Connections and Pathways through the Past
2018 OAS Symposium - Chatham-Kent - SILENT AUCTION
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New for 2018 - Proxy BiddingWhat is Proxy Bidding?
Proxy bidding, sometimes called absentee or automatic bidding, is a method for bidding in an in-person or online auction. The way it works is the person who wants to bid on an item decides a maximum amount that they are willing to pay for it in advance, and tells this amount to the auction holder. As other bids are made, the auction holder automatically increases the person's bid by pre-specified increments until their maximum amount is reached. If the bidder is monitoring the auction, at this point they can give up or choose to increase their bid. The reason people do this is so that they don't have to continually monitor an auction to win an item, and so they can more easily bid on several items at once.
Donate to the Silent Auction
Donate a gift to be used in our popular Silent Auction such as books, jewelry, works of art, crafts, gift certificates from quality stores or restaurants, travel vouchers, and promotional items. Archaeologists appreciate many other products such as: all-weather gear, work boots, work gloves and hats, tarps, trowels, buckets, measuring tapes, line levels, mallets, spikes, camping equipment, and items of hardware. Please contact Shari Prowse (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to donate to the Silent Auction.
The Silent Auction will be held on Saturday November 10, at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Center, 565 Richmond Street.