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Miners Lady

Beckley, WV

#1 Feb 20, 2013
I enjoy going to the QVC Auction (Mega Auction) in Shady Spring. There are good deals and good food. However, some friends and I are getting more and more frustrated with the way things are done there. Hopefully the auctioneer can make some improvements to make it more fair to his customers.
1) The auctioneer usually forgets about his back-bidder and will ask if anyone else is interested in whatever the high-bidder didn't purchase. This is the only auction house I've ever been to that doesn't always take care of the back-bidder.

2) When the auctioneer has several of one item to sell he will lower the price and offer the item to anyone who wants one, which we appreciate. The only complaint is that when he goes around the room asking how many of these items each bidder wants, he occasionally runs out of the item before everyone gets one. He should make sure everyone gets at least one before offering more to the other customers.

3) Please, always say "last call" or "fair warn" when going down on an item. Sometimes the auctioneer will just stop suddenly when looking for a bid without indicating that he won't go lower on a price.

4) When the bidder or back-bidder doesn't take all items offered as choice, instead of putting the item back, put it up for bid again.

We really enjoy this auction and look forward to going back each week, but each week we gripe amongst ourselves about these things. Thanks.
Agree

Beckley, WV

#2 Feb 20, 2013
I have been to this auction in Shady few times in the past. I haven't been in a long time for all of the reasons above. The auctioneer also gets angry and arrogant when people are not bidding like he thinks they should. I enjoy going with my family and friends but the last couple times that I went he made it very stressful and unpleasant.
Jake

Beckley, WV

#3 Feb 20, 2013
Is this QVC stuff like the one on TV ? Which I think is expensive ? How can I find out whens he is going to do a auction? Days/time ?? Can you pay in cash and what type stuff does he Auction ?
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#4 Feb 20, 2013
canada_wondering

Beckley, WV

#5 Feb 20, 2013
I was there this weekend and I agree with what is said by Miner's lady..it happened on Monday..I was bidding and he stopped and offered it at a lower price that what we were bidding on..half off actually...no complaints there it was a good deal but instead of letting the ones who were bidding on it for way more get theirs first he asked everyone and then just started going around the room..also I know he dont like it when they don't bid..I know he is trying to make a living..but dont be a butt about it! I like going as well...good food and most people are very nice..
larry

Beckley, WV

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Thanks for informing on lousy service I despise unfriendly especially when there trying get my $$!!! that don't float !!
Miners Lady

Beckley, WV

#7 Feb 21, 2013
C&C Mega Auction is in Shady Spring on Rt. 19. It is about 1/2 mile on the left after you pass the intersection to Rt 3. The auctions start every Saturday at 4 p.m. and Mondays at 6 p.m. They usually end around 8:30-9 p.m., but sometimes he will stop the auction earlier when the bids aren't going as high as he wants or if there is a small crowd, which again, means bids aren't going as high. The auctioneer definitely will show his frustrations when bids aren't going as high as he thinks they should. He needs to learn to hide his emotions better and accept the fact that it's an auction...some days you're the windshield; some days you're the bug!

If they are aware of a problem or damage to an item they will disclose it, but I've gotten a lot of things that have damage they didn't disclose and a lot of electronic items that didn't work. If you buy an item that is not electronic, check it out well when they hand it to you. If there is something wrong with it they didn't disclose they'll allow you to remove it from your purchases. Once you leave with it it's yours for good. If it is electronic they give you 30 days to return it for auction house credit only. Even if they hand you an item in a box, check it out! I've received several items in boxes that were damaged, while the item they showed for auction was not.

I will attend this auction again, but if it's your first time...BUYER BEWARE...but have fun!
Miners Lady

Beckley, WV

#8 Feb 21, 2013
Also, they have drawings at the end of the night for 15 bidders and an e-mail drawing if you're on their e-mail list. It's a little added bonus and something to look forward to if you stuck it out the whole night. Plus, the pies & cakes in the concession stand are the better than most high-end restaurants!
Miners Lady

Beckley, WV

#9 Feb 21, 2013
You can either pay in cash or check, but no credit/debit cards. Your first time you have to fill out a form to register, but after that they scan your driver's license. The auction has anything & everything you can purchase on QVC; lots of purses, clothes, pots & pans, Temptations, sheets, rugs, comforters, decorative items, etc. The items are returns, overstock and damaged as well as items that were used to demonstrate the items on QVC. Hope that helps...
Canada wondering

Beckley, WV

#10 Feb 22, 2013
Hot homemade cinnamon rolls tmrw...another auction starts at 4 pm..
enough

Saint Albans, WV

#11 Mar 2, 2013
Just left auction after he wasn't selling things for what he wanted and quit auction . I will never go back there again. This guy is very rude!!
canada_wondering

Beckley, WV

#12 Mar 2, 2013
he quit the auction? You mean stopped it? Yeah he can be rude...it gonna bite him on the ass one day...
Miners Lady

Beckley, WV

#13 Mar 2, 2013
I was at the auction tonight. Once again he stopped the auction just before 5 p.m.(it is scheduled from 4 pm to 8pm) because people weren't bidding on high-dollar items or high enough in his opinion. He has ended auctions early before, but I've never seen one end less than an hour before he started. On the way out every single person was complaining and saying they would never come back to his auctions again. One man said, "Anyone know where I can find a good auction?"

He also cancelled the auction on Monday without sending an e-mail notifying of the cancellation. I drove all the way out to Shady Spring to find no one there.

I will never go to this auction again! Never!!
mountain mama

Beckley, WV

#14 Mar 2, 2013
All of the things said about this auction are true! Don't waste your time going there.

Most of the electronic items are broken. They give you a month to return the broken item for auction credit on Saturdays only as long as you have your receipt, even though they have a record of your purchases. Many of the other items have defects that they don't tell you about. If you leave with that item there are no returns. Often they will show you an item for bid, but when you win the bid they will give you one in a box. Beware when this happens because the item in the box is often damaged.

I have never been to an auction where the auctioneer ends the auction early because he isn't getting the prices he wants. This guy needs to understand that he has run off half of his customers, which is why the bids aren't going as high as they used to. He is his own worst enemy.

I was there tonight, too. Everyone of the people who were complaining on the way out the door about the auction ending less than an hour after it started. I heard some of them saying they were going to the QVC Auction in Charleston from now on and never going back to this auction. I don't know where the auction is in Charleston, but I plan on finding out.

“I pity the fool...”

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#15 Mar 2, 2013
If you find out plz let us know too...damn that is hard to believe he did that! Was a lot of people there when he did that? It is the first of the month..I went a few weeks ago and it was packed then..he might have messed up big this time..

“I pity the fool...”

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Since: May 10

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#16 Mar 2, 2013
Also I agree on the electronics..I bought one of them Samsung DVD players before Christmas then no auctions till after the first of the year..could not return the damn thing then!
sugar-bear

Beckley, WV

#17 Mar 2, 2013
I was there tonight to. after tonight they lost my business for good. can somebody tell me where the auction is in Charleston? we will be going there from now on.
Miners Lady

Beckley, WV

#18 Mar 2, 2013
There were about ten empty chairs so it was pretty full, but I've seen it standing room only. I figured it would be again tonight since it was the first of the month, but like me I think he's chased away a lot of his customers who are fed up with him.

I"ve been going to Meadows Auction when they have one. They are really good people. To look for their auctions go to www.auctionzip.com . They are along the interstate towards Lewisburg. Exit #143, turn left, then turn left at the stop sign. They are about one mile on the right.
james

Beckley, WV

#19 Mar 2, 2013
Sorry to say ive been to this auction and couldn't believe they way they do things. im an auction veteran and got very frustrated with him not taking care of his back bidders. the auctioneer seemed to be getting irritated that bids were not high enough. I never seen an auctioneer act this way. sure they want highest prices but you cant act that way. he thinks he can sell thatstuff for higher prices at next auction but sounds like no one will be at next auction. he really screwed himself.

“I pity the fool...”

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Since: May 10

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#20 Mar 2, 2013
Thanks Miners lady about the auctions...what do they sell at Meadows? If you find out about the QVC auction other places let us know..I will ck auction zip too...yeah sounds like he bit himself in the butt! People tell others about what happens..and then you lose potential customers that way! I can spend my money elsewhere and not be treated badly..just saying!

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