# Glossary (updated)

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# A

# Anti-Sniping

ANTI-SNIPING

The term Anti-Sniping (see Bid Extension) is used to describe the measures employed to address bidding practices where a bidder tries to win an item at the last second by placing a bid as late as possible before the online bidding ends. This is often just before the bidding end time with the idea of not giving other bidders time to place a higher bid.

Bid Extension For Bidders

# B

# Biddable Items

BIDDABLE ITEMS

These are Item Types participants can place bids for.

Item Type Common Usage
Online Items Primarily "online", or electronically, taken bids where bidding automatically closes at the end of the Online Bidding Time set for these items.
Silent Items "Final bids" are generally taken from "paper" bid sheets but can be bid online "pre-event" although these items will not automatically close by default.
Live Items In most cases, these are items auctioned at an "in-person" event with bidding led by an auctioneer, emcee, or similar "host" at the actual event venue where their "Final Bids" will be recorded.
What Are Biddable Items?

# Bid Extension

BID EXTENSION

The phrase Bid Extension (aka Anti-Sniping or Soft Close) is meant to describe the measures used to address bidding practices where a bidder tries to win an item at the last second by placing a bid as late as possible before the online bidding ends. This is often just before the bidding end time with the idea of not giving other bidders time to place a higher bid.

Bid Extension For Bidders

# Buy It Now Only

BUY IT NOW ONLY

If an item is a Buy-It-Now Only item, clicking the "Buy Now" button will add it immediately to the bidder's account (not their shopping cart) and the item will be reserved -- just like winning an auction item. The bidder cannot cancel this "purchase" and it will be immediately visible in the auction dashboards.

Buy It Now Only Items

# D

# Dessert Dash

DESSERT DASH

A "Dessert Dash" is an in-person event fun way to help increase your fundraiser income. You will need a table full of desserts (one for each table of guests). The desserts are displayed for your guests to choose from; and, at the guest tables, each guest writes down the amount they want to contribute to the collective table bid. The table with the greatest bid wins first choice. The next highest table bid would chose second and so on.

Online Dessert Dash

# F

# For Sale Items

FOR SALE ITEMS

A For Sale Item will immediately appear in the purchaser's "shopping cart" although the purchaser will not have bought the item until they checkout -- there is no quantity reserved. The purchaser could get a 'sold out' message on checkout. The purchaser can also choose not to complete checkout (i.e.: remove the item from their cart). You will not know about these "sales" until they are paid for -- there will be no record on the dashboard until that point.

For Sale Items

# O

# Online Pre-Bidding

ONLINE PRE-BIDDING

What Is Online Pre-Bidding?

Online Pre-Bidding is something used with Silent Item and Live Item types. It often helps generate a higher Starting Bid and more interest in these items leading up to an in-person event where the items will have their Final Bids recorded.

The general idea is these "biddable" items, which generally have their final bids placed at an in-person event, are available to be previewed online before the event starts. The "pre-bidding" part allows bidders to place bids for these items before the event; and, the respective highest bids would be considered the Starting Bids of these items at the in-person event and if the item's online bidding end time has passed.

The Online Bidding End Time would be taken from the default auction online bidding end time or from the item's Override Online Bidding End Time.

What Is Online Pre-Bidding?

# P

# Proxy Bidding

PROXY BIDDING

A feature set in Auctria allowing a bidder to set a maximum amount they are willing to pay for an Online only item and then allow the computer system to bid for them until someone places a higher bid than their maximum amount.

Proxy Bidding

# Q

# QR Code

QR CODE

QR (Quick Response) Codes can be read and understood by mobile devices through the digital camera in the device. In Auctria, QR Codes are often used to share information for the event such as the auction website address, bidder access, item information, etc.

Website QR Code Bidder QR Code Item Information

# R

# Raffle Tickets

RAFFLE TICKETS

Raffle Tickets are created as For Sale items and only provide the means to sell "lots" that represent "raffle tickets". Auctria has no means to generate a random number or select a random winning ticket.

How To Add Raffle Tickets

# T

# Tickets

TICKETS

Auctria Tickets are an item only to be used for event admissions or other similar gate-keeping measures such as limiting bidding to ticket holders only. Auctria Tickets should not be used for other kinds of "tickets", such as raffle tickets, drink tickets, etc.

Tickets

Last Revised: 2021-11-04
Last Updated: 11/4/2021, 5:10:40 PM