I love an auction, be it silent, F2F onsite or online. And the recent fund raiser for Sisters of the Road was no exception.
I like auctions for a purpose more than just those for buying stuff because then I can feel good about spending money.
I start out with an idea of how much I want to give and place my opening bids. Then I wait to see where I am outbid and where not. When I am outbid I have to think about how much I want the item. Sometimes I really really do, so I bid back. Sometimes I was rather lukewarm, so I let it go and either save to bid up on some other item or add a couple opening bids.
This time I had to let a couple ticket offers that I really liked go by. They just got too high. But then that is another way to feel good even about losing. The organization gets so much more because I tried a couple times to get an item, this time tickets.
But what you see here are the four things I managed to stay first on. Maybe next year I’ll get one of those tickets.
It is an annual event–maybe you can try next year. There are plenty of items that can be shipped as well as events and services that are donated by Portland businesses.