Mystery Auction (in Contests)


Tylan September 1 2008 9:09 AM EDT

In honor of my upcoming wedding, i've decided to pass on the usual contest and do something a little different. Therefore, i'll be holding a mystery auction! And as anyone that is married knows, it has it's ups and downs, and sometimes a curve ball!

The following auctions will be the items that are being bid on:

1 base Katana
1 base Elven Stiletto
1 base Dagger
1 base Helm's Gauntlets

and lastly........

the actual money that is being bid! that's right, the final item up for bid is the total sum of all bids (minus transfer fees) as well as 500k that i'm starting it off at!

Rules you ask? Here they are:

1. all bidding shall start at 10k
2. all bids shall be in increments of 10k
3. post your bid as well as the number of the lot you are bidding on (ie. bid 50k on lot 5, bid 60k on lot 1 etc)
4. once you make a bid, it is not able to be taken back.
5. bidding ends at 12:00cst on the 8th of September.


Since the CB community has been good to me, I also figure i'll be nice, and also include 100k with each of the items being auctioned off, so even if you get the booby prize, you'll have a little something something for being a good sport.

I hope everyone enjoys this, and remember......It's no worse then the curve balls marriage throws you sometimes ;)

Tylan September 2 2008 1:26 AM EDT

Wow....this is just depressing.....

Blooderfly September 2 2008 1:28 AM EDT

Blooderfly (Eris) 98.224.50.90 Tylan (bank) $50000 -- base bid on each

base bid of 10k on each auction

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 2 2008 1:29 AM EDT

50k

Blooderfly September 2 2008 1:33 AM EDT

hehe add that 50k to the pot also lol

QBOddBird September 2 2008 1:33 AM EDT

Congrats on being engaged and working on marriage, I didn't know!


I bid 100k! Take that, novice...

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 2 2008 1:34 AM EDT

50k on each of the lots

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 2 2008 1:34 AM EDT

110k

Wizard'sFirstRule September 2 2008 1:34 AM EDT

101k on each lot

Blooderfly September 2 2008 1:35 AM EDT

100k on each lot

Blooderfly September 2 2008 1:35 AM EDT

110k on each

Wizard'sFirstRule September 2 2008 1:35 AM EDT

wait, do I have to pay even if I lose the auction? if not, 121k on each lot.

Wasp [Demon Forging] September 2 2008 1:37 AM EDT

120k on each lot...

...Marriage.... .argghhh!

Good luck though :P

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 2 2008 1:37 AM EDT

I'll bid 200k on lot #5

QBOddBird September 2 2008 1:39 AM EDT

...wait a minute, we are bidding on each individual lot, and lot #5 is all the bids?


Then I bid 2M on lot #5! xD

QBOddBird September 2 2008 1:40 AM EDT

Seriously though, 210k on each lot.

Wizard'sFirstRule September 2 2008 1:42 AM EDT

OB, I think the lots are random.

Ryuzaki September 2 2008 1:44 AM EDT

There are 5 lots random, labeled 1-5. Each of them contains a prize, one of the four items or the bundle of cash.

Blooderfly September 2 2008 1:45 AM EDT

700k on lot 3

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 2 2008 1:46 AM EDT

250k on #5

Cube September 2 2008 1:46 AM EDT

220k on lot 2

8DEOTWP September 2 2008 4:08 AM EDT

400k on Lot #4

Paddy Boy September 2 2008 4:11 AM EDT

Bahaha! You're actually willing to sell this money that has been given to you for these base, not so great items? Freakin' bossanova! No... even better, Chevy Nova?

Wizard'sFirstRule September 2 2008 4:37 AM EDT

the actual money that is being bid! that's right, the final item up for bid is the total sum of all bids (minus transfer fees) as well as 500k that i'm starting it off at!

I just realised, does that lot actually include the money bid on the lot itself? say there is 100k bid on each of the lots. Does the winner get 500k + 400k (900k) or 500k + 400k + 100k (1m)?

Sacredpeanut September 2 2008 4:46 AM EDT

As a suggestion - I think you should only be able to bid on one lot at a time. Otherwise someone will bid a large amount on each of the lots, win all of them, and get all their money back plus the items :)

Wizard'sFirstRule September 2 2008 4:53 AM EDT

then if someone just bid on one, you could have problem.

e.g. (not actual bids)
person A bids 2m on each lot.
then person B bids 3m on lot 1.
if person A passes, then he might not get the money. or he bids 3.1m.
then person B bids 3m on lot 2.
person A is in the same dilemma.
When each lot has a 3.1m bid on it, it would worth more to person B.
person B then bids 4m on a lot.
you need 5x the money of the next riches to control all 5 lots, its just not fun/worth it.

Tylan September 3 2008 5:26 PM EDT

Some clarification since there seems to be some confusion:

1. A person may bid on 1, multiple, or all lots.
2. Highest bid is the only one that pays, all lower bids are ignored.
3. There are a total of 5 lots, each lot has 1 item, or the cash.
4. The cash prize is the total sum of what i've put in, what people donate, and the TOTAL sum of all the bids. (if each lot sells for 1 mil, then the pot would be 5.5 mil for that lot to whomever wins it) minus the transfer fees for the items, and the cash.

Current winning bids:

BobRoor-400k lot#4
Cubic-200k lot#2
Novice- 250k lot#5
Bloodfly- 700k lot#3
Bootyfly- 210k lot#1

So have fun

Tylan September 3 2008 5:29 PM EDT

And I do understand that someone "could" bid a large amt on all the lots at once, however I do realize after 2 years here, that more than likely, someone else is gonna over-bid them on 1 or more lots, just to keep that from happening, and to just make a dig at them ;)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] September 3 2008 5:42 PM EDT

lot 2 250k

Wizard'sFirstRule September 3 2008 6:29 PM EDT

280k lot 2

Blooderfly September 3 2008 7:53 PM EDT

hehe just to keep things going 300k lot 2

j'bob September 3 2008 9:57 PM EDT

575k on lovely lot four.
weeeeeeeee

Tylan September 4 2008 5:00 PM EDT

bump

Tylan September 5 2008 9:23 AM EDT

Today's bump

Relic September 5 2008 10:09 AM EDT

When does this end?

Cube September 5 2008 10:14 AM EDT

5. bidding ends at 12:00cst on the 8th of September.

Relic September 5 2008 10:16 AM EDT

:P Thanks, missed that line.

I will bid 1 mil on each lot. :)

Tylan September 5 2008 2:30 PM EDT

so current bids

Lot#1-1mil-Relic
Lot#2-1mil-Relic
Lot#3-1mil-Relic
Lot#4-1mil-Relic
Lot#5-1mil-Relic

Don't let him steal your chance at that new base dagger *snicker* or this nice little pot, make your bids!

Tylan September 6 2008 9:15 AM EDT

Daily bump

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 6 2008 10:51 AM EDT

1.25 on lot 5

Tylan September 7 2008 7:43 AM EDT

daily bump

Tylan September 7 2008 7:06 PM EDT

Less than 24hrs left! Get your last bid in before it's too late!

Tylan September 8 2008 7:14 AM EDT

Only a few hours left, so get your bids in.

8DEOTWP September 8 2008 7:47 AM EDT

1.01m Lot#4

Tylan September 8 2008 11:13 AM EDT

just under 2 hours left.

Lot#1-1mil-Relic
Lot#2-1mil-Relic
Lot#3-1mil-Relic
Lot#4-1.01mil-BobRoor
Lot#5-1.25mil-novice

I'll post the winners when I wake up, and set up arrangements. Who got what will be posted after payments are received, then will be delivered.

Tylan September 8 2008 8:36 PM EDT

Winners are as follows:

Lot#1-1mil-Relic
Lot#2-1mil-Relic
Lot#3-1mil-Relic
Lot#4-1.01mil-BobRoor
Lot#5-1.25mil-novice

Please send payments to my bank, once they are received, i will announce your prizes and send them over.
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