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PO Box 1347
Peoria, IL 61654-1347
101 State Street
Peoria, IL 61602
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WTVP Auction Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates of the WTVP Auction?
I think I have the winning bid, how do I know for
I received a confirmation call, now where do I go
to pick up my fabulous merchandise?
What is Pick Up ‘N Pay?
Sometimes I see crazy people dressed up in
costumes running around the phone area with a gavel, banging on the tables. What’s
that all about?
That is what we call "gavel breakers". Gavel Breaker’s are less
expensive items donated in multiple quantities by one of our fabulous donors.
These items are given a set price and the first callers to call in will be given
the item for the suggested price, no bidding is necessary. For example, we
always have cookie sheets from the Sheet Metal Workers. These cookie sheets will
sell for $5 and there will be 10 of them. When all ten are sold, the "gavel
breaker" is done. The idea is to generate some quick activity and provide a
great deal of fun for our auction viewers.
People on TV at the auction look like they are
having a great time. Can anyone just drop by to watch the auction in person?
If I want to volunteer to help with the auction,
whom should I contact?
I would like to view the art before the auction,
will it be on display anywhere?
I will be out of town the week of the auction, is
there anything I can do to volunteer my time other than that week?
Why should I donate merchandise to the auction?
your potential buyers in Central Illinois the quality
merchandise that best represents your business. Gain
fabulous television exposure during Auction. Donations can be in the form of certificates, actual merchandise,
in-kind services or cash. PLUS, you receive a tax-deduction for your donation as
allowable by law. For more information [click here]
I have some really cool merchandise that I would
like to donate to the auction to get some exposure for my business. What do I
How can I order an auction shirt?
I would like to donate merchandise to the auction
to promote my business, what kinds of merchandise do you accept?
We accept most anything.
To see our wish list [click here]
We can not
accept Live firearms, animals, plants, and alcohol (wine is
- Used items are acceptable only an Art & Collectibles./li>
In past years, I’ve called in my bid. You ask
for the same information every time I call in. Is there a way for me to give
that information to you once and you have it on file the next time I call?
Yes, we have Express Bid numbers you can register for at the cost of $6. The
advantages of an Express Bid number are:
the option of having your items held until the last day of
Pick Up ‘N Pay, which this year will be Monday, April 27th.
You save valuable bidding time when you call in your
bid. With an Express Bid number, you provide only the express bid number
(and a current phone number) before registering your bid.
A VIP Express Bid is available for $10. It includes the benefits of a standard Express Bid, but also gives you access to an online list of items scheduled for each night of the auction.
To get an Express Bid number, contact the Auction Office 309-495-0547
or [click here].
It seems like the auction has been on since I was
a little kid, how long has it been on the air?
What’s the difference between a lightning board
and a red board?
I volunteered to help with the auction, but I have
a conflict and need to cancel. Who can I notify?
When I call in a bid, what information do I need
We will need your first and last name, phone number where you can be reached
for confirmation for the next 2 hours, address, item number you wish to bid on
and your bid amount.