We’re launching the Members Auction site in Beta to get your feedback. We want to know what you think, the good the bad and the bugs.
Take a look around the site and try bidding for the items, they’re real auctions after all. If you spot something that you think could be better or you have found a bug, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this post. Include your browser so we can recreate what you see.
So what is Auctions all about??
The Auctions websites is where you can bid on amazing money can’t buy experiences, tickets or uniquely Blue items, but here’s the best bit… it’s free – there is no cash involved in bidding.
Who can take part in Auctions?
As a member, you will have acquired a certain number of auction credits, based on your spending with Manchester City since the start of the season. These credits are what you bid with.
Open to all members– Whether you are Superbia, Platinum, Gold or a Blue member – you can take part now in the auctions beta web site.
If you’re not a member and you would like to take part – it’s just £10 to become a Blue member.
There are a few things worth noting about the City auctions web site.
Auction credits should not be confused with loyalty points – they are entirely separate.
Your credits can be spent on the auction site, whereas your loyalty points will continue to grow over the seasons as they always have done – untouched.
When you sign in, using your normal log in details, Supporter Number and password, the number of auction credits you have earned will be displayed. There’s a list of them in the My Account section too.
Have a look around the site – see which lots currently available you are interested in – or see what’s coming up soon if there’s something you want to save your auction credits for.
There are two types of auctions. The highest bid and the lowest unique bid.
For a highest bid auction – the supporter who bids the most auction credits by the time the auction closes, will win the prize. For the winner, the number of auction credits they have bid will then be deducted from your total. Similar to ebay.
We will then contact you with any further details necessary to collect your prize.
For the lowest unique bid – simply guess the number you think will the lowest unique number out of everyone who takes part. It will cost you a set number of auction credits to make guess, regardless of whether you win or not.
When the auction closes, the supporter who guesses the lowest number, which no one else has also guessed, will win the prize!
The auctions site unfortunately is not open to our supporters under 18 – however, prizes are transferable so look out for prizes specifically for the juniors in your family.
Most of all – the auctions web site is just for fun.
If you would like to know more about the techy side of the development, we will follow up with a more detailed post once all the feedback is in.
We hope you like it!