Here’s a great opportunity to find a good deal by bidding on hundreds of items and services without leaving the comfort of your home.

The Echo Press and its parent company, Forum Communications Company, have launched the “Bid & Buy Online Auction.” It will run Monday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct 18 at 8 p.m.

Go to the Bid & Buy auction to view all of the auction offerings and prepare your bidding strategy in advance. You’ll be sure to find something you want for yourself or a great gift to give while supporting local businesses.

On 90 percent of the items, bidding begins at 50 percent of the item’s value. The complete rules of the bidding process are included on the website.

Locally, you can bid on items from Vital Fit Club, Woody's Car Wash, Country Store, RM Tattoo and dozens of other local businesses.

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Bidders can browse by category, region or by searching for particular items.

There’s something for everyone on this auction, so check out the deals waiting to be yours!