.

Also complete this spreadsheet, with an entry for each item you are selling, leaving lot numbers blank. eMail to us at least two days before the con. We'll assign lot numbers and merge these into the master sell-list. Submission price is $.25 per item/lot. In addition to the $.25 listing fee, CoG will collect 10% of your total sales, rounded up to the nearest $.25. We really need lots of volunteers for the Auction Store. Volunteers get to sell for free!

Auction Store vendors can also email their submission lists in advance, so I can put them online and let attendees see what will be available at the con in advance. Here's the start, with just the early submissions. Note that if you add a hyperlink to the BGG listing for your game, any armchair shoppers can see in advance what a great deal it is. Lastly, the con director buys game collections and sells individual games on BGG. If you would like any of those (over 1000 games) added to the Auction Store, just email him.

Location: Senior Center Lounge, across the hall from the Dining Room

Buyers at the Fall 2019 session. Our gamers want more games! Our gamers NEED to sell more games!

Shelves of gaming goodness for sale at GREAT prices. If you have games that are not getting table time, perhaps it's time to rotate them out and add something new, while supporting the local gaming community AND avoiding high shipping costs.