We have officially hit spring in Iowa. The daylight goes later and everyone is getting excited to get out of their homes and find new things to do. If you’re looking for some Thursday night entertainment in West Des Moines, then we have the perfect activity for you. Every Thursday, with the exception of holidays, we host auctions in our store. They are ideal for families, friends, individuals, or anyone who is looking for a good deal.
While the format of our auctions stays the same week to week, you’ll find different treasures every time you come! Our preview time is from 4 pm to 6 pm where you can take a look at all of the unique antiques that we will be auctioning off throughout the evening. This is a great time to get a close-up look at an antique you’ve had your eye on or to spot something you’ve always been looking for. You also have the chance to pick up your bid card which will include your bidder number and an area when you can write down what you buy.
At 6 pm our auction begins. They are always high energy and a lot of fun, so you’ll want to make sure you come early to get a great spot. Arriving early also gives you a chance to feel out everything you want. Make sure to pay attention when the auction begins because in typical auction form, we go fast! Our auctions are no reserve, so there is no minimum price for items. This is unique and The Picker Knows is the only company that does this, everywhere else is priced reserve. Once the auction is completed you pay your total and have a week to pick up your new purchases. We do offer delivery for people who don’t have the means to get their items home.
Stop by next Thursday and experience our auctions yourself. We feature our auctions each week on AuctionZip.com so you can get a head start on checking out some of the unique finds we will have. You can also check out our Facebook for details on our auctions as well as our online event calendar. Don’t forget, The Picker Knows is more than just an auction site. Our antique store is open from 10 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 pm – 7 pm on Sunday’s.