Friends of Emerson Valley School Christmas Auction

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Following on from the incredible success of the first online auction we are planning to hold a number or smaller online auctions during 2022.

The reason for smaller auctions is so that we can concentrate on advertising the kind companies and individuals who donate and also to fit these auctions into the friends of Emerson Valley helpers busy lives.

The auction will run from **** , allowing people plenty of time to buy some bargains.

Bidding works in the same way as sites like EBay, whereby you can place bids on the auction lots you wish to win up to the maximum you are willing to bid.  We are starting all our bids at bargain prices and the bids will increase by £1 each time, making this accessible to all.

Please only bid if you are willing to pay the price bid if you win as we do pay a fee to jumblebee for hosting this auction which is a percentage of the final money raised. Last time sadly we had a number of individuals who decided to bid and then ignore requests for payment.

Emails will be sent to all winners after the auction ends with details on how to pay and where to collect

Please share with friends and family, we want to make this auction an amazing success

When bidding on an auction item, if you enter more than the minimum increment for an item then your bid will be used for proxy bidding. This is how it works:
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.
For example:
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.