An Auction to raise dosh??

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An Auction to raise dosh??

Post: # 13685Post Shirley
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:13 pm

On another site that I post on there is a fortnightly auction.

Rather basic - the people on the forum offer something for auction (my latest purchase from the auctions over there were a green gardening book and an address book) and generally offer to pay the postage too (although this could be paid by the bidder on heavier items). The bidding then starts at a minimum price for each item - suggested by the person offering the item, and the bidding starts. All the proceeds go to the running of the website (unless the person making the offer wants a percentage to go elsewhere) and it's great fun at the same time. The payments are sent to the boss of the other site, so in this case it would be you Andy - and then the auctioneer (volunteer) tells the person who is offering the 'lot' that it is ok to post it off. I've bought rhubarb, a dvd and the above books so far.

Oh, and they approach businesses for donations - the rhubarb was donated by a company that sells plants.

Would this be something that we could do here Andy? I can send you the link to the other site so you can see it in action if you like. It does work well over there.
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great idea!

Post: # 13696Post glenniedragon
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:45 pm

Hey I'd be up for that! what a great idea, it would mean alot of extra work for Mr H, maybe a dedicated moderator would be the way? just a suggestion, but I'm sure it would be a success

kind thoughts
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Post: # 13856Post gunners71uk
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:30 pm

how much do i hear for my gardening socks never washed in a long time lol

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Post: # 13862Post Shirley
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:21 pm

lol gunners - will probs pay you to keep them!!
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Post: # 14105Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:43 pm

Yep all sounds good, I like the sound of it. Want to give me the link?

Not sure if I will be bidding for gunners gardening socks though

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Post: # 14160Post Wombat
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:42 am

gunners71uk wrote:how much do i hear for my gardening socks never washed in a long time lol


As a pesticide they would be brutally effective, but how could you guarantee they would be used for good........................not evil!

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