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Fall 2009 Auction

UPDATE! (10/29/09) We're moving the auction to Spring 2010!

If you think sponsorship might be right for you, please know we offer:

  • Your business name included in all promotions for Sarah Bear's Story
  • A link to your business Website via the Sarah Bear's Story Website
  • An opportunity to display your products/services and information at our 2010 Online Auction (TBA)
  • An invitation to our Spring 2010 Online Auction Sponsor Appreciation Night

The Bids For Sarah Bear Online Auction is coming up soon (TBA)! Thanks to our donors, sponsors, and bidders, we hope to raise $$$ for Sarah's medical expenses.

Be sure to check back on this site, subscribe to our blog feed, or follow us on Twitter (TWITTERID="SarahBearsMom") for the date and details! Thanks again, and we hope to see you at our Fall, 2009Auction!

Auction Rules and Procedures

General Procedures:

The auction will be opened on a weekend, either a Saturday or Sunday, at noon and run for one (1) week. ALL proceeds from this auction benefit Sarah and will be paid directly to Michele Pulaski.


All participants must register in order to bid. You will be registering with your active e-mail address and an encrypted password of your choice. The e-mail gives us a way to identify and contact you regarding your bids and items. No payment information will be required at this time.

Each item will have a minimum bid price (reserve) and a minimum bid-up increment of between 50 cents and 3 dollars.

Please do not bid unless you are serious about purchasing the item.


At the close of the auction, winning bidders will be contacted and will be able to pay for their items by check, money order or PayPal to Sarah's family under her mother's name, Michele Lewis Pulaski.

You will be contacted within 24 hours of the auction's close if you are a winner of an item or service. Winners will have 48 hours from that contact to respond, letting us know your payment plans (check, money order or PayPal and date you plan to pay). If 48 hours go by without a response, after that time, second place bidders will be contacted and the item will be offered to the second place bidder.

Once a paying winner is determined, Michele or a designated assistant will contact the donor to let the individual or organization contributing to the auction know the address of the final winner.

Getting your Item:

Your item will be mailed to you by the donor individual or organization after your payment has been received. The donor of the item assumes responsibility for shipping costs (this is in order to keep things as uncomplicated as possible) unless otherwise noted. What we mean by this: For this auction, donors are able to assign a fair shipping fee *or* include shipping as a part of their donation. Therefore, there may be a flat fee for shipping noted in an item's description. Please check for this before bidding. Any declared flat fees for shipping are paid back to the donor/mailer of the item after the shipment has been made. This is in order to show our appreciation to donors who are freely giving of things that may be costly to ship-- thanks for all that each of you do!

For more information, please contact us!