Auction Bidding, Rules and Regulations


The virtual Manhattan Wine Auction online auction is 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.


Once the Silent Auction opens on June 5th, 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, June 5 and close at 8:30 pm on June 12, 2021. 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.

Bidding on all Live Auction items will begin online on June 10th and end between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm based on the program and countdown provided by the Auctioneer during the Livestream Show on June 12th.


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 12, 2021. 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.


All items must be purchased at the close of the auction and must be claimed and picked up at the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation office located at the MBUSD District Office at 325 S. Peck Ave. in Manhattan Beach. Pick-up will be Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, from 10am to 4pm. Please call 310-303-3342 upon arrival and a member of our staff will bring your item(s) out for curbside pick-up. All items not picked up and paid for by Friday, July 30, 2021 shall be resold by the Manhattan Wine Auction or donated back to the 2022 Manhattan Wine Auction.