Whoa. Today was an eventful day. There was Richard arriving in Seoul, thoroughly documented by the Korean fans *gomabseubnida*,
and then there was a bit of a controversy that I am putting down to cultural differences. It’s regrettable when it’s fans vs fans, no matter who started it. I so wish that issues and differences in opinion could be discussed openly, respectfully and without drastic consequences. More positively from my perspective, though, were the further developments of the auctions.
When we slipped into the final 24 hours of the auctions, I was actually out with my kids for a cup of coffee. I left the house for two hours, and when I came back, the bid total had made a massive jump. There was a mini-milestone, worthy of celebrating. An auction item had moved well across the 200 € mark 😯.
Amazing result. To say I am stunned, is an understatement. Speechless, more like. A big thank you already!
Secondly, I’d like to mention that there have also been donations coming in via my Paypal that are independent of the bids. Rather than bidding on an item, money has been transferred that will go into the final total. This is especially welcome in view of the eBay fees we will have to pay. They are 10.7% of the final price (see screenshot right) – which will amount to a good chunk that will be taken out of the final auction proceeds. So, many thanks for the donations that will make up for the eBay fees.
Also, my thanks for the contribution that has been sent in specifically to help with postage costs of the auction items.
I will have to send 27 items to the winners, the contribution to the postage costs is very welcome indeed.
Separately I would like to UPDATE you on the bids for the custom shrine. This is now at 100 €. Thank you for that bid! If you would like to bid for the custom-made shrine, you can do so by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
So, with 20 hours to go, we currently are at a grand total of… *fanfare* – 1,344 €, translating into 1,490 US$ or 1,228 £. Fantastic result so far – thank you to everyone who has sent in a bid, checked on the auctions and/or signal-boosted the auctions online. You rock!
But hey, look…
Daniel Miller has a dream. He is looking for a milepost. I don’t think he really needs a tower viewer for that. It’s really close. Do you think we’ll make it to 1,500 € tonight? It’s not completely unthinkable. I mean, just look at it this way: We would need to move by 156 €. Theoretically, if every bid were to be increased by 5.20 €, we’d get there…
In any case – great, great bidding so far. A thriller. Almost as good as Daniel Miller. 😉