Once you are registered, in order to place a bid, click the BID NOW button below the item of your choice. This will take you to a new screen. From here you will have two options. You can either outbid the previous bidder (a), or buy the item outright at the listed price (b).
a) Outbidding the previous bidder: Choose this option if you wish to bid more than the last bid and be in the lead for this item.
The Current Bid displayed shows the latest bid someone has placed on the item.
The dollar amount displayed below Current Bid shows the amount of the next bidding increment for the item. You are welcome to simply bid the amount displayed by clicking BID. If you wish to bid more than the amount displayed, use the arrows to increase the amount of your bid, then click BID.
You will receive the following message at the bottom of your screen following your successful bid: Successfully placed a bid for “Item”!
b) Buying the item outright: Choose this option if you’d like to buy the item outright at the “Buy it Now” price as shown.
From the main page, click the BID NOW button below the item of your choice.
Click BUY NOW FOR $ [Prices listed may vary]. This will take you to a new page to complete your purchase.
You will be able to view your cart at the top right hand corner of the screen for the item(s) you are buying now.
You will only be charged for the items you are buying now, and not for items that you have simply bid on.
Terms and Conditions
- By participating in this silent auction, each bidder agrees to the Silent Auction Rules.
- The auction will be live from November 16th at 9AM and will close on November 30 at 11:59PM.
- Carousel Players reserves the right to add or remove items without notice to or from the silent auction.
- Carousel Players is a registered charity #118839489
How to Bid
- BEFORE placing a bid, you must register for an account. Please click HERE to register.
- Each item has a minimum bid displayed. You cannot bid lower than the minimum bid.
- When bids are placed on an item, the bid will increase by a predetermined dollar amount. These increments depend on the value of each item and range from $5 to $10. They pre-populate as the bidding continues on an item, though you are able to bid higher than the suggested increments.
- In the event that you are outbid, you will receive a notice via email and will be able to place a new bid until the auction closes.
- While you are bidding, you will not be asked to give payment information.
Buy It Now Option
- If there is an item you really like or want, we strongly recommend using the Buy it Now feature to guarantee that prize. If not, be sure to check the site regularly for updates on that item. You will be notified by email if and when you have been outbid.
- If you choose the Buy It Now feature, you will be taken to a separate screen to complete your purchase in real-time.
- At the end of the auction, the bidder with the highest bid will be the recipient of that item. In the event of a dispute, Carousel Players will act as the final arbiter.
- Once the auction is closed, Carousel Players will contact the highest bidders and arrange for payment.
- If payment in full cannot be made for that item within one week, the next highest bidder will be contacted.
- If the item is left unclaimed for one week, Carousel Players will contact the next highest bidder to claim that prize.
- We accept the following forms of payment: Credit Card and PayPal. You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made via the Site. You further agree to promptly update account and payment information, including email address, payment method, and payment card expiration date, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. All payments shall be in Canadian dollars.
- You agree to pay all charges at the prices then in effect for your purchases and any applicable shipping fees, and you authorize us to charge your chosen payment provider for any such amounts upon placing your order.
- We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes in pricing, even if we have already requested or received payment.
Prize Delivery & Shipping
- If you reside in the Niagara Region, a safely distanced pick up or drop off can be arranged.
- If you reside outside of the Niagara Region and require the item to be mailed to you, there may be a shipping fee associated with your item based on size and weight.
- Carousel Players does not provide any guarantees or warranties on silent auction items. All items come “as is”.
- All auction items are final sale. No exchanges or refunds will be provided.