Notice to all bidders
Nov. 12th, 1998

Dear Bidders:

Just a matter of days and hours left until the close of Janis Ian's Online Auction, and we've sent you all an e-mail to let you know a little bit about how the end of the auction is going to work. Many of you hold high bids on the items you have bid on and will need to know what you'll have to do to confirm your bids and make payment arrangements with us when the auction ends on November 15th, noon central.

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There are still many of the over 300 items of Janis' memorabilia that have low bids or no bids at all. Be sure and review this list of items in the GOOD BUYS section of the auction. The links are clearly posted on each auction page.

At 12 noon (CST) on November 15th, the site will close for 24 hours to tally final bids and notify winning bidders.

IF YOU HAVE A WINNING BID

1. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY E-MAIL WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE END OF THE AUCTION

We will send you a confirmation of your winning bids and bid amounts,including the total for all items you have purchased.

(shipping and handling will be added to your total AFTER you have confirmed your payment option and ship destination)

2. YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITHIN 72 HRS OF NOTIFICATION.

All bids over $250 must be confirmed by phone, in our office, within 72 hours of notification. No exceptions. We will provide you with the phone number and contact information in the confirmation notice you will receive from us.

3. PAYMENT OPTIONS

Credit Card: VISA / MC ONLY CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER (no cash) SALES TAX FOR TENNESSEE RESIDENTS

All shipping will be done at our discretion. All of these items are one-of-a-kind items that can not be replaced if lost. We INSIST on using the most reliable shipping method available to us.

Those of you who would like to personally pick up your items may make special arrangements to do so. No shipping will be charged in this case. These arrangements must be made by telephone.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE PEARL FUND (see below for information on tax deduction)

**** If you have a 5-Song Custom Tape bid that has been accepted, please post your final 5 choices on the Bulletin Board under the heading 5-SONG TAPE CHOICES. Postings must be on the Board by November 15th!

A special website is being created to process your final bids, confirm delivery, and make payment arrangements. We will notify all bidders with the address of that website on November 15th. Those of you who expect to have the winning bid on any particular item are asked to notify us of your intended payment method any time during the last week of the auction.

****** SPECIAL NOTICE ******************************************

MINIMUM BID FAILURES WILL BE REMOVED AND DISCOUNTED

As the auction comes to a close, more people seem to be disregarding the minimum bid requirements. Your bid will be removed and/or discounted if you do not meet the minimum bid!! If you notice a minimum bid failure, please notify the auctioneer immediately.

NO BIDS WHICH MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT WILL BE WITHDRAWN

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That's enough for now...watch for more news regarding the end of the auction (just hours left) here at the auction website.

And finally, Janis sends her warmest regards and thanks. The auction has already exceeded her expectations, and she has told us many times how grateful she is to have such a solid group of great fans. You've really out-done yourselves with your show of support for this project.

Our best regards to you, and Happy Bidding!

auction_admin@songs.com

THE PEARL FUND HAS APPLIED FOR PROVISIONAL TAX EXEMPT STATUS, BUT CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT WITHIN THIS CALENDAR YEAR CHECKS AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ISSUED TO THE PEARL FUND WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR EXEMPTION. IF IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU THAT YOUR CONTRIBUTION BE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, PLEASE MAKE YOUR CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO GODDARD COLLEGE. YOU MUST PAY BY CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO OBTAIN THIS; ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE TO THE PEARL FUND AT GODDARD COLLEGE.