UK: The recent auction of sound and visual equipment organised by King Sturge on behalf of Ivor Green & Associates (IGA) resulted in the disposal of over 700 lots. The eight-hour event - which registered strong interest from overseas bidders - raised "in excess of what was anticipated", reports PSN-e.
The most expensive item to be sold on the day was a Sony DMX R100 Digital Mixer, sold to an unnamed individual in the auction room for _3,700. Other equipment finding a new home encompassed everything from effects lighting to standard definition video products.
"Most of the equipment on offer had only ever been used for demonstration use, so it was easy to understand why bidders were anxious to get their hands on the items," commented Mike Hanson, partner in charge of King Sturge's East Midlands Office.
Over 250 potential on-line buyers from abroad pre-registered for the auction, which was broadcast live via the web. Noted Hanson: "The quality products on offer ensured that there was fierce competition with buyers from the US and Europe going head-to-head with UK-based purchasers."
As reported previously on PSN-e, the auction followed a decision by IGA - previously best-known as an installer in the leisure industry - to focus on its burgeoning interests in HDTV and advanced computer graphics systems. This new direction has already seen the company establish close partnership links with Yamaha, Sony, Edirol and Datapath.