Auction Rules and Procedures
- Bidders must use assigned bid numbers. Bid numbers will be sent to registered attendees via text and can be viewed when logged into Mobile Bidding. Bid numbers will also be printed on bid paddles located at each attendee's seat.
- For the Silent Auction, each item will be represented on Mobile Bidding showing the item number, description, minimum opening bid and minimum raise. Some items will have an option to "Buy Now". Once a bid is entered at the "Buy Now" price, the item will be sold. Bids will be entered using Mobile Bidding. Items will be sold to the highest bidder at the close of bidding for that table. The Auction Committee reserves the right to remove invalid bids, resolve disputes, or withdraw the offering.
- For the Live Auction, the Auctioneer reserves the right to announce conditions of sale, to open the bidding at a minimum price, and to reject any bid that, in his opinion, is not commensurate with the value of the item offered. To place a bid, the bidder must raise his/her bid paddle to the Auctioneer. The highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneer shall be the buyer who immediately assumes full risk and responsibility for the item. In the event of a dispute, the Auction Committee Chairs in consultation with the Auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder, to withdraw the offering, or to again offer and resell the item in question. The winning bidder will sign a bid sheet immediately after winning the item, which will include bid number and purchase price of the item. At checkout, the winner will then receive the signed bid sheet along with a receipt of all items purchased.
- All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds on auction items are permitted unless specifically noted. All items are to be sold "as is". The EAPA makes no warranties or representations of any kind with respect to any of the items or services. Please read all specifications and limitations carefully.
- Every reasonable effort has been made to describe each item carefully. A full description of each item is posted at each auction table and on Mobile Bidding. The Auction Committee has determined fair values for the items being auctioned. There is no guarantee of any kind as to the correctness of description, genuineness, authenticity, condition, quality or fitness for any purpose.
- Upon purchase, the buyer waives any claim for damages against either the EAPA or the donor of the goods or service. Neither the EAPA nor the donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damage to property that may result from utilization of the goods or services. Any damage to the donor's goods or services shall be the responsibility of the buyer.
- Unless otherwise specified, trips and vacations require advance reservations and are on a "space available" basis.
- All goods and services must be used within one year of the event (March 7, 2021) unless otherwise stated. All dates and times are to be arranged by the purchaser at the mutual convenience of the donor and purchaser unless otherwise stated. Certificates are not redeemable for cash.
- The fair value of the purchased item is indicated on the invoice emailed to you. Your charitable contribution to the organization is only the amount paid for the goods or services in excess of its fair value.