Prior to the auction beginning, auctioneer gives a description, retail value, and how many quarters are needed to bid per item. If interested in the item, place a bid in container on the table and hold up a numbered paddle. When all bids are collected, the auctioneer will draw a number. If the number on the raised paddle matches the number drawn then the person wins the item. If the auctioneer draws a number and that paddle is not raised another will be drawn until there is a winner.