What is mobile bidding, you ask? All Silent Auction items will be bid on using your Wi-Fi enabled
mobile device (i.e. your smartphone). This has become a fun and wildly
successful trend at fundraising events for several reasons:
can enter your bids easily using your phone from anywhere, not just
when you are physically in front of the item, since there are NO paper
bid sheets to write your bid on!
•You will receive "outbid texts" so
that you know when someone has trumped your bid. You can bid again with
just a click to make sure you get that favorite package!
•You can set a "max bid" amount
on any package you wish and the system will bid in increments for you
up until your max bid is reached - no need to "goal tend" packages.
•You can watch certain items and see all your bids easily in the My Bids tab (think EBay).
The bidding will open one week before the event
and conclude at the end of the evening. We just need your mobile
phone number on file and we'll send you a text to start bidding!
What if I don't have a smartphone? Not
to worry, there will be Bid Buddies around with devices to help. You
can also use a friend's device by simply logging on using your own
personal bidding number, then logging out so they can log back on with
their own bid number.
Are there other kinds of devices I could use? Yes. You can bring any Wi-Fi enabled tablet or touch screen device to use as your bidding device.
Is there a big learning curve to wireless bidding?
Not at all - really! It is a very user-friendly site that is clear and
simple. And not to worry, Bid Buddies will be available to help.
Do I need to download an app to my phone?
No. The wireless bidding platform is a mobile-ready website, so it will
use your phone's browser. You will receive a text with a link to the
site and your bidder number.
Silent Auction Rules
All sales are final. No exchanges or
refunds on items. All bids are a commitment to purchase the item and are binding.
Bids cannot be retracted.
In the event of a dispute, GLT staff
shall have sole/final discretion to determine the winning bidder.
The silent auction will close at 9:30 PM.
Check-Out will open at 9:45 PM and will remain open until all transactions are completed.
Please visit Check-Out for payment
and item pick up. If you have pre-registered
your credit card, simply visit the Check-Out staff and retrieve your item(s).
All items will be available for pick up at check-out.
Unless otherwise specified, all
auction items and services must be used within one year after February 6, 2016.
MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and
American Express are accepted. Payment by check payable to “Great Lakes
is sold “AS IS.” Great Lakes Theater
makes no express or implied warranties with respect to property or services
sold. Values given to the items have been provided by the donor of the item.