Thanks! I asked because myself and the co-chair to our Tricky Tray were re-rethinking these prices. They just seem too low.We had a meeting the other night, and had decided $3 - small, $5.00 - 15 Medium, $5 - 10 Large and $5 - 3 Supers.We went to another Tricky Tray in a nearby town, and their prices were:
small/regular $3 sheet - (prizes went from $10-$50)
Medium - No prize category--I didn't think much of this, but it seemed to work for them
Large - 3 for $5 ($50-$99?)
Super - 3 for $10 ( $100 and up).
Tickets were selling, and I felt their prizes (especially the supers) weren't great. We have really good ones, and I felt we could definitely charge more and people would still feel it was a deal.
ScottMom - A Tricky Tray (the PC term for "Chinese Auction") is a basket/prize raffle. You get donated prizes or themed baskets, each prize/basket gets its own clear plastic raffle ticket collection container, and then the people decide what they'd like a chance at winning. You usually charge an admission fee (which includes a sheet of the smaller prize tickets and door prize ticket and sometimes you'll see "Value Packs" of tickets also for sale at the event)and have refreshments available. This is the norm in our area (northern NJ)--silent auctions aren't popular, because people don't feel like they're getting a good deal, and would rather have a chance to win several prizes for their money, than possibly blow their limit on winning one thing.