Thursday, May 6, 2010

How It Works

We'll clarify as questions arise, but for now, here's how the auctions will work:

ADDED: Comments are for BIDDING ONLY. Please post your bids in the comments sections.

1. Each item up for auction will post separately (ten to fifteen items every day).

2. You will have THREE DAYS to bid on items (well, until midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on third day). We will give a Twitter/Facebook/blog comment warning to let you know when items are about to close (Twitter accounts @veschwab; @MyraMcEntire; @AmandaKMorgan. When comments close, bidding is over. Highest bid/last commenter wins. Winners will need to email dtwtfn @ gmail dot com.

3. In the event a commenter does not claim their item, we will proceed to the next to the last commenter, and so on.

4. Money will be collected in a Pay Pal account and one lump sum will be donated to http://www.cfmt.org/floodrelief/ ...

5. We ask for payment within one week of the close of your auction. The money is desperately needed by victims in middle Tennessee, and we'd like to get it to them as soon as possible.

6. Your PayPal receipt should serve as your proof for tax deduction needs.

7. In the case of any items up for bid that involve critiques, ALL PAGES ARE TO BE DOUBLE SPACED WITH A TWELVE POINT TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT.

Again, we'll add more instructions as questions come up! Thank you so much!

26 comments:

  1. will bidders be notified via email, or just check on the blogs?

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  2. What Twitter account will you post the items-about-to-close warnings on?

    @ben__bradley (TWO underscores)

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  3. You will need to check the blog to see if you have won an item, and then we will put you in direct contact with the item holder.

    We will post about-to-close warnings on @veschwab @MyraMcEntire and @amandakmorgan

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  4. Do the items close at the same time of the day on the third day, or is it done individually (72 hours after each one was posted)?

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  5. If we win an agent critique, how soon must we cash in (so to say)?

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  6. Is the PP payment that auction winners send in actually going to a registered non-profit organization?

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  7. How is shipping costs handled and what about international shipping?

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  8. Can you bid on the same item if someone outbids you?

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  9. I am a library student and would like to give a new ARC of Brilliant by Rachel Vail...let me know. I have a few others as well. Not sure if I can donate because I am not the author.

    Jen Bigheart
    jenbigheart@yahoo.com

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  10. Question: If an item I want goes on the block today, that means it's a free-for-all for three full days? And at one time does the bidding close? Midnight? I'm not sure what time zone you are in... If it's a random closing time, I may not necessarily be on the computer, much less Twitter to see it's about to close. Help?

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  11. A quick question, if the item up for bid involves critiques, how long from the time bidding ends do you have to submit the pages? Thanks.

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  12. Hi! I found this site via Janet Reid - and I love the idea! Very nice:) But can international readers bid?

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  13. Does the bidding close at midnight central time? Eastern time? Pacific? Other? Can you clarify please?

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  14. Are winners donations tax deductable?

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  15. chloe neill sent me over...
    question---
    is it open to worldwide bidders?also who is responsable for shipping costs(i dont mind paying just as long as i know before i bid)
    cheers

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  16. If anyone is still wondering, auctions close at US Central time.

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  17. I imagine the person donating the item absorbs the shipping costs - unless it's overseas. I think every auction closes at midnight CST.

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