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Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Garage Sale

The Gamer Garage Sale provides an opportunity for attendees to sell used games and gaming-related items at the convention. It is open most of the show and includes books, puzzles, and miniatures.

New! We now have a limited Silent Auction!

This year we have two sale methods: Fixed Price and Silent Auciton.

  • Fixed Price is what you are used to here at our Garage Sale
  • For the Silent Auction we are trying out a limited form only for items of at least $50 value and only two per seller

Fixed Price Buying and Selling

The Gamer Garage Sale Fixed Price option provides an opportunity for attendees to buy used games and gaming-related items the old fashioned way. Just find an item you want to buy, take it to the register, and checkout!

Selling Items

  • To sell items, fill out a Gamer Garage Sale Seller Form
  • You must have a convention badge to sell items in the Gamer Garage Sale
  • Create a price tag with the provided sticky notepad. Include price, badge number, and item number (include the page number if multiple pages)
  • Prices must be in 50-cent increments
  • There is a 20-item limit per sheet, and items must be related to gaming. Attendees can request multiple sheets
  • Items can be grouped to sell as a bundle (e.g. set of miniatures, game w/ expansions, dice, etc.)

Purchasing

To purchase items, simply browse, find what you want, and take it to the cashier. Items are priced – no bidding required.

Checking Out and Getting Paid

Check out of the Gamer Garage Sale any time it is open but before 2 pm Sunday. The Gamer Garage Sales is usually open 9 am to 6 pm, but sometimes longer depending on volunteer availability. Just go to the register at the Gamer Garage Sale and ask to pick up your unsold items and to be paid for your sold items. We will pay you in cash, but payments via PayPal can be arranged.

DEADLINE 2 pm Sunday

The Gamer Garage Sale closes at 2pm Sunday and all unsold items MUST be picked up by that time. Make arrangements in advance if needed. Items left unclaimed become the property of The Role-players Guild of Kansas City, LTD, organizers of the convention.

Fixed Price Sale Form

Gamer Garage Sale Fixed Price Form

Fixed Price Sale Form »

Garage Sale Posit-It


Silent Auction

The Gamer Garage Sale Silent Auction provides an opportunity for attendees to buy used games and gaming-related items of significant cost ($50+) via bids against other attendees at the convention. Highest bid at the end wins!

Auctioning Items

  • To sell items, fill out a Gamer Garage Sale Silent Auction Seller Sheet for each item (limit two per seller)
  • You must have a convention badge to sell items in the Gamer Garage Sale
  • Provide a detailed description of the item or bundle that you are selling
  • Indicate a starting bid of a minimum $50, and optionally a “Buy It Now” price
  • Prices must be in $5.00 increments
  • Starting bids can be changed after listing (relisted) by contacting staff
  • Items can be grouped to sell as a bundle (e.g. set of minis, game w/ expansions, dice, etc.)

Bidding on Items

  • It is Caveat Emptor, but if you have questions ask
  • We take major credit/debit cards and cash; no checks
  • To bid on items, you must have a convention badge to buy items from the Gamer Garage Sale Silent Auction
  • To bid on an item, bidders place their badge number and bid amount; bids must be at least $5 above the last bid
  • Winning bidders must be present when the auction closes (see below) to complete their payment
  • If a winning bidder is not present or is unable to pay, the item will be offered to the next highest bidder

DEADLINE 1:30 pm Sunday

The Gamer Garage Sale Silent Auction closes at 1:30pm Sunday, and all won items MUST be picked up by that time. Make arrangements in advance if needed. Items left unclaimed will go to the next highest bidder.  If no seller or buyer picks up the item, the item will become the property of RPGKC, organizers of the convention.

Checking Out and Getting Paid

To check out the Gamer Garage Sale Silent Auction, visit the register any time before 2pm on Sunday. The sale is open from 9am to 6pm, or later if volunteers are available. You can collect your unsold items and get paid for your sold ones. You will receive a Gamer Garage Sale Checkout slip, which you can exchange for cash at the Registration desk.

Silent Auction Sale Form

Gamer Garage Sale Silent Auction Form

Silent Auction Sale Form »


15% Commission

Midwest GameFest keeps a 15% commission from your total sales to support the convention. Example: If the asking price for your sold items totals $25.00, you will receive $21.25, as MWGF keeps 15% ($3.75). Where possible we will round to the nearest quarter.


Fine Print

  • All items are sold as-is, and Midwest GameFest takes no responsibility for any missing pieces, damaged, or otherwise undesirable items
  • All sales are final and not subject to refund
  • No special ‘game’ mechanics for sellers to adjust price on-the-fly
  • The convention staff will determine if an item, bundle of goods, etc. meets the requirements, and reserves the right to accept or turn away items that do not meet the criteria or break the spirit of the sale
  • Midwest GameFest takes no responsibility for products damaged, misplaced, or mislabeled at the Gamer Garage Sale; Midwest GameFest watches for shoplifting, sticker swapping, and other mischief but cannot guarantee security for your items
  • The purpose of these policies is to enhance security, ensure compliance with the tax code/laws for a 501(c)7 organization, and maintain transparency on all matters as a service to the members of The Role-players Guild of Kansas City, LTD.
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