PREVIEW IS LIVE
& HELPFUL HINTS
On behalf of the entire Backstage Auctions Crew
we would like to extend a huge Texas sized welcome to all MEGADETH
fans and collectors around the world! After weeks of building
excitement and suspense, the AUCTION PREVIEW
In all there are 234 auction lots
with everything from
GUITARS, AMPS, CABINETS, ROAD CASES
, to Dave Mustaine's personally worn shirts and
used guitar strings. Oh and of
course every single auction
lot will come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed
Mustaine....now that ROCKS!
You can BROWSE the
auction several ways, auction lots can be VIEWED BY selecting
either PRIMARY CATEGORY,
TYPE OF COLLECTIBLE OR DECADE all of
which can be found on the UPPER LEFT SIDE of
The AUCTION PREVIEW
will last a full week and will give
you plenty of time to browse the auction catalog, start TRACKING
items in your MY VIP
area and most importantly, get any
questions you might have out-of-the-way. We realize that we will
have a very large number of Megadeth fans and collectors coming
in from every continent...and we welcome ALL OF YOU! There is a
large South-American contingency, an equally large European show
of force, with plenty of others coming from Asia, Australia and
Africa. If calling us might be a challenge due to the time
difference or language barrier, please feel free to contact us
As you will see, this auction hosts quite a bit of gear,
equipment and instruments, some of which that might be large and
heavy. All of the Megadeth inventory currently resides here in
Texas and all shipping will be done from our location. Anything
that is over-sized, such as any of the 21 road cases for
example, can only be shipped through special freight carriers.
With that in mind, we encourage you to contact Backstage
Auctions during this preview week to discuss shipping quotes and
shipping methods. For large and/ or heavy items we will allow
We also ask you to familiarize yourself with our general auction
rules including bidding and our policies, all of which is
summarized below under the Information & Helpful Hints. If
you are into reading all the nuts and bolts, you will find
plenty to read under the RESOURCES
So what are you waiting for...start
feasting your eyes on all the historical pieces of Megadeth
touring and recording memorabilia!
Bid Hard ~ Bid to Win
The auction will go LIVE and be OPEN for bidding Monday,
2:00 PM Eastern
Standard Time (New York City).
If you are not already REGISTERED,
please sign up early (to get that part of the
administration out of the way). Once you have completed
the registration you will receive a password via email
in order for you to "log in" for the first time. If you
do not receive your Registration Confirmation Email,
first check your "Junk or Spam Folder" and if you still
didn't receive it, please contact us and one of our
staff members will be happy to assist you. Now, once you
have logged in you can change your password to something
that you will better remember by simply going to the "My
Account". We also recommend that you take a few minutes
and familiarize yourself with the AUCTION RULES
section, which can be found under the "RESOURCES"
tab on our site. This section will help you understand
all of the "mechanics"
of how our auctions operate, i.e. buyers premium,
payment options and shipping.
*VIEWING LOTS: You can
locate and view auction items by utilizing the CATEGORIES listed
directly in the upper
left frame of this page. Items can be accessed
and viewed by selecting either PRIMARY ARTIST CATEGORY,
TYPE OF ITEM OR DECADE. There may be
items that are listed in several categories, so we
recommend utilizing the AUCTION SEARCH function which can be
found in the right frame of each auction page. The AUCTION SEARCH function
help you find pieces related to a specific band or
musician or finding a lot by the lot number.
*MY VIP ACCESS: You
can manage all of your bidding and tracking
activity in your MY
VIP section. Once you have successfully logged
in with your VIP
Credentials (user name and password), placed
your bids or simply identified items to track you can
click on the MY VIP laminate to view updates on those
lots of interest. Unlike most online auctions, there is no need to refresh
your browser to see the most recent activity on
a lot you are watching or even bidding on.
- The MY VIP page updates automatically every few
seconds, so just sit back and keep an eye on
the numbers. And "yes"..it's
than you clicking the refresh button
in your browser.
- When you are outbid on an
item, a sound will
alert you and the item will be highlighted for a short
amount of time.
- The MY VIP section allows you to track items, bid on
items you are tracking, increase your bids
or even increase
your max bids and will automatically update
all of your personal auction activity.
- Once you have identified all the
items you want to track and bid, the rest is easy and
best of all you won't have to waste time digging
through the site just to place a bid...just
you need assistance in translating any information contained
in a listing or on our website, there are many services out on
the web that can assist you. We strongly encourage using a
reliable translator service. If at anytime you have questions or
need assistance, please contact us.
simply doesn't get any easier than that!
*AUCTION CLOSE PROCESS:
On Sunday, December 7th the
auction close process will begin. What this means
is that EVERY
AUCTION LOT will
OPEN (even after the official 2:00 PM
EST close process begins) for periods of 10 minutes until such
time that no additional online, phone or fax bids are
placed on ANY LOT IN THE AUCTION. Our
auctions are NOT like eBay - there is not a hard
close on individual auction items. The entire
auction will remain OPEN for several hours after the
Our auctions will typically continue past the close
time for several hours. Take advantage of placing your
maximum bids or changing your existing maximum bid on
the items you are interested in and keep an eye on
those items as the auction begins to close as it will
NOT CLOSE IMMEDIATELY at 2:00 pm EST.
For more information and assistance on how our "Auction
End" process works, please see our Auction
Rules located in the "Resources"
tab on our site. Alternatively, give us a call and one
of our crew members will be happy to walk you through
how the close process works.
*AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES:
All winning bidders will receive an immediate email
confirmation of the items they won when the auction
officially closes. Final invoices (including shipping
costs) will be sent out within 72 hours or by close of business Thursday.
For items that require special shipping services, a
member of the Backstage Auctions crew will contact you
directly to make special arrangements.
AUCTION ITEMS: In the event that an
item does not sell during the auction, our consignors
may elect to place their items in the online store for
direct purchase. The price of the auction lot will be
adjusted to reflect an appropriate "buy it now" price
and in most cases this means that the price will be higher than the
opening bid price. There is no guarantee that
any or all unsold item(s) will be made available after
the auction ends.
we aim to be as precise and complete as possible with
our descriptions. That said, human error is always a
possibility and we encourage you to ask questions and
make inquiries on any piece that you are interested in
prior to placing your bid. All auction descriptions ARE
QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION AND NOT REPRESENTATIONS