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Going once! Going twice! Sold to the person currently at home on their sofa! And what a fine choice it is too... If you’re looking to purchase or sell a piece of fine art or collectable, Live Auctioneers is a website which specializes in those high end items. What makes it a bit different from other auctioning websites is that it offers a live auctioneer option, allowing a real person to oversee sales as they happen.
There are two packages to choose from, and whilst neither of them is very cheap the percentages you’ll pay are probably far better than you’ll get in an auction house offline, and you’ll be able to have many more bidders than you might get in an auction house.
The "Online Auctioneer" package essentially allows you to run automated auctions of between 10 and 1,250 items. You just need to set up the auction and it will run itself, allowing people to bid on items. With this option you’ll pay 5% of the total sold online, plus the initial $99 fee.
The “Auctioneer” package differs in that there is a $500 set up fee and you must have a minimum of 50 items per auction. Bidding is live and an auctioneer is needed on the bid day. This adds a more personal feel and means you can have someone in charge who really knows how to sell an item.
If you have opted for the more expensive of the two packages, then you can also take advantage of a number of further features, including getting help in putting together a catalog for your auction and watching the auctioneer take like bids using a video stream. The seller fees are also charged to the winning bidder, meaning you don’t lose out quite so much by the end. There are a few marketing options included, such as producing a banner for your page or on the Auction Central News.
If you have several valuable items which you think could sell well with a bit of a push from an auctioneer, this could be the online auctioning website for you. However, it doesn’t come cheap, and its specialism in collectables and fine art mean that it’s not going to be of much use if you want to get rid of your old TV set and sneakers. Within its realm the site has a decent market reach but you may find that setting up an auction on LiveAuctioneers is a little more complex than it can be elsewhere.
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