|Welcome to KLRN’s Great TV Auction, Blazing Gavels.
Below you’ll find a brief overview of the Auction and some helpful information about how things work, both on-air and online.
Your participation in the Auction directly support public television programming and outreach in San Antonio and South Central Texas.
TV BIDS and WEB BIDS
TV BIDS: 210-270-9099. Use this number to place a TV bid. Our studio volunteers are trained to take your bid, but will not be able to provide detailed information on a specific item.
SPEED BID NUMBER: 210-270-9000. If you would like to place a TV bid through a studio volunteer, you can request a speed bid number. When you call in to place a bid, you can simply give your speed bid number to the volunteer along with the item, phone number and your bid amount. Your name and contact information is tied to your own unique Speed Bid Number. If you’ve had a speed bid number in the past and can’t remember it, you can call us and we’ll provide that for you.
INFORMATION LINE: 210-208-8472. Use this number when the Auction is LIVE on-air to speak to someone who can provide more information on a specific item.
EMAIL: If you have questions about the auction, email us at email@example.com. We’ll try to get back to you as quickly as we can.
GETTING STARTED AS A WEB BIDDER
To bid on items online, you will need to create an account with BlazingGavels.com. You will create a user name and password and provide basic contact information. Once you create your account, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how to complete your registration. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL FOLDER as that initial email from us will often go to this folder. Add email@example.com as an approved email address. We keep you posted on your bid by sending you an email alert when you have been outbid.
If you created an account on BlazingGavels.com since 2009, your account should still be active. Use the Username and password that you used at that time. If you need assistance, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put REGISTRATION HELP in the subject line.
We DO NOT ask for payment information in the registration process, nor will we ask you to enter your credit card information online.
For bid over $1,500, a credit card number is required to secure the bid. The FIRST TIME you bid on an item valued at over $1,500, you will receive a phone call from KLRN to collect a credit card number. This information is used only to secure your bid. We will not charge this card until you receive a CONFIRMATION CALL from KLRN confirming that you are the high bidder.
A FEW NOTES ABOUT BIDDING
If you are the high bidder, a KLRN Confirmation Team Member will call you WITHIN 24-HOURS to confirm that you are the winning bidder. They will discuss payment options and provide pick-up instructions at that time. (NOTE: We stop making Confirmation Calls each night at approximately 12:00AM).
Proxy bidding is only available for online bidders. TV bidders cannot place a proxy bid. They must call in and place a new bid each time they want their bid raised.
If you have questions about the TERMS OF THE AUCTION, you can read them here: http://www.blazinggavels.com/terms_plain.asp
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
All of the items featured in the Auction have been generously donated by local and national businesses and organizations. If you have the chance to visit one of our donors or sponsors, be sure to say thank you to them for supporting the Auction and KLRN.