FRONT PAGE - AUCTION FAQ'S
We're set for another round of amazing deals in this year's “SPRING 2017 ALASKA RADIO AUCTION” on-air auction. In case you've never participated in one, here's how it works:
Tune in on Saturday morning, April 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Alaska Radio Auction broadcasts on the following stations:
- KBBO FM - 92.1 BOB FM
- KBYR AM - AM 700 KBYR
- KTMB FM – OLDIES 102.1
- KFAT FM – 92.9 KFAT
- KMBQ FM - Q99-7 FM
- KXLW FM – THE MOOSE @ 96.3
We feature many items from various local businesses. These range from physical products, like furniture and appliances, to services like music lessons and gym memberships; and of course lots of great food from area restaurants. When an item is goes up for bid, you can make your bid by simply calling the bid hotline. All bidding begins at 1/2 of the retail value regardless of what the item is. You can stock up and save big on the places you love or the ones you've been dying to try!
What items will be auctioned?
This list is subject to change and is not considered final until the auction has begun.
What do I need to bid?
- Credit card
Can I listen to the auction online?
Yes, but depending on the speed of your internet connection and the amount of people connected, you may be up to one minute or more behind the live broadcast. If you're monitoring the auction from one of our websites and you hear an item that you would like to bid on, we suggest calling right away. Once the item has closed, you may be too late if there are no extras, so if you're waiting on a particular item, start dialing as soon as you hear the bidding begin.
Can I participate in the auction online?
Yes, all of the “Buy it now” items will be available for sale starting 9am 04.15.17 running through 1pm 04.15.17. Visit www.alaskaradioauction.com or www.facebook.com/alaskaradioauction and shop at your leisure. Products quantities available online vary, and when sold out, you may call the auction line to see if there are additional certificates available. Please note that until you have completed the “check-out” those items are still available for sale to others. There is a 5 minute “queue” while items are in your shopping cart. After that time, it is first-come, first-served.
Can I Pre-Bid the Big Ticket items?
Yes! All Big ticket items can be pre-bid via telephone starting 8am 04.14.17 and ending at 5pm 04.14.17 by calling 907-344-4045 and ask to “pre-bid”. We will take all information at that time to include Name, telephone # and credit card info. Reserve and Bid limits can/will be set at that time. On the day of the auction, all pre-bids will be taken in the studio live. Select big ticket items will also have a “BUY IT NOW” price that will allow you to purchase out right and supersede all bidding.
What Are "Extras"?
We often have more than one of a particular item. After the item has closed, we will announce if there are extras or not. The extras will be available at the same price as the winning bid. We will continue to sell the extras on a separate phone number until they are gone. Not all items will have extras. If you hear an item you'd like to bid on, don't assume that there are extras or you may be disappointed. The Extras phone number is listed below in the phone numbers section.
When Can I Get My Items?
Items purchased may be picked up beginning Monday, April 17th between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at our studios, 833 Gambell Street (corner of 9th & Gambell) in Anchorage or at our Palmer location 7610 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy. Ste. 1B. Most items will be presented to you in the form of an official document which you will present to the retailer and redeem for the merchandise or service you have paid for.
What Phone Do I Call During the Auction to Place My Bid?
The main phone number to call to make your bid is 907-344-4045. This number is to be used for all active bidding as it takes place on the air.