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July 03 2007

eBay Auctions Open for Dinner with Joss, other whedonverse items. AuctionCause has opened the eBay auction for Dinner with Joss (!). Auctions are also open for other Whedonverse items.

Bid early, bid often, and let's raise lots of money for Equality Now!

In addition to Dinner with Joss, more tasty Whedonverse items are up for auction, including
1) BtVS season 7 cast watches (with bonus BtVS Season 8 (#1) Litho signed by Joss and artist Jo Chen), and
2) Those Left Behind special ed. hardcovers (also with the bonus litho + signed theatrical poster).

Ha! I was the first bidder on three out of four items, and got outbid in seconds on two of them :)

(Figured I wasn't going to be the high bidder, I might as well be the first one...)
OK, bix and I must've submitted practically simultaneously. I swear I checked 2 seconds before I posted :) Delete away!
This thread has comments, so I'll abandon mine and post here. There appears to be another Joss dinner, so I guess it's not "one auction with the 5 highest bidders", but 5 separate auctions with one highest bidder each?
I'm still not approved to bid! This is so frustrating.... Not that I would have enough to win, but I wouldn't have liked to have been able to bid.
Vicarious spending is the best!
bix: I guess it's not "one auction with the 5 highest bidders", but 5 separate auctions with one highest bidder each?

Yeah I wondered about that, too. Because they all end around the same time, and if you can't withdraw a bid, how do you stay in the running for all five without risking winning more than one? [gulp] Edited for d@mn typos :(

[ edited by ThereUR on 2007-07-03 05:17 ]
I hope this thread'll get tacked to the front page until the auction is over. This is gonna be fun to follow.

I'm gonna go finish watching "Time Bomb". Good luck all and good night.

Damn...couldn't resist one last look before I shut down for the night...Bidder 6 has pulled into the lead.

I'm probably enjoying this too much. It's late. I'm sleepy.

[ edited by skeezycheeses on 2007-07-03 05:24 ]
This is exciting. Already a few thousand on the bidding board after only 23 minutes.
Wow, people are bidding like it's over tonight!
See. This is why it's good that I'm poor. I'm not even bidding and I can't walk away.

There's nothing to do for it, but stick Serenity in the DVD player and park my butt right here for awhile.

[ edited by skeezycheeses on 2007-07-03 05:26 ]
Where was the Buy It Now option? It would have been so much easier.

Instead, I'm going to do what I always do when I can't afford something. I'm going to tell my wife what I want and wait for her to find me a cheap one at a thrift store. Usually takes about a week, she's that good.
Plus, thrift store Joss would be nice and worn in already.
I really hope one of the five winners takes advantage of the host's fully posable features, a la Anya with Dawn in "Same Time, Same Place." Lord knows I will if my bid stands (she says ruefully considering we're only 30 mins in).

C.A. Bridges, last time I was at Big Lots I saw they had Josh Weedon for sale. Creator of McDuffy, the Big Lyre Player, don'cha know.
Well, it didn't take long for it to get out of my comfort zone. :) Go Joss! Go Equality Now!
I was out all day with the family and missed the chance to be a high bidder for 15 seconds :(

Be careful if you decide to buy a secondhand Joss Whedon. You'll most likely end up with a knockoff Josh Wheton. The labels and paperwork aren't very good indicators these days, as the factories that manufacture the replicas have gotten very good at copying the details. Unfortunately, they are made from sub par materials and tend to fall apart within the first ten script pages or as soon as you throw them in the washing machine.

ETA: Bah, karosurly beat me to it.

[ edited by Lady Brick on 2007-07-03 05:44 ]
The five auctions have raised 6500 bucks....and it's just 35 minutes into the auction. He's well on his way to that Eleventy Kabillion!
By the way, I'd never bid on a Joss Whedon unless it had the Good Josskeeping seal of approval

(runs away to avoid angry mob).

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2007-07-03 05:48 ]

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2007-07-03 05:48 ]
I say a "cheap" Joss Whedon would be less than half a man. And his production company would say something like, Utn Emy. Just doesn't work. Plus, he'd probably smell like turnips.
Plus, he'd probably smell like turnips.

He'd smell like Nathan?

ETA: Don't forget, if you're curious about the "pooled group bids" idea, see The AUCTION Job for an explanation.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2007-07-03 06:01 ]
He'd smell like Nathan? Yes, 'cause you never know where he's been or who he's been hanging out with.

On that note, to bed and hope I'm not outbid in the morning.
OK, I'm confused.

Which of the three products shown are people bidding on?

Button-shirt Joss, suit Joss with book, or t-shirt Joss with scary light-thingy weaponry?

I mean, if people are putting their hard-earned money (or ill-gotten booty, or worse, their ill-booten gotty) on the line, then they have the right to know!

I bet the whole thing's rigged.
Well, I threw my bid in there too and got wiped out in a heartbeat.
But woohoo! for all the money being raised!
$8925 and it's just started. This is really, very cool.
Well, I threw my bid in there too and got wiped out in a heartbeat.

I didn't even bother. I will just have to be extraordinarily lucky and run into him amongst the 698593198359200 people at Comic-Con.
I would have liked to have bid on fully poseable action figure Joss, but AuctionCause belatedly informs me that they never even got the application which I had sent in several days ago. I have to say that I don't think much of the organizational powers of AuctionCause and I hope that they aren't shutting out a lot of other, richer, bidders! They seem like a very disorganized organization.

[ edited by embers on 2007-07-03 06:52 ]
Well over $10K now. So exciting -- how on earth will I survive the next 9 days 21 hours? :D
...they all end around the same time, and if you can't withdraw a bid, how do you stay in the running for all five without risking winning more than one?

Funny you should ask. Just recently, they launched a new feature called eBay Bid Assistant that helps with just this scenario. You select a number of similar items, give it your maximum bid, and it bids on your behalf on whichever one ends first. If you don't win that one, it immediately moves on to whichever one ends next and bids up to your max there, and so on. I haven't had an opportunity to play with it yet, but if you're plannign to bid on the Joss dinners, you might want to give it a look-see.


As for the auctions... $12,400 in just three hours, not including the watches and lithos. Yes, that's right. Joss has raised more for Equality Now in 3 hours than we raised in the whole five days of that first Equality Now fundraiser at the 2005 ComicCon. He's just that frikkin' cool!

Bix, awesome to see you're running with the group bids idea! Let me know how that turns out. I'm dying of curiosity.
From the way this is moving on just the first day, Joss all on his own could bring in as much as $50K for EN. :)
...they launched a new feature called eBay Bid Assistant that helps with just this scenario.

Thanks for the tip. That's a new one on me, and I hope it's useful for some of those shiny bidder/donors.

The bidding is way out of my depth (or that of my wallet), but I'm still holding out hope that I can get in on a "pooled" bid, especially since onetruebix did all that info gathering at the AUCTION job, making it easier for anyone wanting to try it.
Well, the rate of bid increases will drop off as people reach their budgets, I think. Although the last 30 minutes will be brutal fun to watch.
Well, the rate of bid increases will drop off as people reach their budgets, I think. Although the last 30 minutes will be brutal fun to watch.

Yeah, that's what I thought when we were auctioning off the browncoat last year, too. And look what happened with that. It ended up going for $12K, and surprising us all!

This is going to be exciting...
Is anyone actually doing a group bid? I haven't seen anything yet.
Sigh... I never even got to bid. Got approved and everything, but it was already beyond my budget by this morning. :-(

Is anyone actually doing a group bid? I haven't seen anything yet.


Theonetruebix is organising one for Portland people.
That's a fair bit of dosh raised so far, kudos.

I hope this thread'll get tacked to the front page until the auction is over. This is gonna be fun to follow.


I've put Joss' post on the sidebar on the front page. So you should be able to follow the auction no problem.
Thanks Simon. You're the best.
OzLady, I'm with you there. I guessed as much would be the case though. :(
I'll be checking for a link to the Portland (theonetruebix's) group because I would be happy to send in a small donation to help someone from there go (I'll bet B!X would do a GREAT report of the dinner!).
And thank you for pinning Joss' post Simon, I hated to see that one get buried too quickly!
Theonetruebix is organising one for Portland people.

Really, I'm not. I just wanted to get the idea out there. While there might end up being one in the Portland area, the last thing I need at the moment is something else to organize. Heh.

To paraphrase a movie, "I just do information flow."aa
This is more exciting and entertaining than reality TV!

YAY Equality Now! I'm really excited about how much money this auction could raise.
double-post.

[ edited by non sequitur on 2007-07-04 09:43 ]
I mentioned to my husband, there's been a lull in bidding since the wee hours.
He replied, "Of course. All the vampires are sleeping right now."
Funny guy.
Okay, to rephrase, theonetruebix is not organising a pool really, I am just very confused.
Wow, Equality Now is going to get a boatload of charitable monies. Boat as in the space kind, not the water kind.
And Joss was worried he'd be dining alone ... ahem, sung to that tune from Carousel: You'll never.dine.alone.
boatload of charitable monies

Terrifying space monies?
Wait a min! It says that shipping costs are free!!!
What if he actually raises more money with this shindig of his than all the money raised by the CSTS screenings? That's just showing off.
Are we going to let him get away with that!?

Plus, thrift store Joss would be nice and worn in already.

I love this. I don't know why though.
Wait a min! It says that shipping costs are free!!!

That saves you a bundle! Shipping all those tasty appetizers would be pricey. Not to mention Joss and his conversation-- tricky packing.
Not to mention Joss and his conversation-- tricky packing.

Depends if they're really weighty topics.

Someone had to say it.
Depends if they're really weighty topics.

Well, he did say no politics, art, or feminism. ;) That must be why.

[ edited by Sunfire on 2007-07-04 21:08 ]

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