Auction Bidding, Rules and Regulations


We still have over 50 auction lots up to bid as part of our Last Chance Silent Auction! This auction will end Friday, June 14, at NOON and is open to all members of the Manhattan Beach community and beyond. Each lot also features a BUY NOW option if you want to make it yours now! All Rules and Regulations below from our original auction still applies. Item must be picked up by June 21. If you have any questions, please contact the MBEF office at 310-303-3342. Don’t forget to register for the Pickleball Tournament.


The Manhattan Wine Auction silent auction is online and open to all members of the Manhattan Beach community and beyond. All items have a description and lot number, and are available for bid via smartphone, tablet or computer. Each increase in bid must meet or exceed the minimum increment assigned to each item.

Once the Silent Auction opens on Wednesday, June 5th, you can begin bidding! Here's how:

  1. The Silent Auction homepage features over 400 lots. Browse them all or you can Sort by Bid Count or Price, or select Category and choose your favorite one to see only those lots – Kids & Family, Wine Experiences, Sports & Entertainment, Jewelry & Art, Home & Health, Entertainment, Dining, Travel, Fashion & Jewelry, Wine Old World and Wine New World. 
  2. Select Item to view the lot description.
  3. Select Amount – use the pre-populated minimum bid or enter a higher amount. Each increase in bid must meet or exceed the minimum increment assigned to each item. PRO TIP – Let the system bid for you. After you place your initial bid, you will have the option to Set Max Bid at an amount you wish, and if you are outbid, the system will bid on your behalf, but not surpass your max bid if it reaches that amount.  Set it and forget it!
  4. Click Place Bid! Then Confirm Bid to finalize!


The Silent Auction will open on Wednesday, June 5th and close at 8:45 pm on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at the conclusion of the Paddle Raise. All bidders, including those not attending the event in person, will receive a text message with two minutes notice. The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation has the right to adjust the Silent Auction close time based on the evening program, but will notify all bidders via text if there is a change. During the course of the evening, reminders will be send via text message leading up to the close of the Silent Auction.



Live Auction lots are open to bids from guests attending the Manhattan Wine Auction in person on Saturday, June 8th at the Manhattan Country Club. The Live Auction will take place during the evening program and is scheduled to start at 8:00p.m.

No bid shall be valid unless acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the case of two or more persons bidding simultaneously, the auctioneer will determine who made the final bid. The auctioneer will declare the lot “SOLD” and the highest acknowledged bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the lot and thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility thereof. The person making the final bid will immediately pay the full purchase price. All sales are final and there will be no exchange or refunds. Please read the auction item description carefully and note any restrictions. Should a dispute arise between bidders, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute, reoffer, resell or withdraw the lot in question. Seller’s sole responsibility for non-delivery she be limited to refund purchase price. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these conditions of purchase.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE MADE. All payments must be made by credit card (AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA) by the end of the event June 8, 2024. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these conditions of purchase. The seller does not warrant and expressly denies responsibility for, and in no event shall be responsible or liable for the accuracy of the description of the wines and other items offered, or the correctness of the catalog, including, but not limited to: the origin, rarity, age, rating, genuineness, quantity, aging potential, present and future quality or condition of the wines or other lots described. All statements by seller are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon by prospective purchasers as warranties or representation of fact.

All wine and other items are sold “AS IS.”

All trip, dining and activity packages are sold as described. Substitutions of destinations, itineraries, facilities, accommodations, dates or associated activities are not available through seller and requests for same will not be accepted.

Any trips or events comprising all or part of an auction lot shall, unless otherwise specified in the lot description, be subject to convenient scheduling by the lot donors and the successful bidder. Attention: Some trips and events are date specific and cannot be rescheduled.

Auction service items must be used prior to the expiration date listed on the certificate or, if no expiration date is explicitly stated, within one year of this auction, unless otherwise agreed to by the seller. Seller does not make any representation of warranty and is not responsible for the quality or usability of any items sold.

For federal income tax purposes, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is classified as a tax-exempt corporation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Bidders may be entitled to deduct a portion of their payments for auction lots as a charitable contribution. Each bidder should consult a tax advisor regarding the actual fair market value and the deductibility for state and federal income tax purposes. The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation will provide documentation as required by law following the auction.

All auction items will be charged to the credit card on file at the close of the Wine Auction on June 8, 2024 and picked up by the buyer by June 21, 2024. All winning bidders attending the event are encouraged to pick up their items from the Auction Check-Out when exiting. Auction items may also be retrieved Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 21 between 10am and 4pm at the MBEF office located at the MBUSD district office at 325 S. Peck Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Please note that all lots that include wine are only available for pick up at the MBEF office. Shipping is not available. All gift cards, travel and experiences expire June 8, 2025 unless otherwise noted. All items not picked up and paid for by August 1, 2024 shall be resold by the Manhattan Wine Auction or donated back to the 2025 Wine Auction.

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