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Online Auction Preview is April 10 through April 16
LIVE Online Auction is April 17 at 8:00 am through April 23 at 5:00 pm

Welcome and thank you for participating in the Chelsea Education Foundation 2023 Online Auction and for  supporting teacher grants in the Chelsea School District! There are a lot of great items to bid on, plus three Fund a Cause items for direct purchase. All proceeds will benefit CSD Teachers through grants awarded by CEF. For those who prefer to donate directly to CEF, there is also a "Donate" button on the top right of the auction homepage.

Below are some simple instructions and tips that you might find helpful:

  • Auction Preview – Click here to preview auction items from April 10 – 16, 2023

  • Create an account – Before bidding begins on Monday, April 17, create a 32Auctions account. You must have a 32Auctions account in order to place a bid.

    • Once you create an account, you will receive the following notifications:

      • Before Online Bidding:

        • Auction Starting Notification (24-hour notice)

      • During Online Bidding:

        • Bid Confirmations

        • Outbid Notifications (email and optionally text)

        • Auction Item Changed (items with bids)

        • Watchlist Notifications (participants choose)

        • Auction Ending Changed (date and/or time)

        • Auction Ending Notification (24-hour notice)

      • When Online Bidding Ends:

        • Winning Bidder Notifications

  • Placing a Bid – There are a few different ways to place a bid. Each item has a bidding history, where each bidder's number will appear.

    • Exact bid – This is a one time bid - To enter an exact bid, enter your bid amount, click the Exact Bid button, and then submit your bid.

    • Proxy bid – A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you're willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price. The system will bid for you, up to your maximum proxy bid amount, as additional bids are entered on the item. To enter a proxy bid, enter your maximum bid amount, click the Proxy Bid button, and then submit your bid. Click here for more information placing a bid.

    • Buy it Now – There are a few items that will allow you to directly purchase the item for a "Buy it Now" price. 

      • One item: If there is only one item available, once you click the "Buy Now" button, future bidding will be suspended on that item. 

      • Multiple items: If there are multiples of the item available, you will be able to select how many you would like to purchase. These items will be available until the entire quantity has been purchased.

  • Bidding Alerts:

    • To be notified of all bidding activity on an item, add the item to your Watchlist by clicking the heart on the item so it turns pink. You can view the items which are in your Watchlist by clicking the heart button on the auction bar (next to the Search box). These notifications will be sent via email

    • Opting in to receive outbid text notifications – To opt in to receive outbid text notifications, click the Edit Account button on the My Account page, enter your mobile phone number, and check the box next to "Send me outbid text notifications". You'll be all set once you enter the verification code we text to your phone number.

  • Payment for Items won – The auction is scheduled to end on Sunday, April 23 at 5:00pm. Winning bidders will be sent an email notification with a link to their invoice page where they can submit payment. Invoices display: the items won, the winning bid amounts, the total amount due, and a payment button.

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