ALGARVE AUCTIONS in São Brás de Alportel has recently changed its format. An auction on the first Saturday of the month is still held, but the session lasts approximately two hours, as opposed to all day.
Antiques, collectables, furniture, garden equipment, linens, jewellery and many other items of interest are put up for auction and there are around 800 items for sale over the whole weekend.
On the Friday prior to an auction, the doors open at 10am, when items are available for viewing and auction pre bids can be taken if a customer cannot return on the Saturday. The tills are open and two thirds of the warehouse is full of everyday items, clearly labelled with a price to buy and take away.
On the day of the auction, the doors open at 9am for further viewing and bargain hunting, at 10am the tills close and the auction begins. Approximately two hours later, the auction finishes and items not sold in the auction can then be bought at the reserve price – no lower! The tills are once again open and buying resumes.
Algarve Auctions has been operating in this manner for the last two months and it has been very successful. For more information, call Tina of Algarve Auctions on 919 767 066 or fax 289 842 952.