Not sure what a Silent Auction is?
Let us explain! Donated items are displayed on a table. In front of each item is a Bidding Sheet listing:
- the approximate retail value of the item
- the minimum starting bid
- and the acceptable bidding increments (e.g., increases of $.50, $1, or $5)
If you wish to bid on an item, print your name on the sheet and the amount of your bid. The next bidder must offer a higher amount, increasing their bid by at least the posted acceptable increment amount.
For example, if the minimum bid is $15 with allowable increases of $1, and you bid $15, the next person must up the bid by at least $1 (to $16), and so on.
If you really want an item that you bid on, be sure to check back before the bidding closes to make a final bid. When the bidding closes, the last person who placed a bid gets the item for the amount of their bid. If you are an unsuccessful bidder, you still may be able to purchase the item from the donor. Donors are listed on a placard by their donated items.
We accept Cash, Personal Checks (made payable to SayWhatClub), most Credit Cards, and PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account in order to pay by Credit Card.
ATTENTION SayWhatClub Members!
We need donated items for our Silent Auction, such as: hand-crafted items, jewelry, books, pictures, photographs, hearing-loss related things, restaurant gift certificates, software – or, use your imagination! If you think an SWCer would bid on it, then please donate it! If you’re not sure and have questions, contact information appears below.
If you are interested in donating an item for the Silent Auction, or have questions as to an item being acceptable, please contact Martha Mattox-Baker.
TO MAKE A SILENT AUCTION DONATION, CLICK HERE: Silent Auction Donation
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