Game auctions to raise money for Katrina Relief.
Darren M
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Fort Vermilion
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I have created this geeklist to allow game auctions for myself and for any other users that would like to add their own game auctions to this list.

I would especially like to encourage any international Geeks to add games if they like this idea as a way to support and help those in the path of hurricane Katrina.

The format for this auction list is that all winning bidders will then simply donate the winning bid amount through the link here on BGG: "GeekGold for Katrina Relief Fundraiser" http://www.boardgamegeek.com/disasterfundraiser.php
and the games will be sent to you as soon as the GeekGold has been credited to your account.

The owner of the game(s) will pay the shipping costs to send the game(s) to the winning bidder so the entire amount of the winning bid goes to the BGG Katrina Relief fund. I will personally pay shipping to anywhere in the world on my auctioned games but if anyone would like to restrict their bidders to certain coutries...then please state that in the auction details.

So effectively you will be getting games and GeekGold at the rate of 1GG for every $1 bid on the games plus you will be helping hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by this natural disaster and for whom help will be needed for months to come.

The auction listing format is as follows:

- Name of the game or games if the auction is for a package deal.
- State an accurate description and condition of the game(s) (in shrink, rules language, 1st edition, with expansions etc)
- State the time period the auction will run (Ending Date and Time in CST)
- State a reserve price (if any).

All bidding should take place in the comments section of the game listing.

I would like to challenge all Geeks to donate at least 1 game to auction off to support this cause. I have been inspired by other Geeks such as Jim Mzik, Sean Torrens, Frank Branham and others who are selflessly donating many games from their collections to help raise money. I applaud them and hope we all can do our little bit in some way to help. For those of us that reside outside the USA...small games that are economical to ship would be good choices to save on shipping costs. I realise we all don't have high demand and/or rare games in our collections but any game is worthy of auction as the proceeds all go to a great cause.

I know we all love our games and have carefully built up our collections over the years and it seems fitting that we should sacrifice just a little to help those who have lost so much.

Thank you to all those that bid.
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1. Board Game: Mü & More [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:824]
Darren M
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This is an auction for the 3 following games in 1 lot:

Mü und Mehr
StreetSoccer
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (reprint of Twilight)

All games are opened but in mint condition.

Mü und Mehr -(Doris & Frank edition containing German rules but the English rules translation is easily available here on BGG) - Has never been played.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Bambus Spieleverlag edition - Has never been played and includes English and German rules.

StreetSoccer -Cwali - English,Dutch,German and French rules included -has been played twice but is in mint condition.

The Ending time of this auction will be 22:00 CST on Monday September 5th.

There is no reserve price on this auction to keep everything simple but if the auction get no bids...I'll simply donate the approximate value of the games to the BGG relief fund myself and keep the games...that way the relief fund still benefits.
 
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2. Board Game: eBay Electronic Talking Auction Game [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:5445]
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The Underdog Auctions have started here on BGG. This is just a follow up to my earlier forum thread where I announced my intention to start some auctions. I am starting several 3 day auctions. The intention is to be able to make donations by next weekend. Look to the auctions section of the BGG site. Once I have received all the payments, I will announce the total raised...

Here is more or less the elevator pitch:

This auction is for donations to Katrina relief or our Sailors and Marines in harm's way (and helping in the relief). The funds will either go to the Red Cross ( www.redcross.org ) or the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society ( www.nmcrs.org ). The winner can indicate to which of these he or she wishes to donate.

While you are auctioning GeekGold; this GeekGold actually equates to real dollars you are willing to pay for the game. I will not claim the GeekGold. Payment may go as paypal to pmboos@yahoo.com or as a money order to my address: Paul Boos, 6430 Woodville Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044. Please annotate your payment with the keyword Underdog auction so I clearly set it aside appropriately. My goal in doing this short of an auction is to have all payments in by next weekend (10 Sep) so I can donate to these organizations promptly. All auctions start at $5 (err... 5GG).

The winner will also pay $5 for shipping. If the shipping amount is less $5, then I will donate that money also to the organization of your choice. If the shipping cost is more, I will eat the cost. So if you win multiple auctions, you still pay $5 for each item, but more than likely I will be donating additional money to the organization. Finally for every $10 I raise, I will contribute an additional $1. Shipping will be by Parcel Post or media mail.

Good luck on your bid and remember the money is going to a good cause.

Cheers!
Paul
PS - I would have posted an Underdog related game had I found one in the database...
 
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