How it Works

SPECIAL NOTES:
1. *BID EXTENSION RULES ARE IN EFFECT. IF A BID IS MADE WITHIN 30 SECONDS OF CLOSING, THE BID PERIOD IS EXTENDED 2 MINUTES.

Bidding

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  • Please add auctioneer@benefitevents.com to your list of permitted email contacts (white list) so that you receive outbid notification.
  • Once you are registered you will receive email updates about the auction, including last minute items.
You must REGISTER to bid on items in the online auction. To register, simply follow the navigation links to "Register." After registering, you will receive a BIDDER ID # via email and text (if you entered a mobile number). This number is linked to your e-mail address.
Bid on any item by clicking its catalog image. The bid window for that item will open.
With the Bid Window open, you can place your bid by clicking the BID button according to the options below. If you have not already logged in, you will be asked to enter your Bidder ID# and your email. Enter your e-mail address and your Bidder Id# as indicated and click Log-In. Be sure you always use the same e-mail address. If you enter incorrect information, your bid will not be accepted and you must repeat the log-in. If you are not registered please use the Registration link to do so.

YOU HAVE 3 BIDDING OPTIONS:

**When placing a bid do not use any punctuation: i.e. $2,000.00 is written 2000.

(a) NEXT BID: You can bid the amount already in the NEXT BID field, or you can enter a greater amount of your choosing (in round numbers please!). Click BID to submit your bid for this amount.

(b) AUTO-BID: Enter the "maximum amount" you are prepared to bid on an item, check the AUTO-BID box, then click BID (Please enter AUTO-BIDS in multiples of 10!). The Auction program will now automatically manage this bid for you. It will bid the next BID INCREMENT on your behalf against all other bidders up to the maximum amount of your AUTO-BID and no further. Please note that you can place an AUTO-BID when you are already the high bidder, without increasing your current high bid. As indicated above, your Auto-Bid will automatically become an Absentee Bid to be executed at the conclusion of final bidding that ends at 8:30PM at Chesterfield Gallery.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLACE YOUR BIDS AS AUTO-BIDS, SIT BACK, RELAX AND LET THE AUCTION PROGRAM BID ON YOUR BEHALF.

(c)BUY NOW BID: Become the winning bidder immediately! All items have a Buy Now price. If you bid an amount equal to (or above... encouraged!) the Buy Now price, you will stop the bidding and win that item right away at the amount you bid.

When you have finished bidding, close the Bid Window. You can now bid on another Catalog item.

MORE TIPS:

MY ITEMS: The My Items page allows you to view all the items you wish to follow and/or bid on. Every item you bid on is automatically added to your My Items page. To add an item that you have not yet bid on, click on the ADD TO MY ITEMS button in the bid window for that item. If you are not logged in or are not a registered bidder, you will be required to put in your e-mail address. There is a link to the My Items page on the top of all catalog pages.

BID HISTORY - The Bid History for each item is linked to the Current High Bid value in the Bid Window. Clicking on the Current High Bid value will show you the prior bidding on the item.

NOTIFICATION BY E-MAIL - You will automatically be notified by e-mail and text if you have been outbid. The e-mail will be sent to the address you registered with. The e-mail will contain a hyperlink directly to your My Items page. Should you wish to bid again on the item, just click on that hyperlink.