mock auction

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mock auction

an auction where items are given away or the right to bid is restricted to persons who have bought or agree to buy goods or one where goods are sold to a person lower than his highest bid. It is an offence to organize such an event under the Mock Auctions Act 1961.
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A whisper passed among the elder collegians that he had been seen at a mock auction in Moorfields, pretending to buy plated articles for massive silver, and paying for them with the greatest liberality in bank notes; but it never reached her ears.
We perform mock auctions, we give them the opportunity to manipulate an object with a specialist, and we try to make ourselves more approachable.
Details about how the practice and mock auctions will be set up and when they will occur will be provided in the public notice set forrelease by the FCC after the clock phase concludes.
The FCC has said it expects to announce the initial clearing target and band plan three to four weeks after that initial commitment deadline, which will be followed by the start of the mock auctions.
"He ran mock auctions, where people get ripped off," Statham recalls.
As per the schedule, the pre- qualification of bidders would take place on March 30, mock auctions on April 5 and 6 followed by the final auction on April 9.
Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a whole array of stalls, demonstrations and exhibitions including a wide range of livestock breeds at close quarters; the magic of honey production; demonstrations around the preparation of cheese, ice cream and meat; have a go at milking; mock auctions, plus displays of rural crops and crafts.
Salesmen who give free items, reduce prices after bidders have made an offer, or restrict bids to certain sections of the audience are likely to be committing an offence under the Mock Auctions Act 1961.
Bargain hunters in West Yorkshire are warned to be on their guard against 'mock auctions'.
That is provided system failures and racecourse mismanagement that hit the mock auctions are not repeated.