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An In-House Auction of Drunkard and Drinking Memorabilia is

Poll ended at Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:56 am

1. A great idea. I have things that I will donate to be auctioned and would be interested in bidding.
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2. A good idea. I have things that I will donate to be auctioned.
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3. A good idea. I may be interested in bidding.
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21%
4. A good idea but I would be interested in more than just Drunkard or drinking memorablia.
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5. A bad idea. I am not interested.
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No votes
6. Other (please specify)
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No votes
 
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Patchez » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:27 am

I have a thought on the auction. Could we hold it at the Con? Everyone bring what they want to donate, those that can't attend mail it to someone that is going. We set the time and day of the auction. Set up a forum thread for people unable to attend but wish to bid on an item. Then all items can be mailed from a central know location so we know what the postal cost is and everyone can then make a more informed decision about who should foot the bill, payer or payee.

Is it feasible or am off my nut?
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Surreal » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:25 pm

This could be a really cool idea. I've had a few rye's at this point, I haven't really got my melon around it quite yet.... but it could provide a bit of fun, focus the folks on why we're there, and allow those that couldn't make it to participate.

God forbid we had some kind of live video feed thingy that allowed folks here to bid and watch what was going on at Otter's......

God forbid indeed.

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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by NYDingbat » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:39 pm

Love the idea. Though I'm afraid I don't have anything to donate that is bid worthy. I shall bid though!
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Post by Resident Asshole » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:16 am

I would totally be willing to donate an item of drunkard memorabilia but since I never physically met the fallen ones it might not mean much to anyone but myself. However, I am going to donate to the Paypal fund either way.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Mr. Viking » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:24 pm

I will put up an english real ale pump (hi-gene brand, 1/2 pint pump)
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Mr. Viking » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:28 pm

I also offer 500ml bottle of distilled water **not homemade rum**
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by mistah willies » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:11 pm

Mr. Viking wrote:I also offer 500ml bottle of distilled water **not homemade rum**
Hehehe

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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Badfellow » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:26 pm

Better stick to Drunkard items. Otherwise you're going to have someone like Tony putting their dirty underwear up for bid.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Screwball » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:45 pm

What if we bring something to the Con and have bidding go on there just as an added kinda thing?

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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:10 pm

Screwball wrote:What if we bring something to the Con and have bidding go on there just as an added kinda thing?
Works for me.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by whiskeyprick » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:25 am

Great idea!
I would donate my con 2 pass. (Someone stole my con 1 pass and chain at 2 or 3, prol w my wallet and keys at con 2). Good times.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Patchez » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:27 am

Palinka wrote:
Screwball wrote:What if we bring something to the Con and have bidding go on there just as an added kinda thing?
Works for me.
What say the rest?
I thought I already brought that up?
Patchez wrote:I have a thought on the auction. Could we hold it at the Con? Everyone bring what they want to donate, those that can't attend mail it to someone that is going. We set the time and day of the auction. Set up a forum thread for people unable to attend but wish to bid on an item. Then all items can be mailed from a central know location so we know what the postal cost is and everyone can then make a more informed decision about who should foot the bill, payer or payee.

Is it feasible or am off my nut?
Doesn't matter it's been brought up and seconded, even thirded. By Rogers rules of order we should vote on it. I think. Either that or we sacrifice a goat on the solstice.


Ok, joking aside I still believe this to be the best course of action. I suggest we do this on Saturday afternoon. As most of the EU folk are between 4 and 6 hours ahead of us noon Eastern Standard time seems a good time to have this. It won't interfere with anyone's evening plans and may serve as a fine pre-game for the Euro Drunks.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Surreal » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:20 am

Trying to figure out what to bring for the auction.

The bartending midget will fit easily under the seat in front of me and has broad appeal to bidders.

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But, the autographed BETA-max version of Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo with Adolofo Quinones is a rarity that is sure to drive bidding through the roof.

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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Patchez » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:31 am

So we are going to do this at the Memorial Party. Anyone wishing to donate anything but not able to attend PM me and I will give you my address. I will be attending and taking a few items there as well.

Have we figured out a time to have the auction? I say Noon on Saturday so any West Coasters can be up early or stay up late. It would also mean the Europeans can get in on it before heading out for local festivities.

If there are no objections let's pencil this puppy in for then.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by fizzmaster » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:51 pm

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