Here’s a great opportunity to find a good deal by bidding on hundreds of items and services starting July 6 without leaving the comfort of your home.

The Echo Press and its parent company, Forum Communications Company, are launching a “Bid & Buy Online Auction” starting at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6. The bidding action will last until 8 p.m., Monday, July 13.

Go to now 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 (click on the question mark).

Locally, you can bid on items from Hedine’s Jewelry, Alex Glass and Glazing, Randy’s Family Optical, Leaf Valley Mercantile and dozens of other local businesses.

You’ll find items you need like new lawnmowers, furniture and vehicle maintenance packages. There’s even a pickup up for grabs.

Need to relax? Bid & Buy offers great getaway deals, cleaning services, massages and even a fishfinder for those that need some angling action.

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 at: