Night of Schedule

Remote Bidding

Mobile Bidding for the silent auction will open on Thursday, February 14th.

Instructions on how to be a remote bidder are below. **Please note that remote bidders will be billed any shipping costs incurred. You don't want to miss out on this year's items!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How do I place a bid via text?
            There are two ways to place a bid through text:

1.) Text ‘bfk2020’ to 843.606.5995 to join your event. Send a text with the silent auction item’s unique number to the bidr number. You will get a reply text immediately confirming the items and requesting how much you would like to bid. Replay with the amount rounded to the dollar. ($100)

 

2.) When you have been outbid, you will receive a notification stating so. When this  happens, respond with the item id in the text that you were outbid on. A second notification confirming the item and requesting a bid amount will respond. Sending the amount you wish to bid will bid on the item hopefully making you the highest bidder.

Q: How do I place a bid via the mobile website?
         On the mobile site, view items and find the item you wish to bid on. Swipe where it           says to bid. Enter the amount you want to bid.

Q: How do I know if I currently have the highest bid on an item?
         After each bid, you will receive a text notification stating if you are the highest                   bidder and what the highest bid is.

        Example: “Congratulations! You are the highest bidder for the Motorcycle!”

Q: How do I know if I have been outbid?
         When someone outbids you, you will receive a text notification stating that you’ve             been outbid and on what item. This notification will as you if you want to increase             your bid and will have the item code that you will reply with to begin bidding on               that item.

         Example: “You were outbid on the Motorcycle! To increase your bid reply with                   item number 0111 or use Bidr Mobile (https://event.gives/bfk2020).”

Q: How do I know if I won an item?
         Once bidding closes for the night, each item you won will be sent in a separate text          notification stating the item you won and what the winning bid was. 

Q: My phone is sending me messages such as “The item ID you sent was incomplete, not recognized, or the item is closed for bidding.” What do I do?

Please check the item number you’re bidding on. This notification signifies the item you’re bidding on is not in the system. Each item start with “0” and is located on the website https://event.gives/bfk2020.

Q: The mobile website is asking me to create an account. What do I do?
         Text ‘bfk2020’ to 843.606.5995 to join your event
         Then you can visit https://event.gives/bfk2020, or click the link on your text                   message.

Q: Do I have to enter my credit card information?

To bid on items, you do need to enter your credit card information. 

Q: I think I entered the wrong bid. What do I do?

After every bid, you will receive a text notification informing you the amount you bid and the item. If this information is incorrect, you can text “delete bid” within 3 minutes to cancel the bid.