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Ebay Charity Listings


Quickbeam

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Has anyone been watching Adam Hills 'The Last leg' Paralympic comedy chat on C4 after the Paralympics?

Last night someone that made a knitted Adam Hill figure and listed it for £15 with any proceeds made going to Great Ormond St Hospital. They mentioned it in passing as a humorous item and who would want to pay 15 quid for a hand knitted effigy. After the add break it had jumped up to £50, by the end of the show it had reached £9000 (yes 9 grand).

Take a look now at it's current bid value unbelievable!

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lotvic

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Looks like a spoof bid to me. (hope I'm wrong)

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Quickbeam

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I don't think so, when it's happened before, Ebay have contacted the bidders and reduced it to confirmed bids by contacting the bidders within a few hours. This one has been around that figure all day, which is why I waited until now to mention it.

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Quickbeam

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What sort of person makes these bids anonymously? I would have thought that they'd want the limelight.

It does seem to be peaking though.

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Al94

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What sort of person makes these bids anonymously? I would have thought that they'd want the limelight.

Quite the reverse is true I suspect. There are a huge number of people who quietly and unassumingly support charities in a substantial way.

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interzone55

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What sort of person makes these bids anonymously? I would have thought that they'd want the limelight

There's a lot of wealthy people who like to keep their true worth quiet, and are more than happy to spread their good fortune around.

I know a chap who is worth 8 figures at least, after he sold his dad's company for 9 figures to a much larger company. For a little while he went mad and did the usual stuff, wine, women, song etc.

Then he grew up and now lives in a much smaller house and gives huge gifts to charities. He doesn't shout about the gifts because he'd rather not let the whole world know just how much he's worth...

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Aitchbee

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I can't make a bid just now...I'm too busy knitting the Great Wall of China....

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Quickbeam

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I was thinking of crocheting Tower Bridge, but I've decided to embroider the Shard instead...

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Aitchbee

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...plain or purl...my china wall is plain...with a tartan trim.

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Quickbeam

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We're coming into the last 12 hours of this charity auction now.

There's been a steady increase since it got it's initial publicity on Monday night as at least 2 serious bidders are letting it be known that they're still in it. I can't help but think that those that will bid to this value for charity will have a nice round figure of 40, 50 or even £100k in their mind.

How much do we think it'll reach?

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carver

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Don't know who will win it but at that price I don't think it will be posted, most likely delivered by security firm, just hope it's not G4S most likely lose it.

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