Bumblepuppy Buzz Newsletter 10/04/2017

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
APPLETON ESTATE SALE THIS WEEKEND; ANOTHER IN OSHKOSH NEXT WEEK
Treasures In Clean Appleton Home, Vintage and Modern
Bumblepuppy has another West Side Appleton Estate Sale this Friday and Saturday!   The address is 1130 West Taylor Street in Appleton and, according to Janel Bedor-Griffiths, owner of Bumblepuppy Sales, “There are many vintage finds, as well as some newer modern furniture.  Treasures in every nook and cranny!”  The house is in a great location and is a very clean home.  The link below will take you directly to the gallery of items for sale!

Appleton Estate Sale Photo Gallery (West Taylor Street)

Oshkosh Estate Sale October 13-14
Details are forthcoming in next week’s issue about an Oshkosh Estate Sale (address to be announced).  What can be told is that it is a clean and tidy condo with nice, quality home furniture and decor.  Solid wood bedroom set, a dining room set, and like-new furniture at great values.
BUMBLEPUPPY STORE SALE EVENT #1 OF 5
Valid this week (October 4-7) at our store, 621 N. Westhill Blvd.  Appleton!
ONLINE AUCTIONS FOR STORE CONSIGNMENT, SENECA and WAUTOMA ENDING SOON!
Currently we have another Consignor Online Auction active at www.buzzworthyauctions.com which you can access directly and place your bids HERE through Wednesday night, October 11 at 7:30pm.  Pickups for winning bidders will be October 12-13 from 10am to 5:30pm both days.
Two other online auctions are now active!  The first is in Wautoma, running through October 8…plus there’s now an online auction in Seneca (near Berlin, WI) which is slated to continue taking bids until October 9.
A list of cities scheduled for upcoming dates with Bumblepuppy Sales can be found elsewhere in this issue!
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
Bumb-per Crop of Fall Values!
BUMBLEPUPPY STORE SALE EVENT #2 OF 5!
Valid this week (October 4-7) at our store, 621 N. Westhill Blvd. Appleton!
BUMBLEPUPPY STORE SALE EVENT #3 OF 5!
Valid this week (October 4-7) at our store, 621 N. Westhill Blvd. Appleton!
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
Colored Sticker Pricing For This Week!!
ORANGE: Full price as marked all week.
GREEN: 25% off marked thru SAT 10/7
PINK:  50% off marked thru FRI 10/6; SPECIAL PRICING on SAT 10/7 (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)  10/7 only:
Take 75% OFF ALL PINK TAGGED ITEMS… Regardless of Price!
BUMBLEPUPPY STORE SALE EVENT #4 of 5!
Valid this week (October 4-7) at our store, 621 N. Westhill Blvd. Appleton!
BUMBLEPUPPY STORE SALE EVENT #5 OF 5!
Valid this week (October 4-7) at our store, 621 N. Westhill Blvd. Appleton!
BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
*MORE Online Consignment Auctions coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Algoma, Waupun, Fremont and Mequon… Stay Tuned!!
Click the link above for the details on our Full-Time position as listed on our Facebook page, and the link below to see additional Part-Time opportunities with Bumblepuppy and just follow the directions to apply through Indeed!

Bumblepuppy Jobs- Part Time Opportunities

Bumblepuppy Teams w/Another Former Pro Football Star
John Morrow, who played with the 1964 NFL Champion Cleveland Browns as part of a stellar career, has an online auction filled with items from his estate coming up on the Bumblepuppy calendar.  Bumblepuppy owner Janel Bedor-Griffiths commented recently:
“Former NFL player John Morrow has moved and we are selling the contents of his estate in Sherwood. It’s a full house with treasures in every room. Literally something for everyone. We also have some signed items and a game ball from the 1960’s. This is a large sale which we will be working on the next few weeks!”
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 9/27/2017

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
NEW STORE ONLINE AUCTION HAS 14 FIREARM LOTS; BPS AUCTION MANAGER OFFERS PERSPECTIVE FOR BIDDERS
“Great ideas and opportunities for high profit margins for any gun collectors.”
The current Bumblepuppy Store Consignment Online Auction started this past Monday, and will continue to accept bids until 8pm on Wednesday, October 4th.  Bidders may access this online auction directly by clicking HERE!  A notable aspect of this online auction is a total of fourteen firearms lots, the largest number collectively for Bumblepuppy Sales to date.  This GUNS ONLY link allows for a specified focus on these lots, according to Cody, the Online Auction Manager for Bumblepuppy Sales.
Once the auction closes, there are two subsequent days, Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6, which are open for winning bidders to make payment at the Bumblepuppy store at 621 N. Westhill Blvd. in Appleton between 10am and 6pm both days.  “These days and times are for payment to be made on each of the lots only,” Cody said.  “Once payment is received, the bidders receive the contact information for the firearm to be picked up in North Appleton from our Federal Firearms Licence (FFL) Dealer.”
FFL Dealers Require Registration Fees & Background Check
“Arrangements can be made directly with the FFL dealer for an alternate pickup day and time,” Cody continues.  “With an FFL dealer, bidders are working directly with someone who has been authorized by the government to sell and/or repair guns.  Registration fees may vary between each particular lot, and the bidder must pass a background check.”

Cody notes that if firearms are one of your collecting interests, this auction is worth the time to view.  “This is big.  Some of the most sought-after guns, like the Winchester repeater, which is the kind from the old Western films, looks great, and it’s from the 1890s,”  Cody said.  “Some of these guns just need a little TLC.  There are some great ideas and opportunities for high profit margins for any gun collectors.”

The lots range from parts guns and display pieces to fully-operative firearms. From pistols to rifles, revolvers to replicas, shotguns and more.  “Right now is a good time to bid,” Cody says.  “There is plenty of profit margin currently; some of these guns can command thousand dollar prices.  But remember… you should place a bid only if you can pay for the bidding cost at Bumblepuppy on Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th, and remember, that is the total separate from any fees and registration costs when working with the FFL dealer.”

AUTUMN ARRIVES AND SO DOES
ONLINE AUCTION SEASON !
WEYAUWEGA, SENECA AND WAUTOMA SALES UP NOW
There’s a current auction on www.buzzworthyauctions.com for items in Weyauwega, which accepts bids through this Sunday, October 1st at 8pm.
Two other online auctions are now active!  The first is in Wautoma, running through October 8…plus there’s now an online auction in Seneca (near Berlin, WI) which is slated to continue taking bids until October 9.
A list of cities scheduled for upcoming dates with Bumblepuppy Sales can be found elsewhere in this issue!
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
RAKE IN THE GREAT VALUES IN OUR STORE!
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
Colored Sticker Pricing For This Week!!
GREEN: Full price as marked all week.
PINK: 25% off marked thru SAT 9/30
ORANGE:  50% off marked thru FRI 9/29; SPECIAL PRICING on SAT 9/30 (see below)
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
SATURDAY SPECIAL PRICING (ORANGE STICKERS THIS WEEK)  9/30 only:
Take 75% OFF ALL ORANGE TAGGED ITEMS… Regardless of Price!
Click the link above for the details on our Full-Time position as listed on our Facebook page, and the link below to see additional Part-Time opportunities with Bumblepuppy and just follow the directions to apply through Indeed!

Bumblepuppy Jobs- Part Time Opportunities

BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
*MORE Online Consignment Auctions coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Algoma, Sherwood, Waupun, Weyauwega and Mequon… Stay Tuned!!
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 9/21/17

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
BUMBLEPUPPY STORE REOPENS
 ON SEPTEMBER 20;
NEW MANAGER, NEW DISPLAYS
Jacob Ault Assumes New Role
With Bumblepuppy
Regular shoppers at Bumblepuppy Sales’ store at 621 N. Westhill Blvd. in Appleton have seen Jacob Ault in a variety of positions, each vital to the overall success of the company. Recently Jacob accepted the Store Manager position, much to the delight of those told of the news at the checkout.
After a few weeks of being closed to realign some of the merchandise and displays, Bumblepuppy reopened on Wednesday, September 20 to an eager crowd waiting outside.  Please join the rest of the Bumblepuppy staff in congratulating Jacob on this promotion.
The familiar face of Mary will still be found checking out and assisting customers with the start of each new week at Bumblepuppy Sales.  Stop in for a surprising value on something you love and say hello while you see what’s new!
TWO ONLINE AUCTIONS NOW…AND TWO MORE ON THE WAY!
APPLETON STORE CONSIGNMENT AND WEYAUWEGA ONLINE NOW; STARTING SOON FOR WAUTOMA AND SENECA AUCTIONS
Bumblepuppy started the latest Online Auction for Appleton Store Consignment on September 19, which continues through Wednesday 9/27 at 7pm.  There’s also a current auction on www.buzzworthyauctions.com for items in Weyauwega, which accepts bids through Sunday, October 1st at 8pm.

Appleton Store Consignment Online Auction

The next two scheduled online auctions will be in Wautoma starting Sunday 9/24and running through October 8… and then Monday 9/25 an online auction in Seneca (near Berlin, WI) is slated to continue taking bids until October 9.  More details will be released on those events next issue.
NEWEST ITEMS IN THE STORE THIS WEEK NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE BUMBLEPUPPY FACEBOOK PAGE PHOTO GALLERY!
Re-Opening Week Sneak Peek!
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
Colored Sticker Pricing For This Week!!
PINK: Full price as marked all week.
ORANGE: 25% off marked thru SAT 9/23
GREEN:  50% off marked thru FRI 9/22; SPECIAL PRICING on SAT 9/23 (see below)
WHITE: Priced as marked, or place a bid at front counter if it’s over $20
SATURDAY SPECIAL PRICING (GREEN STICKERS THIS WEEK)  9/23 only:
Take 75% OFF ALL GREEN TAGGED ITEMS… Regardless of Price!
Now Accepting Applications: FULL-TIME POSITION
Now hiring: Bumblepuppy is looking to fill a full-time position for opportunities in several of our departments. Duties include, but are not limited to: setup of our estate sales and online auctions, estate pickup appointments, customer service, both in-store and on-site, digital photography, and driving a company truck. Please send an email to the link below, or stop in to apply and for more details.

ALSO HIRING PART TIME POSITIONS!
Click the link below for additional opportunities with Bumblepuppy and just follow the directions to apply!

Bumblepuppy Jobs- Part Time Opportunities

BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
*Check www.buzzworthyauctions.com this Sunday and Monday for the start of online auctions in Wautoma and Seneca!  
 
*MORE Online Consignment Auctions coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Algoma, Sherwood, Waupun, Appleton, Fremont and Mequon… Stay Tuned!!
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 9/12/17

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
ESTATE SALE IN LITTLE CHUTE THIS WEEKEND!
It’s a full household of items including yard tools, a lawnmower, outdoor furniture, light fixtures, framed artwork, women’s clothing, luggage, holiday and year round decor, kitchenware, appliances and much more.  Come out to 1517 E. Main in Little Chute, this Friday 10a-5p and Saturday 9a-2p.
LITTLE CHUTE ESTATE SALE PHOTOS

Little Chute Estate Sale details (Sept 15-16)

 HUGE!
APPLETON STORE ONLINE AUCTION ON NOW THROUGH WEDS. SEPTEMBER 20TH
You’ll find plenty of lots to bid on with this one!  http://www.buzzworthyauctions.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?buzzworthy9
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
As noted above, the Bumblepuppy Sales store located at 621 N. Westhill Blvd. in Appleton will be closed to the public from Sunday, September 3 through Tuesday, September 19th for cleaning and remodeling projects.  Our online auctions at www.buzzworthyauctions.com will still be in progress, and a look on our www.bumblepuppysales.com website will keep you informed of upcoming Estate Sales such as the sale in Little Chute scheduled for September 15-16. In addition, check our BPS Store Facebook Page for the latest news.
Now Accepting Applications: FULL-TIME POSITION
Now hiring: Bumblepuppy is looking to fill a full-time position for opportunities in several of our departments. Duties include, but are not limited to: setup of our estate sales and online auctions, estate pickup appointments, customer service, both in-store and on-site, digital photography, and driving a company truck. Please send an email to the link below, or stop in to apply and for more details.
ALSO HIRING PART TIME POSITIONS!

Click the link below for additional opportunities with Bumblepuppy and just follow the directions to apply!

Bumblepuppy Jobs- Part Time Opportunities

BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
*Check www.buzzworthyauctions.com this weekend for the start of an online auction in Weyauwega!  
 
*MORE Online Consignment Auctions coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Wautoma, Sherwood, Waupun, Appleton, Fremont and Mequon… Stay Tuned!!
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 for 9/7/17

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
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
ESTATE SALE IN LITTLE CHUTE NEXT WEEKEND!
ADDRESS ANNOUNCED IN NEXT ISSUE
LITTLE CHUTE ESTATE SALE PHOTOS

Little Chute Estate Sale details (Sept 15-16)

As noted above, the Bumblepuppy Sales store located at 621 N. Westhill Blvd. in Appleton will be closed to the public from Sunday, September 3 through Tuesday, September 19th for cleaning and remodeling projects.  Our online auctions at www.buzzworthyauctions.com will still be in progress, and a look on our www.bumblepuppysales.com website will keep you informed of upcoming Estate Sales such as the sale in Little Chute scheduled for September 15-16. In addition, check our BPS Store Facebook Page for the latest news.
STORE CONSIGNMENT ONLINE AUCTION ON NOW TILL TUES SEPT 12TH AND SPECIAL ONE-DAY PICKUP ON WEDS SEPTEMBER 13TH ONLY (11AM-6PM)!
Please note this store online auction ends Tuesday night, September 12 and the pickup day is ONLY for Wednesday, September 13th between 11am and 6pm.  Our store remains closed; be sure to follow all details related to bidding and pickup[ during this time.  Bumblepuppy Appleton Store Consignment Online Auction
Now Accepting Applications: FULL-TIME POSITION
Now hiring: Bumblepuppy is looking to fill a full-time position for opportunities in several of our departments. Duties include, but are not limited to: setup of our estate sales and online auctions, estate pickup appointments, customer service, both in-store and on-site, digital photography, and driving a company truck. Please send an email to the link below, or stop in to apply and for more details.

ALSO HIRING PART TIME POSITIONS!
Click the link below for additional opportunities with Bumblepuppy and just follow the directions to apply!

Bumblepuppy Jobs- Part Time Opportunities

BUMBLEPUPPY SALES’
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
*Estate Sale coming to Little Chute FRI/SAT September 15-16 (HUGE Home with Retro items…a real Blast From the Past!  See news & links above)
 
*More Online Consignment Auctions coming up in the store, Oshkosh, Wautoma, Sherwood, Appleton, Weyauwega and Mequon… Stay Tuned!!
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.