WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby biglove » February 8th 2017, 7:32am

While I certainly don't doubt you at your word that the "mystery" watch is well worth more than the asking price, there are watches that are well built and worth every penny of their price that are still not a good fit for everyone.

Although I appreciate such wonders as NOMOS and some of the fine vintage watches here, that are worth large coin, that doesn't mean I could wear them.

Again, not a lack of trust; but, a matter of personal preference.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby foghorn » February 8th 2017, 7:39am

Maybe just knock off more than 100 bucks a day and get it to a point where someone might take a gamble. At a certain point you can't lose and a sick kid wins no matter what. I'll take a shot at a certain point even if it means i get stuck with a fucking Orient!!!
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby Hawk » February 8th 2017, 8:25am

biglove wrote:While I certainly don't doubt you at your word that the "mystery" watch is well worth more than the asking price, there are watches that are well built and worth every penny of their price that are still not a good fit for everyone.

Although I appreciate such wonders as NOMOS and some of the fine vintage watches here, that are worth large coin, that doesn't mean I could wear them.

Again, not a lack of trust; but, a matter of personal preference.


Somehow "guaranteed return on investment" and "wristwatch" aren't things I would expect to see in the same sentence. It implies a market with greater breadth than the WIS community. The porn queen conjecture would be more likely, or schedule 1 drugs, human organs, that sort of thing.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby koimaster » February 8th 2017, 9:30am

conjurer wrote:
iwasbanned wrote:
conjurer wrote:
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conjurer wrote:None of you dumb bastards interested yet? OK, down to $700!


Is the other thing a Seiko?


I said it was "a guaranteed return on investment", which leaves out any Seiko I've ever heard of.


so it's a rolex? >40mm?


Possibly. Possibly not. Youse gotta ante up if you wanna see my hand!


I for one do not want to see your hand.....

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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby svaglic » February 8th 2017, 10:49am

I think it is cool and fun. The anticipation is killing us, like a kid waiting for his birthday or Christmas.
As Foggy said, the money goes to upkeep this forum and to help sick kids, it's a charity. I fail to see a loss there.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby conjurer » February 8th 2017, 11:58am

OK, enough screwing around. Stand by for the big reveal!!
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Reverse Auction!

Postby conjurer » February 8th 2017, 11:59am

A bunch of you bastards are going to be kicking yourselves for not bidding $600!
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Postby iwasbanned » February 8th 2017, 12:10pm

conjurer wrote:A bunch of you bastards are going to be kicking yourselves for not bidding $600!


Okay, you talked me into it. I'll do $600! If it's not too late.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby conjurer » February 8th 2017, 12:11pm

OK, on to a regular auction. You can read all about the wartche in the OP; here's the special something I've been teasing:

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A one-ounce, 24K gold ingot with a fucking dragon on it. Market price right now is $1,237.67, actual price might be different, depending on where it is sold. This is why I excluded overseas buyers--they probably would have gotten fucked by customs, and I might have broke some goddamn laws shipping the sumbitch.

Well, there you have it. This auction will run until Friday, 10 February, ending at 8:10PM (ten minutes after the other auction) Pacific time. High bid wins. The same rules apply as with the other auctions, 25% being donated (by winner) to the forum, 75% (plus $20 shipping, I'll have to insure the shit out of it) to be sent to St. Jude's Hospital. Upon request of the winner, I'll dump the wartche in the nearest Goodwill collection box or dumpster. There is no reserve, and sale is final.

I don't doubt that there will be snipers for this one, so please refrain from comments/smart-ass remarks/etc. during the last hour of the auction--bids only, please.

So, there you have it. One of you can become a dime-store Glenn Beck, or you can bury it in your back yard, or head to the local bullion dealer.

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Postby iwasbanned » February 8th 2017, 12:15pm

So wait, do I win? :twisted:
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby conjurer » February 8th 2017, 12:17pm

iwasbanned wrote:So wait, do I win? :twisted:


It appears that you got in just before I posted the reveal, Juan, so yes, I'd have to say that you won this one!

Auction closed, iwasbanned is the winner!
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Postby smellody » February 8th 2017, 12:24pm

Jeabous! That was an auction. Gold is my favorite things. Lumberjacks love gold.
   
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Postby iwasbanned » February 8th 2017, 12:34pm

Woot!
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby foghorn » February 8th 2017, 12:34pm

That was awesome!! Atta boy Juan!! The gamble paid off plus you got a watch that will never get stolen!!


And I didn't get stuck with a fucking Orient!!!



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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby gerdson » February 8th 2017, 12:37pm

Could someone, please, slowly and in big print letters, preferably translated into German, explain to me, what was going on here? First a wartch in a reverse auction, a concept I never understood in the beginning, to be followed by a 4 minute period where I could have bid on a 1 ounce gold bar, just that Iwasbanned to do so due to my Nationality race and religion (and that in the light of recent events...)? :mrgreen:

Juan: Congratulations! Again, I have no clue, but it seemingly took some guts to shout "600" without having the slightest clue what this would be about. :D
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby svaglic » February 8th 2017, 12:44pm

Congrats to Juan and a big thank you to the donor.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby conjurer » February 8th 2017, 12:46pm

svaglic wrote:Congrats to Juan and a big thank you to the donor.


Yup. The donor certainly stepped up, big time.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby Hawk » February 8th 2017, 1:02pm

gerdson wrote:Could someone, please, slowly and in big print letters, preferably translated into German, explain to me, what was going on here? First a wartch in a reverse auction, a concept I never understood in the beginning, to be followed by a 4 minute period where I could have bid on a 1 ounce gold bar, just that Iwasbanned to do so due to my Nationality race and religion (and that in the light of recent events...)? :mrgreen:

Juan: Congratulations! Again, I have no clue, but it seemingly took some guts to shout "600" without having the slightest clue what this would be about. :D


Your race / religion / nationality are wunderbar but I found this on shipping bullion internationally - seems like there's a potential for a gummy mess. And last I knew Brinks doesn't do anything on the cheap.

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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby Racer-X » February 8th 2017, 1:11pm

Wow, this is fantastic. Congrats Juan!
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Postby artman » February 8th 2017, 2:03pm

Good win IWB! That was exciting.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby iwasbanned » February 8th 2017, 2:23pm

Thanks folks. Lesson learned here: Trust in Conjurer! Now as for me, I have always wanted a gold grill.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby jason_recliner » February 8th 2017, 2:35pm

Ballsy, IWB. Well done!
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby biglove » February 8th 2017, 3:39pm

Congrats, Juan. Helluva' purchase.

If only the shysters at that fair hadn't screwed me as a kid. That incident and mistaking raisin oatmeal cookies for chocolate chip are the roots of my trust issues.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby Hawk » February 8th 2017, 3:50pm

Yup, IWB gots Balls. I suspect he clanks when he walks.

And now we know how someone can plausibly claim "guaranteed return on investment" - he's selling friggin' currency. Arguably at least as good as fiat currency.

Of course now that we're all softened up by the results the next reverse auction will probably have a velvet Elvis or a complete set of Mama's Family VHS tapes as the surprise.
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Re: WL Spring Charity Auction 3--Revealed! Auction!

Postby Tzimisces » February 8th 2017, 4:20pm

Wow! All you need are some Jim Bakker Armageddon Food Buckets and you're ready for the Apocalypse.
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