Do you have games that perhaps are looking for a new home? There is nothing wrong with the games, but for one reason or another, they haven’t been getting to the table enough. Need more space for other games?

Bring your games to KingCon and see if they will sell in our Bring and Buy (BnB) event!

This event will be on Saturday in the main room of KingCon from 12 pm – 3 pm.

What is a Bring and Buy Auction?

For those who are unfamiliar with this auction format, the idea is that instead of having an auctioneer managing the individual lots for sale, there is a dedicated space set aside with all the items for sale on display. Any attendee can peruse the items and if they find something they would like to buy, simply pick it up and bring it up to the cashier to pay for it for the appropriate listed price. The sale is cash only. There are several banks in Kentville if you need an ATM.

So, how does it work?

  1. If anyone has games that they would like to try and auction off, they bring them to the designated auction area on Saturday morning between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
  2. Fill out an Auction Seller Registration form (see below). The Registration form provides a full list of all your games for sale (and other pertinent info). Please complete this before you come to help us register sellers more quickly.
  3. Tag each of your games with an Item form (see below). Item Sheets displays the price info for any potential buyers. Please fill these out for each of your games before you come to KingCon to speed up the drop-off.
  4. You set the price that you want for each item (note all prices must be in whole dollar amounts – e.g. $10, $40, etc. NOT $10.50).

To avoid the risk of losing game pieces, sellers are expected to properly secure their games before putting them out to sell (e.g. tape, elastic band, etc.).

It is strongly recommended that you download the Seller Registration and Item forms and fill them out ahead of time. This will greatly help speed up the registration of your games.

How to set an item’s price

It is up to the seller what price to put on each of their items or lot of items. When determining a price, it may be helpful to consider factors such as the current price of the item new, the condition of your item, the availability of the item (e.g., is it out of print?), and how eager you are to find it a new home. There are likely other factors that could be important to you, but these are a starting point. Once the items are registered for the auction the price can no longer be changed other than as designated on the registration form.

You may set up to two different prices based on the time that the item sells. We will only accept items starting on Saturday from 9:30 am until 11:30 am after which the auction begins at 12 pm and will continue to run until 3 pm. Each item can have its price change (at your discretion) at 1 pm and 2 pm. This allows potential buyers to choose to wait for a price drop and pick the game up at a lower amount if it’s still around for purchase. Again, you don’t have to alter the prices at different time slots if you don’t want to.  Example: Game item has been listed for 12 pm price of $40, 1 pm price of $30, 2 pm price of $20.

Seller Proceeds

Seller Proceeds will be available at the end of the Bring and Buy. Proceeds will be available starting at 4:30 pm. Please be patient as this is our first year running an event like this and we will do our best to process seller proceeds and the return of unsold games as efficiently as possible.

If you intend to leave the convention before 5:00 pm, then you shouldn’t enter any items into the auction as we will NOT be paying out any proceeds from the sale prior to the scheduled time. Any items not picked up by 7pm will become the property of KTABS.

The cost of selling: There will be a nominal fee paid to KTABS for each item or lot which sells amounting to $1.00 or 10% (whichever is greater).

Bring and Buy Auction FAQ

Q: Will I be able to sell games or other items privately at my table instead of using the auction?

A: No.

Q: If I just want to show up to check out the auction, do I still have to pay the entry fee for KingCon?

A: Yes. You will need to have a valid pass (weekend or day pass).

Q. What items can be sold at the auction?

A: Any boardgame, RPG or related item. Related items would include CCGs, miniatures and terrain pieces. No CCG singles. No video games. Ultimately, it is at the discretion of the Auction Manager to permit an item to be made available for sale.

Q: What is the final time to enter items for the auction?

A: We will only accept items up to 11:30 am.

Q: How do I fill out the item form? How much information do I need to include?

A: You will want to include any information that you would like to know if you were the one buying the game. This includes more information on the condition of the item if necessary, any expansions that are included, if the item has never been used, etc.