Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction - 2013 - CLOSED - TIME TO PAY AND SHIP!
- JVMF Auction AdminUnited States
Tax receipts - please read
Hey everyone, if you want a tax receipt please follow these instructions:
- Send a geekmail to JVMFauction (the user who posted this geeklist) with the subject "Tax receipt request"
- In the body of the geekmail include your full name, legal address, and non-bgg email address.
Aaron cook - the fund treasurer - will prepare tax receipts once I have a list put together for him. The receipts will be mailed to your non-BGG email address by the end of January.
If you have any questions, please let me know - email@example.com or geekmail to Schwartzkopf
UPDATE 12/1/13 - If you've paid for your auction item but have not seen us confirm your payment in the geeklist, please send an email to VaselFund2013@gmail.com with your username and the item # and we'll look into it.
The auction has ended! Time to pay and ship!
Donors and Bidders please check your items and once payment has been confirmed you may ship your items.
.Welcome to the annual 2013 Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction!
November 6th - November
25th26th, 2013What is the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund?
One tragic event and two acts of generosity brought the BGG community together: the result was the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. In January 2011, Cate Pfeifer (Cate108) posted an auction for Tom Vasel and his family to help with the unfortunate loss of his son, Jack. The generosity of the BGG community was amazing. Tom was touched and wanted to pay the kindness forward so he created the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. He used some of the money that BGGers donated and spent to build this fund. The fund is a not-for-profit with a simple goal: raising and distributing funds to help gamers in their hour of need.
Are you a member of the public that is part of the gaming community and has suffered a personal hardship? The gaming community's generosity up to this point has been amazing, and we anticipate you will continue to amaze us. However, we are not just here to raise money, but also to do good.
Please contact the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund if you believe you are a member of the gaming community and have suffered personal hardship. Tom and the rest of our Board of Directors are happy to work with you to explain our eligibility criteria, confirm your situation is within our mission statement, and then provide assistance. You can fill out an application for help online here.
Visit the newly redesigned JackVasel.org for more information.
So how does this auction work?
Add an item to this list!
Both individual and business donations are welcome. Unusual game items are very welcome. You can also list items of general geeky goodness as well (electronics, comics, geekgold, half pony/half monkey creations, etc...). This list is active in BGG, RPGG and VGG. Items in all three genres are welcome.
To add an item:
1) Scroll up to the top of the geeklist (above the first actual game entry, below this header) and click on the 'Add Item' link
2) Select Board Game (or Video Game or Designer or whatever) on the page that appears.
4) If the item is a game, enter the game name in the name field and select the appropriate game from the drop down list that appears.
5) Type in the condition, language and version, of the item you are offering and shipping information in the comments section and click on the Submit button.
6) There are no standard shipping requirements - please select those that suit you (i.e. "Free worldwide shipping" or "Will pay first $15 towards shipping" etc...). You may also state that buyer pays shipping - again, whatever you are comfortable with.
7) We recommend that you subscribe to items you add. Not only will it allow you to quickly and easily see the bids that people place on your items, but people might have questions that only you can answer - and need that answer before they bid.
If you are donating several copies of an item, please consider creating separate entries for each. This is not required, but helps to make bidding less confusing.
No BIN (buy it now) auctions, please.
Please do not delete an item once it has been posted. There is a lot of administrative work going on behind the scenes of this auction, and disappearing items make for a headache! If you must retract an item you have offered, please contact one of the auction admins listed at the bottom of this post, and we'll help work it out.
Bid on items!
To bid, simply reply to an individual item with your bid amount. All bids should be listed in USD and be in whole dollar amounts.
Please bid generously. This is a charity auction. This is not intended to get you the best deals. It might happen, but that is not the point!
Once you place a bid, please do not modify or retract your bid. We understand that sometimes things come up that are out of your control, and we won't bite your head off (probably). If you absolutely must retract your bid please contact the fund admins listed at the bottom of this post and we can come up with a solution that works for everyone.
What happens when the auction ends?
The auction ends at 11:59 server time on November
25th26th, 2013. This means that we will not accept any bids with a timestamp of 12:00 a.m. or later the night the auction closes. FYI, server time is CST (GMT -6)
As soon as the auction closes, auction volunteers (to be named here later) will announce the winner of each item and give payment instructions. Volunteers will be working late into the night, so please be patient!
The winner of the item will send a paypal payment to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund for the item.
Once payment has been received by the Fund, an auction volunteer will comment on the item confirming payment has been received. Again, please be patient with us - we all have jobs and families and while closing out the auction is a priority, it is time consuming. We will get to everything as quick as possible!
At that point it is up to the donor and recipient to work out details of shipping. If the donor required payment for shipping the item, that should be arranged between the donor and the recipient. The Fund will not coordinate shipping or shipping payments.
Please pay and ship as soon as possible! We will allow a bit of a grace period on this, but after a little bit of time we will begin sending out gentle reminders - we know things can get busy, especially around the holidays!
All proceeds generated by this auction go to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund for our charitable work. You can check the JVMF website for examples of how our organization is helping the gaming community. You can also read testimonials from members of the board gaming community in the comments at the end of the GeekList.
Bids and donations made in this auction are tax deductible. The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit under U.S. tax law, but does not provide tax advice. We will, however, provide tax receipts upon request at the beginning of the year. See this post for more information: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Above all this is a charity auction. In addition to bidding generously, be good to each other! If any disagreements arise during the auction please attempt to resolve them via personal geekmail and keep item and GeekList comments clear of arguing. If there is a situation that cannot be resolved, please bring it to the attention of the auction administrators.
In the interest of being good to each other, please try to avoid bid sniping (waiting until the very last second to bid). Eleventh hour bid wars are fun and exciting and raise lots of money for the Fund, but it's not very fun for anyone for someone to swoop in at the very end of an auction when there is no chance to respond with another bid. The auction admins will not prevent this kind of behavior - it is not our intent to micromanage the auction - but we would like bidders to avoid this if at all possible.
Who is in charge around here?
The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction is run by a group of volunteers under the authority of and in coordination with the Fund board of directors.
If you have any questions, don't forget to check the FAQ or contact the appropriate administrator from the list below.
Any and all questions regarding the auction can be directed to one of the following Auction Administrators directly:
- Primary contact for any auction related questions. Please email/geekmail Daniel with any comments/questions/issues directly related to this auction.Daniel SchwartzkopfUnited States
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- Will monitor the auction and respond to any issues that arise as needed.
Auction Publicity Manager
- Do you have a publicity-related question, or a question regarding the Fund that isn't directly tied to the operation of this auction?
- Or are you a company that wishes to donate items to this auction?
Contact Tom Vasel at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tom Vasel(TomVasel)United States
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A special thanks to these BGG members who will be helping out during the auction! More names may be added later.
Joah (MFatman) - back end administration
Aaron (maxReno) - Giving thanks to donors
Alejandro (xpiredsodapop) - Giving thanks to donors
Brian (Oo10WV) - Giving thanks to donors
Kristin (VikingPrincess) - Giving thanks to donors
Melissa (clamjamfry) - Closing out items, processing payments
David (huffa2) - Closing out items, processing payments
Dean (Ad1da5) - Closing out items, processing payments
Richard (rmshay) - Closing out items, processing payments
Karl (Common Man Games) - Closing out items
The following users (avatars shown for ease of reference) will be closing out items beginning Monday night at Midnight. Their word is official!Daniel SchwartzkopfUnited States
CAThe science of history is a great bulwark against the stream of Time; in a way it checks this irresistible flood, it holds in a tight grasp whatever it can seize floating on the surface and will not allow it to slip away into the depths of oblivionRichard Shay(rmshay)United States
MassachusettsCommon Man GamesUnited States
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