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Auction Mall full of bargains

Calling all bargain hunters. It's time for the Prince George Citizen's spring Auction Mall that goes live Thursday with closing bids on the last items up for grabs ending March 20.
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Calling all bargain hunters.

It's time for the Prince George Citizen's spring Auction Mall that goes live Thursday with closing bids on the last items up for grabs ending March 20.

There is a variety of merchandise, services and gift certificates from many local businesses.

Bargains can be as much as 85 per cent off list price and items are added daily.

"The auction process creates an atmosphere of excitement, competition and community," Shawn Cornell, The Citizen's director of advertising, said.

"The auction provides an opportunity to purchase items at fair market value, based on selling price and not asking price."

There's getaways, houseboat vacations, a tent trailer, restaurant gift certificates, furniture and tires, home renovation items, local clothing retailers, continuing education, escape room game play and for those health-conscious thrifty shoppers there are even gym memberships available.

The Auction Mall not only allows participants to get a great bargain but it's also beneficial to local businesses to showcase their products to people who many not ordinarily cross their thresholds otherwise.

"This is an ideal opportunity for small businesses that have a small advertising budget but need the exposure to grow their business," Cornell said.

There's a couple of options on how to approach the auction.

Some people might prefer the live bidding process where it's not over until the last bid has not been bested for five minutes. Others can input their best price as a reserve bid, which will automatically counter other bids until their maximum bid as been reached.

Registration for the Auction Mall only requires your name, phone number and email address.

No need to give out your credit card number until it's time to pay for the deals.

Winning bidders can pay a visit to the Prince George Citizen office, #201-1777 Third Ave., once the auction is complete.

For more information and to register visit auctionmall.ca. You'll be glad you bid.