Q4: What do I need to do to sell things in the auction?

A: Anyone can sell at the Austin Magic Auction. You should read the Official Auction Rules (see the link under the Main Menu), but here is how you get started:

Request a seller’s number by emailing selling@austinmagicauction.com .

Download the seller spreadsheet from our Forms and Documents.  It is compatible with Microsoft Office, or you can download the free Libre Office.  The spreadsheet has instructions for how to fill out the information.  You should include a brief description and a minimum bid for each item.  (The lower the minimum the better chance of a sale.) As you enter your items they will each be given a number, starting with 1.  These will be your item numbers.

Package your items—and be sure to include instructions! These items will be moved around by auction personnel, so if you can, package larger items in a box or bag to help protect them. All small items should be placed in zip lock bags to facilitate easy handling and to keep all pieces together.  It’s also a good idea to mark items will your seller number and an item number. An example is: Seller’s number (5) dash (-) item number (1). Your first item would be 5-1. Second item 5-2 and so on. The auction may impose a maximum number of items per seller from year to year (example: the 2013 and 2014 max is 75 items per seller).  Your item numbers should match the spreadsheet for easy cross-checking.

Print a copy of the spreadsheet and include it as a packing list with your items.  You should also email a copy of the completed spreadsheet to selling@austinmagicauction.com   Sending the electronic copy of your seller sheet is very important as it helps prevent data entry errors when your items are received and moved into the pre-auction storage area.

If you do not place a minimum on your sheet, silent auction items will begin at $1. Stage items that do not have a stated minimum may be marked with a minimum at the discretion of the Auctioneers or Auction Chair.

Finally, send your items to be received by us NO LATER THAN MARCH 25, 2016.

Austin Magic Auction
c/o Heroes Night Out

1150 S. Bell Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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Chris Walden is a multifaceted guy with a background in technology, writing, and theatrical production. He is the force behind Mythmade Productions in Austin, Texas and enjoys creating unique experiences for people that go beyond mere entertainment. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife, daughter and some number of cats. He is a regular correspondent for Saul Ravencrafts activities.