Bumblepuppy Buzz Newsletter 01/11/2018

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
NEXT WEEK!
LITTLE CHUTE ESTATE SALE
 FRIDAY JAN. 19TH –
SATURDAY JAN. 20TH.
More details and photo gallery available next issue!
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!

NEW IN STORE THIS WEEK!
COLORED STICKER PRICING THIS WEEK
PINK: Full price as marked thru SAT 1/12
GREEN: 50% off marked thru FRI 1/12;  75% off SAT 1/13 !!
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
BUMBLEPUPPY’S eBay STORE NOW FEATURING SPECIAL 25% OFF SALE… HUNDREDS OF ITEMS!
More than 1700 listings are now available on the Bumblepuppy Sales eBay store, linked HERE: BUMBLEPUPPY eBAY STORE’S 25% OFF SALE!
NEW BUMBLEPUPPY BOOTH AT AMAZE AND GRACE-APPLETON
Bumblepuppy Sales recently opened a vendor booth at the Appleton-based Amaze and Grace, at 4629 W. Michaels Drive.  Artisans, up-cyclers, and lovers of vintage and funky decor will love checking out this display.
“We’re looking to expand our profile in the community, and reach an audience looking specifically for these types of items,” said Janel Bedor-Griffiths, owner of Bumblepuppy Sales.
“Amaze and Grace conveys a positive message, always upbeat and wholesome…they’re kid-friendly, and are a great platform to showcase the vendors and artists around the area who are doing great things.  We think the stuff we’ll put in our booth will find their ideal next owner; we also will have a sprinkle of the more mainstream items people look for in our Westhill Drive store, so we can get a crossover clientel that way.  We are considering a re-purposing and supply station at Amaze and Grace, since we get so many consigned items that artists up-cycle into something new entirely,” Janel said.

AMAZE AND GRACE FACEBOOK PAGE

 JOAN SCHWARTZ ESTATE FURS AVAILABLE NOW AT
ELEMENTS UNLEASHED OF CEDARBURG AND NEENAH
Sold Exclusively; Not Available Online
ELEMENTS UNLEASHED of Cedarburg at W63N712 Washington Avenue, and in Neenah at 210 West Wisconsin Avenue will have furs from the Joan Schwartz Estate in Mequon available for purchase directly from their stores exclusively.  Lynx, Beaver, Fox, Persian Lamb and more; just ask to see the Bumblepuppy collection at either location, with more than 15 fur coats and 20-plus hats and other fur items!  Call Cedarburg at 262-339-6242 or Neenah at 920-284-4664 for Elements Unleashed’s most current store hours!
CEDARBURG            NEENAH

YOU DON’T NEED RABBIT EARS TO READ THIS MESSAGE LOUD AND CLEAR!
BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Keep checking www.buzzworthyauctions.com to find our next online auctions, such as:
 
-A new store consignment online auction scheduled to begin this weekend!
 
-Online auctions pending in the cities of Kewaunee, Luxemburg and Menasha!
 
-An East Appleton Online Auction is slated for late January, which will feature a sewing machine and supplies, solid wood furniture, a modern red sofa and chair, garden gnomes, beer steins and more items comprising an entire household! 
 
-A return to Mequon for the next Joan Schwartz Online Estate Auction; Part Five will have a focus on fine jewelry! 
 
-The recent online estate auction in Oshkosh, which featured numerous antiques and had its first segment end on December 26th, is now being prepared for Part Two and will have new surprises to report soon.


-More details upcoming about  a 1991 Toyota Camry; only 75,000 miles and working fine except for one window problem.  $1200 with photos coming soon!
For the latest in Bumblepuppy Estate sale news, check for updates in future editions of The Bumblepuppy Buzz!
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.
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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.