What you can expect

We're changing with the times!  This year’s auction will use Greater Giving Online Bidding – a secure, portable and paperless bidding system. You will bid using your computer, smartphone or tablet on auction items that will be displayed online at the Greater GIving site.  We won't be having any live bidding this year at all.

 

A big advantage to this is you can easily track your items by “following” their activity to ensure you don't get outbid!  Simply include your cell phone number when registering for the event and you'll be updated. 

 

What if I don't want to bid online?

Volunteers with iPads will be available throughout the week for those who don't own or don't wish to use a device.       

If you need help, please reach out to Tanya Frost at tfrost@centralnhlub.org or 496-2799.

How it works

  1. Register your mobile number/ email and credit card information on our registration page.

  2. When the auction is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ message with your exclusive bidder link.

  3. After clicking the link, begin searching for packages by name, number, or category

  4. Select the package you wish to bid on.

  5. You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment.

  6. If you choose to Bid More you can choose to set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the silent auction closes. If your bid is lower than the highest max bid on that package, you will be prompted to enter a higher bid.

  7. To purchase a package at the Buy Now price, select the Buy button.

  8. To "watch" a package, select the star icon on the package.

  9. To make a donation, select the Donation button on your home screen and choose a preset amount or select the Custom Amount button to enter the amount you wish to donate.

  10. If you’re out-bid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message.

  11. To view packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.

  12. To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.

  13. Once the auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.

  14. Under the Bids area you can check your winning packages.

Will this work for all devices?

  • Yes. With computers, smartphones and tablets you can browse, search and bid via a web browser.

  • When registering your device, you will be provided a custom URL for bidding purposes.

  • With standard mobile phones, you can bid and receive alerts via text messaging.

 

What are the benefits of online bidding?

  • Once bidding starts, you will be alerted when you have been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid. 

  • You can bid any time, anywhere--  whether you are in line for the bar or mingling with friends. 

  • All auction bidding will be tracked, displayed and announced in real time. 

  • The check out process will run efficiently because your credit card information will have been entered into our system prior to or at the beginning of the event.

I was the highest bidder! How do I get my stuff?

Curbside pickup will be on Sunday, Dec 13 at 55 Bradley Street between 10 am and 2 pm.