Well I've been canvasing for ways to hold a free live auction and hadn't been so successful until I found this:
Grouperman941 wrote:I think you could use a Google Spreadsheet -- bid through the 'discuss' window and plug players won into the spreadsheet. Just establish ground rules, like only the commish can edit or sort. (I am not sure if those on 'view only' can chat.)
I looked into this and no matter how bizarre this sounds the idea is actually incredibly good. Basically the site has a spreadsheet which only the commish would edit. Each user is logged in and can view the sheet (but can't edit it). On the side is a chat window which everybody has access too. It might take a couple rules and getting used to but I think I could make this work.
I'm gonna formally put something together in the next couple days (no need to rush now).