31-AUG: Several people have asked for a peninsula pickup, which I'm happy to accommodate but I am headed to Los Angeles on Thursday (checking out the Rose Bowl Flea Market for the first time!) so I am offering up Tuesday afternoon/evening 5PM - 8PM in South San Francisco, just north of SFO. at my new warehouse location. Everything is up in Novato so you must let me know within 24 hours of auction close so I can bring it back to San Francisco and you must pay the invoice before Friday's pickup. If you don't tell me in advance and you don't show up in Novato, I will assume it abandoned and it will go into Picks & Treasures $1 Sunday sale.
30-AUG: I think we'll have to call it at 124 lots. The day just got away from me again. But I think we're getting the rhythm of this so expect to see me make a monthly appearance, fingers crossed. I also noticed that Dina is making Labor Day weekend accommodations. There are very few who understand juggling pickup schedules as I do so if you need special accommodations due to being out of town please send me an email at [email protected]. I will be out of town from the 9th to the 14th so any special arrangements before the 9th might entail picking up in South San Francisco. But if there's something you want, I want to see what I can do to get it into your hands. Enjoy!
28-AUG: I should have the empty lots filled by Monday. Apologies for the delay but I wasn't familiar with the specifics of how the Picks and Treasures picture-taking process flowed. I'm working on redoing those lots and aim to have them filled by Sunday evening. What I need are interns like Junk and Disorderly. Now how can I Trick encourage some young people to work free for me?
Thank you for coming to take a look at what I hope is the beginning of a monthly offering that I'll be bringing to you. As a reintroduction, my name is Greg and I currently sell vintage, mostly mid-century glass, pottery and decor items, on both Etsy and in Antiques Unlimited in San Carlos, CA. This all is a hobby/side hustle for me as I have a day job working in a completely unrelated industry. What you will see me bringing to Bay Area Online Auctions is more of a mix of items since my other two channels don't allow me to sell off more contemporary items. My lots will still mostly be in the vintage category.
If you participated in one of my experimental auctions six months ago, pickups will be at PICKS & TREASURES in NOVATO, CA. I am not offering a shipping option for this auction, but if you live on the peninsula or South Bay and would prefer a more southern pickup, please contact me before you bid to confirm we can work something out. Expect my auctions to move down to the peninsula once I get my new storage space in South San Francisco, just north of SFO, up and running.
CHARITY LOTS: You will see a few lots tagged as Charity Lots. These are items that were given to me by a lovely woman in San Jose who found me through my Etsy Store. She saw that I was selling a dinner pattern, Metlox Sculptured Daisy, that she wanted to find a home for. It's a popular Easter pattern that sells quite well in Feb and March. She purchased the set herself as a young college student at a Los Angeles flea market where Metlox had a store. She no longer had use for it and her children didn't want it so she asked that I'd find a new home for them. Upon picking them up she also gave me a few other items she no longer wanted. She would not take money for the items so I told her I'd put them in my next auction and donate the proceeds to charity. I've chosen World Central Kitchen as the charity to receive the net proceeds from these lots. They, amongst many things that they do, provide meals to those affected by world disasters as well as the emergency workers deployed to those areas.
ETSY STORE: As I have done in my previous auctions, if you win a lot and wish to purchase something from my Etsy Store, I will give you a 20% discount and have it with your items when you pickup. Unfortunately, it's a bit sparse right now as I've been focusing on the brick and mortar, but if you see something you like, please complete the purchase and send me a note that you are an auction winner. I will refund the 20% back to you. Because the auction ends on Wed, you must complete your purchase by end of day on Wednesday.
I hope you enjoy the auction and find lots of things you might want.
10% Buyers Premium and CA Sales Tax added to all invoices. There will be a 40% re-stocking fee on all non-payments. Failure to pick up item(s) on stated pick-up days or times will result in your items being forfeited and disposed of accordingly. All items are sold as is and there are absolutely no refunds.
Picks & Treasures, 957 Front Street, Novato CA
Friday, 3-SEP, 2P-6P | Saturday, 4-SEP, 9A - 1P | Tue 5P - 8P [S San Fran]
8/27/2021 8:00 PM
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