Online Bidding Instructions

How Do I Place a Bid on an Online Auction Item?

  • Click the "Online Auction" category in the left menu bar
  • Click on the image or title of the item to view the details and bid box
  • Enter a value in the bid box which equals or exceeds the suggested next bid
  • Click "Submit Online Bid." If you have not already signed-in, you will be prompted for your last name and password.
You will then see your bid in the current bid box and a confirmation message that you are the top bidder. MaestroWeb will automatically update the current bid information and time remaining every minute.
Click back to home button, look again at your item and if you win the bidding, it should have SOLD written across the tile. You WON! and will be hearing from us at the end of the auction. 

How Can I Determine Whether I Still Have the Top Bid?

Please click the "My Bids" tab near the top right of the screen to display all your bids. If any of your bids are still the highest, they will be highlighted in red . You can also see a summary of the highest bid for each online auction item by selecting the " Top_Bids " report on the pulldown in the My Bids top tab. The same information shows in the " My Bids " tab under " My Account "
You'll also find a complete list of bids for a particular item by clicking the "Bid History" link adjacent to the "Number of Bids" heading on the corresponding Item Details page.

What is the "Buy Now" Link For?

The biddable auction items have a " Buy Now " link and corresponding premium purchase price in the bid box. If you click this " Buy Now " link, you'll immediately outbid everyone and the item will show in your " My Bids " tab under " My Account " (and on the " My Bids " tab in the upper banner) in red text showing it has been purchased at that price.

When is the Auction Finished?

The time remaining for any item is always displayed in the top right-hand corner of the corresponding bid box.

What Happens When the Auction is Finished?

When the bidding is finished, all purchased items will automatically indicate that they've been "SOLD". If you are the lucky top bidder for any item(s), you will receive an email confirmation with pick-up and payment instructions.

General Auction Notes:

Thank you for being part of this charity auction.  You will receive an Award Certificate for each item you purchase, plus a Statement showing all of your payments.  Rotary is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your payments are tax deductible as a charitable donation, to the limit provided by law.
  • Please pay attention to all conditions and expiration dates.  With the caveat that event dates may be postponed due to extenuating circumstances.
  • Each person assumes all risks and hazards related to the auction and items obtained at the auction and agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising there from all parties connected with the Auction.
  • Port Townsend Rotary Club has attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, but all items are offered “as is.”  The club neither warrants nor represents and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, authorship, provenance, or condition of the items. All purchases are final.  No certificates are redeemable for cash. 
  • All purchases are subject to a 5% administrative charge to partially offset third-party costs for the auction operation.
  • Port Townsend Rotary reserves the right to add or withdraw, without notice, items in the auction.