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How to Win Your Wishlist in the Spring Auction

How to Win Your Wishlist in the Spring Auction How to Win Your Wishlist in the Spring Auction
The BarterPay It Forward 2022 Spring Auction is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for May 9-12, and read on for some insider tips to help improve your chances of winning those special items on your wishlist!
Keep tabs on the items that you're interested in with a WatchList 
Before the auction even begins, get your watchlist set up so you can be notified by all bidding activity on an item! To add an item to your Watchlist, navigate to the item and click the heart icon in the upper corner so that it turns red/pink. You can see all of the items that are on your Watchlist by clicking the heart button on the auction bar (next to the Search box). 
Try setting a proxy bid and walking away:
Members who can't attend the final moments of the auction can increase their chances of winning by submitting a proxy bid. A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you're willing to spend to win 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. This is a great option if you don't expect to have a good wifi connection and/or cell service in the final moments of the auction. Ties are also broken by the first proxy bid. 
Search for items in your area to save on shipping costs: 
Although most items can be shipped, you can also bid for items specifically in your region, and often save on shipping costs by picking up these items locally from the BarterPay Niagara office.
Some extra info about the auction and the platform it's hosted on: 
All bids are in Barter Credits & all sales are final! Normally, a "BP" is used to indicate the method of payment, but the platform it's currently hosted on doesn't give that option. A minimum of 10% of all sales will be donated back to the Barter Pay it Forward Foundation by the individual or business putting the item up in the auction. Whether GST/PST/HST will be charged (in BP) over and above the auction bid amount will be noted on each item as applicable.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions as they will be happy to help guide you through the auction process. Happy bidding! 

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