Texas Auctioneers Association - Block Talk - August 2017

Your Monthly News & Updates
NOW IS THE TIME TO COMPETE IN THE HISTORICAL STOCKYARDS!
2nd Annual Lone Star Open Bid Calling Contest
 
...BIG MONEY, BIG SHOW! SPREAD THE WORD!   
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Come and WATCH the 2017 TLO contest! We still need volunteers for clerking, logistics, passing out programs, set up and tear down. Contact info@texasauctioneers.org TODAY!

Contestants provide their own quality items to be 
judged on and to help raise funds for TAA and it 
charities. The event is held on Friday, October 27 in the
historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards. It is held as
part of the Red Steagall Cowboy Festival and there is no
additional entry fee to watch and bid!

Last year was a HUGE success! Contestants came from other states and all categories of auctioneering. Don't miss out this year!! 
 
REMINDER!!
 
TAA 3rd Quarter Newsletter articles, ads and classifieds DUE AUG 18
Email info@texasauctioneers.org or colettemayers@me.com.
 
 
AUCTION TIPS: MERCHANT COMPANIES, CREDIT CARDS & CHARGEBACKS      
by Colette Mayers
 
Just how exposed do you want to be in your business?
 
That is a question that our attorney asked us at our yearly review meeting of our SOP  (Standard Operating Procedures).

Merchant companies and credit cards allow us to give our buyers more options in paying for their auction invoices. We hope they spend more money at our auction with these conveniences thus allowing us to make our sellers happier clients. 
 
Did you know that some credit cards like American Express will give their cardholders an indefinite amount of time to dispute a charge? Not a year or 30 days- an AMEX cardholder can theoretically dispute a charge 3 years down the road, if they are so inclined.

Read more in the TAA 3rd Quarter Newsletter
 
 

TEXAS AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION - 512.285.2727 - WWW.TEXASAUCTIONEERS.ORG