Seeley’s Bay Pastoral Charge Annual Talent Auction 2020 – the Online version.
Please read carefully the instructions as we have made some slight
changes this week to bidding on items where there are multiples of one
item and reminders about messaging of highest bidders, payment and pick
ensure a pleasant bidding experience please read carefully the
instructions on how to access the album, how to bid, pick up and pay .
There will be 3 different lots which will go online for bidding in the
Week 1 -Sunday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 pm until 6:00 pm sharp on Friday, Nov. 20
Week 2- Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6:00 pm until 6:00 pm sharp on Friday, Nov. 27
Week 3- Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:00 pm until 6:00 pm sharp on Friday, Dec. 4
bids entered after 6:00 pm on each of the 3 Fridays, will not be
considered. The winning bid will go to the highest bidder before or at
6 pm. Each auction item or package is pictured with a description, and
minimum bid and bid increments included in the photo caption. Please
read carefully as to not be disappointed.
6:00 pm the auction album will disappear from the Facebook page to
ensure that no other bids are made. It will become unavailable for
bidding but will return when we have finished collecting the
information required and commented on each item who the successful
bidder has been.
check your private messages often on Friday night as we will be
notifying you through Facebook Messenger if you have been the highest
bidder and give you further instruction. If you would rather be
contacted in a different way, (e.g. phone or email) please include that
with your bid. Please note that we will not be responsible for privacy
issues that may arise due to this public sharing of information like
phone numbers and email addresses.
you have bid on an item where there are multiple items available , you
will have a choice of one or more and we will need to know quickly the
number of items you are taking so we can offer the remaining items to
the next highest bidder. To allow us the opportunity to notify all
successful bidders quickly, please indicate how many of the items you
will be taking when you make your bid. (e.g. $15 -want 2)
should be picked up between 10 am and 11 am each week on the Saturday
(Nov. 21, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5) after the auction you bid on has closed.
How to bid:
You will only be able to make a bid in the comments section if you have
a Facebook account. We apologize for this but if you do not have a
Facebook account or do not want to open one, please ask a friend to bid
2. Click on the very 1st photo in the album. This will open up the whole album so you can scroll through all the items.
When you find something you want to bid on, click on the exact photo
you are interested in and comment under the photo with your bid amount.
Look at all comments for the item to ensure yours is the new highest
bid and that your bid is following the bidding increment amount.
Facebook will often show the most “relevant” comment and not the most
recent or all comments. Therefore, you need to look at them all to make
• Bidding is in full dollar increments.
• Please only comment with your bid amount or to tag a friend.
If there are multiple items the same, include with your bid the number
of the items you will be taking. (e.g. $15 -want 2 ) the bidder with
the highest bid will have their choice of taking just one of the items
or as many as they wish for the same price. If they only want to
purchase one of the items then the second item will be offered to the
next highest bidder but for the price paid by the highest bidder.
You can click on the 3 dots (•••) in the upper right corner of an item
and choose 'Turn on Notifications for this post' to be notified when
someone else bids on an item you're following. Make sure to turn on the
notifications for each item you are interested in.
5. Remember to keep checking back to ensure you have the winning bid!If you are the successful bidder:
We will notify you on the evening of the closing if you are the
successful highest bidder by replying to your bid comment and by
private message. If you would rather be contacted in a different way,
(e.g. phone or email) please include that with your bid. Please note
that we will not be responsible for privacy issues that may arise due
to this public sharing of information like phone numbers and email
8. You can pay for your item(s) by:
Etransfer to email@example.com (please include: Online Auction
Item #__ in the e-transfer message which you will find at the beginning
of the description of the item under each picture and will be included
in the private message you are sent); or
Cash or Cheque in person when you pick up the item at Seeley’s Bay
United Church between 10 and 11 am on the Saturday morning after the
bidding closes on each lot.
You can also make arrangements for pick up at an alternative time but
in order to avoid confusion, we will respectfully request that you pay
on the immediate Saturday after the auction to which you were the
successful bidder. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.
All items must be paid for at time of pick up or you must have proof of etransfer.
you have not picked up your item or at least contacted us for
arrangements by Dec. 6, the item will be offered to the next highest
Thank you to all the local businesses and individuals
who donated items for our auction! And thank you for your participation
which supports Seeley’s Bay Pastoral Charge to continue to provide
ministry to our area.
The Auction Committee