Each of our monthly meetings features a free flea market and a small auction in the parking lot before the meeting begins. The auctions provide the opportunity to buy and sell, antique electronics, old radios, tubes, parts, service equipment, and literature at good prices. There is a 5% seller’s commission for auction sales. Of course, there is no guarantee that items will sell, though most do. The monthly auctions are informal and have no minimums on opening bids. Because of the prices typically realized, the monthly auctions tend to be good opportunities to buy and sell lesser quality items and parts. The seller has the option of specifying a reserve selling price. Should the bidding on an item not meet the reserve selling price, the seller has the option to sell the item for the offered price. Auctions can be one of the most fun aspects of the hobby and the NMRCC encourages both members and non-members to participate.
There is no commission fees to auction buyers. All proceeds generated from the sellers fees go to the club general fund. At monthly club meetings it is the responsibility of the seller to collect payment for each of their items sold and pay the club the seller fee. For special auctions, the club will handle the collection of buyer fees and pay the seller after all sellers fees are detected from the total.
Check the website Meeting page for details and dates of monthly meetings and auctions.
For your convenience, a link to NMRCC Auction Consignment Form.pdf and Auction Consignment Record.docx (MS word format) is provided. It can be downloaded, printed and filled out prior to the auction. On the consignment form number your items for auction consecutively. For each item, try to describe with model numbers or some other unique info about the item rather than just as “radio” or the like. This helps the auctioneer and auction volunteers when tracking down items or in the rare case a problem.
If you have a large number of items you would like to auction, the NMRCC may set up a special auction or try to feature them as a special emphasis at one of our monthly auctions. Perhaps you had a relative or friend who was a fellow collector or who was a radio or television repairman “back in the day” and you have their estate to dispose of. Maybe that describes yourself and you are looking to down-size your holdings. NMRCC is happy to assist in such efforts. We recognize that as collectors we are merely stewards of items of historic value and want to help pass them along to those who will continue to preserve them. By arrangement with you, we can handle pick-up, hauling, and advertising for such events. For this effort we typically ask a 15% sellers commission on the auction sales.
Please contact one of the volunteers listed below if we can be of such assistance.