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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2017, 06:02:39 PM »
I've heard of Chabad houses doing "mitzvah auctions" where bids are taking on new mitzvos/hachlatos
(obviously not gonna be able to be as comparitive/competitive...)

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2017, 06:10:18 PM »
I've heard of Chabad houses doing "mitzvah auctions" where bids are taking on new mitzvos/hachlatos
(obviously not gonna be able to be as comparitive/competitive...)
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2017, 06:26:30 PM »
My grandfather says that in the big shul in Debrecen announcing bids was considered improper ("what is this, a marketplace?"). He remembers everyone sitting in perfect silence while the gabbai walked up and down the aisles with an abacus, and whoever wanted would mark down their bids on that.
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2017, 07:00:45 PM »
you're in the moment, and you cant miss it. Someone can forget about the online auction and not buy anything
Combine the 2. Highest bid from online auction will be the opening bid in shul.

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 07:28:29 PM »
Does anyone know how/when the auction minhag started?
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2017, 07:29:07 PM »
Combine the 2. Highest bid from online auction will be the opening bid in shul.
dont see a point in that

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2017, 07:32:36 PM »
dont see a point in that
Can speed up the process.

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2017, 07:38:42 PM »
I can't see online bidding working.

1. You need to build a bidding platform or pay a fee for one.

2. People aren't yet in the spirit yet, are busy , many ppl at work etc.

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2017, 07:41:25 PM »
I can't see online bidding working.

1. You need to build a bidding platform or pay a fee for one.

2. People aren't yet in the spirit yet, are busy , many ppl at work etc.
many shuls just presell online and I guess auction off whatever wasn't bought

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2017, 08:07:52 PM »
The shul I went to gives out the kibudem before the chagim to members of the shul participate and help out with davening,layning, minyanim, and all around to keep the shul and events going. And the opening and closing the aron over the chagim was given out t the rest of the people in shul. 
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2017, 08:10:49 PM »
Idea: Everyone that bids has to pay regardless if they win or not but you only have to make one payment per auction so that way you aren’t more than doubling your obligation with every additional bid. The final price will be lower but the total amount to the shul very well might be higher

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2017, 08:31:22 PM »
Idea: Everyone that bids has to pay regardless if they win or not but you only have to make one payment per auction so that way you aren’t more than doubling your obligation with every additional bid. The final price will be lower but the total amount to the shul very well might be higher
When I was in Yeshiva they did this, but with blat of Gemrah, if you did not win you had to do half of your last bid.
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2017, 08:33:23 PM »
Idea: Everyone that bids has to pay regardless if they win or not but you only have to make one payment per auction so that way you aren’t more than doubling your obligation with every additional bid. The final price will be lower but the total amount to the shul very well might be higher
That idea was mentioned already: 👇
See Shulchan Aruch, Shabbos - 306, Mugein Avrum 15.
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2017, 08:40:23 PM »
Does anyone know how/when the auction minhag started?
Pm me. I can email you a whole bunch of sources. Someone I know gave a shout on this topic last week.

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2017, 10:25:43 PM »
Live is better than online. My job this year was to make everyone else pay more . That’s harder to do online