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Recap: September Charity Auction

Posted by Amoebite, September 2, 2012 07:33pm | Post a Comment

Doctors Without BordersOn Saturday, September 1, 2012 we had a command performance from our good friend, mister funny Jason Boggs, as our guest auctioneer! Though the store was pretty quiet due to the weather and FYF Fest, Jason came out of the gate with the quips and the patter and started off the bidding with a signed Sarah Silverman DVD box set (from her recent signing) and that went for $20 BUCKS. And we were off...

The rest of the highlights were:

  • Coffee cup and Brew Coffee gift certificate - $10.00
  • DJ Lance Rock figure and Amoeba VIP in-store pass - $15.00
  • FYF Fest passes - $35.00 (such a deal)
  • Trader Joe's gift certificate and Star Trek lunchbox - $48.00
  • Animal Collective at the Hollywood Bowl tickets - $45.00
  • Record Store Day grab bag and Marilyn Monroe cup - $35.00
  • Wilco tickets - $45.00
  • Smashing Pumpkins signed canvas and Smog messenger bag - $65.00 (!!!)

All together, Jason was able to inspire the people to bid and we raised $320.00 for Doctors Without Borders - which when doubled is $640.00 - going to a very worthy organization which continues to do amazing work. Another successful auction Saturday at Amoeba Hollywood.

Recap: August 2012 Charity Auction

Posted by Amoebite, August 5, 2012 07:44pm | Post a Comment

rock the vote logoOn Saturday, August 4, 2012 we had another great auction at Amoeba Hollywood with mister funnyman, Jason Boggs, who cleverly wooed the people into bidding on crazy and zany items. The energy in the store was amazing, with the sidewalk sale happening at the same time and the buzz of the shoppers and the great music in the store.

This month's auction benefited Rock the Vote, which is a little different for us, but it is timely and anything that gets people involved in understanding the issues and being involved is a GOOD thing. Jason, as always, was patient and urging at the same time and even though some folks were being a bit stubborn--he got the bids out of 'em.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Star Wars lunchbox with Lando Calrissian action figure inside - $10.00 (score!)
  • Dark Knight LP with passes to the show, etc. - $25.00
  • Signed Lana Del Rey 7" single - $15.00
  • Hollywood Bowl tickets to Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and Jazz Night - $60.00
  • Natural History Museum passes - $22.00
  • KISS collectible glass set with Metallica shirt - $12.00
  • Grimes tickets - $30.00
  • Madonna mug and poster - $10.00
  • Beatles bag with patches, stickers and poster - $35.00
  • Trader Joe's gift card with lunchbox - $55.00 (!!)
  • Amoeba VIP in-store all-access pass - $15.00
  • Brew Coffee gift certificate with mug - $10.00
  • Record Store Day gift bag - $12.00

All together $311.00 was raised for Rock the Vote, and with Amoeba's match it will be $622.00!! Nice work everyone!