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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Silent Auction:Rules and How to Bid! Please Read

Bidding Instructions
Okay the time has come 60% of the items are going up shortly! The rest will all be uploaded in the coming days. Thank you all for being so patient! The vendors’ donations are amazing! The auction will take place on this blog. 
Okay only a “few rules”:
  1. Read every item description carefully. Some have a minimum starting bid and some do not include S & H. Please do not bid unless you can truly pay for the item. I do not need any more stress with travel to China just 4 weeks away…! Payment for the item, should you win, will be required within 48 hrs from the time you receive the invoice unless you have requested otherwise via e-mail to me (AKA you need to transfer funds). If payment is not received within the timeframe and I have sent (3 reminder e-mails) it will go to the next highest bidder.
  2. Payment- Should you win an item there will be a few ways to pay and I am still finalizing those   details now. We are waiting to hear back from one more grant foundation and should that come through all of the items you win would be tax deductible and you would be provided a tax receipt for your donation. Otherwise PayPal will be the method of payment and quite possibly another foundation that will take the donations for me. Hold tight on that and I promise to update the payment information by next Tuesday if not sooner! If you win just wait to hear from me. I will send you a confirmation e-mail but since it is just me doing this it may take 1-3 days!
  3. Please be respectful to the businesses and other bidders.  Any negative comment will be deleted on my blog. In the comments section under each post please only use that area to place a bid.
  4. Bid Mindfully! Remember this is a silent auction to save a child’s life.  Talia has a heart condition and blood disorder and we want to bring her home as soon as possible so that she can receive medical treatment.  The amount raised will go towards our final required fees in China.
  5. Most of the items do not have minimum bids and the only increment rule is that it can not be any less $1 under the current bid. For example if the current bid is $10 you can’t bid $10.25 it would have to be $11 or more.  
  6. How to place a bid: You can bid on as many items as you want and there is no limit on the amount of bids. There are 2 ways but no matter which way you do it you need to e-mail me at with your name and e-mail address with your first bid so that I know who you are or you can post your full name with your e-mail address under the comment.  If you just write “Julie” and win I have no clue who you are so you need to have an e-mail address with the bid or you need to e-mail me with it.
1.     Each item has its own post. Just hit the comment button and you will see another     person’s bid unless you are the first person to bid on an item. You need to bid higher than the current bid or minimum bid if there is one noted.
2.     Should you want to be an anonymous bidder e-mail me at with your name and the amount of your current bid. You will then see a comment come through under the post with anonymous and a current bid. No one will know who you are! Some people have already asked me to be a private bidder so you can’t be private to me since I am running it but you can be “private” to everyone else!
You can find the item by item number on the side of my blog. They may not all be in numerical order due to various reasons but it is an easy way to keep up with an item without having to scroll to each page. Each post will have a title and in my blog post history you can view them all.

Vendors have 2 weeks to get the items to you unless they are custom. If there is a delay it is noted in the item description. 
7.  The auction will run until Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 Eastern time. This is a real time auction and the comments and bids should post within seconds. Once we are 30 minutes out of closing time I will post and let you know what time my clock says and then I will do another 2 minute warning before the auction ends
8.  Should you have any questions or want detailed items on an item I can do my best to answer them or at least contact the vendor for you and get an answer. Please be patient. E-mail me at
9.  Have fun! Sit back, relax and shop! Help spread the word as much as you can! If you haven’t shared any of our fundraisers yet this is the one to share! Things will continue to be uploaded the next several days. 

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