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In partnership with Shrewsbury Food Festival and executive chef Chris Burt, Self Help Africa are once again hosting 'Auction for Africa' to coincide with this year’s Festival. Together we're showcasing the ‘Best of Shropshire’ featuring one-of-a-kind foodie gifts and fun experiences.
The bidding frenzy will kick-start at 9am on Saturday 15th June and close at 5pm on Sunday 30th June, the final day of the Festival. All bids will be taken online, via this website.
All of the auction lots have been generously donated by our local friends and partners, so 100% of the proceeds will support our work. A huge thanks to you all!
Based in Shrewsbury, Self Help Africa is an international development charity which works in eight African countries; our vision is of a rural Africa free from hunger and poverty. We support farmers to grow more food, increase their income from farming activities and become self-sufficient. For further details visit www.selfhelpafrica.org
For further information on how to bid, please click on the Auction Guide below. If you have further questions, contact Self Help Africa on 01743 277170 (office hours Mon - Fri) or email email@example.com with 'Auction for Africa' in the subject line.
Thank you & happy bidding!
Click anywhere on the item in order to open up the images and the lot description. You may 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 Third 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. 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 of this 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.
Winning bidders will be informed after the auction close, and will be contacted with a request to make payment by Friday 5th July at the latest. Payment for each auction item must be made in full before the item is released.
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.