Our Longfellow 2016 Online Auction is LIVE! Let the bidding begin!

LET THE BIDDING WARS BEGIN!! 2016 ONLINE Auction is OPEN!!! SUPPORT LONGFELLOW, BID ON AN ITEM!

Welcome to our 2016 Online Auction!

Click here to browse our auction items:
https://loscompadresdeescuelalon.schoolauction.net/auction2016/catalog

Q: What is an online auction?
A: This online auction is a separate event from our ‘Roarin’ 20’s Gala Auction’ on April 9th. Each year the number of donations for our auction increases, and our venue space at our live Gala Auction Event does not. 🙂 For this reason, we decided to move to an online platform to sell some of the items up front with a specific starting and closing date, before our live Gala Auction event. The highest bidder at 10 pm on April 6th will be the winner of the item.

Q: How can I bid on an item?
A: Click on the red ‘bid now’ button. If you have not registered yet, you will need to click on the blue word ‘sign up to bid’ to be able to place bids. Registration is very user friendly and will enable you to receive email notifications regarding your bids.

Q: How can I change my online ‘handle’ so that people don’t know who I am when I bid?
A: Login to the auction site, and click on your name in the top right corner. Select ‘My Account’ from the drop down. Then click on ‘edit my information’. Look under the ‘primary email’ space and there is a space called ‘online handle’. Type in your new identity and ‘save’.

Q: What does ‘bid at event’ mean?
A: ‘Bid at event’ means this item will ONLY be available on April 9, 2016 at the ‘Roarin’ 20’s Gala’ 2016 Silent Auction Event (i.e. – RAFFLE, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION items). Buy your tickets now: https://loscompadresdeescuelalon.schoolauction.net/auction2016/tickets/ticket_sales

Q: When does the online auction close?
A: The online auction closes Wednesday, April 6th at 10pm. The highest bidder on each item at that time will be the winner of that item and will receive an email notifying them.

Q: Why don’t all items have a ‘buy it now’ price?
A: Certain items have higher demand and we do not want to limit their value with a ‘buy it now’ price. Historically we have had many items at our event sell for over Full Market Value. Any amount paid over Full Market Value can be used as a deduction when filing your taxes!

Q: Will I be notified if someone outbids me?
A: YES! You will receive an email letting you know that you have been outbid so you can go in and bid again if you like!

Q: How will I know if I am the winner of an item?
A: Bidding will close at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2016. An email notification will be sent out to all highest bidders notifying them of their winnings. At that time, you have the option of self check-out using the link from the email notification or paying cash/check/credit card at school between April 6th and April 8th.

Q: When will I have to pay for the items I win?
A: Payment is due April 9, 2016. Winners who vaulted a credit card will be charged automatically. Winners can also complete self check-out from the email notification of their winnings. Payment can also be submitted in person when you pick up your item at the Gala Event on April 9th.

Q: When can I pick up the item if I am the winner?
A: All items can be picked up at the live Gala event on April 9th.

Q: Are all the items already showing on the site?
A: No. Due to the volume of items we have received for our auction, we have hidden most of the donations that will be at the live Gala event for easier sorting. Also, some items are still coming in. If your class art project is not yet showing, we will send a link to it through your class group once it becomes available. We will unhide the rest of the items as soon as the online auction closes so we can preview what will be for sale at the live Gala event.

Q: What are Teacher Features?
A: Each year, Longfellow teachers offer up their time to donate an activity to help raise money for the school. Each teacher chooses an activity and sets the number of children that can win a ‘spot’ to spend quality time with them! If a teacher donates 4 spots, then two are available online, and 2 are available at the live Gala event.

Q: What is the revenue expectation for this event?
A: This is our third and FINAL big fundraiser of the 2015-16 school year. We have budgeted to bring in around $25,000 in revenue from this event. Please consider donating by purchasing an item!

We are still accepting donations as well! 🙂 (All the way until April 8th!) Thank you to the volunteers who have acquired so many amazing items for us to sell at our auction! A special thank you to Becky Sloan for all your help in setting up this site and helping with coordination of the classroom baskets/art projects! I couldn’t do this without you!

Please contact Carma Sanchez with any questions!
vpdevelopment@longfellowcompadres.org

Thank you, in advance, for supporting Longfellow!

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