Sat., April 16 is National Auctioneers Day

EJ’s Auction & Consignment Hosts Fun Amateur Chanting Contest

GLENDALE (March 29, 2016) – Do you have what it takes to chant like an auctioneer? EJ’s Auction & Consignment challenges you to give it a shot on National Auctioneers Day, Saturday, April 16.

The Glendale auction house will open at 9 a.m. to celebrate one of the oldest professional professions, dating back more than 2,000 years. EJ’s inaugural “Auctioneer Chanting Contest” will begin at 9:15 a.m. and give amateurs of all ages a chance to show off their cadence and bid calling skills. The winners will be announced before the day’s auctions begin at 10 a.m.

Each contestant will have a set number of time to bid call an item that is not in that day’s auction and they will be judged on criteria, such as poise, voice control, speed, rhythm, eye contact, salesmanship and more. EJ’s staff will act as bidders to help contestants experience what the interaction is like for real auctioneers. The winner will receive $50 EJ’s bucks; the two runner-ups will each receive $25 EJ’s bucks.

Erik Hoyer, owner and auctioneer of EJ’s Auction & Consignment, said the energy of attending a live auction is addicting.

“It’s fun, exciting and you won’t understand it until you’ve been to one,” Hoyer said, adding that bidders who register to bid live at EJ’s on the April 16th Auctioneer’s Day will get a free hot dog and soda.

There is no fee to enter the chanting contest on April 16, but space is limited. Interested contestants can reserve a spot online at www.ejsauction.com or they can register at the auction house.

EJ’s Auction & Consignment is located at 5880 W. Bell Road, on the northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road. EJ’s conducts three live simultaneous auctions every Saturday starting at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). Patrons visiting EJ’s can also preview items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and bid online. For more information, visit www.ejsauction.com or call (623) 878-2003.

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Media Contacts:
Sue Kern-Fleischer, SKF Public Relations, (602) 810-1404
Erik Hoyer, EJ’s Auction & Consignment, (623) 878-2003