On your internet web browser, navigate to www.silentauctionpro.com. If you type this in on a smartphone, the web site will ask if you want to switch to the “Mobile website”. Accept that prompt message and then the easy-to-read version of the website will appear. Type ‘987‘ into the Group Number box, then click the Log in or Register button.
After you typed 987 and click on the Log In or Register button, you can create a unique Username and Password that you’ll use for logging in. The username should be an easy-to-remember word. Enter a Password. (Passwords must be 8-15 characters with 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase and 1 number, only these 3 special characters ! # $ are allowed)
Click the Create Account button. You’ll then see a form to enter in your personal information, including first name, last name, email, cell phone, and address. We recommend that you click on the box to accept text messages from Silent Auction Pro. You’ll get important time-related information about your bids and the bidding process. Be sure to scroll down to put in your address and click on the “Create account” button.
Entering Credit Card Information
Follow prompts over next 3 screens to enter Credit Card Information and click the Process Card button. When you click that button, nothing is charged to your credit card. It’s important to note that after the auction closes, at checkout time, you have to log back into Silent Auction Pro and authorize any payment. Credit card information is deleted after the auction closes out. On the “Register for Online Bidding” page, select your credit card type by clicking on the Credit card type: button.
- Next, you can enter in your credit card number and expiration date. Click the “Process Card” button. The credit card is validated with a $0 transaction. You will receive a payment record your $0 transaction and will see your bidder number in the top left corner. You will also receive an email and text message approving you for online bidding.
Once you see the Payment Record screen above, you are now ready to look at items and start bidding. Click on the “List” button on the upper right side of the screen. We recommend that you click on the “All Items” tab, although you can select just different categories of items to view.
While you browse the items listed, click on a specific item that you are interested in. You’ll get much more detailed information about it and see the minimum bid and enabled to put in your bid. Items such as trips will have a web link to get more information: Click here for the website. Those links will usually answer your questions and provide you other information about the company or the item. You may need to scroll down the web page to see where you enter in your bid.
In the screen above, the bid entered was $1000. Your bidding becomes easier if you enter in your maximum bid and click the “Bid for Me!” button. Silent Auction Pro will bid the minimum amount for you, and automatically increase your bid up to your Bid maximum, similar to eBay. You can also click the “Buy it now for $xxxx” button to immediately purchase the item. Or simply click “Watch This Item” to get updates on it.
On your “Home” page, you will see a list of the items that you have bid on along with their status.
After the auction closes, you’ll get a text and email letting you know you won. Thank you winners for your bidding that supports The UConn Club! You do have to log back in to Silent Auction Pro to pay – we do not automatically charge your credit card. After Auction closes, when you log back in to your Silent Auction Pro Home Page, look for the “Donate / Check-out” button at the bottom of your screen. Click on that button to start the payment process.
Verify the list of items that you won, verify the Payment Amount, then click the Process Payment button – and you are all done! See the www.theuconnclub.org Auction web page for the details on pickup. This information will also be included in the email that you received after winning the item. Help and contact information for the Auction is provided on that web page.