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Online Bidding: Changing Close Times

Extending the time of your Online Bidding event can be beneficial during your silent auction if you observe a lot of competitive bidding on packages or if there is a large number of packages without any bids Extending the closing time of the auction is done via the Section Times function in the Go Time interface

To access Go Time, click Go Time under the Project Tasks area of the Project Home.

Section Times function in Go Time:

The Section Times area will show all sections that have been enabled for Online Bidding.

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How to Extend a Section:

  1. Check the box next to the section.
  2. Click Change Close Time.
  3. Click Edit Close Time on the pop-up window.
  4. Specify the number of minutes you would like to extend the auction (5 minutes, 10 minutes, etc).
  5. Select either Current Close Timeor 
    • Selecting ​​Current Close Timewill extend the auction xxxx minutes from the Close Date & Time as set in the Item & Package Sections 

Note: If you did not set a Close Date & Time for the section, you will not see the "Current Close Time" option.

  • Selecting Now will extend the auction xxxx minutes from the time you click the OK button.
  1. Make note of the new section close time and click 
    • Recommendation: If extending the close time, be sure that event guests and your Emcee/Auctioneer are aware of the extension.

How to Immediately Close a Section:

Note: This will instantly close the section and post all sales. This action cannot be undone.

  1. Check the box next to the section.
  2. Click Change Close Time.
  3. Click Close Now.
  4. Click OK.

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