Our Silent Auction service can also be provided as a "stand alone" addition to your event. We have access to a huge range of authentic memorabilia and unique experiences which can give a boost to your fund raising activities. Contact us to see how we can help you at your event.
What is a Silent Auction
A Silent Auction is where guests bid for lots in secret on an auction sheet.
No-one else knows what someone has bid on or how much they have bid. Our Silent Auction runs seamlessly in the background of your event. Experience tells us that it doesn’t affect any raffle or live auction that you may already be running.
How We Can Help You?
We can bring along our complete Silent Auction service to your event.
Our team man and run it; there is no need for anyone from your organisation to be involved leaving you to concentrate your event.
What Happens Next...
We will liaise with you and make suggestions at to what items we will bring along. We have access to a vast amount of experiences, sporting, pop and TV memorabilia. We appreciate that you often get great items donated to you and are happy to include up to 4 of your items on the auction sheet and 100% of money taken comes back to you.
We will produce an auction sheet detailing all the lots up for grabs which can even bear your company or organisations logo if required.
At The Event...
We will arrive early to set up the display. We will just need somewhere to locate ourselves and again, we will discuss this with you in advance. Our experience tells us the more prominent the display and the more times the MC or host mentions the silent auction, the more bids are received.
Each table will have plenty of bid sheets which will details all the lots available and will clearly display the minimum bid which is the lowest we would accept. This covers our costs and is set as low as possible to maximise the charity donation. We like to add at least £10 to each minimum bid, a little more on higher priced items, so that if anything sells, the charity will always make some money.
Once the event gets underway, guests can enter their bids privately and hand them to a member of our team.
The highest bid received at the auction close, wins the item.
We will arrange payment with the winner on the night, we can accept cash or card payments, and they can take their items home with them.
After The Event...
We will work out the total sales and send you a full comprehensive list of everything that sold. Anything taken over the reserve price (minus the dreaded VAT) will be forwarded to you to add to any amounts you have raised for your cause.
This is usually done within 48 hours.
Quite simply - if items sell, you make some extra money for no extra effort. And if they don’t, then it doesn’t cost you a penny!
What some of our clients say about us...
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Auction and Raffle Prizes
We have access to a whole range of items can also help by supplying unique auction or raffle prizes. All items supplied by us have a sensible reserve on them which comes back to us and anything over the reserve is kept by you. We recommend that you set the reserve at least 15-20% above our cost to maximise profit coming back to your cause. This is totally risk free for you as if the item doesn’t sell, then you simply return it to us.