Since many of you may be first time guests at MagicMeets, and since there are some changes to the auction from previous years, I thought it might be helpful to post this information here:
Rules and Information for Bidders
Auction Format: This is a silent auction. In front of each item you will find a bid sheet. To place a bid on an item, print your name and the dollar amount you are bidding on that item’s sheet. There is a suggested starting bid listed on the item’s bid sheet, however if you are the first bidder you may bid lower. After a bid is placed on an item, you must raise the bid by at least one dollar. No cents, please!! The highest bid when close of bidding is called that shows a complete, legible last name and dollar amount will be declared the winner.
NEW in 2009 Close of Bidding: Bidding will end in 4 waves as follows:
Wave 1 — Pink Lot Cards — Items #Â 51 – 75 —- bidding ends atÂ [1:45] p.m.
Wave 2 — Yellow Lot Cards — Items #Â 76 – 100 — bidding ends at [2:00] p.m.
Wave 3 — Blue Lot Cards — Items #Â 26 – 50 — bidding ends atÂ [2:15] p.m.
Wave 4 — White Lot Cards — Items #Â 1 – 25 — bidding ends at [2:30] p.m.
When a wave is about to close, Dream Team Auction staff members will be stationed in front of the auction tables with the bid sheets. Please be sure that you are bidding on the correct item! During final bidding, you must finish placing your bid within 10 seconds of holding the pen. A bid must contain a fully printed legible last name and a dollar amount when time is called to be accepted. Dream Team staff reserve the right to nullify any bid deemed placed in an unfair or improper manner, based on these rules and our judgement, and all decisions are final.
Please remember, this is a charity auction and the goal is to raise money to help seriously ill children. Please conduct all bidding in a fair, respectful and proper manner.
Highest Bidders, Payment, and Pick Up: The list of highest bidders will be posted in the convention center lobby after [3:30] p.m. Payments for lots will be taken in the lobby until [6:00] p.m. Cash, credit cards via Firstgiving.com, or PayPal will be accepted for payment. After paying for your lots, you may pick up your items at the auction tables any time before [6:15] p.m. by showing your receipt to the auction staff at the tables.