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Chas
10-19-2007, 10:49 AM
I should have posted this last night - by the time many of us read this the Ebay auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=260170172469&Category=4105&_trksid=p3907.m29) will be over.

At this point the auction is over two million bucks. Wow - and Rush says he will match that, and pay all fees to be sure that the full bid amount goes to the charity.

I think this has to be the best money he could spend on publicity - just a shame that the mainstream media don't seem to be covering it at all.

Even Fox News.com has no article - though they do have a headline, all it does is link directly to the Ebay auction.

Most interesting to me will be trying to watch the end of the auction and see if Ebay's servers melt with the amount of people who will most likely try to watch at the same time.

:cool:

3event
10-19-2007, 10:53 AM
I wonder if the bid runup is actual, or potentially fraudulent. Fantastic news for the charity if real. If not, this thing could turn into a BIG mess. Now, who would want to make a big mess out of an auction by Rush ?????

Ric
10-19-2007, 11:21 AM
well it does mention preaproved bidders only... whatever that means

RexDog1
10-19-2007, 11:32 AM
well it does mention preaproved bidders only... whatever that means
Limits who can bid on each of your listingsFor each of your listings individually, you can create a list of pre-approved bidders (http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?PreApproveBidders) who may bid on that item.
Each pre-approved bidders list specifies the eBay members who can bid on your item.

Members not on the list must email you for approval before they can bid on your item.
Each pre-approved bidders list only applies to one item, so you can restrict bidding on one of your listings without changing the others.
You can add and delete pre-approved bidders until your listing ends. Note:
You can't restrict an item to pre-approved buyers 12 hours or less before the scheduled listing end date.
Start or edit (http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?PreApproveBidders) a pre-approved bidders list.

RexDog1
10-19-2007, 11:35 AM
Limits who can bid on each of your listingsFor each of your listings individually, you can create a list of pre-approved bidders (http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?PreApproveBidders) who may bid on that item.
Each pre-approved bidders list specifies the eBay members who can bid on your item.

Members not on the list must email you for approval before they can bid on your item.
Each pre-approved bidders list only applies to one item, so you can restrict bidding on one of your listings without changing the others.
You can add and delete pre-approved bidders until your listing ends. Note:
You can't restrict an item to pre-approved buyers 12 hours or less before the scheduled listing end date.
Start or edit (http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?PreApproveBidders) a pre-approved bidders list.


have your back Ric:D :toast:

Ric
10-19-2007, 11:36 AM
thanks sweet cheeks

TX.X-30 fan
10-19-2007, 01:03 PM
I should have posted this last night - by the time many of us read this the Ebay auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=260170172469&Category=4105&_trksid=p3907.m29) will be over.

At this point the auction is over two million bucks. Wow - and Rush says he will match that, and pay all fees to be sure that the full bid amount goes to the charity.

I think this has to be the best money he could spend on publicity - just a shame that the mainstream media don't seem to be covering it at all.

Even Fox News.com has no article - though they do have a headline, all it does is link directly to the Ebay auction.

Most interesting to me will be trying to watch the end of the auction and see if Ebay's servers melt with the amount of people who will most likely try to watch at the same time.

:cool:



I am appalled, are you trying to insinuate that if Alex Baldwin had donated 2 mil. to the same cause the "mainstream" media would have covered it differently. :confused: ;)

Chas
10-19-2007, 06:24 PM
I am appalled, are you trying to insinuate that if Alex Baldwin had donated 2 mil. to the same cause the "mainstream" media would have covered it differently. :confused: ;)
Uh, yes. In fact, you should have heard Harry Reid on the floor of the house today trying to insinuate his way into this - "We have raised over two million because of this letter..."

Even though he sent the letter to try to shut up a private citizen, and had no concept it would ever go the way it went. And he had it all wrong anyway: Rush offered to match whatever funds were raised, so the charity got $4.2million total. And Rush is offering to create certified, autographed copies of the letter and 'sell' them for $1000 each, with all the money going to the same charity. They hope over a thousand people who couldn't help out once the bidding got so high on Ebay can now help. That would add another Million to the pot!

As it played out - the lady who bid $2.1 million is a philanthropist, gives large donations to lots of charities. She was 'fed up' with the unfair treatment given to Rush on the floor of the Senate.

Here's the Charity - (http://www.mc-lef.org/)It is a worthy cause, please consider a contribution if you can.

TX.X-30 fan
10-20-2007, 09:38 AM
Uh, yes. In fact, you should have heard Harry Reid on the floor of the house today trying to insinuate his way into this - "We have raised over two million because of this letter..."

Even though he sent the letter to try to shut up a private citizen, and had no concept it would ever go the way it went. And he had it all wrong anyway: Rush offered to match whatever funds were raised, so the charity got $4.2million total. And Rush is offering to create certified, autographed copies of the letter and 'sell' them for $1000 each, with all the money going to the same charity. They hope over a thousand people who couldn't help out once the bidding got so high on Ebay can now help. That would add another Million to the pot!

As it played out - the lady who bid $2.1 million is a philanthropist, gives large donations to lots of charities. She was 'fed up' with the unfair treatment given to Rush on the floor of the Senate.

Here's the Charity - (http://www.mc-lef.org/)It is a worthy cause, please consider a contribution if you can.


Rush over the years hes donated millions to the military charities, this one in particular. Most if not all of his philanthropy in done privately. This is the most public display I have see.

Say what you will about Rush and conservatives but they put their money where their mouths are when it comes to charity.

Great examples of this compare GW donations to clintons or Gores. Conservatives don't try to write off their used underwear. :D :D