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I'm on a Land Rover club site that has a Friday auction night once a month or so. There's a lot of banter, some sales (reserves too high) and a few arguments (all auctions end at the same time leading to the arguments).

They're great fun with a bag of pop corn if you're staying in on a Friday night, otherwise they're a bit useless.

Agree with Niveketak above re the Classifieds, but these's no harm in trying it for a few weeks to see how it goes. I'd imagine it'd be difficult to moderate/organise though?



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Not sure about the auction system (as far as technical stuff goes, that is) but regarding the upkeep of the forum I have an idea.

What if on a weekly/bi-weekly basis Roy will purchase a watch that cost, say, 100 GBP, puts it up for a paid raffle (1-2 GBP per ticket with a 50-100 whatever ticket limit per user) and then we just wait until the pool of bought tickets reaches 130% (or maybe a bit more, say, 150%) and only then is the raffle being drawn.

This way some money is being earned by the forum. In this case around 30 GBP would go into the forum upkeep and one of the members gets a nice watch for a small sum.

This has been done before and perhaps it might be a good idea to continue.

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13 hours ago, niveketak said:

Sounds like it might be a bit of a chore to manage it and I have a reservation re the suggestion from MrF-UK82 sorry dont know your name, that if a reserve is set it will likely be at the price it would have appeared in the classifieds anyway which sort of defeats the purpose IMHO

Yes I agree totally. In which case, the auction probably isn't the best of idea's.

Oh and my names Chris... Some people call me Sir Chris or Lord Chris... You can just call me "Jesus"... :laugh: 

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I'm not a fan of the idea.  There are items that I genuinely don't know the value, so auctions work for those, but eBay is a much larger base than any forum for these items.  I have sold watches needing repair on eBay and been surprised at what they fetch - often meaning it makes more financial sense to sell them then repair them.

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