Auction runs December 3rd, 2018 at 9AM until December 9th, 2018 at 9PM

Rules & Regulations


  1. Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or over. Each item is described on the Internet including the vendor/donor.
  2. Bidders must first register using their name, address and contact numbers and a valid email address before any bids may be placed. Bidders must also agree to the Rules and Regulations of the Auction as outlined.
  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton will not provide any individuals’ information to any third party unless the registered bidder has indicated this is acceptable.
  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton assume no responsibility for any claim associated with the items. The purchaser/successful bidder takes the item purchased "as is where is" and the vendor makes no representation as the fitness for purpose of any item.
  5. When you enter a bid, you must enter the minimum starting bid to win the item. Follow-up bidding must be in the increments stated on each item.
  6. PROXY BIDDING is NOT available. We are a charity auction. As such, we want to encourage you, the bidder, to offer as much as possible for the item. You may still win some real bargains, but please consider the goal - to raise money for vulnerable children.
  7. Should you be the winning bidder you will be notified in the days following the auction by e-mail to make arrangements for item payment and pick up. We accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Cheque or Cash.
  8. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton have the final say on all winning bids or any dispute that may arise. At the discretion of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton, should the winning bidder decline an item or should the winning bidder's payment method be declined, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton will determine from the bidding who the runner up is and they will be contacted as the new winning bidder.
  9. All items will be picked up at one of 2 locations over a period of several days, except any items marked as "consignment" which will then be picked up directly from the vendor/donor's location as identified with the item. Shipping of items can also be arranged with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton for an additional $5.00 for courier delivery or free with regular Canada Post service. Shipping is limited by size and weight of item. Not all items can be shipped. Additional shipping charges apply for addresses outside of Halton Region. If you are the highest bidder for an item, you will be able to pick up your item(s) at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton Office located in Oakville during the pick-up times listed below:

    Pick-Up Location:
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton
    464 Morden Road
    Oakville, ON L6K 3W4

    Pick-Up Dates & Times (Oakville):
    Wednesday December 12th from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Thursday December 13th from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Friday December 14th from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Saturday December 15th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    December 17th – 21st from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Pick-up available in Hamilton upon request, please email Kristin Vanderwater to make arrangements (dates and times listed below).

    Pick-Up Location:
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton
    639 Main Street East
    Hamilton, ON L8M 1J4

    Pick-Up Dates & Times (Hamilton):
    Thursday December 13th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday December 14th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    December 17th-21st, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  10. The first highest bidder of any particular item is defined as the successful bidder and the price of the item will be that first highest bid at the time of the close of the auction, December 9th at 9:00 p.m.
  11. No taxes, No taxes, No taxes. Successful bidders automatically save 13% on any item! Applicable taxes still apply at the time of redemption when the item is a Gift Card.
  12. Each bid shall be considered legally binding to purchase.
  13. No bid made may be retracted.
  14. The total purchase price must be paid in full by the successful bidder within the timeframe listed above, by Visa, Mastercard, Cheque or Cash. If not, the successful bidder may lose any/all rights to the items.
  15. All successful bidders winning gift certificates will be provided with a gift certificate either provided by the vendor/donor or created by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton which can be presented to the business offering the item/service.
  16. By bidding through the bidder accepts these conditions of sale and acknowledges that they form part of the contract of sale and purchase.

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