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Hi All,

As some of you may know, Zogger has throat cancer and undergoing treatment. Some of us, (jump right in if you'd like to also) have donated a few things to generate some funds to help take a bit of stress off what is obviously not an easy time. Here's a brief thread for more details tryimng to work out how we are going to do it:
https://www.arboristsite.com/community/threads/need-help-setting-up-a-benefit-for-zogger.334312/

I thought I'd kick this off with a great tach model that I have a new spare and don't need. I still don't know if it is best to just ask a fixed price for it or advise a reserve price and throw it open to offers from your good selves. You lot can decide, but either way, please know every cent of the proceeds will be paypal-ed to Zogger.

It's a Oppama tach, wired or contact-less, replaceable battery, 2 or 4 stroke, 1 0r more cylinders (or fires per cycle). I've used one for over a year now with no probs. I'll cover the shipping costs to anywhere in the world.
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So, not a 'traditional' AS raffle?
'Standard format' would be less confusing.


Philbert
Sure would be, but a number of us will struggle to find the time to run it. It'll be quite an ask to keep on top of donations of $ and gear. If you or any other regular can, please sing out as that would be perfect.
 

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Being from New Zealand, goFundMe won't let me start a campaign, and paypal charge people some sort of international payment fee if they try to pay me. Unless someone reading this can advise another way I could set up a fundraiser, or someone up there steps up to do so, I can't see it happening.

Further, unless there is a clear way forward to actually send Zogger $ (does he even have an email addy set up with paypal ?), I can't be sure how to send him the proceeds from a sale or how people in a fundraiser raffle or the like could even send him the $ to begin with.

Anyone got any ideas? Otherwise all we have is a few people with good intentions but intentions don't help pay the bills.
 
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Being from New Zealand, goFundMe won't let me start a campaign, and paypal charge people some sort of international payment fee if they try to pay me. Unless someone reading this can advise another way I could set up a fundraiser, or someone up there steps up to do so, I can't see it happening.

Further, unless there is a clear way forward to actually send Zogger $ (does he even have an email addy set up with paypal ?), I can't be sure how to send him the proceeds from a sale or how people in a fundraiser raffle or the like could even send him the $ to begin with.

Anyone got any ideas? Otherwise all we have is a few people with good intentions but intentions don't help pay the bills.
Zogger has a Paypal, did I send that to you already or maybe someone else.
 

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Zogger has a Paypal, did I send that to you already or maybe someone else.
The last line on our last PM correspondance, September 4th:
"When you get a pp addy for Zogger please let me know. ta"

Maybe I missed the advisory. Is he willing to keep a list of who has paid what if we do a raffle? I don't want to be burdening him with these sorts of cut cats while he goes through treatment.
 
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I think the best way is to have a third party head it up.

If you have a couple things I’ll collect the $ but I just can’t do wide scale
 

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I just can’t do wide scale
How is that going to work? I don't think there is such a thing as a little bit pregnant.Frankly, besides the good intentions this is getting farcical. Until somebody who is both willing and able to do it actually steps up, or someone finds and advises a comprehensive way to do this, the only option I can see is individuals sell off what they were otherwise willing to donate and send Zogger some cash but then how does that work? Do we ask you for his paypal address (I'm still waiting) or can you ask him if you can publish it for anyone to see or?

If I don't learn of some other way to get this done soon I'll just flick stuff off and hold the $ pending somewhere to send it.
 
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What I mean is if a few people buy your items and we want to keep it in USD, send me the $ and I’ll show proof it was sent on to zog. I just can’t commit to a raffle and dealing with hundreds of donations.
 

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Raffle is out. Most popular option in the poll was therefore auctions. How do you guys want to do this? Shall I start with a reserve on this tach - lets say, US$40 delivered and take bids from that starting bid/reserve? I can also take private bids via PM. Winning bidder paypals svk to keep the $ in USD and PM's me their physical addy and I'll get it away to them.

If that's a plan, lets get this ZogAuction started with this tach.
Who's gonna give Zog 40 bucks for it? Anyone?
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Raffle is out. Most popular option in the poll was therefore auctions. How do you guys want to do this? Shall I start with a reserve on this tach - lets say, US$40 delivered and take bids from that starting bid/reserve? I can also take private bids via PM. Winning bidder paypals svk to keep the $ in USD and PM's me their physical addy and I'll get it away to them.

If that's a plan, lets get this ZogAuction started with this tach.
Who's gonna give Zog 40 bucks for it? Anyone?
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Is this auction? I'll start $40US
 

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Is this auction? I'll start $40US
Yes, thanks for the bid, and chances are you'll get yourself a darn cheap tach. We should put an end date on it, so, lets say this Sunday 29 3pm EDT in USA, which is 8am Monday for us down here mate.

Good luck.
 

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