Sal Velluto needs to pay for his medical bills. We as Phans need to help him, so Blueagent wanted to arrange this fundraiser.
We have this piece of original cover art that will be auctioned off:
Published by Egmont, issue 8/2014 and signed by Sal Velluto
This piece of art by Velluto has been donated by the site owner.
These are the rules:
The lowest unique bid given, after the auction ends, will win the signed Phantom cover.
Every single bid costs $5.00 USD plus Paypal fees, and you can bid as many times as you like.
So, if you want to bid 4 times, it will cost you $20.00 USD plus Paypal transfer fees on your end.
The bid range starts at $0.00 USD.
There are 5 different increments of bidding per USD:
$0.00, $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00 and so on.
bid 1: $0.00, bid 2: $0.25, bid 3: $0.50, bid 4: $0.75, bid 5: $1.00
Now that’s 5 bids in total.
This means bidder 1 has just contributed to Sal Vellutos fundraiser $25.00 USD, and he is now in the competition for winning this unique Phantom cover.
Bidder 2: also places five bids:
bid 1: $0.00, bid 2: $0.25 bid 3: $0.50, bid 4: $0.75, bid 5: $2.25
So bidder 2 has also given Sal Velluto $25.00 USD. He is also in the competition for winning this unique Phantom cover.
Bidder 1 and bidder 2 have almost the same bids except for bid number 5 which differs.
So in this case both bidder 1 and bidder 2 have two live unique bids for the artwork. Bidder 1 has $1.00 USD. Bidder 2 has $2.25 USD.
They both compete by these unique bids for winning the cover, but right now bidder 1 has the edge. depending on future bidders, they could both still be the winner of the auction.
The other 8 bids are not unique, they will be cancelled, if other bidders bid the same, those bids will be cancelled.
All bids will be kept a secret during auction so you are betting in the dark.
If $1.00 USD remains the lowest unique bid after auction closes, bidder 1 has won this signed Phantom cover.
This will be his total money spent:
The unique bid he wins the artwork for. The money he transferred on Paypal, plus fees on his end (please put them as gift) and actual shipping rate from Sweden. That’s it!
Fair? We thought so.
Please be advised, this is just another way of you showing that you care for Sal. You should look at this as a supportive way of helping him.
Please understand this, Blueagent will not keep any money and if you win a cover, it is yours, for a great price, and a great cause, that’s just a bonus!
We will send Sal the money after auction is finished.
We will make sure to include anyone who has contributed by full name on the Phantomleaks Facebook group.
So when does this auction end:
It ends on July 20th at 6:00pm CET.
And how do you bid?
You log on to Paypal. You pay the amount you want (your bid plus the $5.00 USD bid fee), with a minimum of $5.00 USD per bid and fees on your end.
You send the money by Paypal, as gift and the recipient email to use is email@example.com
You put your name in the message field together with the amount of your bid, $0.00 to whatever figure you want in USD, (Very important).
The increment levels per USD is $0.00, $0.25, $0.50, $0.75 and then we have a new dollar. Those are the stages you will use, that is important.
The winner will be announced on the 21st of July 2016 on this blog.
The total funds raised for Sal will also be presented, and the names of the contributors.
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