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Auctions are public sales of goods conducted by an officially approved auctioneer. He asks the crowd assembled in the auction-room to make offers, or "bids", for the various items on sale. He encourages buyers to bid higher figures, and finally names the highest bidder as the buyer of the goods.

Practically all goods whose qualities vary are sold by auction. Among these are coffee, skins, wool, tea, furs, spices, fruit, vegetables and wines. Auction sales are also useful for land, property, antique furniture, pictures, rare books, old china and works of art.

An auction is usually advertised beforehand with full particulars of the articles to be sold and where and when they can be viewed by prospective buyers. If the advertisement cannot give full details, catalogs are printed, and each group of goods to be sold together, called a "lot"; is usually given a number. The auctioneer need not begin with Lot 1 and continue in numerical order; he may wait until he registers the fact that certain dealers are in the room and then produces the lots they are likely to be interested in. The auctioneer's services are paid for in the form. of a percentage of the price the goods are sold for. The auctioneer therefore has a direct interest in pushing up bidding as high as possible.

The auctioneer must know fairly accurately the current market values of the goods he is selling, and he should be acquainted with regular buyers of such goods. He will not waste time by starting the bidding too low. He will also play on the rivals among his buyers and succeed in getting a high price by encouraging two business competitors to bid against each other. It is largely in his advice that a seller will fix a "reserved" price, that is, a price below which the goods cannot be sold. Even the best auctioneers, however, find it difficult to stop a "knock-out", whereby dealers illegally arranged beforehand not to bid against each other, but nominate one of themselves as the only bidder, in the hope of buying goods at extremely low prices. If such a " knock-out " comes off, the real auction sale takes place privately afterwards among the dealers.

At what prices are auctioned goods usually sold?

A.The highest prices offered by the buyers.

B.The fixed prices advertised beforehand.

C.The prices higher than their true value.

D.The prices demanded by the seller.

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