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We are very excited to add a new 'edge' to our event this year! We would like to introduce you to "MOBILE BIDDING." An electronic form of bidding during the silent auction that will give you the "edge" to ensuring you get the items you really want!
This innovative service allows you to bid from your smart phone or from one of the "tablets" around the silent auction area. Don't be scared! We will have 'helpers' standing by to help guide you if you have any questions.
The best part is you can bid from anywhere in the event area! Your smart phone will alert you when someone has placed a bid, giving you the opportunity to bid again.
It's very simple. When you arrive you will be sent a text message to your mobile phone directing you to the Black Tie & Tails silent auction bidding page. And then...let the bidding begin!
All information is securely encrypted, and no charge will be made to your card unless you are the auction winner for a particular item.
Here's how it works:
The first thing you see when after you log in by clicking the link from your text message is the screen that allows you to confirm your identity before proceeding to the bidding interface.
Now you are able to view all the Silent Auction items.
You can view bidding history and watch list by pressing "your bid history". You can always see the items with no bids by using the “No Bid Items” button.
You can also filter items by category for a quick look at all the items in a given category.
Finally, you can see the current bid, the minimum raise, the closing time, a photo (if available) and details about the item. You can type the next bid amount or any amount above that and the system will bid for you up to that amount. We’ll send you a text message if you’re outbid!