It’s that time of year again- Destash Auction time!

For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, every year on the second weekend in April I hold an event on my Facebook Fan Page where I offer up seconds, experiments, and overflow yarns and fibers. This event is an auction that takes place over the course of a weekend where people bid in increments of $1 in the comments of each listing.

It's a suuuuuuuper fun event that I look forward to doing every year! There is nothing I love more than a good spring cleaning to freshen up my creative mind!

Let’s go over the details of the auction so everyone is clear how this will work. Please read through all of this post so that there are no surprises. Questions are welcome in the comment section here or on the auction event page.

 

{What}

 

The OnTheRound Destash Auction is a chance for me to find new homes for all of the yarn and fiber I have acquired over the year. I do not sell items from my personal stash or items from other sellers.

 

The inventory that I will be auctioning off is left over skeins from big lots, seconds, or bits of yarn and fiber that have piled up over the year.

 

{Where}

 

The auction will take place on my Facebook Fan Page,OnTheRoundFiberArt, please like my page if you haven’t already so that I can link you in comments to respond to your questions or alert you if you have won the auction. Last year I had a few people join the auction who didn’t like my page and contacting them was a bit of a bear.

 

{When}

 

The auction will begin this Friday, April 10th at 4 pm EST.

 

When I say begin, that means I will start posting the items up for auction. You are welcome to start bidding as soon as the items are posted. Please note though, it will take me at least a couple of hours to get everything listed, so I suggest grabbing a glass of wine and hit that refresh button!

 

The auction will end on Sunday, April 12th at 6 pm EST.

All bidding MUST STOP at 6 pm, EST! Please DO NOT bid after 6 pm, EST - it is not fair and it also confuses the heck out of things! I will make an announcement that the bidding is over and then I will go through and start notifying the winners. You will be notified and have a paypal invoice sent by the end of Sunday night.

 

Last year I had some complaints about the auctions closing time from international friends, but it’s just the best time for me to be able to close the auction and get back to the winners all in the same night. Don’t give up on an item, place your final bids when you can and hope for the best!

 

{Item Listings}

 

The auction items will be listed as a picture with the details of the listing attached to each image. You will place your bids/questions/comments in the comments section of each individual picture.

 

Make sure you read the details of the listing so you are clear on what you are bidding on.

 

If you have any questions, please go ahead and leave a comment. I will be around ALL weekend and will respond as quickly as I can.

 

Each listing will have an item number with it, something like this, NO.0001. That number will be what I use to keep track of all the items when I’m billing and shipping.

 

{Bidding}

 

All bids start at $1 and should be placed in USD. All bids should be increments of at least $1- more than $1 is fine, but nothing lower please.

 

Bids should be written in the comment section of each item picture. You are welcome to bid as much or as little as you like. If you do commit to a bid, you have an obligation to finish the sale should you win so please be available for me to contact you on Sunday night or Monday, depending on your time zone.

 

{Shipping}

 

I'm going to do shipping a little bit differently this year. I will have the US shipping cost of each item with the listing instead of doing a flat rate like I've done in past years. I have a lot more yarn lots this year so I think that is what will make the most sense. As always, If for some reason that ends up being too much money per item you will be charged the correct amount when you receive your PayPal invoice.

 

I am happy to ship international orders, you have to just let me know where your package is going to when you Private Message (PM) me your PayPal information.

 

If you are local, please let me know that you would like to arrange pick up/drop off when you Private Message (PM) me your Paypal information.

 

{Payment}

 

Once the auction has ended (Sunday night, at 6 pm EST) I will do a final comment on each listing notifying the winner. I will flag your name in the comment so that you will get a Facebook notification. OR if you are sure that you have won items, you are welcome to Private Message (PM) me on the ontheround Facebook page with your PayPal email address and any shipping information (see above).

 

If I do not hear from you in 24 hours (by 6 pm EST on Monday, April 13th, ) I will assume you have forfeited the item and it will go to the next highest bidder.

 

Once I have your PayPal email information I will send you a detailed invoice. Once you have paid your invoice, I will ship your order.

 

Local people who are picking up their order are welcome to pay with cash or check.

 

And there you have it! Like I said before, this was a super fun event last year and I look forward to *spending the weekend* with all of you!

 

Again, if you have any questions at all, please leave a comment in this post or in the Facebook Auction Event page.

 

See you on Friday!

April 06, 2015 by Rachel Jones

Comments

Krista McCurdy

Krista McCurdy said:

Brilliant, brilliant idea— do you mind if I use your idea as an inspiration to do something similar? Because, as I know you know, oh.my.god the amount of stuff that’s piles up! My tiny studio is groaning!

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