Want to sell some of your stuff because your shelves are running out of space?
Have your shelves run out of space ages ago, but you still want more stuff?
One way or another, the Continuum Bring & Buy has got you covered.
The Continuum Bring & Buy will be located in the Trade Hall and open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the regular Trade Hall opening times (normally before/between game slots).
The Bring & Buy is cash-only and is staffed by our very hardworking volunteers.
Rules for Selling Your Stuff in the Bring & Buy:
- We will accept any items that are related to the gaming hobby including: RPGs, books, board games, miniatures, comic books, dice, DVDs/BluRays, apparel, self-made items, collectables etc.
- We will not accept any items that are: broken, soiled, perishable, hazardous, illegal, pornographic, incomplete (unless labelled as such) or bootlegged.
- Continuum takes a 15% cut of the total selling price of all items sold in the Bring & Buy by any one seller, rounded up to the nearest pound. The donated money goes towards funding future Continuum conventions.
- Any unsold items and earned money must be collected by 6.30pm on Sunday or 10am on Monday at the latest. Any uncollected items/money will be considered to be a donation to Continuum. Money will only be handed out to the seller as a lump sum in the presence of a Committee member in return for a signature upon the collection of all unsold items.
- Any seller that wishes to sell more than 3 items via the Bring & Buy must register and label their items before turning them over to the Committee (see below). Any seller that wishes to sell 3 items or fewer can turn these over to the Committee, who will register and label the items for them.
- Items that are turned over to the Committee fully labelled with a filled in registration sheet by 8pm on Friday night get first dibs on table space at the Bring & Buy stall on Saturday morning, if space should be running low.
How to Sell Your Stuff in the Bring & Buy:
To register their items, the seller needs to fill out and print a list of items and price labels, tape the labels to the items, and then turn these (and the list) over to a Committee member or volunteer on the day. We really do recommend you do this before the con – nobody wants to spend valuable con time doing paperwork.
All labels must be affixed in a way that does not damage the item, either by tying a tag to it or by using removable document tape. Previously used (meaning non-shrink-wrapped) boxes should not be taped shut, as the buyers must be able to examine the contents of the box prior to buying. The Committee will provide document tape for anybody who wishes to label their items on the day.
We have two ways in which you can fill out the paper work for the Bring & Buy
The easy way (via Excel)
Thanks to one of our regular attendees, Maddy, we now have an Excel spreadsheet that does a lot of the work for you!
Just fill in your surname, first name and middle names (should you prefer not write out your middle names, you can also just put in their first letters separated by a space in the appropriate box), the description of your item and the price in the provided boxes of the “List” page. Then, when you select the “Labels” tab on the bottom, you will see that the sheet has filled the ID code of your item and the price automatically into your system. Now you just need to print it all out, cut out your labels and tape them on! Easy!
Please be aware that the ID code on the labels is constantly adjusting itself while you add items to your list, as the total amount of items to sell is part of the ID code. Should you decide to want to add or remove an item from your B&B list after you have already filled out and printed everything, we recommend you add the item to the printout of your list manually and make your own label but leave the ID code as it is without adjusting the total number of items.
The “other” way (via Word or PDF)
Should you wish to, you can also just download a blank registration sheet and a blank sheet of labels either as a .docx file (should you wish to fill it out at your computer) or as a .pdf document (should you wish to print it off to fill out by hand – sorry, it is not one of those PDFs you can fill on the computer).
This means you will have to generate your own ID code, which consists of your initials (middle names too, as it can help distinguish sellers from others with the same initials) and the total number of items that you are trying to sell. Price labels need to contain the ID code, the number of the particular item on the sheet and also the price of said item.
Example: Harvey Walters (no middle names) is trying to sell 3 books. His sellers ID therefore is HW03. The second book on his list is the Necronomicon. The price label reads: ID: HW03-2 £ 5.
B&B Price Labels in .docx format
B&B Registration Sheet in .docx format
B&B Price Labels in .pdf format
B&B Registration Sheet in .pdf format