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1. When does the silent auction run?

This silent auction will begin Saturday, June 26, 2010, and runs through Monday June 28th, 2010. Bidding ends on June 28th at 8 p.m. CT.  EARLY BIDS ARE WELCOME

2. Why is my e-mail address going to be visible to others?

Because we’ll need a way to contact you to let you know that you’ve won the auction.

If you are uncomfortable with having your address out for everyone to see, may we suggest setting up a yahoo or hotmail account.

If you are still not comfortable—please contact Amanda at amandalrussell@gmail.com

3. I see I'm the first bidder. The minimum starting bid is listed. Do I have to start at that price or can I go higher?

Of course! Feel free to bid as high as you'd like. The minimum starting bid is the lowest amount that we'll accept for the item. Should a first bid be lower than the minimum bid amount, that bid will not be accepted and eventually deleted from the comments section.

4. I had the highest bid, but now I see I’ve been outbid. Why wasn’t I notified?

We are unable to notify bidders that they’ve been outbid. Just like a face-to-face silent auction, bidders need to take responsibility to check on their bids to make sure that they are still the high bidder.

We are putting that responsibility back on the bidder.

5. How much do I need to pay for shipping?

Shipping will be covered by Amanda. However, if you'd like to make a donation for the shipping of your item, we would be happy to accept it. Please contact Amanda at amandalrussell@gmail.com to discuss this donation.

6. How did you come up with the estimated value on the donated items?

For items that were donated from retail stores the estimated value is the true value of the item.

For craft items, estimated value was determined by cost of materials, time, and market value found on sites like eBay, etsy and craft shows.