FAQs – Online Silent Auction
How do I place a bid on the web site?
- Review the 18 items.
- Click on the picture of any items of interest to see a larger view and read more information.
- Place your bid! Simply provide your name, email address and bid amount.
- Keep on bidding! You will be emailed when additional bids are made on the same item (unless you choose otherwise).
How much should I bid?
There is a starting bid for each item, somewhat equivalent to the wholesale price. As people bid, you must bid an amount higher than the last bidder. You will be notified by email when additional bids are made on the same item (unless you choose otherwise).
When does the auction end?
The auction ends August 31 at 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time).
What is the purpose of the auction?
This is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards the rebuilding of the Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram. Local artists and craftspersons generously donated their artwork to make this possible.
Can I tell my friends and family about the auction? Can I put the web page link on Facebook?
Yes, please do: yasodhara.org/auction. The funds we raise are helping us rebuild our Temple of Divine Light.
I am the highest bidder. What do I do?!
Congratulations! If you are the highest bidder on August 31 at 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) you are the winner! You will be notified by the Ashram to arrange payment as well as pickup or shipping.
How can I obtain a shipping quote?
You can email the ashram regarding shipping options: email@example.com.
Can I pick up my purchase at the Ashram?
Yes! Pick-up can be arranged at the Ashram once the auction has closed on August 31.
What types of payment are accepted at the Ashram?
The Ashram accepts cash, cheque, debit and credit.
Where can I find out the auction results?
The auction ends August 31 at 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time). The last three bids on each item are displayed on that item’s web page. The highest bidder will be notified by the Ashram.
Will we be told how much was raised through this online auction to support the Temple Rebuild?
Yes. We will announce the total in our September e-newsletter and on Facebook. If you do not currently receive the newsletter, please sign up here.