Welcome to ThinkTV’s 2014 GreatTVAuction! This televised fundraising event benefits the ThinkTVNetwork and airs April 21-26, 2014. As you read through this Auction Information, we hope that you will find things that you will be interested in bidding on during our televised Auction. If you are a business owner yourself, you may decide to donate to the event. Your donation provides unique promotion and sets you apart as a community supporter, as well. If you are interested, please review the Donation Level Fact Sheet or if you don’t have an item to donate, but you would like to support this event and receive on-air promotion, review the Sponsor Level Fact Sheet. Then please fill out and send in the donor form or fax it to the Auction Department at 937-220-1650.
If you just want to participate in the Auction as a bidder. . .You may choose to bid on major gifts online or watch the Auction on both ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV14 while bidding. Opening bids on all auction items begin at approximately 35% of donor value.
Whether you’re a returning bidder or this is your first time participating on-line with the GreatTVAuction, you’ll be bound to notice how easy it is to find what you’re looking for. The DaytonDailyNews.com, our online partner, will again feature all of the Auction’s Major Gifts including items on the Super Board valued over $2,500; the Big Board ($1,000-$1,999) and the Tonight Board ($500-$999). All major gifts listed have complete item descriptions so that you have all the information you need to plan your Auction bidding.
You will also be able to see all of our major gifts sorted by category, i.e. advertising, jewelry, tools, travel, etc., with the largest retail valued items starting each category.
On both sites you will find a list of General Merchandise valued over $500 Donors. These items will be available for television bid only during the televised Auction, April 21st through 26th. You can also view Pick-Up & Pay Hours, Underwriters, Cash, Inkind and Food Contributors, and Overbid Incentives. We’re even featuring information on how your company can reap the promotional benefits of participating in The GreatTVAuction.
If you choose to bid on Major Gifts on-line:
Once the Auction airs on television (ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV14), you may want to tune in to watch your bids simultaneously. Here is how it works – once you place a bid on-line, the volunteers post your bid (on major gifts ONLY) on the electronic boards in the studios. You can watch television for updates of your bids and continue if you so choose. Keep in mind, there are 25 phones in the studios taking phone bids at the same time you are bidding on-line, so you want to bid high and bid fast! The high bidder will receive a confirmation call within an hour after the item is sold.
Background on Auction:
The GreatTVAuction is celebrating 38 years as a premier event in the Miami Valley. This website exists to allow the user to participate in our televised event, via another media. All proceeds from the televised fund-raising event directly benefit the ThinkTVNetwork. Hundreds of volunteers make this event happen. Donors from national, regional and local corporations contribute items for auction and sponsorship dollars to pay for this event. If you are interested in getting your company involved, call the Auction Office at (937) 220-1668. There is no better way to promote your business than through this one-of-a-kind televised event. The ThinkTVNetwork covers 31 counties in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky and over TWO million households tune in each week.
All Auction donations are sold "as is." ThinkTV® makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, with respect to property or donors, and in no event will be responsible for the correctness or deemed to have made any representation or warranty, express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, description, genuineness, historical period, or condition of the property. No statement on this program, made at the sale, in the script or elsewhere, shall be deemed a warranty, representation, or an assumption of liability.