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This auction is open for you to bid online until 7pm on 7th December when online bidding will close. Bidding will re-open at the Ball on 8th December, and will only be available at the venue. You will need to register in order to bid - do please forward this on to anyone you think might like to support this event.
If you are unable to attend the Ball, but wish to bid on an item, you can still give yourself the best chance of winning by placing a proxy (maximum) bid on a Lot now. We then carry your bid over to the auction on the evening of the Ball and continue bidding up for you up to your maximum. You will be contacted after the Ball if your bid has been successful.
For more detailed information on how register and bid please click on the "Auction Guide" link below.
We look forward to welcoming guests to The Victoria Foundation Winter Ball on Saturday 8th December 2018. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lorna Votier at TVF on 07533 166 552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click anywhere on the item in order to open up the images and the lot description. You many need to scroll down to view all the details about the lot. Click the "X" at the top of the image to get back to the auction home page.
HOW TO BID
To place a bid click on the item, enter your bid and click on "Bid Now". If you are not already signed in you will be prompted to register (with your email, phone number and password) or to sign in, if you already have a jumblebee account. These details are requested so that you can be contacted if you are the winning bidder and will never be passed to a 3rd Party.
Once you have signed in you will be asked to confirm your bid - at this point you can uncheck "Show my name" if you would prefer to remain anonymous for that bid. If your bid is successful you will see a "highest bidder" message on the screen and you will receive a confirmation email. If there has already been a higher proxy bid placed on the item a message will appear to tell you that you have been outbid by a proxy bidder. If your bid has been successful but you are outbid later you will receive an email informing you and inviting you to bid again.
WHAT IS A PROXY BID
This is the equivalent to leaving a bid with an auction house if you are unable to attend the auction. It is the highest amount you are prepared to bid to secure the item. A proxy bid is any bid higher than the minimum bid required. If you make a proxy bid the system will try to win the item for you at the lowest price by bidding only the minimum increment required to win the item against another bidder.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE NOT AT THE BALL ON DECEMBER 8
When you bid online, if you are not attending the Ball you may want to place a proxy bid so that the system can bid on your behalf before and during the event.
This online auction will be open for bidding until 12noon on Friday 7th December 2017. The leading bid on each auction lot at that time will be carried over to the auction at the event on the 8th December. If proxy bids are placed these will be carried over to the auction at the event.
At the point of bidding, you can also register to receive a text alert if you are outbid on the night, which will give you an opportunity to increase your bid should you wish to do so.
Winning bidders will be be contacted after the 8th December event.
1. You enter the absolute maximum that you are willing to bid for an item.
2. jumblebee places a bid on your behalf, using the minimum amount required to make you the highest bidder, i.e. current bid price plus bid increment OR the reserve price, if there is one and it can be covered by your proxy bid.
3. jumblebee continues to bid on your behalf, whenever you are outbid by another member's bid, until your maximum bid is exceeded or the auction is won.
4. jumblebee will notify you by email if your maximum bid is outbid by another member and provided the auction is still running, you will then have a chance to enter a new maximum bid if you wish.
The current bid on an auction item is £100. The minimum increment is £10. You enter a bid of £150 (your maximum bid).
Using your bid, but increasing only by the minimum increment, jumblebee sets the current bid to £110.
Another person bids £130 but they are immediately outbid by jumblebee bidding on your behalf and the current bid goes up to £140.
The auction finishes and you have won the auction item at a price of £140.