Bumblepuppy Buzz Newsletter 11/15/2017

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
POP UP ESTATE SALE THIS WEEKEND!
1630 S. CONNELL STREET, APPLETON
FRIDAY 10-2 * SATURDAY 10-NOON
Janel Bedor-Griffiths Explains Pop-Up Sales

Always the innovator, Bumblepuppy Sales owner Janel Bedor-Griffiths created this Pop-Up Estate Sale for this Friday’s 10 start at 10am.  The address is 1630 South Connell St, near Xavier High School in Appleton.  Janel provides our customers with how to proceed when attending a Pop-Up Estate Sale:

“This sale is different from our regular sales; the items are not necessarily staged, and many of them are not priced.  Basically, we will open the doors at 10am on Friday and you can search the house for treasures.  Some large items will have a price on them; many smaller items will not. Bring it out to check out, or ask a staff member inside, and we will make a deal on the spot.  It’s a nice clean home with quality items.  Beds, appliances, decor, furniture, games, bikes, yard items and more.  Something for everyone… with a twist.  Just  keep in mind, you get to do a little of the digging and the house will NOT all be priced.”  
APPLETON STORE ONLINE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION
TAKING BIDS NOW THRU WEDS. NOV. 22  @7PM
STORE ONLINE AUCTION-BID HERE THRU NOVEMBER 22
ALGOMA ONLINE AUCTION ENDS
 7pm THIS SUNDAY NOV. 19th
FARMING & BOATING ITEMS AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS IN ALGOMA
The current online auction in Algoma, at a home just off the shores of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee County, has some heavy machinery to be sure, like the 19-foot Starcraft boat, two I-H McCormick Farmall Tractors and a Flyscooter with very low miles among the all-star lineup.  But plenty of smaller items including some vintage appliances and toys, Boyds Bears, home decor for Christmastime or year-round, and surprise items like an ice shanty or telescope…you will find them all here among many more wonderful treasures.  The Algoma event ends at 7pmSunday night, November 19th; click the www.buzzworthyauctions.com link below to go straight to the auction main page!
This Week’s Colored Sticker Pricing
PINK: Full price as marked all week.
GREEN: 50% off marked thru FRI 11/17; WOW– 75% off SAT 11/18 !!
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
 
BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
* Online Consignment Auctions are coming up in the store, Fox Lake Oshkosh, Fox Lake and a return for Part 3 of our Mequon Online Estate…and another Appleton estate sale, scheduled at the start of December.  Check back in future editions of The Bumblepuppy Buzz for updates!
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
NEW WAY TO CONNECT:
The web address above in the headline tells the story… our new blog is the place to log into for interesting content about the contents of our upcoming estate sales.  Have a suggestion for a blog post?  Let us know! We will be featuring original content as well as our weekly newsletters.  Thanks for checking us out.  The Bumblepuppy Blog
Find special Facebook-only deals on Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales FINAL!
Click the link below and become a member of this Bumblepuppy group page, which is drawing attention lately for some very special reduced pricing!  You just might find an item you want that you have seen in the main store, but the only way to get the Facebook deal is to be a group member!  Some of our most popular deals are on furniture that you may be surprised at seeing here, so the time to act is right away, because it moves to the SOLD category quickly!

Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales Final (ON FACEBOOK) 

Quickie Links for More Bumblepuppy News
Our Buzzworthy Auctions Page  has the news first about upcoming online auctions.  Click our link to see what’s current and coming soon, all at a glance!
You can find us on Facebook, too!
Our Main Bumblepuppy Sale Store Facebook page regularly posts albums of items new to our store for the week.  Ask a question; give us feedback!   We post event notices of our online auctions and estate sales, too!
WHAT CAN BUMBLEPUPPY SALES DO FOR YOU?
Easy-Peazy Chart Takes You Around the Store
Read below to get the answers you’ve wanted, but just haven’t asked yet.
See what’s happening on our social sites:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Bumblepuppy Buzz Newsletter 11/08/2017

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
ALGOMA ONLINE AUCTION NOW RUNNING TILL 7pm SUN NOV. 19th
Flyscooter/McCormick Tractors/Starcraft Boat Highlight Auction
The current online auction in Algoma, at a home just off the shores of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee County, has some heavy machinery to be sure, like the 19-foot Starcraft boat, two I-H McCormick Farmall Tractors and a Flyscooter with very low miles among the all-star lineup.  But plenty of smaller items including some vintage appliances and toys, Boyds Bears, home decor for Christmastime or year-round, and surprise items like an ice shanty or telescope…you will find them all here among many more wonderful treasures.  The Algoma event ends at 7pmSunday night, November 19th; click the www.buzzworthyauctions.com link below to go straight to the auction main page!
JOAN SCHWARTZ ONLINE ESTATE AUCTION
DRAWS INCREDIBLE MEQUON INTEREST!
PART ONE ENDS THIS SUNDAY NOV. 12 AND PART 2 CLOSES 7PM MONDAY NOV. 13 AT BUZZWORTHYAUCTIONS.COM
Community reaction to the Joan Schwartz Online Estate Auction in Mequon has been among the most “Buzzworthy” in recent memory.  The links listed below will take you to the first two parts of this eclectic collection of vintage and antique items that fill the Schwartz household.  Already, Bumblepuppy organizers have plans to roll out additional auctions in the future, after seeing the opportunity to keep each part smaller and more manageable for bidders.  Remember, you can bid now until 7pm this Sunday 11/12 for Part One, and until Monday 11/13 at 7pmfor Part Two.

NEW Colored Sticker Pricing Debuts!
GREEN: Full price as marked all week.
PINK: 50% off marked thru FRI 11/10; WOW– 75% off SAT 11/11 !!
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
 
BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
* Online Consignment Auctions are coming up in the store, Oshkosh and Fox Lake, and more news is pending about TWO Appleton area estate sales in November and December…stay tuned to Bumblepuppy Buzz!!
WHIRLWIND OF NEW ACTIVITY AT BUMBLEPUPPY!
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
NEW WAY TO CONNECT:
The web address above in the headline tells the story… our new blog is the place to log into for interesting content about the contents of our upcoming estate sales.  Have a suggestion for a blog post?  Let us know! We will be featuring original content as well as our weekly newsletters.  Thanks for checking us out.  The Bumblepuppy Blog
Find special Facebook-only deals on Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales FINAL!
Click the link below and become a member of this Bumblepuppy group page, which is drawing attention lately for some very special reduced pricing!  You just might find an item you want that you have seen in the main store, but the only way to get the Facebook deal is to be a group member!  Some of our most popular deals are on furniture that you may be surprised at seeing here, so the time to act is right away, because it moves to the SOLD category quickly!

Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales Final (ON FACEBOOK) 

Quickie Links for More Bumblepuppy News
Our Buzzworthy Auctions Page  has the news first about upcoming online auctions.  Click our link to see what’s current and coming soon, all at a glance!
You can find us on Facebook, too!
Our Main Bumblepuppy Sale Store Facebook page regularly posts albums of items new to our store for the week.  Ask a question; give us feedback!   We post event notices of our online auctions and estate sales, too!
WHAT CAN BUMBLEPUPPY SALES DO FOR YOU?
Easy-Peazy Chart Takes You Around the Store
Read below to get the answers you’ve wanted, but just haven’t asked yet.
See what’s happening on our social sites:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Bumblepuppy Buzz Newsletter 11/01/2017

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
HOBBY FARM ONLINE AUCTION IN FREMONT/READFIELD CONTINUES THRU MONDAY, NOV. 6
Tractors, log-splitters, horse buggies and wagon wheels are just the first of many items to consider for this online auction for this hobby farm in the Fremont/Readfield area.  It’s now in progress through Monday, November 6th at 7pm which you will find by clicking on www.buzzworthyauctions.com or at the main page directly through the link below.
MEQUON JOAN SCHWARTZ ONLINE ESTATE AUCTION NOW IN PROGRESS TILL SUNDAY NOV. 12(PART I) & MONDAY NOV. 13 (PART II) AT BUZZWORTHYAUCTIONS.COM
This online auction in Mequon highlights items from the Joan Schwartz Estate.  Joan had an eye for some truly fabulous themes, and the links below will take you directly to the auction’s main pages.  The auction is large, and split into two parts; bid now until 7pm on Sunday 11/12 for Part One, and until Monday 11/13 for Part Two.

JOHN & GAIL MORROW ESTATE ONLINE AUCTION IN SHERWOOD ENDS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!
Bidding for Bumblepuppy Sales’ Sherwood area online auction for the estate 1964 NFL Champion John Morrow of the Cleveland Browns and his wife Gail continues through this Sunday night, November 5th at 7pm.  The link below takes you directly to this auction’s page on the www.buzzworthyauctions.com site.
Colored Sticker Pricing For This Week!
NOTE- TWO colors marked at 50% off!!
PINK: Full price as marked all week.
GREEN: 50% off marked thru FRI 11/3
ORANGE:  50% off marked thru FRI 11/3
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
 
SATURDAY SPECIAL PRICING (PINK STICKERS THIS WEEK)  11/4 only:
Take 75% OFF ALL GREEN AND ORANGE TAGGED ITEMS…Regardless of Price!
BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
* Online Consignment Auctions are coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Algoma and Fox Lake, and more news is pending about TWO Appleton area estate sales in November and December…stay tuned to Bumblepuppy Buzz!!
NOVEMBER’S NEWEST!
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
NEW WAY TO CONNECT:
The web address above in the headline tells the story… our new blog is the place to log into for interesting content about the contents of our upcoming estate sales.  Have a suggestion for a blog post?  Let us know! We will be featuring original content as well as our weekly newsletters.  Thanks for checking us out.  The Bumblepuppy Blog
Find special Facebook-only deals on Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales FINAL!
Click the link below and become a member of this Bumblepuppy group page, which is drawing attention lately for some very special reduced pricing!  You just might find an item you want that you have seen in the main store, but the only way to get the Facebook deal is to be a group member!  Some of our most popular deals are on furniture that you may be surprised at seeing here, so the time to act is right away, because it moves to the SOLD category quickly!

Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales Final (ON FACEBOOK) 

Quickie Links for More Bumblepuppy News
Our Buzzworthy Auctions Page  has the news first about upcoming online auctions.  Click our link to see what’s current and coming soon, all at a glance!
You can find us on Facebook, too!
Our Main Bumblepuppy Sale Store Facebook page regularly posts albums of items new to our store for the week.  Ask a question; give us feedback!   We post event notices of our online auctions and estate sales, too!
WHAT CAN BUMBLEPUPPY SALES DO FOR YOU?
Easy-Peazy Chart Takes You Around the Store
Read below to get the answers you’ve wanted, but just haven’t asked yet.
See what’s happening on our social sites:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Bumblepuppy Buzz Newsletter 10/25/2017

BIGGEST ISSUE YET!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
BUMBLEPUPPY PRESENTS
 “THE ADMIRAL”
DAVID L. NELSON ESTATE SALE
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Share the lifelong passions of David L. Nelson, whose travels around the world netted some of the most interesting nautical-themed treasures you could imagine.  Bumblepuppy Sales has scheduled this DePere Estate Sale for the man who was known as “The Admiral” this Friday, October 27 from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday, October 28 from 9am to 3pm.  His Fox River lakefront home address at 2021 Lost Dauphin Road in DePere is a sight to behold, with a lighthouse constructed at the front entrance!

Vintage nautical items are only the beginning; this is an entire household filled with furniture, decor, appliances, lamps and light fixtures, kitchenware, tools and woodworking equipment, and a totem pole found in their yard!  The collage featured below will give a glimpse into what you might find, and a look at what has been photographed to date can be found HERE (DEPERE ESTATE SALE PHOTOS).

THREE WEEKS OF FUN BIDDING!  CHECK OUT THIS ECLECTIC COLLECTION FROM THE JOAN SCHWARTZ ESTATE IN MEQUON
This online auction in Mequon highlights items from the Joan Schwartz Estate.  Joan had an eye for some truly fabulous themes, and the links below will take you directly to the auction’s main pages.  The auction is large, and split into two parts; bid now until 7pm on Sunday 11/12 for Part One, and until Monday 11/13 for Part Two.

JOHN & GAIL MORROW ONLINE AUCTION IN SHERWOOD NOW ACTIVE THRU NOVEMBER 6
Bumblepuppy now has the Sherwood area online auction in progress for the estate of the late John Morrow, former NFL Champion who played first with the L.A. Rams, and later with the 1964 NFL Championship Cleveland Browns team.  Bid now on items from both John Morrow and his late wife Gail before the auction closes Monday, November 6th at 7pm.  The link below takes you directly to this auction’s page on the www.buzzworthyauctions.com site.
NEW STORE CONSIGNMENT ONLINE AUCTION UP NOW TIL NOVEMBER 1st!
More classic 45 RPM records as well as some nifty furniture collectibles and decor highlight this week’s store online auction.  Click below to check it out!

ONLINE CONSIGNMENT STORE AUCTION THRU NOVEMBER 1

DISPLAY CASE SALE CONTINUES DURING ONGOING REMODELING AT BUMBLEPUPPY;
PLENTY OF GOOD QUALITY CASES REMAIN
In a reversal of roles, you will now see price tags on the display cases mostly near the front of the store.  These are tags for the cases themselves!  Janel Bedor-Griffiths, owner of Bumblepuppy Sales, states “Our store remodeling project continues, and as a result, we are selling some of our display units.  Many of these cases have locking devices, and can be used for your home or business.”

This is prime to take advantage of such a wide variety of displays; one or two may have been available previously, but more than fifteen cases are priced to sell right now.  Take a lap around our Bumblepuppy store for the best views!

HOBBY FARM ONLINE AUCTION IN FREMONT/READFIELD AREA
Tractors, log-splitters, horse buggies and wagon wheels are just the first of many items to consider for this online auction for this hobby farm in the Fremont/Readfield area.  It’s now in progress through Monday, November 6th at 7pm which you will find by clicking on www.buzzworthyauctions.com or at the main page directly through the link below.
Colored Sticker Pricing For This Week!!
ORANGE: Full price as marked all week.
GREEN: 25% off marked thru SAT 10/28
PINK:  50% off marked thru FRI 10/27; SPECIAL PRICING on SAT 10/28(see below)
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
SATURDAY SPECIAL PRICING (PINK STICKERS THIS WEEK)  10/28 only:
Take 75% OFF ALL PINK TAGGED ITEMS… Regardless of Price!
BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
* Online Consignment Auctions coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Algoma and Fox Lake, and more news is pending about area Bumblepuppy Estate Sales…stay tuned!!
HEADING TOWARD HALLOWEEN…
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
NEW WAY TO CONNECT:
The web address above in the headline tells the story… our new blog is the place to log into for interesting content about the contents of our upcoming estate sales.  Have a suggestion for a blog post?  Let us know! We will be featuring original content as well as our weekly newsletters.  Thanks for checking us out.  The Bumblepuppy Blog
Find special Facebook-only deals on Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales FINAL!
Click the link below and become a member of this Bumblepuppy group page, which is drawing attention lately for some very special reduced pricing!  You just might find an item you want that you have seen in the main store, but the only way to get the Facebook deal is to be a group member!  Some of our most popular deals are on furniture that you may be surprised at seeing here, so the time to act is right away, because it moves to the SOLD category quickly!

Bumblepuppy Bargains-All Sales Final (ON FACEBOOK) 

Quickie Links for More Bumblepuppy News
Our Buzzworthy Auctions Page  has the news first about upcoming online auctions.  Click our link to see what’s current and coming soon, all at a glance!
You can find us on Facebook, too!
Our Main Bumblepuppy Sale Store Facebook page regularly posts albums of items new to our store for the week.  Ask a question; give us feedback!   We post event notices of our online auctions and estate sales, too!
WHAT CAN BUMBLEPUPPY SALES DO FOR YOU?
Easy-Peazy Chart Takes You Around the Store
Read below to get the answers you’ve wanted, but just haven’t asked yet.
See what’s happening on our social sites:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

ONLINE AUCTIONS- Updates and Changes for Buzzworthy

Online Auction Changes

Important updates
So sorry, this message is pretty wordy.
We’re making a few changes both in our store and in our online auctions.
This email lays out some of our biggest changes to our online auctions.  Basically the costs of doing the auctions is rising.  We’ve tried to structure our new premium fees to decrease the premium burden our bidders who follow our terms and conditions of our auctions.  The cost to carry the few bidders who don’t follow our terms and conditions is getting to be too great.  As our FIRST solution, we did not want to penalize EVERYONE for this issue.  So there are PERKS for all bidders who follow the terms and guidelines in the auctions and YOUR premiums aren’t changing too much.
STORE ONLINE AUCTIONS
1.  We’ve hired a new online auction manager for the store.  His name is Cody.  We are sure you have noticed the increase in picture quality, accuracy and speediness of delivery on pick up days.  He’s been working hard to make our store online auctions better.  Cody will be working with Teneisha to help fulfill your orders and deliver you a quality online auction.
2.  We will be adding more furniture to our online auctions.  You will start to see some of our store furniture getting added to the online auctions much more quickly than in the past.
3.  After much discussion, our store online auction buyers premium is increasing.
a.  We are no longer offering a discount in cash payments.  The reason is that all NEW bidders are going to need to register a credit card with us.  This doesn’t affect bidders who are already registered.  You will continue to be able to bid as before.  New sign ups are required to register with a valid card. Why does this matter?  We are having some issues with habitual no shows who continue to sign up using new accounts yet refusing to pay for items they won in auctions previously. Sometimes in the auction just one week before.  This creates additional work for the estate and us.  We would prefer to sell the item to the people who continually show up and pay for their items. Keeping a credit card on file for new bidders will allow us to recoup the losses.
b.  The new buyers premium for the store online auction is 25%.  HOWEVER, if you show up during our posted pick up times, with boxes/bags and help to move large items, you will receive an 8% buyers premium discount.
c.  The discount applies to people who wish to have their item shipped. You essentially just need to contact us and pay for your item before the end of the pick up time.  We will then calculate your shipping charge and collect that and get it sent out.
3.  Many of our previous store online auctions were of left overs and large lots of items that aren’t quite so desirable, with a mix of decent auction items.  Due to our buyers premium restructuring, we are also going to restructure our sellers fees to allure higher end merchandise into the auction.  While we still will have some leftovers in the auction, you can expect to see a steady increase in quality over time.
ONSITE ONLINE AUCTIONS
1.  For many auctions we are going to try to have two pick up days.  These days will likely be Tuesday and Wednesday.  One day will start with an earlier pick up time and the other will end with a later pick up time.  This will allow for more options for picking items up.  We can’t guarantee this option for all pickups, but we think it will eliminate some of the waiting and allow more people to bid.  However, keep in mind that days are getting shorter and if you arrive later in the day/early evening it is going to be really difficult to pick items up out of barns, sheds and yards as the light fades.
2.  Our buyers premium is increasing to 25%  However, you will receive a 10% discount if you bring your own bags, boxes and help to move large items as well as have all of your stuff out of the house and gathered by the end of the pick up time.  There will be no discount for cash payments.  You may wonder what you need to do exactly to receive the 10% buyers premium discount.
a.  Bring your own bags or boxes.  Why it matters…  We can remove your items faster if you have a box we can use to load it up.  Many of our online auctions are hoarder type situations or extremely small or packed houses.  We can’t have everything preboxed for you.  Having your own materials means we get you in an out faster.
b.  Bring help needed to move large lots and items.  If you bought all the furniture in the house, it is not acceptable to show up with one person to help load it.  We do not load cars and trailers.  We will assist with large bulky items by providing guidance, but will not be responsible for lifting heavy sofas, pianos, appliances, wood and other large bulky pieces.  You need to bring the appropriate people to move these items.  If you buy a dresser, you need to have two people to move it.  If you buy a sleeper sofa, make sure you have two to three people there to move it.  If you buy a piano, unless it is small you do need to bring professional piano movers.
c.  You need to arrive at a reasonable time to expect to have your items out of the house.  If the pick up ends at 7pm, arriving at 6:55pm with ten pages of items will not cut it.   Please allow appropriate time to get items out of the house.
d.  Wait time bonus.  For the time being we are offering a wait time bonus.  If you are waiting more than 60 minutes from the time you pay until the time someone starts your order, you will receive a $10 buzzworthy coupon which can be used in future auctions.  Times are written on the invoice starting from when you pay.  Please mention to the cashier if the time is over 60 minutes when your order is started.  We believe that having two pick up days and making sure people are prepared for their pick ups will make our lines run more smoothly.
e.  Buyers who opt for the return to store service or are shipping their item can also get the discounted buyer’s fee.  You just need to inform us BEFORE the first pick up begins and pay for it BEFORE the last pick up times end.
f.  Soon we will be implementing a schedule your pick up time program.  With this online program we will be able to see a schedule when each person is coming to get their items.  This will allow us to gather some items ahead of time, which means YOU will have less time to wait.  Stay tuned for more details.
So as you can see, the buyers premium is increasing for everyone.  But it is not increasing that much if you come to the pick up prepared.
Our online auction pick up staff will remain largely the same.  Marcia or Kathy will be there as the auction clerk (Marcia is just returning from some time away) and you’ll see Bob, Karl, Teneisha, Jeff and others.  Norm and Nancy, two of our new hires will be there to assist on some pick ups as well AND we still have some positions open!  You will see less of Jacob because he is our new STORE MANAGER.  Cassie has returned to school, if we’re lucky, you’ll see her next summer!
If you have any questions about the above changes, please feel free to contact Janel at bumblepuppysales@gmail.com or by phone at 920-213-0927.