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Online Auction

Campaign for Students Online Auction is where the Seneca community comes together to support current Seneca students and their education. Every year bidders bid for new and exciting items and raise money for the students. One hundred per cent of the money generated by online auction goes to students.

How do I register for the online auction?

You must obtain a user ID and password link at Bidding Owl to use when bidding. 
Note: this procedure only needs to be completed once.

Who can bid?

Bidders must be employees, students, alumni or retirees of Seneca. Bidders must be 18 years of age or older to take part in the auction. When you place a bid, you are agreeing to pay for the item if you are the winning bidder. Bidders are expected to honour all winning bids. Your bids are final and non-retractable.

How do I bid?

All auction items need the bidder’s user ID code, password and bid. Each increase in bidding must meet or exceed the minimum bid increment. The minimum bid increment may not apply when a bidder has placed a maximum bid.

How do I know what the minimum bid is?

The minimum bid increment is shown on the bid page, above where you enter your bid.

What is a maximum bid and how does it work?

When placing a bid on an item in the auction, you can specify a maximum bid that you would be willing to place on an item. Then let us do the rest. We will always increase the previous bid by the bid increment for you, as long as the previous bid plus the bid increment does not exceed your maximum bid. The only way you can be outbid on an item is if somebody places a bid higher than your maximum bid.

Bidding Examples

Bidding example
Auction Item Bidding What Happens

High bid: $100

Bid Increment: $10

John places a bid of $110, with a maximum of $160 The high bid is now $110, and belongs to John.

High bid: $110

Bid Increment: $10

Bob places a bid of $120, No maximum The high bid is now $130, and John has the high bid because his maximum bid was $160.

High bid: $130

Bid increment: $10

Bob places a bid of $140, with a maximum of $160 The high bid is now $160, and belongs to John, since his maximum bid was placed first. If Bob's maximum bid had been $161 then Bob would be the high bidder, even though Bob did not satisfy the minimum bid increment of $10. If Bob's maximum bid had been $159 then John would be the high bidder, even though John did not satisfy the minimum bid increment of $10.

 

When can I bid?

Bids can be made at any time of day.

When do bids close?

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at noon (EST).

How will I know if I was the successful bidder?

Successful bidders will be contacted by telephone and/or email (please ensure we have your most current contact information).

How do I pay for my item?

All payments to be made securely on the Bidding Owl site using PayPal. Instructions about setting up a simple PayPal account can be found here.

How do I receive my item?

Safe and curbside pickup is available at Markham and Newnham campuses. Shipping of items is not available.  All items must be collected in person (with the exception of digital gift cards).

Winners will receive details on pickup location and timing.  Pickup times will be scheduled during the week of March 1.  Any changes announced by the provincial government and/or Seneca relating to restrictions due to COVID-19 may result in changes in pickup times. Details will be communicated with you.

For further information on the Campaign for Students Online Auction, email Ash Patel at ash.patel@senecacollege.ca

Auction Rules

All bids must be placed electronically. We do not accept bids over the telephone.

Sales are final “as-is” with no exchanges, refunds or substitutions. We make every effort to ensure that the goods presented in the auction are as described. Bidders and item winners must be employees, students, alumni or retirees of Seneca.

Payment for items must be received once bidding closes — you will receive an invoice and instructions on how to pay via PayPal. If a high auction bidder does not pay within the communicated time frame, the auction item may not be available for purchase at a later date and may be sold to the next highest bidder. We reserve the right to remove any item from the auction before the closing date or time if there are no bids on that item.

Curbside pickup times, as communicated at the end of the auction, are subject to change pending COVID-19 related restrictions put in place by the government or Seneca.

If a conflict arises over identifying the last valid bid for an item(s), Seneca auction organizers have the sole discretion to determine the winner or to impose an alternate method of closing the item for interested parties, including, but not limited to, a sealed final bid. Any mediation by the organizers will be final.

Any bids deemed in violation of the rules and regulations set down here may be rejected. We are not responsible for any bids that are lost, misdirected, incomplete or illegible, or for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind including, but not limited to, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, which may restrict a bidder’s ability to take part in the auction.

All statements of value have been furnished by the contributors and are not warranted by the auction organizer.

We are not responsible for the availability or content of any other website to which the auction is linked.

Purchasers are bound by the precise restrictions specified by the donors and waive any claims for liability against the organizer or the donors of the items.

Please note restrictions and/or expiration dates on any items purchased (if applicable).

You are prohibited from using any method, mechanism, device or software to affect the proper functioning of the auction website. The organizer may, at its sole discretion and without notice, terminate the right of any participant in the Campaign for Students Online Auction.

By participating in the Campaign for Students Online Auction, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted these rules.

Note: Bidders are expected to honour all bids. When you place a bid, you agree to pay for the item if you are the winning bidder.

Contact Us

Event Inquiries

Caterina Ventrella 416.491.5050 ext. 77267 caterina.ventrella@senecacollege.ca

Charitable Registration Number

10796 7168 RR0001

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