The Open bid option is a more traditional silent auction system and allows your guests to compete openly against one another for the auction lots.  The original Open bid system featured a list in front of each item for the bidders to place their bids, returning as often as they like to increase their bids.  Using this old fashioned method can be disruptive to any entertainment or other activities which requires the attention of your guests.  Bidders can bid multiple times on the same item before the final price is determined at a set time. The total that the item sells for is dictated by how much the other bidders have pushed the price up.

We offer a complete fundraising consultation and Auction service and will happily meet with you to advise on which system will work best at your event based on our experience.