Proposed: Three building auction complex, with hotel on 156 acres South of Indianapolis, to serve the 5- state area of all auction needs.
North East quadrant elevation, of the machinery, and furniture building.
This is a synopsis of the overall conception of what is needed in the auction realm.
After attending and studying for many years the way auctions are conducted, and all the shenanigans with rafter bids, and greed surrounding this industry, it is time to begin anew with a different concept. Presented here, with your ideas, and thoughts, will be incorporated in the design and functionality for the betterment of the industry.
As each person contributes their expertise to the final goal, another strand is added to the rope, and after a while the rope is too strong to break and the project will culminate with all of the thought of numerous individuals.
Number 1 building will have two functions. One half of the building will deal with heavy metal working machinery, large woodworking machines, hand tools, also office equipment and restaurant equipment, from freezers to ovens.
The other half of #1 building will deal with all sorts of used furniture, new home decor of all kinds, small files as well as used office equipment and everything that falls in between this category. If objects are too large to fit on carts inside the building they will be displayed in a designed outside area for viewing. While they are auctioned off inside the building, shown on a wide screen TV as well as your lap top, your bidding convenience will be accommodated.
Number 1 building will be configured like two bleachers facing each other with an arena 33 - 4 wide. The seating will be 32 wide, and 507 seats on each side of the arena. Your eye level when you sit down in the auction seats will be 8 above the person in front of you. This will enable you to have clear observance of the arena from one end to the other. The seats will be contoured to fit the average person with 6 dense foam rubber with a vinyl like leather covering. The covering will have a concealed zipper for removal and cleaning. Seat will be constructed like a wing chair with a 2 speaker inside each wing close to your ear for easy hearing, if there is an announcement or description of the object being auctioned off. There will be no boisterous noise of calling out bids from lowed speakers of deafening proportion driving the bidder away.
The arm rest will have a division 4 high, so as not to interfere with the patron next to you. Under the arm rest and next to your side will be a space for the women to place their purses, and not put them on the floor. The lap top will slide partially down between the seats.
As the items are received at the unloading doors, a digital camera will take a picture of the item on an appropriate background for the best clarification of the object. Then it will be displayed on a large TV monitor at time of auction, as well as on the individual lap top at each seat from where bidders place their bids.
At the time of receiving the object on the unloading platform, an experienced estimator clerk in an enclosed rolling booth that rolls back and forth on the unloading dock places a value on the object. The clerk now places 5 bid increments down from its estimated value. The increments as well as the value are not known to any one until the time of the auction, and then they are revealed on the lap top.
A sticker with lot number, owners ID number is applied to the object when received, along with what day of the month it will be run through the auction. The owner will receive all of the permanent information on a printed entry form, and if there is a reserve on the item it will be recorded at this time. If the owner wishes to attend the auction they will see their item and ID number on the lap top and can record the sale price if they wish to do so.
As the merchandise arrives at the unloading dock it is recorded as in the above paragraph, and placed on 4 wheeled carts that are guided by a concealed tract in the floor and pulled by an electric tow motor. The carts are 8 wide x 12 long each holding 6, 4 x 4 plastic skids that are placed on the carts by a fork truck. Some carts will hold 12, 4 x 4 plastic skids if the merchandise is 3 or less in height. This will allow another platform above the first platform and could have a rotating skid for a chair or whatever to draw attention to the item. The carts will be discussed in segments 16 thru 20.
If the item is a bed head board it would require 2 skids that lock together to form an 8 skid for the head board and or mattress.
Two rows of carts will pass in front of the seating bleachers at the same time. One side will be machinery, of different kinds, as well as hand tools, etc. The other row will display home decor and office furniture etc.
The 24 + carts will be fastened together and pulled by an electric tow motor past the seated bleachers for one day auction. The speed of the carts passing the bleachers will depend on how fast the bidding is going. All of the items can be viewed for each auction one week in advance. There are 12 tracks with 24 carts each with 2 tracks dedicated for each day of the week if necessary. If you want to see what will be auctioned next Tuesday for instance, just go down that isle. The isles are 4 wide between carts allowing enough room for people to pass each other and still view the items on display.
There are two tracks in the 334 x 150 arena and the carts are 56 apart allowing viewing from both sides of the bleachers seats as they are pulled along with a tow motor. There will be a large TV monitor with lot # displaying the auctioned off object so all can see what is going on. Also the object will be displayed on the lap top so you can bid.
A lady dressed with the appropriate attire will stand out among the crowd with the auctions house logo, and point out the item that is being auctioned off. After the item is sold a sticker with all the pertinent information including the bidders # is placed on the item and it is unloaded at the loading dock after the auction. When a cart passes out of the arena and can no longer be viewed, it is uncoupled and taken to the designated unloading dock.
Items with lot # 1 to 20 are unloaded at door #1.
Items with lot # 21 to 40 will be unloaded at door #2 and etc.
After the carts are unloaded they are returned to the receiving dock to be loaded for the next weeks auction. If items are too big and take up too much room at the loading door a sign with LED light with numbers will come on and instead of lot # 1 to 20 it will read lot # 1 to 8 for instance. So as you look for your loading door the LED sign will designate the lot #s for pick up.
After you are finished bidding you must close the lap top to remove the magnetic card, then the lap top to the straight up position so you can exit the seat with ease. All of your information is recorded on the magnetic card along with what items you bought, lot #s, credit cards or line of credit from a bank etc. You take the card to the auction office and pay for the transaction and the card is wiped clean. You are given a two part paid form and as you pick up your items your signature is required that you received the items. The lower half is retained by dispenser for proof you received the items, and as the items were represented.
Each week we will post another segment showing different drawings with comments surrounding the design and implications and with solutions. Your comments will be appreciated.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1: 1-5
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