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    Bag set

    Hi Quilters I made this Mondo Bag and 2 smaller bags to go with it. I want to donate it for a fundraiser, silent auction but she wants a base price for starting bid. What do you suggest?Name:  IMG_9816 qb web.jpg crop.jpg
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    Love the colors you used, awesome!

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    nice set and at least a $50 value!

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    Beautiful bag set and great work.
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    Beautiful set, $75 for the entire set. That's a lot of work.
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    nicely done
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    Are you trying to start low so people will bid?
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    I'm not sure how it will be done. I'm not sure if she meant she'd like to know what it actually cost for supplies or maybe that and some labor....
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    Are you trying to start low so people will bid?

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    A base price is the least you it can sell. A minimum of $35 would be my suggestion.

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    At my guild's auction there is a base price, which is the least amount for which the item will be sold. There is also a starting bid, which is set by the auctioneer and is lower than the base price. The people who bid are not aware of the base price unless the bidding never gets that high, and then they are told that no one has reached that amount, and so the item does not go to the highest bidder unless he/she wants to meet that base price. Other organizations may do it differently. Part of the reason we have a base price is that the person donating the quilt has the option to keep up to 50% of the price received. Many people do, and use that money to make more quilts for the next auction.

    I concur that the items should bring in at least $50, probably more, but auctions are tricky. If the attendees are truly there to support the cause, they will tend to bid higher than if they're looking for bargains. Also quilted items tend to go for less when all the bidders are other quilters. We appreciate quilted items, but we don't tend to buy what we can make ourselves.

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    If I had this bag in our auction , the bag would sell for from 75 to 90 dollars. It is after all a one of a kind and very well made. The auction is seven years old and the gals fight over who will get one.
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    I am afraid I don't understand 'The auction is seven years old' is this something you do on a regular basis? I would be happy with either of those prices, for a final bid or outright buy. It's going for a good cause, so I'd hope it would raise a good amount for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    If I had this bag in our auction , the bag would sell for from 75 to 90 dollars. It is after all a one of a kind and very well made. The auction is seven years old and the gals fight over who will get one.

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    My Hubby started a auction and golf tournament for the diabetic kids in our area and part of California eleven years ago. I guess I lost track of time and thought it was only seven. Geez, what a blonde. But, to answer your question, yes. It is on a regular basis.

    It has grown in size and participants. Many of the same people come and enjoy the whole experience. The kids go to Camp Buck to learn to manage their diabetes, and some families need help with drug support. All the money goes to help the kids.

    I also donate items to the animal shelter for their auction once a year, and the local hospital.
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    By the way, I forgot to say I love your bag. It has the color of the year (coral) in the design. That counts for something to a fashionista. But, no matter what, that bag would be a wonderful summer accessory.
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    lovely bag set. I would pay $75-$95 for it. More if at a cause-worthy auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltah Mama View Post
    Beautiful set, $75 for the entire set. That's a lot of work.
    I agree. You did a fantastic job!

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    I don’t have any suggestions for pricing but I wanted to tell you great job on the bags. 👍

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    I'd bid on that!

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    I really like your bag combination. I would like to think that they would be purchased as a group. A base price reflects the amount you are willing to let them go for-otherwise they are still yours. I think that is a great idea. I participate in a craft show to raise funds for an organization I support. I do not want my items to be sold for less than it costs me to make them. I am really happy to see them go higher. An auction is different because of the competition instead of a set price. I hope your group has a great auction.

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    Beautiful bag! I've been to a lot of silent auctions. I would set the value at $75.00. Set the lowest bid at $25.00 and bidding at $10 increments. The three items together are perfect.

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    I have no idea of a price, just wanted to say that I think you did a super job. They are awesome. BrendaK
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    A base price just gives the auctioneer a place to start because they can't know the value of every item.
    I'd start this at $35.00 for the set and watch it climb!

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    Ditto that starting price of $50 minimum. Love it!
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