Thanks everyone for coming to the auction and especially Silas for helping out. You can read an interesting customer account of the great finds on this boardgamegeek discussion thread.
We're continuing to work on the auction process. I wasn't there, which is an internal debate itself, but I think we were a bit understaffed. We'll fix that next time. We're also fine tuning auction formats, and from the feedback so far, we need to streamline and speed things up. We're listening to feedback on this, so let me know if you have thoughts.
Prices were a bit higher this time. I think this reflects a few factors: First, we're getting better at ascertaining "true" values of games. Second, we had the staff time to do this research and spend many hours preparing the auction items. The biggest factor is we're at the beginning of the convention season, so we're not in such a hurry to "dump" items as say, an auction in October. Whatever doesn't sell will go to conventions over the following months. Honestly, when I hear customers say they bought a game, but grudgingly because the price was just good enough, that's mission accomplished for me. Failure is a store room full of unsold games and that's certainly not the case.