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Old 12-04-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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Need help with auction item

Well my daughter came home from school yesterday and told me she needs an item for her school band/chior to auction off and she needs it by Thursday. I am very limited money wise. It doesn't have to be food, just something to auction off. Anyone with any ideas for something quick easy and cheap?

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Old 12-04-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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What about a certificate for an in-home pet bath or a hand car wash in their driveway (done by you and your daughter)?
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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Certificate for 2 dozen Christmas cookies?
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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Well my daughter came home from school yesterday and told me she needs an item for her school band/chior to auction off and she needs it by Thursday. I am very limited money wise. It doesn't have to be food, just something to auction off. Anyone with any ideas for something quick easy and cheap?
I'd look at this as a decluttering opportunity Look around your house - do you have a knickknack, or a collectible, or a serving dish or kitchen gadget that's in good shape that you don't use much? Or a gift someone gave you that you don't like or use? Give her that
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Or a gift someone gave you that you don't like or use?
Just be sure the person who gave you the gift won't be involved in the auction
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:19 PM   #6
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When I was in school, we auctioned off the students to pay for choir robes. Babysitting and lawncare services. For me, it worked out great since an awesome family (who paid really well) bid on me to babysit for their 2 kids. I was their regular sitter for several years and we are all still friends all these years later.
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I was just going to say Babysitting... or housesitting... pet sitting.. all good ideas.
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It is quite a large auction,lots of people you don't know,so I don't think personal things would work.
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If your daughter is outgoing, she could go to her hairstylist and ask her to donate a cut & color for this good cause. Usually they'll go for it, because the person who wins will generally end up as a regular client.
Also, it's good marketing for the salon.
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If your daughter is outgoing, she could go to her hairstylist and ask her to donate a cut & color for this good cause. Usually they'll go for it, because the person who wins will generally end up as a regular client.
Also, it's good marketing for the salon.
Great suggestion, jkath! Also maybe a nail salon or a local restaurant you frequent might be willing to donate a gift certificate to be auctioned. Great publicity and certainly fosters community goodwill.
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