Sat., April 19 is National Auctioneers Day
EJ’s Auction & Consignment to conduct two simultaneous auctions in air-conditioned “Big Box” Glendale location
GLENDALE (April 17, 2014) – EJ’s Auction & Consignment is celebrating National Auctioneers Day on Sat., April 19 with two high-energy, simultaneous auctions in its new, air-conditioned “Big Box” location at 5880 W. Bell Road, Ste. B, on the northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale. Both live auctions include hundreds of items up for bid beginning at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.
Erik Hoyer, co-founder of EJ’s Auction & Consignment, encourages people of all ages to come to EJ’s and see why people have enjoyed auctions for the past 2,000 years.
“The energy of the auctions we conduct each Saturday is addicting. It’s fun, exciting and you won’t understand it until you’ve been to one,” Hoyer said.
EJ’s Saturday auctions typically attract up to 500 people from all over the Valley who appreciate getting deals on high-quality household and commercial items. Patrons visiting EJ’s experience a unique retail environment featuring three distinct sections. The front of the building houses estate furniture, fine art and other high-quality pieces in EJ’s “First Call” retail consignment store, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturdays, the central and rear sections of the building are transformed to conduct simultaneous live auctions. The “Bid Find” live auction in the building’s center features estate furniture, jewelry and collectibles. The “Crate Find” live auction in the rear of the building features box lots, tools, appliances and larger items that are housed in train-sized shipping containers.
Hoyer is a licensed National Auctioneers Association (NAA) auctioneer, a Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) and a Certified Estate Specialist (CES). He has many memorable auctions, include handling the estate auction of baseball great, Harmon Killebrew.
He also has auctioned many odd items and said people become emotional over the strangest things, particularly when they are heirloom pieces. “We once had a bidding war over a $2 hair net that sold for $1,300. Two family members wanted the memento from their mother’s estate and they just kept bidding,” he said.
Hoyer said there is an overall misconception that auctions are dirty and only feature items that people don’t want.
“At EJ’s, we take the dirty out of auctions and sell items everyone wants,” he said. “We’re neither stuffy nor are we like a warehouse sale. We encourage everyone to come see how much fun we have and most importantly, how many deals they can find.”
For more information, call (623) 878-2003 or visit www.ejsauction.com.
Sue Kern-Fleischer, Olson Communications, (602) 810-1404 cell
Erik Hoyer, EJ’s Auction & Consignment, (623) 878-2003