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Toothpick

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We've had plenty of questions in the past about how the charity auction works. Below are some of the questions that have been asked more frequently. We hope that after reading this FAQ, you have a complete understanding of how the auctions operate. If you are still not clear on the proccess , PM a Moderator or Steward or post your question in this thread and we will answer it.


Q- What is an Auction?
A- In general an auction is a sale that has a fluid price, all parties present have an opportunity to purchase an item, whomever is willing to pay the most "Wins" the item.

Q- How is the B&B auction run?
A- Items will be posted in the Charity Fundraising forum as individual posts for each item or "lot" being auctioned.

Q- Where do the items in the auction come from?
A- Most of the items are donated by members and the team here at the B&B. Many of our paying B&B vendors also make a donation on a strictly voluntary basis.

Q- How do I donate an item for auction?
A- Please use this form to donate an item to be auctioned. http://badgerandblade.com/vb/forms.php?do=form&fid=9
  • If you are donating multiple items to be auctioned as separate lots please fill out a new form for each lot.
  • If you need assistance don't hesitate to PM a MOD or Steward.

Q- When is the deadline for donating items for auction?
A- There is no official deadline. However, if you are considering donating an item for auction please do so ASAP so that we can prepare your item for auction before the start of the auction.

Q- How do I bid on an item?
A- You place a reply in the thread for the item you wish to bid on, bidding is in a minimum of 5.00 increments.

Q- What would I say in the reply post?
A- you would simply post "My bid is xx.00 dollars"

Q- How will I know I won?
A- You will be the "high Bidder" at the end of the Auction.

Q- Who gets my donation?
A- The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.

Q- How do I pay for my item?
A- You will make payment to the National Breast Cancer Foundation directly for the item HERE

Q- What form of payment can I make?
A- Paypal, credit cards or a check are accepted for payment.

Q- Does B&B handle my donation in any way?
A- No, all donations are made directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.(NBCF) Via the fundraising page HERE
B&B has no access to any donated funds and receives no benefits from the auction in any way.

Q- Is the NBCF a "good" place to donate to? Does my money get used properly?
A- Here is a link for more information. http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8776 The NBCF is a 4 star rated charity and has the support of many foundations and major businesses.

Q- How much of my donation goes to the charity?
A- 100% of the monies donated goes directly from you to the NBCF.

Q- Will I get a receipt for my donation?
A- Yes, the NBCF will send you a receipt Via E-mail,the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.
  • No receipt will be given for donated auction items
  • The receipt for your winning bid donation will be from the NBCF via Stay Classy Productions and look like this:

Q- Will my employer match the donation for the NBCF?
A- Many employers do have a matching donations program. You should speak with your Human Resources manager or check your company's website for information on how to do this. Doubling your donation to fight cancer is a win-win for all of us.

Q- Who will ship me my item?
A- Whomever donated the item will ship it to you directly. Any customs duties owed will be recipients responsibility.

Q- Does B&B guarantee delivery of my won item?
A- While B&B cannot guarantee delivery of items donated by third parties, we would of course attempt to contact the person or vendor on your behalf should there be a problem.

Pop Up Sales


Q- What is a Popup sale? Are the Popups an auction?
A- A Popup sale is an item that will be available for a fixed price. When that price is bid the item is sold.

Q-Will these Popups be in the Sue Moore fundraising forum?
A You may find them anywhere on B&B, keep your eyes peeled.

Q- Can I place a bid lower than the sold price?
A- Yes you can, if no one Bids the asking price you will win the auction at the end of the fundraiser with the regular auctions.

Donation Form Example


This is what the form will look like, when it arrives on the Auctioneer's desk. All you need to worry about, is the item description, picture, and any additional notes. The additional notes area is a good spot to include whether you would ship outside your country or not!


Username: fordfather
Email Address: [email protected]
Item(s) for Donation: lunch with FatElvis(you can enter as much information as you like. The Auctioneer will tailor the description to fit the Auction thread parameters)
Auction Description: I will donate 2 hours of time with his Holiness, FatElvis, for the purposes of repast and conversation (again, any additional info is welcomed)
Item Picture(s) URL: http://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/media/55298/full (we'll need a picture!)
Additional Notes: Thank you, thank you very much (a great place to let us know how you'll be shipping the item to the winner)

For Administrative Purposes

Auction Number:
Winning Bid:
Winner:
Contacted?
Payment Verified?
Address Forwarded to Donor?
Item Shipped?
Item Received?
 
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[MENTION=103846]KeenDogg[/MENTION]

This is what the form will look like, when it arrives on the Auctioneer's desk. All you need to worry about, is the item description, picture, and any additional notes. The additional notes area is a good spot to include whether you would ship outside your country or not!


Username: fordfather
Email Address: [email protected]
Item(s) for Donation: lunch with FatElvis(you can enter as much information as you like. The Auctioneer will tailor the description to fit the Auction thread parameters)
Auction Description: I will donate 2 hours of time with his Holiness, FatElvis, for the purposes of repast and conversation (again, any additional info is welcomed)
Item Picture(s) URL: http://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/media/55298/full (we'll need a picture!)
Additional Notes: Thank you, thank you very much (a great place to let us know how you'll be shipping the item to the winner)

For Administrative Purposes

Auction Number:
Winning Bid:
Winner:
Contacted?
Payment Verified?
Address Forwarded to Donor?
Item Shipped?
Item Received?
 
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KeenDogg

Slays On Fleek - For Rizz
[MENTION=103846]KeenDogg[/MENTION]

This is what the form will look like, when it arrives on the Auctioneer's desk. All you need to worry about, is the item description, picture, and any additional notes. The additional notes area is a good spot to include whether you would ship outside your country or not!


Username: fordfather
Email Address: [email protected]
Item(s) for Donation: lunch with FatElvis(you can enter as much information as you like. The Auctioneer will tailor the description to fit the Auction thread parameters)
Auction Description: I will donate 2 hours of time with his Holiness, FatElvis, for the purposes of repast and conversation (again, any additional info is welcomed)
Item Picture(s) URL: http://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/media/55298/full (we'll need a picture!)
Additional Notes: Thank you, thank you very much (a great place to let us know how you'll be shipping the item to the winner)

For Administrative Purposes

Auction Number:
Winning Bid:
Winner:
Contacted?
Payment Verified?
Address Forwarded to Donor?
Item Shipped?
Item Received?
Thanks Dane! I don't know how I missed this post!

Adam
 
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HELP..

Trying to make a donation and getting this message...

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The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 2 characters.
 

Toothpick

Needs milk and a bidet!
HELP..

Trying to make a donation and getting this message...

vBulletin Message
The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 2 characters.

If you are trying to copy/paste it won't work.

Shoot me a PM if you have further troubles and we can work it
 
I'll try it again tomorrow when I fresher.. it's about 2300 here and I'm bushed...

Sad, though, since copy and paste are my two best friends.... :001_smile

If I fail tomorrow, I'll PM you if I see you on the board.

Thanks
 
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