Gen Con 2016 Auction Report
Here's some quick statistics :
|Number of Items in the Auction||10,269|
|Number of Items Sold||8,258|
|Value of Items Sold||$151,744|
|Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store)||3,104|
|Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store||5,154|
|Percent items Registered in the last week||60%|
|Amount Raised for Charity (The Pour House)||$17,635|
This was the first year we did away with on-site registrations. Overall the result and reception was positive. Unfortunately there were a few attendees who didn't get notified and were disappointed that they couldn't register their games on-site as they had done in the past. For those curious as to why we did away with the on-site registration, here are some of the advantages we realized:
1) Faster setup for us on Wednesday (no need to setup 4+ extra computers and printer)
2) Faster drop-off for sellers (since we had everything setup and ready to roll, and we didn't have to spare anyone to help those entering items) !
3) Less congestion in the room of people waiting with stacks of games to get to the on-site computers.
I think that all the sellers who pre-registered would agree that check-in went VERY smoothly this year.