Mock Auction


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Mock Auction

A con in which a gang sells low quality merchandise in an auction setting at a high price. Mock auctions usually involve gang members pretending to buy items and acting as if they are satisfied. This encourages real customers to spend too much for inferior products.
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Boston, MA, February 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Over 250 Boston area nonprofit organizations and meeting planners seeking to host online auctions are invited to the Park Plaza Boston for an interactive BiddingForGood.com mock auction and winter menu sampling.
The mock auction was staged by public sector union Unison as part of an anti-cuts protest on the council steps.
These include responding to queries of potential bidders, inviting applications and giving time to companies for submissions, finalising eligible bidders, public information sessions and mock auction.
Here are a few more details: * on the south side it went under Masters, the gent's outfitters; * the public house was called the Tivoli; * the auction room was the former shop but was only a "mock auction room"; * it was not a bridge at the rear but a flat area of land with supporting wall where the tunnel came out; * and the agricultural suppliers were Noah Rees & Griffiths and the back entrance to Macross was there, later the Halifax Building Society.
The group staged a mock auction whey they pretended to sell off schools to the highest bidder in response to what Alliance national secretary Alasdair Smith said academies were "taking public money with no public accountability".
A MOCK auction is to be held outside a conference centre in Birmingham in protest at the Government's Academy schools programme.
I give each team one million "civilization dollars" to bid on items in a mock auction. Student artwork and paragraphs created for the presentations now represent the items up for bid.
The mock auction dribbled along at a few pence for most of the day until a Dyer fan finally put in a pounds 10million "offer".
Knight Ridder paid the auctioneer to have suppliers trained in the reverse auction process, Dowis says: "We also ran a mock auction so they could practice."
Oftentimes, a representative from the retailer will conduct a mock auction process with the supplier to familiarize them with the procedures.
Sean Swan, 53, boss of mock auction company Bradforce Trading, which sold shoppers sackfuls of rubbish, has been fined pounds 2,500 for his heartless swindles.
"Sold" has a sextet of svelte, black-clad women going through dance class phrases while Carlson, in white bridal gown and veil, conducts a mock auction meaning to sell dancers with a patter once practiced for selling tobacco leaves.