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Jun 27th, 2009 at 10:00am
 
I was asked to make something for a charity auction for an Ankylosing Spondylitis support group, an issue very close to me as I have the condition.  I have uploaded the pieces to the gallery but need auction advice please.

The bowl is a single item, no problem there.

The two ring bowls are my problem.  I made them with his & her's finials and now I'm wondering how they should be offered:

a.) As a pair

b.) Individually - the theory being that if someone wants both they have to win both auctions.


Any ideas?

Thanks, Brendan
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Re: Charity Auction
Reply #1 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 10:52am
 
very nice ! i would auction them off as a matched set.  just my 2˘ worth.
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Reply #2 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:14am
 
Tough judgment call.

I would think auctioning off them separately would bring in more money.

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Reply #3 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 12:30pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:14am:
Tough judgment call.

I would think auctioning off them separately would bring in more money.


I agree, ...... Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 1:23pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:14am:
Tough judgment call.

I would think auctioning off them separately would bring in more money.


Ditto!

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Reply #5 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 4:48pm
 
Seperately for more money.

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I love the ring bowls you did a excellent job. smiley=beer.gif
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Reply #6 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 5:36pm
 
Separately!  Very nice!

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Reply #7 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 5:52pm
 
Thanks Walt for reminding me...Brendan the pieces are real nice. I will have to try the ring bowl idea for the wifes birthday coming up!!!!!
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Reply #8 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 6:46pm
 
Thanks guys.  I was thinking of separate auctions to get more money (I hope) because I have no concern about my matching pair being parted for life.

Steve, Chuck has a very good tutorial under 'Bowls' in TPT.
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Reply #9 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 7:09pm
 
Going to check it out now..Thanks Wink
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Reply #10 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 7:33pm
 
I would go with separately as well. But make sure that you have the auctioneer present both of them together so people can see them and decide if they want them as a set.

If people don't know they're a set then they might let the first one go.

If they're  really popular item, make sure you have business cards available to hand out to people who didn't win.

Good luck with the auction
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Reply #11 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 7:49pm
 
Thank you Shannon, I hadn't thought of getting the auctioneer to show them together.

Business cards...I don't have any and I'll not be at the auction because it's in London.  However, I have a good friend there organising the show so she might put people in touch with me if they ask but I don't imagine that's likely to happen.
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Reply #12 - Jun 27th, 2009 at 8:44pm
 
Shannon Shanks wrote on Jun 27th, 2009 at 7:33pm:
I would go with separately as well. But make sure that you have the auctioneer present both of them together so people can see them and decide if they want them as a set.

If people don't know they're a set then they might let the first one go.

If they're  really popular item, make sure you have business cards available to hand out to people who didn't win.

Good luck with the auction


Thats the best idea yet!!!! smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #13 - Jun 29th, 2009 at 8:22pm
 
Agree with the cards thing for the auction... I had more people approach me that didn't win for commissions...

If they're his and hers, I can guarantee you they end up hers and hers...

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Reply #14 - Jul 3rd, 2009 at 5:43pm
 
Well...I got a phone call tonight from the lady who is organising the fund raiser to tell me they have decided not to enter my pieces because they were for a raffle during an evenings entertainment and the folks in charge feel they wouldn't do justice to my stuff and would lose the hand-made/unique element by just handing them out as raffle prizes.  There is an auction element to the night when signed sports stuff like Premier League football shirts etc are going up for grabs but the organisers feel that the people there are going for this type of auction and wouldn't necessarily be interested in woodturnings.

So, the thinking at the minute is to hold my stuff until they have an auction dedicated to fancy goods type stuff where the people know the type of auction they are going to.  There was another suggestion that the charity put the pieces on Ebay to raise funds and the organisers think people will bid like mad to get them but they don't seem to realise that everyone wants everything for nothing on Ebay.

Anyway, it's their problem.
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