Bushfire Appeal Auction

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Bushfire Appeal Auction

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:45 pm

In an effort to help raise a few more dollars for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal I would like to auction, on these forums, a very special item.

It is a souvenir jersey from the January 2007 "Amy's Ride", the memorial Amy Gillett ride. The Uno-brand jersey is white and as well as all the sponsor graphics this particular one sports the autograph of champion cyclist Robbie McEwen.

It has never been worn but should anyone want to wear it it is a size large.

Please bear with me because I'm kind of making-up the rules as I go along but the best way to do this, I think, will be to keep the bidding open until close of business (5pm AEDST) on Tuesday, February 24.

The highest bid by that time will secure the item and the bidder also agrees to add another $5 (in cash or a separate money order) to cover postage anywhere in Australia (more for overseas).

The successful bidder will pay by bank cheque or Australia Post money order made out to either the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal or Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal. No personal cheques or cash will be accepted.

I live in the Newcastle area and, if requested, will ask any of the Newcastle forum members to oversee the end result and verify that everything is above board.

If someone can tell me how to post pictures here I will do so on Wednesday (I am away on business tomorrow). Sorry, but I really don't know how to do it.

So what is there to say other than: "what am I bid for this unusual piece of cycling memorabilia that comes from one good cause to aid another?

"Do I have an offer?"
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Postby zoom bean » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:02 pm

Great idea & incredibly generous of you gorilla.

I'll get the ball rolling & bid $100.00 to start with.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:37 pm

Gorilla=LEGEND!

To learn about posting pics, click here.

I'll see what/if I can bid post payday.

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Postby suff » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:21 pm

Ill be up for this.. $150

Good effort btw, its amazing how a disaster can bring people together!

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:51 pm

Images of the autographed "Ride for Amy" shirt as promised.
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Hopefully, we have managed to upload pics of the front and the back.

Thanks for bids so far.
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:35 am

I neglected to mention that a letter of authenticity comes with the jersey. It is from one of the event sponsors verifying the signature.

Don't forget the auction will wind-up at 5pm AEDST tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 24).

Thanks all.
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:56 am

We are just on seven hours until fall of hammer.
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Postby moosterbounce » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:08 pm

I'm up for $200

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:56 pm

Thanks Moo.

So, ladies and gentlemen, with just over an hour until fall of hammer I would like to ask if there are any more bids.

GOING ONCE........
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:29 pm

With 30 minutes until fall of hammer the bid of $200 rests with moosterbounce.

Do I have any more bids?

GOING TWICE..........
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:01 pm

Folks it is 5pm AEDST and I am about to bang the hammer to bring this charity auction to an end.

I will bring the hammer down at 5:10pm AEDST so last bids, please.
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:13 pm

GOING THREE TIMES!

And the winning bidder is Moosterbounce. Congratulation Moo and thanks to those who bid and all of you who dropped by for a look.

Also thanks to AUbicycles for allowing me to run the charity auction on this site.

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Postby lyndalcairns » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:46 am

What a lovely idea, gorilla monsoon. Good on you!
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:05 pm

Thank you. What can I say? We all do our bit when things are crook.
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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:45 am

Late reply - thank you for your generosity.

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Postby brauluver » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:53 pm

hey Moo, how about a shot of you or mr moo wearing it?

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:44 pm

We do what we can. The jersey was posted to Moo last week and she has probably got it at the framing shop by now.
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Postby moosterbounce » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:00 pm

Received today actually :D

But neither of us will be wearing it - it will be going to the framing shop "soonish" (read: when I can sneak it out of the house :wink:). I've already decided that it will be hung next to the trainer to remind me about my heroes, and what cycling means to me.

I'm one happy rider.

Thanks Gorilla :P

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:01 pm

Moo, it was my pleasure and my thanks to BNA for allowing me to run the auction on the forums.

When push comes to shove we all just do what it takes.
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