On-line Silent Auction

This year we are having a virtual Theresa Tracy Trot which means we can’t have our usual silent auction, so we are going to have it on-line. Please visit the auction on Winning Cause to bid on several items. The link is: https://www.winningcause.org/theresatracytrot/. We appreciate your support in raising money for pancreatic cancer research. Together, we will find a cure.

You will need to set up an account in order to bid on items. Click Account to register or log in. You will need to register a credit card in order to bid on an item. This is the credit card that will be charged if you win the auction. In order to raise as much money possible for pancreatic cancer research, we are asking the winners to cover the cost of the auction. A 9% service gratuity will be added to the winning bid amount. Think of it like a mandatory gratuity at a restaurant when you go out to eat with a large group of people. Please consult with your tax professional as this service gratuity may qualify as a tax-deductible charitable contribution for you, and it enables the Theresa Tracy Trot to keep 100% of the auction proceeds for their pancreatic cancer research.

To learn more about an item, click on the picture of an item or on the Details button to see more information. There are multiple pictures to show all of the items in the basket, a description as well to state what is included and the donor of the item. To return back to the home page, click on the Trot logo.

There are a two bid options. 1) INSTANT BID: enter an instant Bid to instantly raise the bid to the exact amount entered. An instant bid is the opposite of a max Bid. Where a max bid raises the bid incrementally IF you have at least one bidder competing against you, the instant bid allows you to raise the leading bid to the amount you entered RIGHT NOW. 2) MAXIMUM BID: enter the maximum amount that you’re willing to pay, the system will incrementally bid against all counter bids up to your max bid amount, but only by the next minimum increment available. This allows you to set it and forget it! Each item will show the next minimum bid.

The auction is open for bids now. The auction will start to close at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 4. The end time could vary for each item. Starting at 7:00 PM on November 4, an item will remain open as long as there is active bidding. Once 3 minutes elapses after the last bid, the item will be closed. As long as bidding continues for a particular item, the auction for that item will remain open. This gives everyone a chance to get their last bid entered.

The auction items available for pick up at Eastside Centre on November 7 from 9 AM to 12 PM during packet pick up. If the winner is not able to come to packet pick up, arrangements can be made for the item to be delivered (within an hour of East Peoria) or picked up in East Peoria at a later date.

The auction is set up to pick items up only. However, if the winner will not be in the area to get the item, we can arrange shipping after the auction closes. The shipping charges will need to be paid by the winner.