When you go out shopping, it’s easy to play it by love at first sight. You might stumble into a sale or make an impulse buy, delightfully savoring the buzz of a fun purchase. But when the excitement wears off, how often do you pull that item out from under some pile in the closet or dust it off the shelf, wondering why you even bought it in the first place? Buyer’s remorse sets in long after your dollar has vanished by your own doing.
The same holds true for an auction. If you show up with little to no knowledge of what is up for bid, you run the risk of getting caught up in all the action and throwing your paddle in the ring – only to regret your decision later if you win but don’t really want the package. That can be a costly mistake as most A Date 2 Remember experience packages start at a few hundred dollars – a steep price to pay for a bid-on-the-whim moment.
Our first auction advice post featuring A Date 2 Remember auctioneer Larry Woods discusses the important of evaluating your budget to set limits on how much you will spend. The next step is to dig into the package lineup details ahead of time and do some planning. As Larry explains, it is essential to hone in on the items by really researching their components – and then stick to those top targets during the show.
So do some homework this week. Take a long look at the D2R package roster. Research online. Call or e-mail the merchant if you feel the need to get a better handle on what is included in each assortment. You’ll feel better about the event and more comfortable with your decisions – both before and after the bidding buzz has come and gone.
Click here for the most updated date experience package lineup. Use this list as a guide in prioritizing your ideal experiences – and stay committed to them throughout the evening!