Appy’s Auction House getting ready for business

| October 13, 2012

COSHOCTON – Are you looking for a good deal on furniture? If so, you will want to mark Saturday, Dec. 1 on your calendar.

Appy’s Auction House will host its first auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its building at 125 S. Fourth St.

“We will have one the first Saturday of every month and they won’t take too much of people’s time,” said Bill Appis. “They will be fast auctions.”

Appis plans to use the front of the building to sell coins and jewelry and his brother Mark also will sell t-shirts for what Appis called “dirt cheap” prices. Plans also are being made to have 50/50 drawings, giveaways, the game Bingo Bonus and a food stand at each auction.

“Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will do the food and the money will go to the homeless shelter,” Appis said. “We also plan to give money from our drawings to organizations like the animal shelter and Mark Granger’s church.”

Appis also is looking for people to do consignments.

“Clean up your garage and get rid of stuff,” he said. “We’ll even come pick it up. I think our commission rates are great.”

Appy’s Auction House gets 30 percent if they pick up your items, but only 25 percent if you bring them in and set up your own table.

“Whatever people bring in we will sell for them,” Appis said. “We just ask that they are clean when we pick them up.”

Those interested in having items picked up can call 740-502-3792, or stop by Appis’ other business Coshocton Furniture at 341 Main St. The store is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“We already have plenty of stuff and think this will be a spark for the town,” he said. “We are pretty much full for the auction. We have beds, tables, couches, glassware and I hope to eventually get some guns.”

Running the auction will be auctioneer Zach Ogle.

“He’s young, energetic and fun,” Appis said. “I think you have to have that at an auction. We are excited to have his young blood in our new place.”

Ogle, who received his auctioneer license in 2004, is excited for the opportunity

“I like the interaction you have with people at auctions,” he said. “I’ve been going to them for well over 20 years. You get to socialize, catch up with people and buy things.”

Appy’s Auction House also offers plenty of parking and the use of U-Hauls if you need help getting your items home. Appis also said there is plenty of seating, but people are welcome to bring their own chairs.

“Bill has a lot of great ideas,” Zach said. “I’m looking forward to incorporating them into the auction and having a fun time.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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