I have a wordpress site and host a charity dinner (for my charity Play for a Cure Foundation ([login to view URL])). Last year we did an auction and raffle online through a company that did cost thousands but was worthwhile. This year they have changed their pricing structure and as a charity we simply cannot afford it.
I wanted something similar where a person could place a bid through their phone by sms and a link that reflected the lastest bids presentable on screen at our dinner.
I do have an auction page on my website and it works well, but it doesn't plug into a tv screen to show real time updates and it creates a real buzz in the room so something we would like.
Also with SMS link customers could buy raffle tickets online and it auto generated their tickets and provided them with the numbers and we could simply press a button and it auto generated a winning ticket (we had to do that about 15 times for all the prizes).
Is this achievable without big dollars??