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Annual Meeting—Sept 20, 2014

August 23, 2014
News: Announcements, General Meetings

Jon Siegel will be our auctioneer again this year at the annual meeting—Sept 20th. Jon is back as the auctioneer again this year! Jon brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and fun to the event. Registration for those who want to place bids will start at 8:30. All auction items will be sold, as is, and to the highest bidder. The Guild will keep all proceeds from the auction. Volunteers are needed as runners and recorders.

Bring anything related to woodworking, including: lumber, power tools, standing machinery, drafting and drawing supplies, hand tools, clamps books, magazines, shop supplies or wood. Avoid liquid items. We prefer tools in good working order, but if it is not, but still has value, let us know what the condition is so we can be honest about it.

Bow Community Center
2 Knox Rd
Bow NH 03304   Map

Annual Meeting and Tool Auction Agenda:

  • 7:30-8:30    Setup for meeting & auction
  • 8:30-9:30     Coffee & doughnuts/ register bidders for auction
  • 9:30-9:45    Welcome, auction rules, introduce guest speaker
  • 9:45-11:15   Annual Auction- Jon Siegel Auctioneer
  • 11:15-11:30  Short break
  • 11:30-12:00  Business meeting & election of officers
  • 12:00-12:45  Lunch
  • 12:45-1:00   Member recognitions
  • 1:00-3:00    Featured speaker- Peter Korn
  • 3:00-4:00    Cleanup

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.

BE CAREFUL!!!!

Peter

HOW THIS SCAM WORKS

If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.