Auction #16 for Freethoughtblogs Legal Defense Fund

This for the FtB legal defense fund. See [go fund me] for details. Rules are below:

Auction is Closed at $6.

This is a pattern-welded steel “gooby” (also known as a doo dad) of 304 stainless steel and 1095 high carbon steel. It’s tougher than satan’s scrotum and can be used for a wide variety of purposes: wear around neck, turn into a small but lethal club with the addition of a baseball bat, keychain-fob, throw it into the engine of an F-35 or a black hawk helicopter, etc.

Flaws: There are some small spots near the tip of the “tooth” where the steel is slightly delaminated, but it’s not going to fall apart and unless you do something ridiculous it won’t break, either.

If you prefer it polished, let me know and I will mirror polish it at no additional charge.

Since it contains high carbon steel, it might rust if you let it. It’s not a bad idea to rub it down with olive oil or butchers’ wax if it’s going to sit somewhere for a long time.


Bidding starts at: $1

You can bid in the comments, or bid by emailing me [link]. If you email, I will assume that you wish to remain anonymous and will post a comment in the bidding section that reads something like: “Anonymous bid in the amount of $___”

Whoever bids the most for the gooby wins it for $1 more than the second highest bidder bid. For example, if I bid $75 and Joe bids $5 and I’m the highest bidder, that makes Joe the second highest bidder, and I win the thing for $50 – the bidding start price. This is a variation of the Ebay bidding algorithm and, while it is less effective at milking money from the bidders, it discourages people from feeling that they need to log in at the last minute and try to bid over someone else. At the time when bidding closes, whichever bid is the highest, whether it’s email or a comment, wins.

The winner is expected to donate the agreed-upon amount to the defense fund and send me suitable proof (a screenshot or whatever) and give me a shipping address, at which point I’ll box it up and send it along!

Since we don’t have an automated bidding system like Ebay, I’d like to discourage “auction sniping.” If you want the thing, bid what you’re willing to pay for it and just see what happens. If you simply must have it, bid $1million for it and if the second highest bidder bids $50, it’s yours for $51.

If you do not win, you owe nothing!

AUCTION CLOSES Tuesday, June July 21, 2020 AT 10:00AM EST

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