ya, I agree, more external advertising would have helped. When you get to a PCPC show you can't miss that thing
When I got there I couldn't tell if I was in the right place or not.
I think the silent auctions were great. Money went to a good cause. The vendors had already accepted they were giving away the product, so what does the price matter.
I agree though, a live aution at something that small is probably a waste. There wasn't nearly enough buyers for it to be sucessful at all.
I'm sure the next one will be better.