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How exactly does the auction work. (Comic Book Forums)



Author How exactly does the auction work.
Posted: October 10, 2008 8:45:50 am
How exactly does the auction work. I mean with the points and free days and all that.
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Posted: October 10, 2008 9:00:19 am
See if these answer your questions. If you have anything more specific, let me know! Very Happy
http://comicbookrealm.com/topic/3/24
http://comicbookrealm.com/topic/20/5630
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Posted: June 10, 2009 11:45:17 am
I scanned the forum and links but still didn't find the answer, sorry.

1. Are the Auction items primarily for the benefit of CBR? (IE they get the $$ from auction)
2. Are items solicited or donated for auction? How?
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Posted: June 10, 2009 11:52:17 am
The auction is to motivate people to contribute to CBR. The items themselves are donated, mostly by Dough Boy, but some items are by others. The items can be high value, but I don't think that's a requirement. The auction is supposed to be a fun reward for helping CBR become a useful site for collectors.

Does that answer your questions?
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Posted: June 10, 2009 1:01:10 pm
Yes, thank you.

And if I wish to submit some items to benefit CBR? (no, not Action # 1, maybe Action 358 or 364 though or others a bit more modern)

What address do they go to? And should submissions be approved by DB before they are sent?
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Posted: June 10, 2009 1:21:56 pm
PM Dough Boy for approval and to work out any other details. August is right around the corner, but if you can't work the details out in time for this year's auction, there's always next year!
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Posted: June 10, 2009 1:26:23 pm
OK, should give me plenty of time to get a small package together.

Thanks again.
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Posted: June 10, 2009 3:36:39 pm
I will also gladly take donations to my collection to help fill in any missing gaps I may have in the following series:

Action Comics
Adventures of Superman
Amazing Spider-man
Batman
Detective Comics
Superman v1
Superman v2
Superman: Man of Steel
Uncanny X-men
X-men v1
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Posted: June 15, 2009 11:05:03 am
Even a beat up copy of the 1938 Action # 1? Razz
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Posted: June 15, 2009 2:21:32 pm
Spa-fon said:
Even a beat up copy of the 1938 Action # 1? Razz

i think i saw in the news section that a 2.5 action #1 is going for a bunch of money still. so yea ill take one of those if you have it Twisted Evil
Posted: June 15, 2009 2:28:26 pm
ixna on the newsy aye He might donate it to DB or the auction Angel

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Posted: August 9, 2010 9:48:00 pm
If I spend 56,000 points on the auction this year, will I have to start saving from zero next year?
Posted: August 10, 2010 7:22:19 am
Well...let me rephrase that as "If I spend this $20 I have can I spend the same $20 next time?". Wink
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Posted: August 10, 2010 8:36:44 am
Correct.

Well that, and I like having that many points, even if it has nothing to do with an auction. So even if I can't spend that "$20" next year, will I still have the points somewhere?

I think a Total Earned Points & Total Usable Points would be appreciated. Total Earned Points would only go up with every action I do, Total Usable Points would go up and then down when I spend some on the auction. That way I could keep the cred' but still spend the points. (and then we wouldn't be re-spending the same points year after year. I know some might get mad at me for pointing out the loop hole, if that's what it was, but I think this is the fairest way... then again, I could just be misunderstanding the whole thing)

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Posted: August 10, 2010 8:48:10 am
I keep track of both. In the database it stores how many total points you have always earned. I then have a separate field where I keep track of your spent points. Total - spent = available for auction. The box on the home page tells people how many points each person has to spend on the auction. Your realm shows your total points earned.

No gaming the system here. Shame on you
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Posted: August 10, 2010 9:38:51 am
Glad to hear it.

I guess I didn't realize the box on the home page was like that since I only got on it since I hit 40k. I guess I just assumed it was for 40k+ members.
Posted: August 10, 2010 9:42:16 am
dough boy said:
No gaming the system here. Shame on you

what is the point of having a system if you can't beat it Laughing
Posted: August 10, 2010 9:48:51 am
Well...I can beat it...just not you guys Twisted Evil
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Posted: August 11, 2010 6:54:06 am
Now I want to beat it.

So... I'm outta here...






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