Epilogue – Week of April 16th

Just checking in. How have you guys been?

Yeah? No kidding. Cool.

Yeah, I’ve been busy too. Good talk. Want to get down to business? Good.

The winner of the Terrible Auction Picture contest is super-freakie, which is kind of a bummer.

(But email me at uofmuscle@gmail.com with your contact info for your prize.)

I thought super-freakie actually took a pretty cool picture. I thought moistsloth had the better “terrible” picture.

However, super-freakie followed the rules. His auction was set-up to give 100% of the proceeds to charity automatically. I’m not suggesting the other contestant wouldn’t have done it, but I always prefer to be overly cautious on things like that. Plus, a bunch of the fees and things are waived so that more funds end up with the charity.

Speaking of odd charity things, I imagine you guys saw this:

I am legitimately flummoxed. I don’t know what to think. What was the point?

He didn’t set-up the auction as an actual charity auction. Based on his past behavior, I’m sure we don’t have to worry about any shenanigans.

(Said with dripping, obnoxious sarcasm) He seems like the kind of guy you can 100% trust.

If he was trying to “out sell” my auction, then obviously that was going to happen. The arm wasn’t broken. What would have been the point of “out selling” my auction? Zero money ended up in my pocket. The final price went directly to Toys for Tots. I guess he wanted to minimize the donation to needy kids anyway he could?

And, finally, why waste time tweaking the UofM Toys for Tots logo from seven years ago?

I guess he got me?

If anyone can explain it or float a theory, then please post and share it. Maybe it’s just the most misdirected act of a petty man?

Not the sexiest lots, but all of them start at $0.99.
Fuck off.
Nice lot of 4-Packs.
The flashing on that bootleg sells the lot.
Have I ever made a buyer the AOTW?

I was part of a discussion this week.

I don’t mean to brag.

Anyways, part of the discussion was around websites. And the idea that websites are dying got some solid traction. Some people felt content specific to different platforms (Snapchat, Instagram, etc.) will be more meaningful moving forward. I can’t really argue that.

But I promise to keep being an old man, looking at old toys, on a website…with links to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. And maybe other stuff.

Let’s end with…nothing. I had to hop on the red eye. Sorry guys.


  1. #1 by Moistsloth on April 21, 2017 - 5:49 pm

    Wait I’m disqualified?
    Just to be a poor sport, how did I not follow the rules:

    Your contest rules stated:
    “100% of the proceeds must go to charity.”

    I stated clearly in my listing that all proceeds would go to charity. I had know idea there was some kind of charity ebay setting.
    I demand a recount.

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on April 24, 2017 - 11:00 am

    I hated doing it. And I had no reason to believe you wouldn’t have done it.

    However, you can automatically set-up your auction up in eBay to insure 100% (or whatever amount) goes to charity. That’s the only way I can be 100% sure the money went to charity.

    But email me your info at uofmuscle@gmail.com, I’ll send you a second place prize.

  3. #3 by Moistsloth on April 25, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    I was just joking around. I’m proud I lost and I was disqualified.
    Thanks for the fun contest.

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