A whisper passed among the elder collegians that he had been seen at a mock auction
in Moorfields, pretending to buy plated articles for massive silver, and paying for them with the greatest liberality in bank notes; but it never reached her ears.
as well as some that seem less controversial Sports ground safety; Driving instruction; Auctions and mock auctions
of goods and services; Fire safety; Hallmarking and gun barrel proofing; Regulation of the carriage of animals on aircraft.
PTA had to determine a band plan, qualify and provision bidders, conduct mock auctions
, and then conduct the live auction by the end of April.
He ran mock auctions
, where people get ripped off," Statham recalls.
As per the schedule, the pre- qualification of bidders would take place on March 30, mock auctions
on April 5 and 6 followed by the final auction on April 9.
Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a whole array of stalls, demonstrations and exhibitions including a wide range of livestock breeds at close quarters; the magic of honey production; demonstrations around the preparation of cheese, ice cream and meat; have a go at milking; mock auctions
, plus displays of rural crops and crafts.
Salesmen who give free items, reduce prices after bidders have made an offer, or restrict bids to certain sections of the audience are likely to be committing an offence under the Mock Auctions
Organisers of mock auctions
usually book a venue for a day.
That is provided system failures and racecourse mismanagement that hit the mock auctions
are not repeated.
He said: "These mock auctions
were a confidence trick on the public.
Swan, of Westcliffe-on-sea, Essex, admitted promoting mock auctions
and was ordered to pay pounds 2,350 costs.
Christie's in New York also conducts mock auctions
to teach people how to bid and keep it under control.