Ok, what is this?
For celebrate Thirdway Day (17/04) I decided to sell some of the rarest items of Thirdway Industries.
How this works?
If you want one of the decks shown in this page, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – the subject should be the name of the deck you want. In the email you should write the amount you’re willing to pledge for that item. Of course it should be higher than the “minimum bid” amount shown, or you’ll automatically will be outbidded.
What happens when I’ll do that?
I won’t reply to the offer, but during the next hours I will update manually the minimum amount on this page with your offer. If you see the number you entered, congratulations, you’re temporarily winning the offer.
When the offer closes?
There is a counter that shows when the offer will approximately closes. Remember that the counter can be extended (or reduced) without notice even by hours or days.
Since the winning amount is not updated in real time, there might be an higher winning bid not shown yet (this is highly possible since many people will bid when the timer is about to end). It’s still possible to bid until there is the sentence “Auction Closed” below the timer, even if the timer reached zero.
IMPORTANT – This is not exactly an auction, it’s an experimental way to sell some of my rarest items. I want to offer the deck to the *real* higher offer, preventing last minute sniping. This sale does not have strict rules, it’s a sort of a “game” for sell my rarest items.
How I see when an auction is closed?
When I’ll write “Auction Closed” in the box it’s not possible submit other bids. The amount you’ll see is the winner one.
What if I have won?
I will contact you to pay the amount you offered via PayPal. The amounts needs to be sent within 48 hours to “close” the sale. If the sale won’t be paid in time, I’ll contact the second highest bidder.
Will the winner name be known?
No, the winner and the bidders names will be always private. The only “data” I’ll show is the current pledged amount. Of course the winner is free to reveal himself/herself and celebrate (or brag).
Why this auction is so complicated?
The decks I am offering here are probably the rarest ones I have. I am selling these only on this specific occasion, since I turn 40 and I wanted to celebrate with something really awesome/crazy/stupid. I also wanted to prevent “last minute” auction sniping, offering these decks to the “real” highest bidder possible.
What you are going to do with the $$$ of this sale???
I am planning to use them for finance upfront my future projects, Patreon and Kickstarter. Hopefully this should reduce delays. I’ll also buy an huge ice cream cake for my birthday, yeah.
If you have questions, write me at giovanni-at-thirdway.it
Important – please, bid with responsibility. Bidding does not technically “force” you to pay when the auction ends, but please offer only amounts you’re planning to cover. Thank you!