November 5 – 16, 2022
Preview November 4, 2022
Go to www.mainemusicsociety.org and click on the auction logo to access the bidding site. You can look at the items that are available without logging-in; however, you must open an account in order to bid. If you already have an account that you used last year or for another auction, such as the Auburn Public Library, you can simply login using that email and password. If not,
Open an account by entering your name, the email address that you want to use as a contact address and a password that you will remember. You also need a public Bidder Name which will be attached to your bids and displayed in the bid history. This name must be unique within 32auctions, so you may need to modify your choice until the system accepts one. You may also select to receive email notices or text notices of your bidding status.
Find items available by scrolling down and selecting a featured item or View All Items. You can use the icons and fields at the top of the screen to quickly return to the home screen, see items on your watch list, see items you have bid on, filter items by category or search for items containing a word or phrase.
View an item by clicking on the item picture. There you will see the estimated value of the item, a description, the Starting or Current Bid, and the Minimum Bid Increment – the amount by which your bid must exceed the Current Bid – and a Buy Now Price if there is one for this item.
Make a bid by choosing one of three bid types:
An Exact Bid is a onetime bid at a given amount. If someone outbids you, you will need to come back to the bid site to make a higher bid.
A Proxy Bid allows for the system to automatically bid for you whenever you are not the high bidder. Each new bid is equal to the Current Bid + Minimum Bid Increment up to the limit you choose.
A Buy Now Bid allows you to stop further bidding and purchase the item at the indicated price.