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Offline Master_Phruby

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Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
« Reply #135 on: September 24, 2005, 12:11 PM »
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Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
« Reply #136 on: September 24, 2005, 01:12 PM »
Looks like a very nice custom Phruby.  I hope this one goes for a lot.   :)

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2005, 01:14 PM »
I posted this on the front page of SWStarTours.net The premier web site dedicated to Disneyland's Star Tours ride!
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Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
« Reply #138 on: September 24, 2005, 01:15 PM »
I hope so too. I've spent the morning trying to get the word out.
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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #139 on: September 24, 2005, 09:01 PM »
It's up on the front page now. Great job Phruby  ;D

Anyone else that sends in a custom to DD or posts one themselves, please let me know so I can post it.

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #140 on: September 24, 2005, 11:19 PM »
Cool! Did you let the other sites know?
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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2005, 01:23 AM »
I did... but we didn't have much success last time, so I'm not holding my breath  ::)

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #142 on: September 25, 2005, 11:56 AM »
They are both up at TheJawa.com  :D
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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #143 on: September 25, 2005, 02:28 PM »
i got it posted up on Yakface.com so hopefully that will help get some more bids  :)

oh and btw last time i knew Phillip lives a stone's throw from me, in Plano, which is a suburb just north of Dallas, TX.

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #144 on: September 25, 2005, 03:00 PM »
I'm just going to bring this up but I see that jokabofe is currently the high bidder on Phruby's clone.  That might not be a good thing.  I don't think its happening but others might see that and the other charity auction by jokabofe and think something hinky is going on (it kind of looks like the bid is being run up).

Also, weren't these auctions originally intended to specifically help Darth Ennis?

Just my two cents, I don't think anything is wrong, just wanted to put it out there.
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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #145 on: September 25, 2005, 03:33 PM »
I think Zero Cool should win the first auction solely based on their name. I'm trying to produce something to enter into this, but juggling work (over 30 hours this week) and full time school has been really difficult.

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #146 on: September 25, 2005, 04:04 PM »
That's a good point Owen.  It could appear that way, either to other ebay customers or ebay themselves.  Maybe we shouldn't bid on each other's charity customs, since it could be construed as hiking the price for a buddy.  I don't know if that's the best way to approach this though, I haven't given it enough thought.

As for the recipients of the proceeds from said auctions, I too thought they were going to Darth Ennis.  My custom will be in the hands of DDelicious by middle of next week, and I want Ennis to be the recipient.  I have already donated things to the general population of Katrina victims.

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #147 on: September 25, 2005, 04:14 PM »
These auctions are different from regular auctions. The reason is MissionFish will deduct the final sale price of the figure from MY credit card and donate it to the Red Cross. I end up paying for it. It's then my responsibility to collect from the bidder. Why would we up each others bids if we have to pay for it ourselves anyway? The final result goes to red cross no matter who bids. I don't see why ebay would care.  It would seem pointless to have shill bidding on charity auctions. Why have an auction in the first place if your just going to donate the shill's bid anyway?

Finally, ebay doesn't let you donate the proceeds to an individual. It has to be a charity group.
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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #148 on: September 25, 2005, 04:22 PM »
The original intent was to raise money specifically for Ennis, but Ebay would most likely take down any auctions billed as "Charity" unless they go through MissionFish. And as I pointed out earlier, I felt that auctions labeled as "Charity" generally make more money that auctions not labeled that way. I guess people are really just thinking about giving to the cause as opposed to how much something is worth.

As for my bidding on Phruby's auction... that's a good point. It was not intended to be something shady going on, but you're right Owen it could be seen that way. I just figured I would throw a bid out there since most of the guys here bid on my auction. But yeah, I guess it does kinda look like we're just trying to run the price up. But at the same time, I would feel kinda ****** about retracting my bid, since it is a charity auction.

Oh well, I guess I'll go retract my bid now anyway, and I guess we should not bid on each other's auctions if you are going to have a figure yourself. Of course, if everyone else is going to go through DD, then that really means that just Phruby and I can't bid on the rest  :P

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Re: Customs for disaster relief
« Reply #149 on: September 25, 2005, 04:25 PM »
That's fine. I have 12 watchers on mine. For the rest of you, get out there and bid.
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