- FIRST THING FIRST, YOU NEED TO REGISTER.
Fill out the registration info here, and look for an email in your inbox.
WHAT IS MEDICINE HAT NEWS AUCTION 2023?
It’s one of Canada’s daily newspaper silent auctions and it’s now right here in Medicine Hat. For a period of 6 consecutive days, the readers of The Medicine Hat News can bid on all sorts of great merchandise and services…and have the chance to save some REAL dollars at the same time.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Rather than a live auction like you’re probably used to, Medicine Hat News Auction 2023 is a silent auction. Instead of an auctioneer taking bids, there is an Auction Trust Committee that oversees the whole bidding process. People submit their bid online and can continue bidding on the item as the price rises. The Auction Trust Committee monitors the bidding on their behalf according to a predetermined set of rules. When the auction is finished, the person who has submitted the highest bid will buy the item for that amount.
ARE THESE ALL NEW ITEMS?
Yes! All items in Medicine Hat News Auction 2023 are brand new (unless otherwise stated) and come with applicable warranties, just as if you purchased the item direct from a retailer. The selling prices listed throughout this program reflect the actual retail prices of their respective items.
WHEN DOES THE AUCTION TAKE PLACE?
Medicine Hat News Auction 2023 commences at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2023 and concludes at 9:00pm on Sunday, October 15, 2023, with bids accepted 24/7.
Besides the fact that you may never again have the opportunity to buy items like the ones we’re featuring at such UNHEARD OF SAVINGS, bidding is competitive, exciting and fun!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Bidding is open to anyone 18 years of age or over. Employees of The Medicine Hat News and their immediate families are ineligible to participate. Employees of participating businesses may bid, but not on items that are provided by their respective companies.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Bid early and bid wisely. Here’s how:
Find an item(s) that catches your eye. Maybe it’s something you need, maybe something you want for yourself or maybe as a gift for someone. Visit or contact the participating businesses to view or to learn more about the item(s) you will be bidding on.
Go online to medicinehatauctions.com and find the item you are interested in, then make a bid that is higher than the existing bid.
DOES MY BID INCLUDE TAX?
NO! Successful bidders will be responsible for all applicable taxes on the items they purchase at their winning bid. Note: Taxes for vehicles must be paid on the fair market value, as per Government tax legislation.
AFTER I’VE SUBMITTED A BID, CAN I ALTER IT OR WITHDRAW IT?
NO! Once a bid is submitted it cannot be modified in any way nor can it be withdrawn. That is why you must be sure you are able to purchase an item for the amount of your Bid should you win the auction for that item.
HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF THE AUCTION?
Follow the day-to-day bidding online at medicinehatauctions.com. There will also be pages in the daily paper that will consist of item number and description, and the actual retail value.
WHAT IS THE ID CODE?
The published ID code of a bidder is a way to protect the identity of a high bidder on an auction while still letting that bidder know their status.
WHAT IS THE RESERVE STATUS?
Reserve status tells you whether or not the reserve price for an item has been met. Some items will have a reserve price. In the event that there are no bids for an item equal to or greater than this price when the auction ends, the item may not be sold to the high bidder. The reserve prices are fixed values that have been set by the Auction Trust Committee and will not be altered after bidding is underway. Reserve status may have one of two values.
RESERVE NOT MET: The value of the highest bid is less than the reserve amount. RESERVE MET, ITEM WILL SELL: The value of the highest bid is at least the reserve amount. The item will be sold.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M THE WINNING BIDDER?
Winning bidders will be notified by email. You will be able to pick up a certificate or make arrangements for your item when you pay for it at the Medicine Hat News.
HOW DO I PAY FOR THE ITEM(S) I HAVE PURCHASED IN THE AUCTION?
Winning bid amounts must be paid in full to The Medicine Hat News by October 27, 2023. You may pay cash, VISA or MasterCard. (NOTE: Vehicle auction winners will be advised at time of contact of special payment procedures). *ITEMS MUST BE PICKED UP WITHIN 1 MONTH OF RECEIPT OF PAYMENT, UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN WINNING BIDDER AND THE RETAILER HAVE BEEN MADE.
How it works?