As a Buyer, What Day of The Week and Time Do You Like?

December 5, 2011

Several times a year we have a debate in the office as to which day of the week is best to have auction.

For many years we believed that Saturday was the ONLY day to hold the auction, regardless of what we were selling. Saturday seems to be a day filled with a lot of competition for our time, from soccer games, honey do lists, other auctions, mowing the lawn, etc.

Once we decided to let tradition take a back seat to our desire to free up our own Saturdays, we started to evaluate the remaining days of the week.

There are several Auctioneers that conduct auctions on Sunday, and while the competition for our time might be less, we decided against this day as a desire to spend this time with our family.

With that in mind, on average, what day of the week gives you the best opportunity to participate in an auction?

The next logical question is what time of day? If the bidding is taking place live vs online only, does this have an impact on your ability to participate on your chosen day or time of day?

If you are auctioneer who is responding to this post, please try to do so thinking of yourself as a buyer.

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Facebook Auction Technology Group

November 7, 2011

Last week after reading several posts on a popular Auctioneer Facebook group, I realized that every time the issue of online bidding entered a conversation, there was a virtual Hatfield and McCoy type standoff regarding the validity of online bidding vs live auction.

In an effort to give auctioneers and auction professionals who utilize such technology in their business a safe place to discuss best practices without having to debate the issue of which is better, I created an Auction Technology Facebook group.

If you are an auctioneer or auction professional who would like to join the conversation, check it out at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/216161725121201/

Please remember though, to leave your opinion of live vs online at the door. I guess we will see how long that lasts.

 


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