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Curtiss Knives
09-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Just checking to see what people would think about having an Auction Thread. You would be able to donate your items and put them up. The proceeds would go to the forum to help with maintaining and paying for this wonderful new forum. We would put this in the classifieds area. Let me know what you think and suggestions are welcome. cool 1

John Barker
09-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Good idea!
-John

Mike Jones
09-01-2009, 03:01 PM
I think it seems good. Actually having an auction forum could be interesting too.

dalefuller
09-01-2009, 04:40 PM
I wouldn't mind donating things from time to time. Seems like a good way to support the forum.

Brett Long
09-01-2009, 05:15 PM
sounds fun. i dont have anything to donate but i have cash

Jeff Pearce
09-01-2009, 05:28 PM
What about a raffle thread....

Delbert Ealy
09-01-2009, 09:16 PM
Auctions can be fun, but I think you will get more action if you run it as a raffle. I think that people will be a little more willing to part with a small amount for a chance, than the total.
Run both and see which is more popular.
In any case I will participate.

Bruce Bump
09-01-2009, 09:23 PM
Sounds good.
Are you going to charge a membership fee or is the auction supposed to take care of all forum costs? I dont know how forums work financially.

Can I run an auction on my forum for a church cause? Play ground equipment in a Jamaica ophanage.

Les Voorhies
09-01-2009, 09:36 PM
Auctions can be fun, but I think you will get more action if you run it as a raffle. I think that people will be a little more willing to part with a small amount for a chance, than the total.
Run both and see which is more popular.
In any case I will participate.

I agree with Del on this one however we also have to remember that right now we only have a couple hundred users so the auctions might have to start kinda small.

Bill Coye
09-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Some of us have had great success on the JD with raising funds for different causes. I will gladly support this forum with donations.

I also agree with Les that with a smaller membership things could be a little slow. Unless we limited the spots to 10 or 20. Of course, high-end items may get a little pricey per spot.

I'm game for whatever is agreed upon. There are many ways to grease the wheels (or feed & water the dog).

BC

Bill Coye
09-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Sounds good.
Are you going to charge a membership fee or is the auction supposed to take care of all forum costs? I dont know how forums work financially.

Can I run an auction on my forum for a church cause? Play ground equipment in a Jamaica ophanage.

Bruce,

I've run raffles for Multiple Sclerosis research, forum members sick children, our troops and raffles just in support of the forum.

It needs to be a coordinated effort. If you get more than one raffle going at a time, it takes FOREVER for the things to end.

BC

BossDog
09-01-2009, 10:17 PM
when we hit 500 active, we'll experiment with some charity auctions and raffles. I don't think we are big enough to reach the kitchen sink yet...

JAWilliams
09-01-2009, 10:37 PM
It is a great idea, both of them. I like both and hope to help out.

Ken Hurst
09-02-2009, 02:27 PM
I'll be happy to donate my engraving services. FWIW .............

alex shunnarah
09-02-2009, 06:11 PM
sounds good ! i got some stuff to donate.

Knife Crazied
09-02-2009, 07:15 PM
What about a raffle thread....

I'll second this!!