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!!mod note!! HOW TO BID

It's easy! There are two ways to bid.

Buy It Now. Some auctions list a "Buy It Now" price. If you are the first bid and you put "Buy It Now" in your subject line, you can purchase the item at the "Buy It Now" price. But be warned: Just like eBay, "Buy It Now" only applies if no one else has bid on the item. Once someone has used the "buy it now" option, no one else may bid on the same item.

Good old-fashioned bidding.Bidding is in US dollars unless you specifically note otherwise.

Alas, we are not as cool as eBay and cannot track bids for you. But don't despair! You can do one of two things: Bid what you really, truly believe in your heart to be your maximum, or use the stalker pin. What's the stalker pin, you ask? It's the "Track" option, which is a little thumbtack in the visual menus at the top of an entry. Once you click on that option, you'll see a menu. Click on "notify me when someone comments."

From there, you can choose to be emailed or otherwise notified when someone else comments (bids) on an entry.

For everyone's convenience, try to keep all bidding in one thread as much as possible-- with each bid 'topping' the one that came before. This will also make it easier to keep track of bids.

Bidding ends at midnight on March 1, 2010 at 12:01 am Pacific Time. At that time, please stop bidding! As there are only two mods and a ton of auctions, we're counting on you guys to follow the rules and, as Bill and Ted would say, be excellent to one another.

So I've won! What do I do next?

Get in touch with your seller, and work out the best way to verify payment. A screencap or forward of an electronic receipt usually works best, but whatever you and your seller work out together is fine.

Unless otherwise indicated or negotiated, the seller will pay for shipping, so the buyer doesn't have to deal with two different places to send cash.

The buyer, when the donation is made, will put their confirmation in my post here, so I can keep track of totals.

Any other questions? Ask them here!

An additional consideration: If you are bidding on food, you should probably be in the same country as the person offering it, or very aware of customs rules regarding food shipments to your country/area.

Thanks to lady_ganesh from whom I stole this post wholesale.

Auction rules here. Note that Buy It Now only applies if no other bids are made. Questions? Contact a mod (see sidebar).


Comments

( 4 bids/comments — Bid or comment )
oracne
Mar. 2nd, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
$75 paid by kylecassidy for pirate tuckerization.
eegatland
Mar. 5th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
$50 paid by cyphomandra for autographed copies of The Winter Prince, A Coalition of Lions, and The Sunbird

$30 paid by an anonymous bidder (details available on request!) for an autographed copy of The Winter Prince

Also the anonymous winner requests that a mod please delete her email address here:

http://community.livejournal.com/helptheproject/8408.html?thread=84184#t84184

(it looks like I could do it myself, but I hesitate to delete the winning bid without mod approval!)


rachelmanija
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Done!
fish_echo
Mar. 7th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
I am the offerer and I'm responding for my two offers.

At http://community.livejournal.com/helptheproject/12682.html?thread=110730#t110730 idhren24 confirmed a bid of $27 for postcards for a year.

At http://community.livejournal.com/helptheproject/12948.html?thread=124052#t124052 I confirmed that I received an email receipt from eileenlufkin confirming a bid of $30 for a box of things from where I live.
( 4 bids/comments — Bid or comment )

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