London, 10 November 2009

ATG Media, owners of the-saleroom.com and i-bidder.com, have teamed up with Bayswater Media Group (BMG) to offer time-constrained shoppers an efficient alternative to the lunchtime dash. Using their industry-leading, proprietary technology, ATG Media, the pioneers of online live auctioneering are launching the Homes and Bargains series of auctions in the run-up to Christmas. The first sale will take place on Friday 13 November at 12 noon.

Two auctions will be hosted on BMG's money-saving website for savvy homeowners, www.homesandbargains.co.uk, and will feature around 45 lots each. Items for sale range from candlesticks to cupboards, exquisite sleigh beds to elegant sculptures. The majority of lots are brand new and the catalogue can be viewed on the site prior to the sale. Users can also register their details in advance to prepare for the event.

The lunchtime auctions are designed for office workers and busy professionals who just don't have time to get to the shops in their lunch hour. Anyone looking for a bargain for their home and a break from their working day can take part in the auction while eating lunch at the same time.

In addition to the variety and quality of the items on offer, customers can be assured that the price you bid is the price you pay. There are no hidden costs, no extra premiums and delivery to any mainland UK address is included in the price.

Anne Somers, Chief Executive of ATG Media, commented:

"We are very excited by this development in the application of our online live bidding platform. The potential of live auctions opens up a whole new dimension for the retail industry. They are an efficient, smart, cost effective and user-friendly method of purchasing goods. We believe this technology will have a powerful impact on consumer behaviour and we are pleased to be partnering with BMG in this lunchtime series."

Alison Cork, founder of Bayswater Media Group, added:

"Bayswater Media Group is delighted to be associated with ATG Media and its pioneering online auction platform. We are enormously excited by the prospect of lunchtime auctions, an idea turned into reality by the technology, expertise and support of the ATG Media team. This is a groundbreaking and efficient way for retailers to clear stock, and for the public to bag a fantastic bargain!"

 

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