Mobile Bidding - BCE Silent Auction
Our Silent Auction will use Online Mobile Bidding – allowing for a paperless bidding system. You will bid using your smartphone on silent auction items. Also, you can easily track items and packages by “following” their activity without having to continuously return to a table or bid sheet.
Mobile bidding in the BCE Silent Auction starts at 2:00pm and runs until 9:00pm. At 2:00 pm you'll receive a text message with your personal link to the BCE mobile bidding site. Simply click this link to start bidding. There is no app to download. Once you click on your link, you'll be asked to confirm your name on the bidding website before placing your first bid. Please do not share your link with anyone else.
Once you arrive at the event, please check in at the registration table starting at 6pm.
Bring your fully charged internet-enabled phone to the event.
Once at the Hyatt, log in to the Wi-Fi network using the wireless network "bcegala2017"
If you did not receive a text, please let the Registration team know so that you can get technical assistance. If you don't have a smart phone, see one of our Mobile Bidding Helpers and they will assist with placing your bid using a tablet.
Find an Item to Bid On
There are two ways to find items:
Search: Search for a specific item by entering a keyword or item number
List View: View a list of auction item categories. Select any category to see a list of items within that category.
To bid, click on the item image. On the following screen, click "Quick Bid", "Bid" or "Watch"
Quick Bid places a bid in the next available bid amount
Bid allows you to select from various bid amounts. You can enter a bid amount that is higher than the next available increment, and the system will continue to bid for you until your max bid amount is reached.
Watch will place the item in your "My List" area on the home page for easy reference.
If you are outbid, you will receive a text asking whether you'd like to bid again. You can bid as many times as you'd like on a single item. For all biddable items, the guest with the highest bid at closing time wins!
Made a mistake? The mobile bidding interface does not allow bidders to remove bids. Please see the help desk at Registration for assistance.
Parties, Parties, Parties!
To purchase a spot at one of our fabulous parties, select the party and click on the "Buy" icon. Select the number of tickets you want to purchase and complete the sale. Parties are not biddable items. Once you purchase your spot, you are all set! No further action is required.
Tip: Want to know who else is going to that fabulous party? After clicking on the item image, scroll down and click on the arrow next to "Package History". A list of guest names will display.
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