I just finished the ANA's (first Online) YN Auction. It was a wonderful experience, I had quite a bit of fun, and learned about some coins. I only have a few regrets, and a few minor flaws were experienced, but overall I had a great time.
I enjoyed winning, of course, and that was a blast. Even though I lost quite a bit, I still enjoyed the thrill of "buying" the coins with the YN dollars.
The only thing I disliked was Youtube's system- I have great internet and great internet speeds, but the whole video and chat section was as slow as molasses. I am sure it was not the ANA's fault, but considering it's 2015, I wish Youtube stepped up it's game.
Personally, I regret not doing more to prepare myself and get more YN dollars- as this was my first YN auction, I had zero idea that the bidding would go up to $500 in some cases.
One thing I would like to mention is that the addition of a ANA t-shirt (as a lot in next year's catalog) would be a hit. I spoke to some of the other YN's, and they all agree, we want to support the ANA, with a sharp t-shirt.
Thank you to all that set up the auction, it must have been a brutal 5 hours for you to work.
Hopefully in the future there will be more ways to get YN dollars. I'm gonna start now and save up for next year's auction.