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#1 oldcarguy2012

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

I realize that this is not an AACA event but was wondering why it costs so much just to preview the cars and then you have to be a registered bidder to attend the actual auction. Maybe if I saw a car I liked I might become a serious buyer - but to pay those entrance fees to take a chance is expensive. Any thoughts?

#2 alsancle

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:20 PM

I thought the preview was open to the general public? As for the auction itself, there is limited room so I can see why they need to maximize bidders.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

What a lot of people do is go outside and watch the procession of cars going from the parking garage to the staging. You can get up close and personal and also get to see the cars drive. Yes, RM charges to attend the auction and bid but as stated it is due to a very limited seating capacity at the Lodge. Heck, the catalog alone costs a fortune but does get two admittance to the auction.
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#4 FJD2004

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

I believe I read the preview event was $30.00 per person.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

Here is the info direct from RM's auction site



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[TD="class: bold"]AUCTION:
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[TD]October 11, 2012
6:00 PM EST
(Auction will run approx. 4-5 hours )
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[TD="width: 130"]October 12, 2012
6:00 PM EST
(Auction will run approx. 4-5 hours )
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[TD="class: bold"]PREVIEW:
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[TD]October 11, 2012
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
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[TD="width: 120"]October 12, 2012
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
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[TD="class: bold"]ADMISSION:
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[TD="width: 636"]ADMISSION TO PREVIEW
Guest Pass - $30. Admits one (1) to preview.
Catalogue - $120. Admits two (2) to preview. The catalogue must be presented at the entrance to be granted entry.

ADMISSION TO AUCTION
Please note, the auction is limited to registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only.
Bidder Registration - $200. Includes an official auction catalogue, and admission for two (2) to the preview and auction.
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[TD]Hershey Lodge
West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
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#6 Restorer32

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:11 PM

They are trying to make a profit.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

Some advice from personal experience on previewing the vehicles prior to the day of auction:

Make sure you take your catalog(s) for entry or you will be denied entry even though your name will be on the catalog(s) purchased list at the vehicle preview entrance, unless you have a free preview pass that they occasionally give out at their flea market spaces. This means if you are riding the shuttle from the show field to the lodge you must drag your catalogs around with you all day (rain or shine).
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:49 PM

now i remember why i am not there
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1966 Ford Mustang coupe, 200 L6 Automatic
1968 Chrysler 300, convertible, 440 automatic
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T , 440 Automatic
1973 Dodge Dart Swinger, 318 Automatic
1974 Plymouth Cuda, 360 Automatic
1991 Chrysler Lebaron, convertible, 3.0L automatic
1994 Ford Taurus SHO., 3.2L Automatic
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#9 John_S_in_Penna

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:34 AM

I'm always a fan of modesty, never of hype and pretentiousness.

Auction fees don't need to be so high. There's a great antique-car auction
in Lock Haven, Penna. in mid-July that's very family- and bidder-friendly:
No charge to register to bid (and of course no charge to look at cars);
4% buyer's fee, 4% seller's fee ($1500 maximum). For those of you who
enjoy cars, look up the "Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction!"

#10 noreastcarnut

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:51 PM

Bring back the auction at the Giant Center! We regular guys like to see what's going on too!
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#11 Steve Moskowitz

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:43 PM

How's an Olds guy have Ford's...you seem confused! :D The Giant Center Auction so far has had no takers. It has been pitched to numerous auctions and none can find away to make financial sense in doing one. Meantime the car corral looks solid this year and the RM auction will be there biggest yet.
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