Silent Auctions

Silent AuctionSilent AuctionSILENT AUCTION OVERVIEW

Some of our stores offer a silent auction.

  • The special or notable items displayed in this case are sold by silent auction.
  • All bids are recorded in a binder.
  • Some items may be available as “Buy it Now.” (see below)
  • Silent auction items are not eligible for discounts. 



  • Bidder numbers must be obtained prior to placing a bid. 
  • A new bidder number must be obtained prior to each and every auction.
  • You may only place a bid with your personal bidder number. 
  • Bidder numbers are not required for “Buy it Now” purchases.


  • Obtain a bidder number from a Goodwill associate.  
  • Find the bid card for the item that you are interested in.
  • Check the details at the top of the form to make sure you can buy the item.
  • To place a bid, use a new line to add your bidder number, date, and bid.


  • Select items are available for immediate purchase.
  • These items list a “Buy it Now” purchase price.
  • “Buy it Now” is available at any time, even if the item already has a bid. 
  • To purchase, ask a Goodwill associate for assistance. 


  • Only legible bids will be accepted.
  • Phone bids are not permitted.
  • All bids must be made in whole dollar increments or will be rounded up to the next dollar. 


  • All items sold to highest bidder.
  • All auctions end at 6pm on the specified date (unless otherwise  noted).
  • Winners will be notified before close of business the following business day.
  • Winners must arrange to pick up item(s) within 48 hours of contact or the item will go to the next highest bidder.
  • In the event there are multiple bidders present for the close of an auction who are interested in the same item, a Goodwill associate will conduct a “bid-off.” In a bid-off, each bidder will be handed a slip to confidentially write their final maximum bid. The associate will collect the bids and award the highest bidder.  


  • All bids are taken seriously. Retracting bids and/or refusing items must be approved by management and can result in being banned from future silent auctions. 
  • Silent auction items are offered in “as-is” condition. Authenticity of items is not guaranteed.
  • All sales are final. Silent auction items are not eligible for exchange or return, so please carefully inspect item(s) before placing a bid.
  • We reserve the right to remove items or cancel bids at any time.