Click & Bid Online Auction – April 15-23

April 9, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Click & BidThe Click & Bid Online Auction hosted by Madison.com runs April 15-23, 2012.

Hundreds of auction items such as jewelry, gift cards, electronics, dining, and travel will be up for auction–all from trusted local businesses.

Within the auction site, you can search for certain items or view everything available. Each item includes a picture, where the item is from, and its value. If you find something you want to bid on, simply register as a bidder and start bidding once it opens. You can also indicate a secret maximum bid for an item and the Bidder Trust Committee will act on your behalf. Only you and the Bidder Trust Committee will know your maximum secret bid.

You can find all of the details and rules on the Click & Bid site. The auction catalog will be included in the Sunday, April 15, 2012, edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.

After having used eBay, I suggest waiting to place a bid until the end of the auction is near. If you bid too early, you’re just raising the price of the item or service.

Do your research and track the items you’re interested in. Once it gets closer to the end of the auction, start your bidding. It also helps to know how high you’re willing to bid before you start!

Click & Bid – Online Auction

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Image: Click-and-BidNow through April 18, 2011 Madison.com is hosting an online auction called, “Click & Bid.” You can access the online auction from the madison.com home page (the Click & Bid icon is in the upper-right-hand corner). All items and services in the auction are from trusted local businesses who are customers of Capital Newspapers.

Within the auction site, you can search for certain items or view everything that is up for auction. Each item includes a picture, where the item is from, and its value. If you find something you want to bid on, simply register as a bidder and start bidding. You can also indicate a secret maximum bid for an item and the Bidder Trust Committee will act on your behalf. Only you and the Bidder Trust Committee will know your maximum secret bid.

If someone places a bid on your item and his bid is less than your maximum secret amount, the Trust Committee will automatically increase your bid by $10 increments (if the item is valued over $100 and less than $10, 000). If the item is valued under $100, your bid is increased in increments of $1. If the item is valued over $10,000, the Trust Committee will increase your bid in increments of $100. This automatic bidding will occur until you are either leading the bids or you’ve reached your maximum secret bid.

You can find all of the details and rules on the Click & Bid site. There was an auction catalog in the Sunday, April 10, 2011 edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.

After having used eBay, I suggest waiting to place a bid until the end of the auction is near. If you start bidding now, all you’re doing is increasing the price of the item. Do your research and track the items you’re interested in. Once it gets closer to the end of the auction, go ahead and start bidding.

Let us know if you participate in this auction and how it goes!