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ChangChun Auction House


ChangChun Auction House

An auction house for the modern family. Rummage through your cellars, browse heavily your attic and find that special item to sell off for a lofty price.

...Or you can rent a table and lay out as many items as you like on our flee-market tables!

Location: World Life Club
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2012

An Auction is where people get together and bid on items for sale. The object of the game is to outbid other interested parties.

The auctioneer presents the item, perhaps giving away some of its historical secrets. Then he will increase the price depending on how many people are interested.

Sometimes, in these so-called 'bidding war', items are sold for much more than they are worth only adding to the excitement!

Before the auction starts, items are valued and a set-price is given. The seller can set the lowest price he/she thinks is appropriate for the item. If no-one bids the lowest asking price, the item is returned (unharmed!) to the seller.

  • Flee market is open from 1pm to 4pm (you can book a stand in WLC, we have x tables available)
  • Lot items for the auction can be admired by interested from 4pm to 5pm (make notes on items you would like to bid on)
  • Dinner is served for the hungry browsers at 5pm
  • Auction starts at 6pm ending when the final lot has found a new owner

Auction will be held by Dutch Martin who will assess, catalogue and value your items before the auction begins.


CC Auction House will be held every 6 months in World Life Club

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Comment by Dutch Martin on March 16, 2012 at 1:48

Richard, can you ask Gaea to translate the text and add it in Chinese, thanks.

Comment by Jack Field on March 15, 2012 at 18:19

Very considerate. I dont get out till 6.30 on sunday.

Heres hoping someone haS either a dvd player or a toaster. fingers crossed.

Comment by Richard Roman on March 15, 2012 at 13:48

Agree with Richard. I think a Sunday would be best but not April 1st!

Also, because there are teachers who do not finish until 7.00pm - I think the auction time should be from 8.00pm 

Comment by Richard ridealgh on March 15, 2012 at 13:42

April fools day!? NO And weekdays! No Hows that for help!? Try again! :)

Comment by Dutch Martin on March 15, 2012 at 13:09

It would be nice if you guys help me think. How about an appropriate day in the week? I'm thinking of a Thursday (the 29th?) or April 1st (Sunday)

Comment by Richard ridealgh on March 15, 2012 at 13:06
agreed, give me a call to organize a date
Comment by Richard ridealgh on March 15, 2012 at 13:06
agreed, give me a call to organize a date
Comment by Richard Roman on March 15, 2012 at 12:33

We are all waiting with baited breath Martin!

Comment by Dutch Martin on March 5, 2012 at 14:21
You can bring your kettle and make us a nice cup a' T.

Guys I am brainstorming at the moment thinking about the best time to start this. I'm thinking about posters, leaflets, advertisement and, of course, a obligatory cartoon associated with this even!
Comment by Richard Roman on February 16, 2012 at 1:12

I have a brand new kettle! (is that spelling correct?)


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