what do you think about the auction i...

what do you think about the auction in bulls gap

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visitor

United States

#1 Jul 22, 2012
I know when I went there were animals running around everywhere and I couldn't enjoy my night so I left.
cheryl

United States

#2 Jul 22, 2012
You are very much right I was there after I seen a flyer for a baby. There was a dog and a cat in there and the cat wouldn't quit rubbing on me. And the place needs a little better ac. The owner of the place needs to think about other peoples allergies. Other than that the people are nice. It would be a great place if they fixed those problems. If they did I would go back and so would my friends
unknown

United States

#3 Jul 22, 2012
I agree with both of you. It would be the best auction around here if they would invest in some more air conditioning and serve better food and also keep the animals out. I have 16 dogs so I love animals but everyone that comes may not want animals around. If anyone from whitehorn is reading this. FIX those problems and you will do a lot better
michael

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2012
Is this the auction on 66 in bulls gap? It has been shut down for about two weeks now everyone knows that. Sorry guys, I loved that little auction they had great stuff to sell the few times I went. Maybe they will reopen sometime soon
tina

United States

#5 Jul 22, 2012
I had planned on going there wednesday but since they are shut down I guess I will just find another one to go to in the next few weeks
jjj

United States

#6 Jul 22, 2012
The auction in fact is NOT closed they are open Wednesday Friday and Saturday. However there are animals that run around in there. Jim is a great guy one day he will figure out that the animals can't be in there. It may take a while but he will figure out in order to keep people you want them to be able to be comfortable throughout the sale. When he figures that out it will run smoothly from what I hear he has better dealers than anyone else
ralph

United States

#7 Jul 22, 2012
They are some pretty sorry cleaners I know that. And that building needs more a/c. And Jim cox if you are reading this then get those damn animals out of the building and please some people or the auction will end up like the rest CLOSED. Take some advice from several people sometimes
confidential

United States

#8 Jul 22, 2012
No need to worry about those animals or air that auction will be shut down like the rest he has ran. For you people that didn't know, you have to have a license to do auctions
unknown

United States

#9 Jul 22, 2012
Everyone sure is bashing on this place I think I might go check it out just to see if it really is that bad
Yup

United States

#10 Jul 22, 2012
Same person posted all this, real cool.
jim

United States

#11 Jul 22, 2012
Hello bulls gap this is Jim cox, my tn firm license number is 5764. My tn auctioneer license number is 6471. These license were issued to me in Feb 2012. I am one of only a few auctions that is legal. I have an entire new hard working staff my kitchen is spotless and everything I bid on I buy not give back to a dealer. We are doing everything in our power to raise enough funds to put more a/c in bulls gaps no.1 auction. A 28 yr old man sells tickets not a child and unlike many other auctions allows I do not allow my personel to even buy raffle tickets. Now with the animal deal, we are putting up new doors to keep neighbors unwanted dogs and cats out of the auction and we are open and have never closed. We are open Monday Fridays and Saturdays. Please call me if you have any suggestions. And welcome to bulls gaps finest.
i wont go back

Morristown, TN

#12 Jul 30, 2012
I went there once about a month ago but I will never go back. The issue I had is that the auctioneer, Jim Cox, was calling out fake bids to run the bidding up. He did it repeatedly throughout the night and when it was so obvious what he was doing he just tried to say he made a mistake. He does also bid on items himself too which I don't agree with either. That is bad enough but calling out phantom bids to drive up the bidding is just completely unacceptable to me and for that reason I will not return. I asked a couple people that go there all the time and they also confirmed that he does it all the time to drive up the bids. If he is going to bid on an item he should announce that the house is making a bid. If he did that then I would not have a problem with it.
goodforu

Strawberry Plains, TN

#13 Aug 4, 2012
i wont go back wrote:
I went there once about a month ago but I will never go back. The issue I had is that the auctioneer, Jim Cox, was calling out fake bids to run the bidding up. He did it repeatedly throughout the night and when it was so obvious what he was doing he just tried to say he made a mistake. He does also bid on items himself too which I don't agree with either. That is bad enough but calling out phantom bids to drive up the bidding is just completely unacceptable to me and for that reason I will not return. I asked a couple people that go there all the time and they also confirmed that he does it all the time to drive up the bids. If he is going to bid on an item he should announce that the house is making a bid. If he did that then I would not have a problem with it.
I've never heard him make fake bids and the stuff he has bought is either from no one bidding or from a final bid.
Doesn't matter if he lost you as a customer. Everytime I go in there I see new faces.
Definitely not their loss.
i wont go back

Morristown, TN

#14 Aug 6, 2012
goodforu wrote:
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I've never heard him make fake bids and the stuff he has bought is either from no one bidding or from a final bid.
Doesn't matter if he lost you as a customer. Everytime I go in there I see new faces.
Definitely not their loss.
It is a fake bid when Jim Cox bids an item up hoping to increase the bid interest but when the bidding stops nobody has the high bid and Jim Cox does not claim the high bid because he really never wanted to win the item. He was just bidding it up and it happened more than once on the Wednesday night I was there. I was told that he does that quite a bit on the slow nights and I witnessed it for myself. I am an experienced auction goer so I am fully aware of what went on. It was no mistake or mix up. It was intentional fake bids called by Jim Cox because his auction struggles to get people there on Wednesdays and now on Mondays, from what I hear. I understand that they are having problems paying the bills but scaring away potential regular customers like myself is not the way to do it. If you can't fill the seats on a certain night then either cancel the auction or go with what you have and make the best out of it. DO NOT RUN UP THE BIDS BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE AN ITEM SELL TOO CHEAP OR NOT AT ALL! Another issue there is that they will put an item up for bid without stating there is a reserve and then not sell it to the highest bidder. That also happened more than once on the night I was there and from what people have told me it is a regular practice there. If there is a reserve, state it before you take any bids. If there is no reserve then the item should be sold to the highest bidder. Otherwise you are running a fraudulent auction. If a seller enters an item up for auction without saying there is a reserve price the item should be sold to the highest accepted bid. If the auctioneer accepts a bid for even 1 dollar, the item needs to be sold. Do not accept a bid if it is not high enough to be the winning bid. On one item he actually asked for someone to start the bidding off at any amount and then got a few low bids but then said that the bids were not high enough and said "bring it back". To me, this is not good auction practices. IF THERE IS A RESERVE THEN STATE IT BEFORE YOU START THE BIDDING! IF YOU NEED TO START THE BIDDING AT A CERTAIN AMOUNT THEN DO THAT BUT DO NOT ALLOW THE BIDDING TO START AT A LOWER AMOUNT WITHOUT FIRST STATING THERE IS A RESERVE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO LET THE ITEM SELL! I do not think that it is professional auctioneer practice for the auctioneer to bid on the items he is auctioning. It is unethical in my opinion. There seems to be too many bad practices at the Bulls Gap auction run by Jim Cox for me to ever want to go there again. I frequently go to much larger auctions but do sometimes enjoy attending these smaller ones as well. If I change my mind and give it one more try I better not see these types of practices or I would definitely never return.

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