How does it work?

Please read through the following steps: Register, Browse, Bid, and Checkout before entering the auction to browse and bid on our items! To learn more about Auction Definitions and Bidding Increments please scroll to the bottom of this page.
 

  Register

Before you can place a bid you will need to register or login. To create an account please click “Create Account” to get started. You will need to enter a user name, email address, and password. Once you are signed-in, you can place bids. Your account will track your active bids, items won, items lost, and watchlist!

  Browse

Explore our auction items by clicking “All Auction Items“. Use the category feature on the right to discover items donated by your favorite restaurants, shops, and artists. The auction is currently open for viewing. Bidding opens on Friday, August 14th at 9:00AM.

Bid

Enter any bid amount as long as it is greater than or equal to the Starting Bid or next bidding increment, then click “Custom Bid” to submit it. Once you place your bid, you will receive an email confirming your bid. You will also be notified by email when you are outbid. If you enter an amount that is greater than the Starting Bid or next bidding increment, this will be saved as your Max Bid. Proxy bidding will automatically submit a bid for you at the next bidding increment when you are outbid. Proxy bidding will not exceed your Max Bid amount.

Please consider the “Buy Now” option at $85 to fund meals for one resident for a month! It costs Burlington Dismas House $85 per month to provide food for one resident. All auction items valued at $50 or less have a “Buy Now” option. This allows you to buy the item immediately for the listed price without bidding. Once the item is added to your cart, you will have three hours to checkout via PayPal or pay by check. When payment is submitted, the item will be removed from the auction.

Checkout

Congratulations, you’ve won! After the auction, you will receive an email notification listing the items you have won. This notification will include a checkout link for you to purchase the items via PayPal or check. Once payment has been confirmed, we will mail you any Gift Cards, Tickets, Passes, Online Course information, or contact information to schedule a service that you’ve won. Due to COVID-19 and our programming schedule, we request that you pick-up larger items you have won on Monday, August 31st or Tuesday, September 1st between 1:00-5:00PM at our Buell Street location. If you need to arrange pick-up at a later date please contact Liv Townsend directly at liv@dismasofvt.org. When picking-up an item, you may also drop-off a check to complete payment at that time. The auction closes on Friday, August 28th at 6:00PM.

 

Auction Definitions

Starting Bid” – This is the reserve price. A bid greater than or equal to this amount must be entered for the bid to be accepted.
Current Bid” – This indicates the current winning bid amount.
Reserve price has not been met.” – This red message indicates that no one has placed a “Starting Bid” yet.
Reserve price has been met.” – This green message indicates that a “Starting Bid” has been placed and accepted.
Auto proxy bidding is enabled.” – You can enter a bid amount greater than the Starting Bid, Current Bid, or value of the item. This amount will be your “Max Bid”. If you are outbid, proxy bidding will automatically submit a bid for you at the next bidding increment. Proxy bidding will not place any bids for you above your “Max Bid”.
Buy Now” – This allows you to buy the item immediately for the listed price without bidding. You have three hours to checkout and pay for the item via PayPal. Once payment is confirmed, the item is removed from the auction.
Add to watchlist!” – Click this link to add the item to your watchlist in the account you created.
Remove from watchlist!” – Click this link to remove the item from your watchlist in the account you created.

 

Bidding Increments

This auction automatically uses the starting bids and bidding increments listed below.
If Starting Bid ranges from $15 to $40, bidding increment is $5
If Starting Bid is $50, bidding increment is $10
If Starting Bid is $75, biding increment is $15
If Starting Bid ranges from $100 to $250, bidding increment is $25
If Starting Bid is $500, bidding increment is $50