Going Once? Twice? DirectBuy of Northern Colorado Members "Sold" on Art Auction

When people hear the words “art auction,” saving a lot of money isn’t necessarily the first thought that comes to mind.

Fort Collins, CO, September 04, 2010 --( Attendees of the art auction at DirectBuy of Northern Colorado recently experienced otherwise, with members and guests saving more than $4,400 on artwork.

West End Publishing conducted the live auction on Friday, August 20, 2010 featured 300+ pieces of art. West End Publishing is one of the fastest growing art publishers in the art world today, distributing and representing the artwork of internationally renowned artists such as Duaiv, Gary Benfield, Paula McArdle, and Sir Winston Churchill Fine Art Collection. Fifty DirectBuy of Northern Colorado members and their guests were in attendance.

“Though I’ve never been to Sotheby’s, our art auction had quite a bit of its own excitement and our guests really did get into the spirit of the event,” said Patty Klopfenstein, owner of DirectBuy of Northern Colorado. “Besides being shrewd art buyers and saving more than $4,000, they also took advantage of the other saving opportunities.”

The art auction included a number of raffle giveaways for pieces of artwork and framing. In total, guests who attended this event took home more than $9,500 in free raffle giveaways. In addition to the raffle giveaways, attendees also received a discount on framing for the artwork purchased, pushing the free giveaways to more than $10,000.

“Based on the success of this event, I can certainly see us hosting another art auction in the not-so-distant future,” added Klopfenstein.

Since opening in 2009, DirectBuy of Northern Colorado has helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, flooring, and accessories by providing an avenue to purchase directly from manufacturers or their authorized suppliers. Conveniently located at 2226 East Harmony Road in Fort Collins, DirectBuy Club offers consumers a comfortable setting where members finally have the financial control of buying direct.

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Consumers interested in joining DirectBuy of Northern Colorado are encouraged to attend an exclusive Open House event, which is designed to educate families about DirectBuy’s business model and the benefits of buying direct. The Open House also helps consumers better understand how DirectBuy members avoid traditional retail markup when purchasing brand-name merchandise.

Since 1971, DirectBuy Club has been showing hundreds of thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes – from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories, and much, much more. With more than 150 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to more than 500 brand-name manufacturers or their authorized suppliers in Canada, and more than 700 in the United States.

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Patty Klopfenstein