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General Information And A Silent Auction Online

By Jill Faulkner

Silent auctions have been around for centuries and today have seen their way to the online arena. Great people throughout history have used the mechanisms of selling goods in this way to get them out of debt fashionably without others being aware of their dire circumstances. To this day silent auction online offers fund raisers an opportunity to expand on this concept in the online arena.

The word silent crept into the vocabularies when discussing events such as these as on the most part, these events would be organized to raise funds for the less fortunate. These include institutions for the blind, handicapped and many others who are less fortunate in providing a living for themselves. Be it as it may today as in days of old, an evening or afternoon social function would encompass this format of auctioning whereby guests would enjoy snacks of foods or even a fully course banquet whilst surveying a speculating on the many items up for sale.

How this would work in days of old is that various items would be placed on show in different locations in a home or function venue. This practice has dated back years where nobles would gather to meet socially and to socialize where food and drinks would be served. Paper would be provided for at each station where items were on display whereby bidders could see what other bids were made on an item.

In this way they could bid on the item and thereby increase their chances of winning their bid. This works well as a bidding format as one is able to make more than one bid as the bids are written down during the course of an afternoon or evening. In this way event organizers could more often than not expect higher bids as each bidder vied to purchase a particular item.

With technology as it is today, the offline world of bidding formats such as these have met up with the online technologies of the Internet and social media sites. This format is progressing as new ideas and concepts evolve in order to make this type of auctioning an exciting and user friendly one. Social media sites encompass an enormous market on the Internet and it is no wonder that fund raisers have turned to sites where people are chatting and instant messenging on a daily basis in order to incorporate these streams of consumer in their find raising quests.

One of the reasons why these types make use of the word silent is because those participating do not know who the funds are intended for matters of discretion. However by socializing these events participants can be assured they monies raised are intended for the beneficiaries they serve. Legalization of these events are mandatory.

History has truly met up with modern technologies. Fundraising has taken on new proportions. Bidders can be assured that their funds will go to worthy causes.

Silent auction online is fast becoming a means to raise funds. Beneficiaries may include a fund for autistic children, cancer patients or the blind. It is well worth the effort to participate as it offers a fun means in donating as well as winning on items well worth purchasing.

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Faulkner, Jill "General Information And A Silent Auction Online." General Information And A Silent Auction Online. 7 Apr. 2013. 21 Jul 2014 <>.

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