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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    In one of the more 'controversial' threads, a poster stated that someone who makes a really high bid "takes the fun away". Actually, imho, this adds to the 'fun' of an auction. Yes - there's the usual $2, 3, 4 - slow increases with the occasional small jump in price and then the medium $5 dollar jumps - but don't you love it when someone comes in with a bid that hits like a big hammer?

    Bella did one over here on Av's Heli thread (although Dashman hung in for a little bit on that one - I think the original hammer crushed his soul) and then Philcula swung his hammer on a series of Sarr seed offers (like this one), taking the bids from $5 to $25 in one fell swoop. Yowza! How can that not be part of the auction fun?

    Let the good times roll - remember it's for a really good cause!
    I actually love it when that happens. And I love auctions for rare, amazing plants, going into the hundreds. I believe last year, a Sarracenia went up to 500 dollars or so.
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    when i saw the auction bids that Philcula did on the seeds, i was seriously thinking "ARE YOU FOR REAL!?" because he did that on over four or five posts. that's around $125! welp, like you said Ron, it's all for a good cause. i guess Philcula's really into Sarrs, and perhaps discovering new cultivars and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    ... And I love auctions for rare, amazing plants, going into the hundreds. I believe last year, a Sarracenia went up to 500 dollars or so.
    I love it even more when one of those "rare, amazing plants" finds it's way to my place when the auction is over ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    In one of the more 'controversial' threads, a poster stated that someone who makes a really high bid "takes the fun away". Actually, imho, this adds to the 'fun' of an auction. Yes - there's the usual $2, 3, 4 - slow increases with the occasional small jump in price and then the medium $5 dollar jumps - but don't you love it when someone comes in with a bid that hits like a big hammer?

    Bella did one over here on Av's Heli thread (although Dashman hung in for a little bit on that one - I think the original hammer crushed his soul) and then Philcula swung his hammer on a series of Sarr seed offers (like this one), taking the bids from $5 to $25 in one fell swoop. Yowza! How can that not be part of the auction fun?

    Let the good times roll - remember it's for a really good cause!
    LOL. Yes, I have to say I was feeling on top of the world until Bella smacked me upside the head with a C NOTE. I sheepishly came back with 110 knowing all too well I could not break his resolve.

    I wouldn't count me out though or Bella in for that matter, I wouldn't be surprised to see that beauty go for $150 or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    I actually love it when that happens. And I love auctions for rare, amazing plants, going into the hundreds. I believe last year, a Sarracenia went up to 500 dollars or so.
    would you be able to show me the link? i'd love to take a look at that myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashman View Post

    I wouldn't count me out though or Bella in for that matter, I wouldn't be surprised to see that beauty go for $150 or more.
    I definitely wouldn't doubt it. I mean, just look at the thing! It's a Heli, AND red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashman View Post
    LOL. Yes, I have to say I was feeling on top of the world until Bella smacked me upside the head with a C NOTE. I sheepishly came back with 110 knowing all too well I could not break his resolve.
    On the flip side of that, I was feeling Jimmy would come right back & crush me with a bid over here after he jumped from $55 to $75 and I meekly hit $80 (but with some smack-talk thrown in). I guess the 'smack-talk' worked - eh??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    In one of the more 'controversial' threads, a poster stated that someone who makes a really high bid "takes the fun away". Actually, imho, this adds to the 'fun' of an auction. Yes - there's the usual $2, 3, 4 - slow increases with the occasional small jump in price and then the medium $5 dollar jumps - but don't you love it when someone comes in with a bid that hits like a big hammer?

    Bella did one over here on Av's Heli thread (although Dashman hung in for a little bit on that one - I think the original hammer crushed his soul) and then Philcula swung his hammer on a series of Sarr seed offers (like this one), taking the bids from $5 to $25 in one fell swoop. Yowza! How can that not be part of the auction fun?

    Let the good times roll - remember it's for a really good cause!
    I know atleast for me, when my auctions get higher I tend to go looking for the next item to post up. All those high rollers will run out of money sometime .

    As for the wish list part...well we still don't have enough Ceph's up. I'd like to see more typical's with some variation between them.

    A Brocchinia reducta would be nice to see.

    Those VFT's with location data from last year that I lost the bid on.

    Another batch of Jams and hot sauce!

    Oh I could go on and on.

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