Silent auction for the mayan poster

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Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby 21x3 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:53 am

i have one mayan poster that i would like to auction off. the proceeds will go to my local foodbank. it's very lovely, as i'm sure all you diehards know. it's the horse being drowned by a diamond ring. personally , i'll never hang it up. i am a happily married woman, and to have a "stallion being drowned by marriage", seems like it doesn't fit in my happy home...i know, it's just art. i intended to have it framed and hung, but after long consideration, i've changed my mind. i am the proud owner of the eugene print which is already framed and hanging in my office, i love that one, being a moon-gal, myself. so, in the spirit of christmas, i would like to hold a silent auction, this week only. all i will keep is the face value of the poster, which i believe was $30, the rest goes to my local food bank, after i use a bit for shipping and insurance. i'd really like this to go to a fan! the mayan show was wonderful, but i don't need the poster to hold the memory for me, it lives in my mind and heart always. the mayan poster goes to the highest bidder. please pm your bid to me here on swirl. i will choose the winner next saturday and ship out the poster first thing monday morning, happy bidding and good luck!
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby jam76 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:56 pm

Cool post ,very exciting too 21x3 and a great poster.
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby cmelo » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:59 pm

Another nice idea....
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby 21x3 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:23 am

seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby Bikedo » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:27 am

21x3 wrote:seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!


What's a Mayan poster?
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby cmelo » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:39 am

Bikedo wrote:
21x3 wrote:seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!


What's a Mayan poster?


It's a poster that self-destructs this December 21.

Or it could be this.

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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby mojoryan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:09 pm

21x3 wrote:seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!

I know I may take a flaming for this, and I really mean no disrespect, but when you say something like "DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY???," when you plan on keeping $30 to cover what you have in it, plus shipping, it seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. I appreciate you being upfront about keeping the money to cover your expenses, but if it was all going to charity, you may have had more bites. Just a thought.
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby 21x3 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:07 pm

mojoryan wrote:
21x3 wrote:seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!

I know I may take a flaming for this, and I really mean no disrespect, but when you say something like "DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY???," when you plan on keeping $30 to cover what you have in it, plus shipping, it seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. I appreciate you being upfront about keeping the money to cover your expenses, but if it was all going to charity, you may have had more bites. Just a thought.



well mojoryan, i don't take offense to what you said, because obviously you don't know me from vault chat, this is my sense of humor. why didn't you comment on the bob. h. dylan part? where does that fit into this? why wouldn't i keep my expenses? if i were just going to do that, why wouldn't i just sell it for face value and donote the whole shebang? nah, i'm trying to cover my expense for the poster, (too bad i can't get enough for the poster to cover my flight down to LA that i paid for, eh?). look, i'm struggling with my new business, it's going slow, but i'd like to give something to help people out who don't even have enough money to feed their families, much less a business to struggle. 30 bucks is hopefully gonna be at least a third of what i give away. why don't you just shut up and bid, DON'T YOU WANNA FEED THE HUNGRY??? ;) haha
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby Stl_ben » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:17 pm

21x3 wrote:
mojoryan wrote:
21x3 wrote:seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!

I know I may take a flaming for this, and I really mean no disrespect, but when you say something like "DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY???," when you plan on keeping $30 to cover what you have in it, plus shipping, it seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. I appreciate you being upfront about keeping the money to cover your expenses, but if it was all going to charity, you may have had more bites. Just a thought.



well mojoryan, i don't take offense to what you said, because obviously you don't know me from vault chat, this is my sense of humor. why didn't you comment on the bob. h. dylan part? where does that fit into this? why wouldn't i keep my expenses? if i were just going to do that, why wouldn't i just sell it for face value and donote the whole shebang? nah, i'm trying to cover my expense for the poster, (too bad i can't get enough for the poster to cover my flight down to LA that i paid for, eh?). look, i'm struggling with my new business, it's going slow, but i'd like to give something to help people out who don't even have enough money to feed their families, much less a business to struggle. 30 bucks is hopefully gonna be at least a third of what i give away. why don't you just shut up and bid, DON'T YOU WANNA FEED THE HUNGRY??? ;) haha


OK feel free to flame me then. You say you are wanting to give something to help out, but you are taking the money to cover all your expenses ....so not really giving anything just asking people to pay you then donate the rest basically.
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby arewhyehen » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm

mojoryan wrote:
21x3 wrote:seriously, only 3 people want this poster??? wtf is wrong with you people? THIS IS A JACK WHITE MAYAN POSTER! DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY??? BOB H. DYLAN!!!

I know I may take a flaming for this, and I really mean no disrespect, but when you say something like "DON'T YOU WANT TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY???," when you plan on keeping $30 to cover what you have in it, plus shipping, it seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. I appreciate you being upfront about keeping the money to cover your expenses, but if it was all going to charity, you may have had more bites. Just a thought.


Ya, I found that a bit odd too. When I just did my raffle for the rescue farm, I gave up a record worth easily $180-200 and a slipmat worth $80-100. Both I paid market value for and never took any money from the raffle and actually paid about $40 in PayPal fees and $30 in shipping out of my own pocket. I wanted all the donated money from people to actually go to the charity they gave it to. I thought it was most fair. I think as long as people know what you're doing and you're upfront than people can decide whatever they want :D
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby DeeBee » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:41 pm

So it's okay if somebody sells something and keeps all the money for themselves. And it's okay if they sell it and donate all the money to charity. But if they sell it and keep a modest amount of the money, along with their shipping costs, and then donate the rest to charity, then somehow they're doing something wrong? Even if they explain it all up front? How very confusing. :?
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby arewhyehen » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:48 am

DeeBee wrote:So it's okay if somebody sells something and keeps all the money for themselves. And it's okay if they sell it and donate all the money to charity. But if they sell it and keep a modest amount of the money, along with their shipping costs, and then donate the rest to charity, then somehow they're doing something wrong? Even if they explain it all up front? How very confusing. :?


I am still not even sure how this works. Is this not a type of thing that goes to the highest bidder? So if the highest bidder is $45 and he keeps $30 for himself to cover the poster and its $12 to ship, that leaves $3 for the charity.

I am not at all saying it's wrong, just as long as people are aware. I am not going to tell people not to bid. I think it's great when people want to help out.

Hell, that's how real charities work anyways... We donate $50 and they pay their workers and themselves and then 3% of the proceeds actually go to the cause :lol:
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby achouza » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:12 am

this is too complicated, if the extra money goes to charity milk the cow properly, put it on ebay or sell it on expresso beans

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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby greginchains » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:17 am

It's unfortunate when good intentions get muddied with opinions and such that take away from somebody in their own way do something to try and be helpful. Maybe someone would/ has donated more for one purpose, and maybe some of wish we'd do more, but never really do, and I'm guilty of that.

I'm not a poster collector at all, but it's a pretty strong image and for that I like it quite a bit. Covering costs and then donating may not be what you would do, but I don't view it as selfish either. Good intentions are there, and somehow, somewhere, someone in this world will benefit from her efforts- period.

I hope the buyer will be happy with the print, cuz I know someone else will be touched by her effort here! :D
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Re: Silent auction for the mayan poster

Postby theeradicaleclectic » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:38 am

hear here.... well said greg... how is it that anyone can assess how a not for profit keeps going given that its not really a business?? basically its only an issue when the business is done on a weekly and daily basis over months and years... individuals doing what they can to pull a little something in from time to time is just that... little... that being said i would tell you that a little something is usually under $200 in any given transaction

this situation is plain as day for those who choose to see the value of the huge reality behind the intentions of this person and how they choose to manage their resources... it becomes a standard by which people define their lives when they begin supporting a not for profit cause... its not a venture at all

how much shipping and how much gas are spent to get these items and make sure that every detail is managed??

when all is said and done there are ways to look at the records and audit any verified not for profit and if a person questions such things then its best to look to the business to provide the wherewithall to define the involvement of individual patrons and their donations... so... if someone questions what it takes to repeatedly toss money into the momentum of social change that is usually plagued by fees and specialist salaries and red tape more than a mile high then maybe that person should just put their questions into the google process of getting the facts instead of casting shadows and stockpiling doubt

maybe my point is that knowing the right questions to ask lets people know right away if you are seriously wanting to know as opposed to mincing facts
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