Auction Bidding, Rules and Regulations

AUCTION BIDDING

The Manhattan Wine Auction silent auction is online and open to all members of the Manhattan Beach community and beyond. Persons wanting to bid on an item must register to bid on the GiveSmart platform. 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.

HOW TO BID

Once the Silent Auction opens on Saturday, May 28th, you can begin bidding! Here’s how:

1.      Select Items from the top of the homepage. Browse all or use the dropdown menu to view by category, then select an item.

2.      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. Place max bids on your favorites by utilizing the “Auto Bid” tab located within each item. Set it and forget it!

3.     Click Bid!

The Silent Auction will open on Saturday, May 28th and close at 8:30 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022. 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 sent via text message leading up to the close of the Silent Auction.

LIVE AUCTION

Live Auction lots are open to bids from guests attending the Manhattan Wine Auction in person on Saturday, June 4th at the Manhattan Country Club. The Live Auction will take place during the evening program and is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.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 exchanges 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, re-offer, resell or withdraw the lot in question. Seller’s sole responsibility for non-delivery shall be limited to refunding the purchase price. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these conditions of purchase.

AUCTION RULES AND REGULATIONS

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 4, 2022. 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 his or her 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.

AUCTION ITEM PICK-UP

All auction items will be charged to the credit card on file at the close of the Wine Auction on June 4, 2022 and picked up by the buyer by June 10, 2022. 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 6th – Friday, June 10th between 10am to 4pm at the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation 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 4, 2023 unless otherwise noted. All items not picked up and paid for by Friday, July 29, 2022 shall be resold by the Manhattan Wine Auction or donated back to the 2023 Manhattan Wine Auction.

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