Author Topic: Charity auctions for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan  (Read 4667 times)

Don Blackmond

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Re: Charity auctions for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2014, 01:42 PM »
Just thought I'd provide an update on this.
The winning bidder is for-in-the-road.
The winning bid amount is $285.
Since it is a charity auction, ebay refunded the 9% fee on final value ($25.65) as well as the 9% fee on shipping cost ($1.26).
Of course paypal still took its 3% ($8.97) fee, and ebay giving works will take its $3 plus 2.9% fee off the total.
In the end, the Humane Society receives $268.60, I get a charitable deduction in the amount of $285 and I eat the paypal fee ($8.97).

A huge thank you to all who bid, and a special thank you to fork-in-the-road!


I have not done this in awhile, and there's no better time than the present.  So here goes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181309257962?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I am auctioning this trident maple on ebay.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan's building fund.  

This is my charity of choice, and I am currently the Treasurer and President of the Board of Directors.  We are currently running a capital campaign to raise funds for a new shelter.  Every donation helps, and every bid will increase this donation.  Please bid, get a tree, and know that your money is going to a great cause!

Thank you,
Don
 

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Re: Charity auctions for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 02:03 PM »
I have another charity auction on ebay for a large field-grown trident maple.  Here is the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181347457061?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

100% of the auction proceeds will go to The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan's building fund.  As President of the Board of Director's I am working to raise $2,000,000 for a new shelter.  I am selling the trident maple and donating the auction proceeds to the building fund.

The tree was grown from seed, then grown in the ground to develop a fat trunk.  Its now in a 13" training pot.
It stands 24" tall from the soil with 3.5" trunk and nice nebari.

Please buy my tree.  You will get a great trident maple to work on while supporting a fantastic charity.

Visit http://www.humanesocietyswm.org/-/ for more information on The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan.
 

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Re: Charity auctions for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2014, 08:09 AM »
I am listing a wild, collected Ponderosa Pine on ebay as a charity auction with 100% of the sale proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan.  Its a fixed price listing with "Buy-it-Now" and "Make Offer" options.  Please consider buying my tree for the listed price, or making a reasonable offer.

You can buy a well-established, yamadori ponderosa pine while supporting a fantastic charity!

This tree was collected by Dan W. from Back Country Bonsai in February of 2011.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181352793979?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Collected in Wyoming
12"x8.5"x3.5" pot
It has a 8" nebari, 4.5" trunk base, 2.5" trunk above the base and 1.5" trunk @ 1st branch.
Great trunk movement, excellent bark.  Lots of potential for a show tree.
One of the main early branches doubles back on the trunk and can form the whole apex by removing/jinning the trunk above it.
No telling how old, but its very old, with loads of character.

Thank you,
Don
 

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Re: Charity auctions for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2014, 08:12 AM »
I am listing a wild, collected Ponderosa Pine on ebay as a charity auction with 100% of the sale proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan.  Its a fixed price listing with "Buy-it-Now" and "Make Offer" options.  Please consider buying my tree for the listed price, or making a reasonable offer.

You can buy a well-established, yamadori ponderosa pine while supporting a fantastic charity!

This tree was collected by Dan W. from Back Country Bonsai in February of 2011.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181352793979?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Collected in Wyoming
12"x8.5"x3.5" pot
It has a 8" nebari, 4.5" trunk base, 2.5" trunk above the base and 1.5" trunk @ 1st branch.
Great trunk movement, excellent bark.  Lots of potential for a show tree.
One of the main early branches doubles back on the trunk and can form the whole apex by removing/jinning the trunk above it.
No telling how old, but its very old, with loads of character.

Thank you,
Don
 

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Re: Charity auctions for the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2014, 04:58 PM »
Have you ever wanted a Corkbark Elm?  Well, if so, here is your chance to buy one and support a super charity at the same time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181384200020?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

It has a 4" trunk and stands 22" tall.  Pretty good corking already.

Penny stater and no reserve.

100% of the proceeds goes to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan
 

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Want 3 incredible specimen trees?  Here's your chance to get a trident maple, satsuki azalea and itoigawa shimpaku.

100% of the sale price will go to the HUmane Society of Southwestern Michigan.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111355966416?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I can supply more photos and details.  email me directly.

Thanks,
Don