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From: kkoberle
Date: 01-28-2005, 07:20 AM (1 of 4)
What is the geneal opinion on pricing a donation for a silent auction? Do you think I should keep the price lower than what I would normally sell it for? I want my item to be bid on, is keeping the price lower part of my donation?
Would appreciate your imput.
User: kkoberle
Member since: 02-02-2000
Total posts: 218
From: MaryW
Date: 01-28-2005, 07:35 AM (2 of 4)
Hi Krystal. I would think you should put a good price on your donation. Let them know how much it is really worth. What is bid is another story but I would let them know it was a quality product. Just my opinion, I might be way off on this train of thought.
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User: MaryW
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From: dmoses
Date: 01-28-2005, 07:43 AM (3 of 4)
I think in an auction, it is the *value* of the item that you would be declaring. Then it is up to the bidders to put an actual price on it, based on how much they want it, and how much they are willing to spend(or 'donate' if it is a charity auction).
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
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From: plrlegal
Date: 01-28-2005, 11:44 AM (4 of 4)
Krystal we did a silent auction at the Ladies Conference at our church in November. Each person who donated put their own price on the items and most of them went for close to what the that had been posted originally. Don't short change your items, especially if it is a benefit and most people are willing to bid at least the asking price plus a little more if it is for charity.

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Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
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