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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Out of Control Bidding

On Sunday I attended a brunch and silent auction for the Susan J. Koman Foundation. I went around putting in my bid on several articles.

On one collection of cookbooks, I saw that a friend was topping my bid each time I entered one. When the bidding reach $20, I decided to let her win. Wasn't I generous? I learned a few things through the years of attending silent auctions. Near the end of bidding, I went around and added my bid for the items I really wanted.

I didn't realize how many times I did that. I wound up winning 12 baskets. I won teapots, tea, lots of coffee, some mugs, some cookbooks and a set of six wine glasses with decanter. I was quite surprised when I opened the basket of wine glasses, I only expected two glasses. What a bonus. There was also a bonus on one of the coffee baskets - five cards for a complimentary 12 oz. beverage.

Unfortunately, I didn't win the grand prize which was a $500 gift certificate for a bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ. That would have been nice.

Oh well, as it was, I had to have several people move my baskets to the parking area so I could load the car. It's a good thing I have such a big car. I haven't gotten the final figure, but I'm sure they raised a lot of money. And, it's a good cause.

1 comment:

HMK said...

So, that's how it's done!
Thanks for the tips for next year's Auction!