FAQ's

PAJAMA AUCTION

When does the Pajama Auction begin and end?
The Pajama Auction begins Wednesday, February 28 at 9 a.m. and closes at various times the night of Tuesday, March 5. You may bid on items during the entire time, and all sections close on Sunday. See the left menu bar for specific closing times for individual categories. Click on a category to browse items and see detailed descriptions and photos.

How do I sign in to start browsing and bidding in the Pajama Auction?
Click on the “Sign In” link at the top menu bar and you will be prompted to enter your “Last Name” and “Password.” For returning parents, this password is the same as last year. If you’ve forgotten your password, click “Find Existing Record” to retrieve your password. For new parents, click “Find Existing Record” and follow the directions to create a password. Grandparents, alumni, alumni parents and guests can also participate in the Pajama Auction by emailing cook.caroline@paideiaschool.org to receive a password. Once signed in, click on any of the categories to the left and start browsing. The first time you bid on an online item, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information.

How does “Buy It Now” work?
Several items in the Pajama Auction are marked “Buy It Now,” meaning you can purchase them immediately at the predetermined prices.

If I really want an item, is there a way to automatically outbid other people?
The Auto Bid feature will automatically be activated if you enter a maximum dollar amount higher than the Next Bid amount. Auto Bid registers a bid for you at the next bid step, and then, each time you are outbid, continues to increase your bid until the maximum you entered is reached.

Will I know if someone outbids me in the Pajama Auction?
Unless you unchecked the "Notify me when I've been outbid" option under "My Account", you will receive an email whenever you have been outbid.

When do I pay for my purchases if I am a winner in the Pajama Auction?
Winners will be notified by email when they “Buy It Now” or when the Pajama Auction closes. The credit card you entered before bidding will be charged.

When do I get the item(s) I won in the Pajama Auction?
Winners will receive an email notifying them of what item(s) they have won. Tangible items (not certificates or gift cards) must be picked up in the Parent Involvement conference room located on the 2nd floor of the Admissions building during the following hours:
Monday, March 11– Friday, March 15 from 8:30 – 4:00 pm
Tangible items will NOT be at The Stave Room on March 9. You may pick up certificates, tickets and gift cards at The Stave Room on March 9, or alternatively, in the Parent Involvement conference room located on the 2nd floor of the Admissions building during the above hours.

SILENT and LIVE AUCTIONS – THE STAVE ROOM MARCH 9, 2019

Can I browse the Live and Silent items that will be in the Auction on March 9?
ABSOLUTELY. Use the left menu bar to navigate the Live and Silent offerings and view detailed descriptions and photos. Strategize for the big night by utilizing the “Wish List” function. When viewing a particular item, click the “Add to Wish List” button. Once your list is compiled, print it out and bring it with you on March 9.

How can I buy tickets to attend the Auction on March 9?
Tickets can be purchased for $65 online through midnight on March 6. Click the "RSVP + Raffle" tab in the top menu bar. You can also purchase tickets at the door on March 9 for $75 each. Do us all a favor, save your money and energy for the event by purchasing your tickets online and pre-registering your credit card while you are at it. We STRONGLY encourage everyone to purchase tickets before March 6 to ensure a smooth check-in process.

How do I buy raffle tickets?
We are thrilled to announce that Johnny Stivers, President of Stivers Subaru Decatur, has donated a brand-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium Package 11 as our Auction Raffle Prize! This car is valued at $25,820 and we are so appreciative of Stivers Subaru’s support for Paideia’s Financial Aid program. Customer must provide insurance and registered winner must be over the age of 18. The vehicle comes with 2 years (24 months) of free service at ANY dealership in the country, and this is NOT a lease - the winner will receive title to the vehicle. Raffle tickets are $100 each - so you can win a brand new car for as little as $100!. They can be purchased online via the "Raffle” link and at The Stave Room on March 9. The winner will be subject to federal withholding tax.

Where is the Auction?
We are excited to return to the Stave Room, located at 199 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324.

Is there a guest auctioneer?
Yes. We are thrilled to have Hugh Edmeades, internationally renowned auctioneer, formerly of Christies Auction House in London, helping out this year.

What about parking?
You may self-park at The Stave Room. However we encourage carpooling or using a car service.

Where do I get the items I won?
For your convenience, items may be picked up after the silent auction closes or during the week following the auction in the Parent Involvement conference room located on the 2nd floor of the Admissions building during the following hours:

Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 from 8:30 – 4:00 pm.

Tangible Pajama Auction items will be also be available at the above times. They will NOT be available at the event.

What else do I need to know?
Your credit card will be charged for all purchases in full.

Vacation homes
The homes in the Travel sections and in the Live Auction are the personal homes of members of the Paideia community. Please honor all restrictions. Unless a specific date is included in the description, all homes are donated for a mutually agreeable date between the donor and the purchaser. The homes are for the use of members of the Paideia community only. There is a no-smoking and no-pet policy unless otherwise noted. Many vacation homes are impacted by adverse weather and unforeseen natural events, such as hurricanes, flooding, and ‘red tides’. We appreciate that these events may impact your enjoyment of the home within the timeframes that it has been made available. Rather than asking the owner for an extension or change to availability dates. We are so appreciative of the generosity of our vacation home donors and want to ensure that they are not burdened by modification requests. Hotel stays and travel packages are on a space available basis unless otherwise noted. Arrangements should be made as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of obtaining desired reservations.

Unless otherwise specified, all events and vacation homes are donated for a mutually agreeable date between the donor and the purchaser.

All items are sold “as is” and must be picked up. Items cannot be mailed or shipped.

All tangible items should be taken home on March 9. Claim certificates/gift cards and tickets at the certificate desk, beginning at 10:15 p.m. Items not picked up the night of the auction can be picked up the following week in the Parent Involvement conference room located on the 2nd floor of the Admissions Building during the following hours:

Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 from 8:30 – 4:00 pm

  • Carefully note, and please honor, all restrictions specified by donors. Unless otherwise noted, all gift certificates must be redeemed no later than March 31, 2020.
  • Gratuities, taxes and alcoholic beverages are not included in any purchase unless otherwise noted.
  • Paideia School will not be liable for sales/use tax on any items sold.
  • Items purchased may not be returned to the donor or Paideia School for cash, credit or exchange.
  • Fair Market Values are the donors’ estimate and are not warranted for tax purposes.
  • Successful bidders may be entitled to deduct the portion of their payment that is in excess of the item’s fair market value as a charitable contribution, but each bidder should consult a tax specialist or attorney.